The Arrival at the Depot

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00156
Title: The Arrival at the Depot
Additional Title: The Mayor and Councils Receiving the Distinguished Orientals at broad and Prime Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Illustration showing Japanese dignitaries being greeted on their arrival in Philadelphia by Mayor Alexander Henry and Council members. They arrived at the depot of the Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore Railroad at Broad Street and Washington Avenue on June 10th. 1860. The occasion marked one stop on a nationwide tour by the first Japanese diplomatic mission to the United States. It was during their stay in Philadelphia that the first recorded game of Japanese chess, called Shogi, was played in the United States.

Written in pencil bottom right is the date June 1860.


Source :

Creation Year: ca. 1860
Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.3
Creator Name: Rogers, E. (Edward), 1831 or 1832- - Artist
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler