Posted by Lucienne (184.108.40.206) on August 30, 2020 at 17:54:10:
In Reply to: Re: Another 19th century ship posted by Alec W. on August 30, 2020 at 17:26:04:
I agree it doesn't look fearsome at all.
In this case I don't think it's a battleship but rather a foreign steam ship probably for trade and who knows maybe sightseeing. In this case it seems more like travellers viewing the sunrise. It seems that of 1854 the japanese had trade agreements with the USA so I imagine that in 1864 there were many foreigners admiring Edo and it's surroundings.
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