Rufus P. Anson Japanese Boy, Possibly a Cabin Boy
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)
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
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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