View images of Martha and Waitstill Sharp. The Sharps were Unitarians who were sent on a mission by the Unitarian Church to aid and rescue refugees in Europe, which was on the brink of war. They worked first in Czechoslovakia and then later in Vichy France.
The Meiji Period in Japan (1868-1912) included many institutional reforms attempting both to modernize as well as maintain their sovereignty. These images document efforts of modernization most evident in the military, civil government, education, and cultural institutions.