Twenty-eight new "glass dry plates", which correspond to the "negatives" of photographs taken of the city of Yokohama damaged by the Great Kanto Earthquake, have been found and are attracting attention as valuable materials that clearly convey the damage situation at that time.
A total of 28 "glass dry plates" were newly found, which were taken in the city of Yokohama, which was severely damaged by the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923.
It was stored in a house in Kamakura City, but when the Yokohama Archives of History Museum investigated it, it was confirmed that it was the original plate of the photograph that had been published in various materials so far.
By using this "glass plate", you can develop the photo clearly, and the damage situation at that time becomes clear.
It seems that it was taken about two weeks after the Great Kanto Earthquake, and the photos taken near the current Chinatown make the debris covering the ground clear enough to see the shape of each one, and the photo taken at Yokohama Station shows the train. You can see how many people are rushing to the platform to evacuate.
Ritsuto Yoshida, a researcher at the Yokohama Archives of History Museum, said, "It is extremely valuable because it can clear the disaster situation at that time and verify various things."
The discovered "glass plate" will be open to the public at the Yokohama Archives of History Museum from the 30th of this month.