Temple at Tumai Lew Chew (Type I)
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This lithograph depicts the Temple at Tumai. An armed expedition member is in the forground while a nearby Okinawan slaps his monkey. The expedition photographer, Eliphalet M. Brown, Jr., is shown with his camera (dageurreotype) taking a picture of the temple. This plate is often referred to as the "Photographer's" plate. It is the only plate in the Narrative which depicts a photographer. I believe that Tumai is Tomari which is where the cemetery for foreigners was located. A very diverse and interesting lithograph.
I have recorded several types of pictures on this lithograph. I call this Type I. For information on the three types, click here
The titles/lettering read:
- Drawn From Nature by Heine, Figures by Brown
- Ackerman Litho, 379 Broadway NY
- TEMPLE AT TUMAI LEW CHEW
Condition. Very clean.
Page Size (cm): 28.2 x 21.5cm
Image Size (cm): Width-23.2, Height-16, Diagonal-28.3
Attribution: This lithograph has been positively confirmed to be from the Beverley Tucker, Senate Printing (1856), of the Narrative.
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