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Visiting Japanese diplomats tour the Washington Naval Yard

Japanese Mission to the United States, May 1860
05/24/1860
The Japanese Embassy visiting Washington, D.C., having been welcomed at the Senate already in the week, toured the Washington Naval Yard under the escort of its commander, Captain Franklin Buchanan.  They toured workshops, saw a live firing display of rifled cannon and other ordnance, and sat for a photograph.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 442.

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