Black Eyed Susan's - Site of Namamugi Incident by Raimund Von Stillfried
Stunning photo of the site near where Charles Lenox Richardson was murdered in 1862. The killing became known as the Namamugi Incident and led to the Anglo-Satsuma War of 1863. Apparently there was a beautiful lady at a tea house who was nicknamed 'Black-eyed Susan' or the 'Spanish Beauty', ('La Bella Espagnola'), who gave Richardson some water and tried to comfort him as he lay dying. The sign with the black circle reads 'sushi'.
Albumen photo. Very large 28.5 x 23cm. Mounted on card.
In excellent condition. Titled below in pen, "Black Eyed Susan's. Tea house near Kanagawa where Mr. Richardson was murdered. 1869." Someone else has written "(1862?)" in pencil after that, which is the year of the murder. There is also an old price of $850 pencilled in the lower right margin.