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CDV of Tateishi 'Tommy' Onojiro

taken by Felix Beato

CDV of Tateishi 'Tommy' Onojiro taken by Felix Beato
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CDV of Tateishi 'Tommy' Onojiro taken by Felix Beato

[Japan] A special carte-de-visite of Tateishi Onojirō (1843-1917), the student interpreter of the 1860 Japanese Embassy to the United States who, as the youngest member of the group, was the toast of the town during his stay there. His real name was Nagano Keijirō and he was nicknamed 'Tommy' in the US probably after his childhood given name of Tamehachi. A small printed slip affixed to the rear of the card states, 'Japanese Naval Officer', in the style known to have been used by Felix (Felice) Beato. The Met in New York has the same photo (www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/764805) and their image is captioned on the reverse and states that the photo is of Tateishi and that it was taken in 1867.

 

[Yokohama]. Felix Beato. [1867].

 

8.7 x 5.4cm.

 

In very good condition. The image is sharp and has been nicely hand-coloured. Some light spots that seem to be common with photos in this format by Beato. Mounted on card as issued. p36041602

CDV of Tateishi 'Tommy' Onojiro

Price: ¥220,000




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