Photographic prints from an early 1880's US Naval expedition to the Far East were the subject of a recent exhibit, 'Of Power and Profit, American Seaman in East Asian Waters', at the Institute of East Asian Studies, Univ. of California, Berkeley.
High resolution scans have been made from a set of original glass plate negatives acquired several years ago by John Dowling.
The collection features the work of Asa Mattice, US Naval officer aboard the USS Juniata, showing scenes from China, Japan, Korea, India, Zanzibar, and Madagascar. Captions were based on research in primary sources including records at National Archives and in the journal of Dr. George W. Woods, ship's surgeon aboard the USS Juniata. Wood's original manuscripts reside at Washington State University and were published by the ISEA in 1984. The discovery of these rare images brings together the words of Dr. Woods and the photographs of his shipmate, Asa Mattice, for the first time in nearly 125 years.
Prints and reproduction rights are available on the website. Custom prints and high resolution images are available by contacting John Dowling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
125-USS Trenton & Enterprise
47-Pondicherry, Push-push, India
56-Battalion in Line, USS Juniata
110-Boys with Cat and Goat
127-Henry C. Wakenshaw
133-USS Juniata in Dock at Nagasaki
67-Gilden Carving, Canton, China
69-Chinese Sampan, Canton
74-Bank Shanghai, China
81?-Rue de Consulat, Shanghai, China
82?-Shanghai Street Scene, China
84-Seoul, Korea from South Gate
85-Wall of Seoul
85-Dr. George Woods at Wall of Seoul
86-Statue in Gyeonbokgung, Seoul, Korea
100-U.S. Legatim, Seoul, Korea
103a-Chemulpo (Inchon) Korea
79-Percival Lowell and Korean Group, Jenchuan