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Nagasaki Prefectural Office as it was after the typhoon (2)

Catalog No. : 7130
Photographer : Ueno Hikoma
Album : Potter Album
Area : Nagasaki
Date : 1874
Age division: Early Meiji period (1868-1882)
Color : monochrome
Size : 225x280
Cabinet : 135-10-0

Enlarged view of the photo

These are the ruins of the first Nagasaki Prefectural Office building destroyed by the typhoon of August 20, 1874. The partially uprooted old pine tree and the crooked foundation stones exhibit the storm’s violence. The flagpole and the back gate with the iron columns were not damaged. The people in Japanese kimonos and Western clothes looking at the rubble were likely affiliated with the prefectural office. A square object visible on the left may be a well.

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