Old Bermuda photographs – Glass Lantern Slides by T. Enami & son Tamotsu in 1930s

1930s Bermuda photographs found in Japan!

Shot by an unknown cameraman ca.1931-35, who was part of unknown group of tourists on what appears to be a cruise around the world. The slides are without caption or accompanying description, except for the T. ENAMI label appearing on all of them.

The images were processed, printed on glass, and hand-colored by the T. ENAMI STUDIO in Yokohama, Japan, under the direction of T. Enami’s son, TAMOTSU, and are part of a privately held T. ENAMI ARCHIVE.

THE OLD BERMUDA RAILWAY -- Engineer and Conductor
THE OLD BERMUDA RAILWAY — Engineer and Conductor

Wow.  What a find.  I have just stumbled across the Flickr page of Tamotsu Enami which has quite a few pictures of Old Bermuda from the 1930s.  Landscapes, seascapes, lots of shots of the old railway and much more.  These images in this set were shot ca.1932-36 by an unknown cameraman….or cameramen.

These are just a few examples of the photos on display over at his Flickr page.  Please go over to his page and see the rest of the photographs and the many in depth comments about the photographic processes used and about the exact location of the all the old photos!  It is very interesting!

A TENNIS MATCH IN OLD BERMUDA -- Saint John's Church in the Background
A TENNIS MATCH IN OLD BERMUDA — Saint John’s Church in the Background

 

View of FLATTS VILLIAGE with the Old RAILWAY BRIDGE in the Distance
View of FLATTS VILLIAGE with the Old RAILWAY BRIDGE in the Distance

 

BERMUDA RAILWAY - DOUBLE-TRACK SWITCH POINT at the Old RIDDELL'S BAY STATION
BERMUDA RAILWAY – DOUBLE-TRACK SWITCH POINT at the Old RIDDELL’S BAY STATION

 

BERMUDA RAILWAY - Coming Around the Bend at RIDDEL'S BAY.
BERMUDA RAILWAY – Coming Around the Bend at RIDDEL’S BAY.

 

A DAY ON THE LINKS in OLD BERMUDA -- Looking Over FRASCATI HOTEL from the FRASCATI GOLF COURSE with the AQUARUIM and HARRINGTON SOUND in the Distance
A DAY ON THE LINKS in OLD BERMUDA — Looking Over FRASCATI HOTEL from the FRASCATI GOLF COURSE with the AQUARUIM and HARRINGTON SOUND in the Distance

 

A DAY ON THE LINKS in OLD BERMUDA -- View from St. George's Golf Course looking West towards Mullet Bay
A DAY ON THE LINKS in OLD BERMUDA — View from St. George’s Golf Course looking West towards Mullet Bay

 

RIDING HORSES IN OLD BERMUDA
RIDING HORSES IN OLD BERMUDA
PANORAMIC SCENE OF HAMILTON HARBOR AND WATERFRONT in OLD BERMUDA
This is a view of Hamilton Harbour and waterfront.
In the foreground is Albouys Point.
In the right middleground where the curved roof sheds are is Front Street.
The Church in the right background is the Bermuda Anglican Cathedral.
The large building in the left backgroun is the very old Hamilton Hotel, built in 1851/52 and burned to the ground in a spectacular fire on Dec 22/23 dec 1955. The City Hall of today stands on the site.

The Flickr page | Please go over to this page and see the rest of the photographs and the many in depth comments about the photographic processes used and about the exact location of the all the old photos!  It is very interesting!

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