An 1861 Japanese Book of American History

Published: 17/11/2018
An 1861 Japanese Book of American History
Source: WWW.NEATORAMA.COM

Here is Washington and his wife "Carol" meeting an extremely youthful Benjamin Franklin, who has an impressive squat. The Japanese book Osanaetoki Bankokubanashi (童絵解万国噺) was published in 1861. It's a children's book of American history. The author and illustrator used secondary sources, as neither had been to America. East Asian historian Nick Kapur posted the more intriguing images at Twitte

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