A digital complement to Gennifer Weisenfeld’s monograph, Imaging Disaster: Tokyo and the Visual Culture of Japan’s Great Earthquake of 1923. A collection of postcards by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University serves as the core of the catalog.
Contains 199 images, which were scanned from black and white photos at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The images are possibly supplemental materials to the publication: The Great Earthquake of September 1st, 1923: a record from the reports of the “Japan Chronicle” of the destruction of Yokohama and Tokyo and the other ravages wrought. Kobe Japan Chronicle Office.
The collection by Brown University Library Center for Digital Scholarship serves as not only documentation of the Great Kanto Earthquake, but also offers a unique glimpse into the culture of Americans traveling to Asia in the early 20th Century. It includes newspapers clippings, photographs, telegrams, postcards, and various other travel keepsakes