Kanto Earthquake Materials

Postcards showing the aftermath of the 1923 earthquake in the Kanto region of Japan

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This digital collection comprises selected materials from the following archival collection at David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library:

Kanto Earthquake materials 1923

Collection #RL.00767 | 2.5 Linear Feet; 2 boxes; 145 Items

ABSTRACT
Materials from the aftermath of the earthquake that struck the Japanese region of Kanto on September 1, 1923. Includes a map of Tokyo and the disaster area, a copy of the special issue International Graphic Magazine from September/October 1923, a photo-illustrated pamphlet, 18 postcards with color-tinted photographs, and a scrapbook of photographs and newsprint about the event. An additional 120 postcards, largely black-and-white photographs (some with captions), were added in 2016.

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