26 Postcards from the Collections

A Bodleian Library A to Z

Author: Bodleian Library



Category: Art

Page: 26

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The Bodleian Library is home to innumerable cultural treasures from every corner of the globe, assembled over a period of four hundred years of collecting. Structured around the alphabet, this book contains twenty-six detachable postcards, each featuring a rare or beautiful masterpiece from maths and music to medicine and literature, including Shakespeare's First Folio, the Gutenberg Bible, sixteenth-century anatomical drawings by Vesalius and the Magna Carta. Presented in a handsome paper binding, these beautiful cards are perfect for you to display, or send to friends.

Postcards from the Trenches

A German Soldier’s Testimony of the Great War

Author: Irene Guenther

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


Category: History

Page: 192

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German art student Otto Schubert was 22 years old when he was drafted into the Great War. As the conflict unfolded, he painted a series of postcards that he sent to his sweetheart, Irma. During the battles of Ypres and Verdun, Schubert filled dozens of military-issued 4” x 6” cards with vivid images depicting the daily realities and tragedies of war. Beautifully illustrated with full-color reproductions of his exquisite postcards, as well as his wartime sketches, woodcuts, and two lithograph portfolios, Postcards from the Trenches is Schubert's war diary, love journal, and life story. His powerful artworks illuminate and document in a visual language the truths of war. Postcards from the Trenches offers the first full account of Otto Schubert, soldier-artist of the Great War, rising art star in the 1920s, prolific graphic artist and book illustrator, one of the “degenerate” artists defamed by the Nazis, and a man shattered by the Second World War and the Cold War. Created in the midst of enormous devastation, Schubert's haunting visual missives are as powerful and relevant today as they were a century ago. His postcards are both a young man's token of love and longing and a soldier's testimony of the Great War. **Please note that this will work best on a colour device**

Christianity in China

Author: Xiaoxin Wu

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe


Category: History


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Now revised and updated to incorporate numerous new materials, this is the major source for researching American Christian activity in China, especially that of missions and missionaries. It provides a thorough introduction and guide to primary and secondary sources on Christian enterprises and individuals in China that are preserved in hundreds of libraries, archives, historical societies, headquarters of religious orders, and other repositories in the United States. It includes data from the beginnings of Christianity in China in the early eighth century through 1952, when American missionary activity in China virtually ceased. For this new edition, the institutional base has shifted from the Princeton Theological Seminary (Protestant) to the Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural Relations at the University of San Francisco (Jesuit), reflecting the ecumenical nature of this monumental undertaking.

American Holiday Postcards, 1905-1915

Imagery and Context

Author: Daniel Gifford

Publisher: McFarland


Category: History

Page: 244

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"A wonderful addition to the popular culture scholarship"--Journal of American Culture "A serious cultural study of 2,000 postcards, analyzing them in as many statistical ways as possible"--eNews The Ephemera Society of America In the early 20th century, postcards were one of the most important and popular expressions of holiday sentiment in American culture. Millions of such postcards circulated among networks of community and kin as part of a larger American postcard craze. However, their uses and meanings were far from universal. This book argues that holiday postcards circulated primarily among rural and small town, Northern, white women with Anglo-Saxon and Germanic heritages. Through analysis of a broad range of sources, Daniel Gifford recreates the history of postcards to account for these specific audiences, and reconsiders the postcard phenomenon as an image-based conversation among exclusive groups of Americans. A variety of narratives are thus revealed: the debates generated by the Country Life Movement; the empowering manifestations of the New Woman; the civic privileges of whiteness; and the role of emerging technologies. From Santa Claus to Easter bunnies, flag-waving turkeys to gun-toting cupids, holiday postcards at first seem to be amusing expressions of a halcyon past. Yet with knowledge of audience and historical conflicts, this book demonstrates how the postcard images reveal deep divides at the height of the Progressive Era.

Guide to Manuscripts in the Western History Collections of the University of Oklahoma

Author: University of Oklahoma. Western History Collections

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press


Category: History

Page: 439

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The University of Oklahoma's Western History Collections were established in 1927 to gather and preserve records for scholarly research in anthropology, Native American studies, Oklahoma history and the history of the American West. This guide describes manuscript collections which include papers from pioneers and later prominent citizens including businessmen, educators, Native American leaders, historians and anthropologists. The manuscripts cover a variety of subjects such as cowboys and the cattle industry, the Five Civilized Tribes, frontier life, missionaries in Indian Territory, the oil industry and the history of transportation in the West.

Maine Coast Postcards

Author: Joyce K. Bibber

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing


Category: History

Page: 128

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Retired from publishing The New England Homestead in 1899, George Storrs Graves took up photography and soon began to print his best pictures on postcards. Captured in this exciting collection are images of Maines scenic coastline as it appeared early in the 20th century, through the eyes of a successful businessman and talented photographer. Graves recognized that people wanted to see their hometowns in print, and he photographed everything from cottage-rimmed shorelines to commercial establishments. He and his wife spent summer months on the coast of Maine, at Small Point in Phippsburg and near West Harpswell. He traveled by foot, small ship, and steamship to both popular and little-known locales along the coast; his pictures depict the sea in all of its moods. The images in this collection were taken c. 1907 to 1914 and include areas from Cape Elizabeth to Monhegan. Resorts that flourished during the summer months are depicted, including a one-time resort at Popham Beach. View early fishing vessels and the scenery of Casco Bay, including unusual shots of the Harpswell shoreline, in this previously unpublished collection of the postcards of George S. Graves.


Author: Otto C. Lightner



Category: Collectors and collecting


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Michelangelo and the English Martyrs

Author: Anne Dillon

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.


Category: History

Page: 356

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This book uses a broadsheet print of the martyrdom of the Carthusians of the London Charterhouse during the reign of Henry VIII as a springboard to investigate several aspects of the Counter Reformation. Through an in-depth investigation of the text and images, Anne Dillon provides a lively account that connects Michelangelo, Cardinal Pole, Mary Tudor and Pope Julius III, and weaves them into a wider discussion of martyrology, polemic and the Catholic community in England and beyond.