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Delivering Views Distant Cultures in Early Postcards

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ISBN-10: 1560987596

ISBN-13: 9781560987598

Edition: 1998

Authors: Christrand M. Geary, Virginia-Lee Webb

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Drawing on anthropological, historical, and art historical analyses, contributors examine examples from both public and private collections, tracing the postcard's overlapping roles as souvenir, collectible, and popular art form. Showcasing 132 images, many of which have never before been published, the book concludes that early postcards both provide historical information about the peoples they depict and reveal Westerners' perceptions of -- and apprehensions about -- cultures that differed from their own.
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Book details

List price: $57.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Publication date: 4/17/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 199
Size: 9.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Introduction: Views on Postcards
International Postcards: Their History, Production, and Distribution (Circa 1895 to 1915)
Souvenirs of Imperialism: World's Fair Postcards
Symbols, Souvenirs, and Sentiments: Postcard Imagery of Plains Indians, 1898-1918
Japonisme and American Postcard Visions of Japan: Beauties and Workers, Cherry Blossoms and Silkworms
Transformed Images: Photographers and Postcards in the Pacific Islands
Different Visions? Postcards from Africa by European and African Photographers and Sponsors
Photographic Sources