Japanese Sampans



Japanese Sampans

A view taken in Yokohama harbor from the landing stage, or British Hatoba, and presents a lively head-on race between these peculiar crafts, the Sampans.They have just carried out passengers to one of the steamships lying in the offing, and are seen racing like "night hawk cabbies" for the remaining passengers standing on the jetty.

The Phonoscope, 08/1898.


1 Edison n.c. (MU 525).  
2 James White. Frederick Blechynden  
3 14-30/04/1898. © Thomas A. Edison, 22/06/1898 50 ft
4 Japon. Yokohama.