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Blanche Potter Photograph Album

Identifier: SC 01604

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Scope and Contents

181 black and white photographs from a trip to Japan in 1914. Blanche Potter was the daughter of New York Congressman and capitalist, Orlando Potter. She traveled to Japan with a group of American friends. They visited Kyoto, Tokyo, Yokahama, Miyajima, Miyanoshita. Each photograph contains a caption and the album portrays varied landscape and architectural scenes such as lakes, valleys, and trees as well as temples, pagodas, fountains, and bridges. The album also features photographs of Blanche and her travel companions as well as Japanese locals.


  • Creation: 1914

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

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Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Carmen D. Valentino with funds from the Frances Randolph Howard endowment, 2018.

Guide to the Blanche Potter Photograph Album
Olivia Weiss, SCRC Apprentice.
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository