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Delivering views : distant cultures in early postcards

Author: Christraud M Geary; Virginia-Lee Webb
Publisher: Washington [D.C.] : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1998.
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The six contributors to this illustrated volume show how images of Plains Indians, World's Fair cards, and portraits from Africa, the Pacific Islands, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan documented distant cultures but also reinforced Western biases by emphasizing the seemingly vast cultural differences between viewers and subjects. The authors discuss the differences between original photographs and their postcard  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Delivering views.
Washington [D.C.] : Smithsonian Institution Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)605347723
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christraud M Geary; Virginia-Lee Webb
ISBN: 1560987596 9781560987598
OCLC Number: 38249648
Description: vii, 199 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction: views on postcards / Christraud M. Geary and Virginia-Lee Webb --
International postcards: their history, production, and distribution (circa 1895 to 1915) / Howard Woody --
Souvenirs of imperialism: World's Fair postcards / Robert W. Rydell --
Symbols, souvenirs, and sentiments: postcard imagery of Plains Indians, 1898-1918 / Patricia C. Albers --
Japonisme and American postcard visions of Japan: beauties and workers, cherry blossoms and silkworms / Ellen Handy --
Transformed images: photographers and postcards in the Pacific islands / Virginia-Lee Webb --
Different visions? Postcards from Africa by European and African photographers and sponsors / Christraud M. Geary.
Responsibility: edited by Christraud M. Geary and Virginia-Lee Webb.

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Drawing on anthropological, historical, and art historical analyses, this book examines examples from both public and private collections, tracing the postcard's overlapping roles as souvenir,  Read more...

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As European influence and control penetrated vast areas of Asia and Africa in the nineteenth century, the sending of postcards was frequently a means for European settlers, civil servants, and Read more...

 
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