The Ambassadors from Japan Arriving at the Continental.

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The Ambassadors from Japan Arriving at the Continental.

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00163
Title: The Ambassadors from Japan Arriving at the Continental.
Historic Street Address: 9th & Chestnut Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

Clipping from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. June 1860 written in pencil below image. The illustration shows the procession of the Japanese delegation and City dignitaries arriving at the front of the Continental Hotel in horse-drawn carriages. Japanese footmen follow the carriages and uniformed American guards line the route holding back the crowds of interested onlookers. The occasion marked one stop on a nationwide tour by the first Japanese diplomatic mission to the United States.

The newly opened Continental Hotel at Ninth and Chestnut Streets was Philadelphia's premier hotel and the largest hotel in the country, accomodating a thousand people. In 1861 Abraham Lincoln stopped there on his way to Washington D.C.


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.949807
Geocode Longitude:-75.155502

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