Portraits of The Real Samurai in The 19 Century A collection of interesting vintage photos of the real Samurai in Japan in the 19 century. http://www.vintag.es/2013/04/the-real-samurai-in-19-century.html#more
Portrait of a former samurai. Hand-colored photo taken in the 1870’s, Japan, a few years after the abolishing of the samurai by the command of the Emperor. Photographer Felice Beato
Samurai in traditional non-combat clothing. Armor became increasingly pointless in the 19th century, as Japan was largely in a period of peace, combined with the modern weapons of the West which made samurai obsolete.