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 and undated

Collection #RL.00767 | 2.5 Linear Feet; 2 boxes; 146 Items

Materials from the aftermath of the earthquake that struck the Japanese region of Kantō on September 1, 1923. Includes a map of Tokyo and the disaster area; another map of the fire in Tokyo, with text in English and Japanese; 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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