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  • Calpis: Second Prize Winner for Poster Design

    Kokusai kensho boshu posuta (nito nyusen)

    Japanese
    Taisho era
    1924
    Max Bittorf (German, dates unknown), Publisher Calpis Inc.

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.913

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on textured card stock

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    Asia, Europe, Prints and Drawings

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  • Commemorating the New Building of Mitsukoshi Department Store in Osaka

    Mitsukoshi gofukuten Osaka shiten shinchiku kinen

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Sugiura Hisui (Japanese, 1876–1965), Publisher Mitsukoshi Kimono Store (Mitsukoshi gofukuten), Printed by Seibidô

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1178

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph and collotype; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

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  • Vignette of Mitsukoshi Department Store

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Sugiura Hisui (Japanese, 1876–1965), Publisher Mitsukoshi Kimono Store (Mitsukoshi gofukuten)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 8.8 x 13.8 cm (3 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1179

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph and collotype; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

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  • Flight Commemorating the Record Contact between Asia and Europe

    A-o renraku kiroku dai-hiko kinen

    Japanese
    early Showa era
    1937
    Yamaji Shingo (Japanese, 1900–1969 Japanese), Publisher Osaka Asahi shinbun

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 8.8 x 13.8 cm (3 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1368

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on coated card stock

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  • View of the Drawing Room of the Imperial Hotel

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Artist Unidentified, Japanese, Publisher Imperial Hotels Ltd., Printed by Haibara Co. (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1478

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph and collotype; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

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  • View of the Ball Room of the Imperial Hotel

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Artist Unidentified, Japanese, Imperial Hotels Ltd., Printed by Haibara Co. (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1480

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph and collotype; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

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  • Awara in Snow

    Yuki no Awara

    Japanese
    Taishô-early Shôwa era
    Artist Unidentified, Japanese, Publisher Beni-ya ryokan

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1487

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on coated card stock

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  • Spring Festival at the Onsen

    Onsen no haru-matsuri

    Japanese
    Taisho-early Showa era
    Artist Unidentified, Japanese, Publisher Beni-ya ryokan

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1488

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on coated card stock

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  • Printing Culture Exhibition Advertisement

    Insatsu bunka tenrankai senden

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Printed by Fujii kaishin do

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Ex Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1550

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • New Designs (from an unidentified series)

    Shin gara moyo

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    1904
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Mitsukoshi Kimono Store (Mitsukoshi gofukuten)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1613

    Medium or Technique

    Relief halftone; ink on card stock

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  • Popular Small Patterns (from an unidentified series)

    Ryuko komon

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    cancelled 1904
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Mitsui Kimono Shop (Mitsui gohukuten)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1614

    Medium or Technique

    Relief halftone; ink on card stock

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  • View of Mitsui gofukuten during the Edo Period from the series Commemorating the Temporary Building of Mitsukoshi Department Store

    Mitsukoshi no zenshin Bunkanenchu no Mitsui gofukuten from the series Mitsukoshi gofukuten kari-eigyosho shinchiku kinen:

    Japanese
    late Meiji era
    cancelled 1908
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Mitsukoshi Kimono Store (Mitsukoshi gofukuten), Printed by Tokyo Printing Company (Tokyo insatsu kabushiki kaisha) (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1615

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph and collotype; ink and metallic pigment on coated card stock

    On View

    Walter Ames Compton, MD Gallery (Gallery 280)

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  • View of Mitsukoshi at its Temporary Location from the series Commemorating the Temporary Building of Mitsukoshi Department Store

    Mitsukoshi gofukuten kari-eigyosho shinchiku kinen: Shinchiku no Mitsukoshi kari-eigyosho

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    cancelled 1908
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Mitsukoshi Kimono Store (Mitsukoshi gofukuten), Printed by Tokyo Printing Company (Tokyo insatsu kabushiki kaisha) (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1616

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph and collotype; ink and metallic pigment on coated card stock

    On View

    Walter Ames Compton, MD Gallery (Gallery 280)

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  • Art Exhibition Held in the Mitsukoshi Store, Tokyo

    Mitsukoshi bijutsu-kogeihin tenrankai chinretsu-jo

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Mitsukoshi Kimono Store (Mitsukoshi gofukuten)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 8.8 x 13.8 cm (3 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1617

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph and collotype; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

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  • Business Office of Mitsukoshi Department Store

    Eigyosho

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Mitsukoshi Kimono Store (Mitsukoshi gofukuten), Printed by Japan Lithographic Company (Nihon seihan insatsu goshi)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 8.8 x 13.8 cm (3 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1618

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph, collotype and embossing; ink and metallic pigment on card stock

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  • Illuminated Sign "Bayer Aspirin" in Central Osaka

    Dai-Osaka chushin no Baieru asupirin daidenshoku

    Japanese
    Taishô-early Shôwa era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Bayer Co. (Japanese), Printed by Morikawa Printers (Morikawa insatsu jo) (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1619

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on coated card stock

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  • Calpis: A Fine Competitor for Poster Design

    Kokusai kensho boshu posuta no uchi kasaku

    Japanese
    Taisho era
    1924
    Artist Unknown, Publisher Calpis Inc.

