Afternoon Gossip Lew Chew. [caption title]. WILLIAM HEINE, ELIPHALET BROWN, P S. DUVAL, CO, LITHOGRAPHERS.

Afternoon Gossip Lew Chew. [caption title]

(Washington). (A.O.P. Nicholson). ( 1856). Stock ID #175149

Tinted lithograph, 16.2 x 23. 7 cm; 22.2 x 29 cm (sheet), some age toning, top edge with small marginal tidemark, bottom margin a trifle ragged, small sealed tear to the bottom margin, but the image in very good condition.

A tranquil trio, from Perry's ''The Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan: performed in the years 1852, 1853, and 1854...'', based on the daguerrotype by Eliphalet Brown. The expedition visited the then independent kingdom of Lew Chew (Ryukyu) in 1854, where famously Perry signed a trade agreement on July 11th. In 1875 Japan posted a military garrison in Lew Chew, annexing the Islands in 1879.

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