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Official Escorts for the Japanese Ambassador's Visit to the United States, 1860

Charles D. Fredricks1860

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

Professional photographers made photographic portraits like this carte-de-visite to mark important events. U.S. Navy officers, Samuel Francis Du Pont (center), Sidney Smith Lee (left) and David Dixon Porter (right) served as the official escort for Japan's first diplomatic mission to the U.S. This diplomatic visit fascinated many Americans and they collected carte-de-visite photographs to remember the celebrities.

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  • Title: Official Escorts for the Japanese Ambassador's Visit to the United States, 1860
  • Creator: Charles D. Fredricks & Co.
  • Date: 1860
  • Location: United States, New York, New York
  • Subject Keywords: Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865, Lee, Sidney (Sydney) Smith, 1802-1869, Porter, David D. (David Dixon), 1813-1891, United States. Navy, Military officers, Cartes-de-visite (Card photographs), Card photographs (Photographs), Photographs, Studio portraits
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Carte-de-visite (Card photograph)
  • Object ID: 2005.0.21.2
  • Image ID: THF211796
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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