Temple at Tumai Lew Chew (Type IIA)


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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 IIA. 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. Tear in border at the upper left.

Landscape Format

Page Size (cm): 29.x22.8cm

Image Size (cm): Width-23.1, Height-16.3, Diagonal-28.3

 

 
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