National Anthropological Archives

Guide to MS 7166 Japanese circus poster, circa 1925

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.MS7166
Creators:
Japan Ueda Performing Arts Company
Woodbury, Richard B. (Richard Benjamin), 1917-2009
Dates:
circa 1925
Languages:
In
Japanese
with kanji, kana, and roman characters used.
Physical Description:
1 Poster
31 x 42.5 inches
Repository:
Container:
7166

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of a poster advertising a circus. It shows sketches of a variety of circus acts and includes a photomechanical portrait of Ueda, perhaps the head of the circus company.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or National Anthropological Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.

Administration
Custodial History
The poster was donated to the Smithsonian by Richard Woodbury in 1969. It had been acquired by the donors' grandparents. The poster was transferred from the object collections of the Department of Anthropology to the National Anthropological Archives by Chang-su Houchins in February 1984.
Processing Information
Data furnished by Chang-su Houchins, of the Department of Anthropology

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
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Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Preferred Citation
MS 7166 Japanese circus poster, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

More Information
Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 7166
NAA INV 10000034
USNM Accession 284935
USNM Ethnology Catolog 410800


Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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Repository Contact
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Suitland, Maryland 20746
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