In 1986, Mary Tucker offered the album to the Consulate General of Japan who referred her to the UBC Museum of Anthropology. The album was donated to the Museum in April 1987 and integrated into the Museum’s holdings until its transfer to the UBC Museum of Anthropology Archives in October 1995. Prior to its transfer to the Archives, this album was accessioned into the Museum’s collection as 1212/1.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of an album given to Mary Tucker by her grandfather who had received it in the early 1900s as a gift from the Japanese Diet. The album consists of a series of hand-tinted silk screen reproductions depicting a variety of Japanese scenes and landmarks. Each individual silk screen is labeled with the subject of the image. The covers of the album are black lacquer with a floral image in gold on the back cover and a scene in relief of a woman and a boy sweeping on the front cover.