CDV of Robert M. Colwell taken in Yokohama Paymaster of HBM corvette 'Charybdis'
[Japan] Very nice CDV of R[obert] M. Colwell taken in Yokohama in 1875. Colwell is listed in the 'Chronicle and Directory for China, Japan and the Philippines etc.' (Hong Kong 1875) as the paymaster of the HBM corvette 'Charybdis'. The photo is inscribed on the rear, 'Yokohama Japan. R. M. Colwell. Paymaster. "Charybdis" 1875', presumably in Colwell's hand. HMS Charybdis was built in 1859 and served on the China Station (which included Japan) from 1873.
Photographer unknown. 8.6 x 5.4cm.
In very good condition. Small mark above his head. Otherwise minor age wear only. nb33080008