Scope and Contents
Collection contains various albums, graphics and photographs, primarily of Japan, but also including China and the Middle East. Three photograph albums of Tianjin created by a Japanese military officer named Etsuzan in the late 1930s. Includes photographs of the city and of army life, foreign concessions, and the Tianjin flood of 1939. Also includes trips to Beijing, Chengde, Yungang, Shanghai, etc., a handful of postcards, including a signed photo of the famous geisha Hatsuko. Two photography albums mostly of travels in the US from the 1920s by a reprsentative of the Hara Silk Company. Eighty three Showa period postcards and 101 trade cards, primarily of popular Japanese stage and screen actors, actresses, and musicians, both prewar and postwar, up through the 1960s. Also includes 3 Meiji period painted postcards and two stereographs of Japanese soldiers during the Russo-Japan War. A 2015 addition includes 181 stereocards of the Holy Land, from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as postcards from the Middle East. Also includes a set of painted lantern slides depicting views of Palestine.