Baron Raimund von Stillfried, also known as Baron Raimund von Stillfried-Rathenitz, was an Austrian photographer.
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Japan times book review of Baron Raimund von sillfried – a pioneer photographer.
Baron Raimund von Stillfried, a 19th-century pioneer of photography in Yokohama, was the first in Japan to recognize the new medium’s potential as a global marketing tool. Adept at producing theatrical souvenir photos, Stillfried also took the first ever photograph of Emperor Meiji and shocked Vienna when he imported Japanese teenage girls to the city to work in a mock teahouse.
Portrait of Emperor Meiji by Von Stillfried
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Baron Raimund von Stillfried, Furniture Shop, hand-coloured albumen silver photograph, c. 1875,