Waugaman Collection of Postcards
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Collection ID:
Waugaman, Jack
circa 1905
Physical Description:
5 Postcards
black and white

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Five postcards from Japan dated after the Japanese victory in the Russo-Japanese War. Most of the images are of temporary triumphal arches 凱旋門 emulating Western architecture and war imagery. These structures were built to celebrate the success of the Japanese navy and welcome returning troops. Elaborate arches made of wood and plaster were built in large public areas and smaller arches made of cedar were constructed in towns throughout Japan. Most were disassembled after celebrating. The arches in these postcards were located in Shinbashi, Ueno Park, Manseibashi and Azabu. Also included in the collection is a postcard showing vignettes of the consort and three sons of Crown Prince Yoshihito, as well as Akasaka Palace, their formal residence.

0.1 linear foot

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
FSA A2009.04

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Donated by Jack Waugaman, 2009

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Japan -- 1900-1910 Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Postcards Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Washington, D.C. 20013