The Japanese Postcard.

by Amy Collier

Commemoration of the Exhibition of Communication Science
Original Title: Tsushin kagaku tenrankai 通信科学展覧会
Early Showa era. Artist Unknown. Color lithograph.

To Tomita Beach
Original Title: Tomita-hama e「富田濱へ」
Early Shôwa era, 1936. Artist Unknown. Color lithograph.

Calpis: A Fine Competitor for Poster Design
Original Title: Kokusai kensho boshu posuta no uchi kasaku カルピス広告絵葉書:国際懸賞ポスター佳作
Taisho era, 1924. Artist Unknown. Color lithograph.

New Techniques for a Beautiful Moustache from Ehagaki Sekai
Original Title: Shin’an bizen jutsu「新案美髯術 下り髯の癖直し」 絵葉書世界13号より
Late Meiji era, 1908. Artist: Komeno Hakusui. Color lithograph.

New Year’s Card with Airplane
年賀状:空中旋回
Taisho-Early Showa era. Artist: Takahashi Haruka. Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment.

Commemorating the Formation of the Youth League of Shinkyo Airlines
Original Title: “Nobiyo wakodo ozora e!” – Shinkyo koku shonendan ketsudan kinen 新京航空少年団結団記念
Early Showa era. Artist Unknown. Color lithograph.

The Ninth Tournament of Far Eastern Athletes
Early Showa era, 1930. Artist Unknown. Color lithograph.

Awara in Snow
Original Title: Yuki no Awara 雪の芦原
Taishô-early Shôwa era. Artist Unknown. Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment.
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A lush collection of Vintage Japanese Advertising Postcards can be found at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Above I have posted some of my favorite works. See more of the Lauder Japanese Postcard Collection here.

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