Japanese Order of the Rising Sun Commemorative Medal

Date:
ca. 1918-1920
Description (physical):

H: 5"

Location:
500 S Bronough St,Florida,Tallahassee,32399
Identifier:
92083
Institution:
Museum of Florida History
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Bronze Vase

Date:
ca. late 19th century
Description (physical):

H: 14 1/2'' DIA: 8''

Location:
500 S Bronough St,Florida,Tallahassee,32399
Identifier:
20845
Institution:
Museum of Florida History
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Cloisonne Vase

Date:
ca. 1880-1910
Creator:
Seiichiro, Suzuki
Description (physical):

H: 12''

Location:
500 S Bronough St,Florida,Tallahassee,32399
Identifier:
20844
Institution:
Museum of Florida History
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Roxcy and David Bolton Photograph

Date:
1960
Description (physical):

Photo: H: 5 7/8" W: 3 3/4" Photo with mat: H: 9 7/8", W: 7 3/4"

Location:
500 S Bronough St,Florida,Tallahassee,32399
Identifier:
2008M.006.022
Institution:
Museum of Florida History
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Brochure: The Village of Tom Sawyer - Japan

Date:
1998
Description (physical):

Brochure

Location:
120 North Main,Missouri,Hannibal,63401
Identifier:
F.98.31122.1
Institution:
Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum
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Tom Sawyer Club Pins

Date:
Unknown
Description (physical):

Pin

Location:
120 North Main,Missouri,Hannibal,63401
Identifier:
F.XX.30303.1b
Institution:
Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum
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Tom Sawyer Club Pins

Date:
Unknown
Description (physical):

Pin

Location:
120 North Main,Missouri,Hannibal,63401
Identifier:
F.XX.30303.1a
Institution:
Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum
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The U.S.S. Columbus And Vincennes In Japan

Date:
1846
Creator:
S.F.R.
Publisher/Studio:
Philadelphia, PA: Wagner & McGuigan

In this lithograph, the U.S.S. Columbus and Vincennes are shown during the first unsuccessful American attempt to open Japan to foreigners. Commodore Matthew Perry would succeed in 1854.

Location:
Halsey Street and Essex Circle,California,Ridgecrest,93555
Identifier:
2010.7589.0005
Institution:
U.S. Naval Academy Museum

Japanese 36 Pounder Bronze Gun

An unusual Japanese gun, its bore is 6.875 inches in diameter; this would enable it to fire a 39-pound solid shot. It bears no mark other than the numeral "8" on the right trunnion and a trophy inscription on the first reinforce. This powerful gun formed part of the armament of the batteries guarding the Shimonoseki Straits, the narrow passage between the islands of Kyushu and Honshu leading from the Inland Sea to the Korea Strait. During the early 1860s, the feudal clans of southern Japan were at war with the leading Tokugawa clan for political supremacy. They resented the recent opening of their country to foreign influences, and anti-foreign feeling ran strong in this part of Japan. The Shimonoseki batteries fired on French and Dutch vessels, and on the American steam sloop-of-war Wyoming. On 5 and 6 September 1864, a combined French-Dutch-British squadron, joined by the chartered American naval steamer Ta Kiang, bombarded and silenced the Shimonoseki forts. This retaliatory naval bombardment is credited with putting an end to the antiforeign movement in Japan. This large gun was designed for use with breeching tackle, a heavy cable passed around the cascabel to check recoil within a certain space. The large sight bases - called sight pieces or sight masses - are out of the ordinary for weapons of this period.

Description (physical):

Material: Bronze. Di: 6.875"

Location:
805 Kidder Breese Street SE 20374
Identifier:
61-84-BC
Institution:
Naval Historical Center

Commodore Perry In Japan

Date:
1963
Creator:
Robert L. Reynolds
Publisher/Studio:
New York, New York: Harper & Row

American Heritage Junior Library text providing an overview of Commodore Matthew C. Perry's activities in opening Japan during the 1850s.

Description (physical):

Hardback

Location:
301 East Pratt Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Identifier:
DS881.8.R4, LCCN: 63-020168
Institution:
USS Constellation Museum