Delivering Views: Distant Cultures in Early Postcards

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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.

Delivering Views: Distant Cultures in Early Postcards 1998, Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9781560987598

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