Robert Hewson Pruyn: An Albanian in Japan
This exhibition features highlights from the Albany Institute’s collection of private papers from Pruyn (1815-1882), who was appointed the 2nd US Minister to Japan by President Lincoln, referred by Secretary of State and NY Governor Seward. The exhibition includes some of the earliest photographic views of Tokyo; diplomatic ephemera; accounts and maps of the Battle of Shimonoseki; pressed flowers; invitations; Pruyns personal expense record; as well as documents in pre-Meiji Japanese.
Created by AIHA
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Albany, NY 12210