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120419-0042 - Opening of First Railway


Yokohama Meiji 1870s Charles Wirgman

A crowd has assembled at Yokohama Station on the official opening day of Japan’s first railway on October 14, 1872 (Meiji 5) when Emperor Meiji made a round-trip between Shinbashi and Yokohama stations.

Published in The Illustrated London News on December 7, 1872 (Meiji 5).

Original text: “Foreign residents presenting an address to the Mikado at Yokohama.”

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