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1620

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on textured card stock

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  • Calpis: A Fine Competitor for Poster Design

    Kokusai kensho boshu posuta no uchi kasaku

    Japanese
    Taisho era
    1924
    Artist Unknown, Publisher Calpis Inc.

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1621

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • Yebisu Beer

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Japan Beer Breweries (Nihon biiru kabushiki kaisha)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1622

    Medium or Technique

    Color relief halftone; ink on coated card stock

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  • Famous Places: Imperial Hotel, Tokyo

    (Tokyo meisho) Teikoku Hotel

    Japanese
    Taisho- early Showa
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 8.8 x 13.8 cm (3 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1623

    Medium or Technique

    Collotype, stencil and letterpress; ink on card stock

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  • Thank-You Card from Soganoya Goro

    Japanese
    early Showa era
    1935
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Soganoya

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1624

    Medium or Technique

    Letterpress and applique; ink and prepared paper adhered to card stock

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  • Advertising Soganoya Goro and his Play

    Japanese
    early Shôwa era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Soganoya

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1625

    Medium or Technique

    Color woodblock; organic and inorganic colorants on Japanese paper adhered to card stock

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  • Summer Greeting from Soganoya Goro

    Japanese
    early Showa era
    1938
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Soganoya

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1626

    Medium or Technique

    Color woodblock and applique; organic and inorganic colorants, metallic pigment on Japanese paper adhered to card stock

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  • Commemoration of the Exhibition of Communication Science

    Tsushin kagaku tenrankai

    Japanese
    early Showa era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Osaka Mass Communication Service ( Osaka teishin kyoku)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1627

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on coated card stock

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  • Commemorating the Formation of the Youth League of Shinkyo Airlines

    "Nobiyo wakodo ozora e!" - Shinkyo koku shonendan ketsudan kinen

    Japanese
    early Showa era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Manchuria Airline Association (Manshu hiko kyokai)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1628

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on coated card stock

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  • Commemorating the NinthTournament of Far Eastern Athletes

    Daikyukai kyokuto senshuken kyogi taikai

    Japanese
    early Showa era
    1930
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Japan Athletic Association (Dai Nihon taiiku kyokai)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1629

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on coated card stock

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  • Commemorating the Ninth Tournament of Far Eastern Athletes

    Daikyukai kyokuto senshuken kyogi taikai

    Japanese
    early Showa era
    1930
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Japan Athletic Association (Dai Nihon taiiku kyokai)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1630

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on coated card stock

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  • Red Cross Day: The 1934 First Prize Winner for Poster Design

    Japanese
    early Showa era
    1934
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Red Cross Japan (Japanese), Printed by Kobayashi Printing Company (Kobayashi insatsu jo)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1631

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on coated card stock

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  • Japanese World Exposition

    Nihon bankoku hakurankai

    Japanese
    early Shôwa era
    1940
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Japanese World Exposition (Nihon bankoku hakurankai)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1632

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on coated card stock

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  • Commemorating the Completion of 5000 Miles of Railroad Track

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    1906
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Printed by Tokyo Printing Company (Tokyo insatsu kabushiki kaisha) (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1633

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph and collotype; ink and metallic pigment on coated card stock

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  • S. S. Murasakimaru

    Murasakimaru

    Japanese
    Taisho- early Showa era
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher O.S.K. Lines (Osaka shosen kaisha)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 8.8 x 13.8 cm (3 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1634

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph and collotype; ink and metallic pigment on coated card stock

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  • To Tomita Beach

    Tomita-hama e

    Japanese
    early Shôwa era
    1936
    Artist Unknown, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1635

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on coated paper

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  • Itohan of Kobe (from an unidentified series)

    Kobe no Itohan

    Japanese
    early Showa era
    1933
    Artist Unidentified, Japanese

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1636

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink and metallic pigment on coated card stock

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  • New Year's Card with Design of an Abacus

    Japanese
    Showa era
    1935
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Sakuraiya

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 8.8 x 13.8 cm (3 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1641

    Medium or Technique

    Color woodblock; organic and inorganic colorants, metallic pigment on Japanese paper adhered to card stock

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  • New Year's Card

    Japanese
    Shôwa era
    1930
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Nomuraya (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1642

    Medium or Technique

    Color woodblock; organic and inorganic colorants on Japanese paper

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  • Advertisement for Calpis: First Prize Winner for Poster Design

    Japanese
    Taisho era
    1924
    Anro Jahne (dates unknown), Publisher Calpis Inc.

    Description

    Provenance

    By 1992 Philippe Barros, Paris, France; by 2002 to Karl Jaeger, Bath, England; September 2003 purchased by MFA from Karl Jaeger.

    Credit Line

    Museum purchase with funds donated by Leonard A. Lauder

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2003.589

    Medium or Technique

    Color halftone lithograph; ink on textured card stock

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