Rufus P. Anson Japanese Boy, Possibly a Cabin Boy

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Ref.# 15467

Medium Daguerreotype (1/6 plate)

Mount in full leatherette case

Photo Date 1853-1864  Print Date 1853-1864

Dimensions 0 x 0 in. (0 x 0 mm)

Photo Country United States (USA)

Photographer Country United States (USA)

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About This Image

From 1853 until the 1860s, Rufus Anson was listed at 589 Broadway. The image is stamped on the velvet liner "Anson, 589 Broadway". The boy wears a military style jacket, and is distinctly Japanese, although research has yet to reveal his identity. He might be Nagasawa, who he does resemble a lot.  But the dates that he finally got to the U.S. from the U.K. seem a tad late for this dag, although Anson was known to use the process quite late too.

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