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Stereo Photo of Zenpukuji - First location of US Legation in Tokyo

by Pierre Rossier

Stereo Photo of Zenpukuji - First location of US Legation in Tokyo  by Pierre Rossier

Stereo Photo of Zenpukuji - First location of US Legation in Tokyo by Pierre Rossier

Earliest known photo taken of the temple, Zenpukuji, used by Townsend Harris from 1859 for the first US Legation. Titled, 'Views in Japan'  and numbered '64', then 'Jeda [Yedo i.e. Tokyo] The Emperors' Temple, at Jeda. There are upwards of a hundred different temples at Jeda, and none higher or larger than this - high buildings being liable to be destroyed by the frequest occurrence of earthquakes.'

 

Pierre Rossier. 1859.

 

Mount measures 17.4 x 8.5cm.

 

In very good condition with only a few very minor marks.

 

p31060275

Stereo Photo of Zenpukuji - First location of US Legation in Tokyo
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