MATERIAL: Lithography
TYPE: Print Album
DIMENSIONS: 7 1/2 X 14 inches (closed)
COMPONENTS: 60 prints
CONDITION: very nice condition with the original cloth covers
NOTES: Fantastic and original.
ITEM ID: 802
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60 Propaganda Prints

DATE
Year: 1939
Decade: 1930s
Century: 20th (1901-2000)

Japanese lithograph print album of 60 Propaganda Prints. There are lots of great propaganda prints in this album covering Japan’s major wars and battles, including: Boshin Civil War (1868); Taiwan Incident (1874); Satsuma Rebellion (1877); Revolts in Korea (1880s); First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95); Boxer Rebellion (1900); Russo-Japanese War (1904-05), WW1; Second Sino-Japanese War, and so on, culminating with the Nomonhan Incident of 1939. One of the most historic and interesting propaganda images is the first print – titled “Children Playing in the Park,” the image depicts the post-Boxer Rebellion era leading up to the Russo-Japanese War. In this delightful scene we see the Russian “bully” trying to take cakes away from the crying Chinese boy as the Japanese boy pushes the Russian bully away with little Korea clinging to his kimono. Meanwhile the British girl is asking the Argentine boy to share his battleships with Japan. The French child is whispering to the German child, “Let’s wait and see what happens. Let them fight and we will see what toys we can take.” Finally, sitting on the park bench is the American boy with arms in the air saying “Hurrah for Japan!” A great album.