Size: 3 3/8 in. x 5 5/8 in. (86 x 142 mm.)
Item#: AP-169 Artist: Koji Matsuo
Image or title: soccer players; from the Chiba Ika Daigaku yearbook.
Date: 1940 Medium: toned bromide gelatin silver print, mounted to cotton strathmore. Price: ¥65,000 JPY

Description: This is an image from the 1940 yearbook of the Chiba Medical University (Chiba Ika Daigaku). This yearbook is entitled Kaiyo-Kai and was entirely illustrated with tipped-in gelatin silver prints. Almost all of the images in it depicting campus life were taken by student photographer Koji Matsuo who was also a member of the yearbook's staff. Matsuo’s work was highly artistic and skillfully composed. This was published in March 1940 (Showa year ‘15), so these images were taken in both 1939 and 1940. Chiba is the neighboring prefecture next to Tokyo.


This print is mounted to a thick creamy colored strathmore cotton rag paper. Print shows some sign of minor fading in the lower margin, otherwise overall condirtion of print and mount quite good.

Print: 3 3/8 in. x 5 5/8 in. (86 x 142 mm.)

Paper mount size: 13 1/8 x 10 1/2 in. (335 x 270 mm.)