At the end of the 19th century, a craze for all things Japanese spread across the Western world.
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At the north end of the reference collection, humbly housed in beige cabinets, rest thousands of postcards. These penny postcard images, sent as modern novelties, carry messages of well being and adventure. In this series we follow our intrepid traveler from city to city on a world tour.
The story of the brave men and women who worked to rescue Europe’s greatest art treasures during World War II has been brought to the silver screen in The Monuments Men. But did you know that monuments men also served in Japan? When the war ended and the allied occupation of Japan began, civilian monuments men were charged with protecting and preserving Japanese cultural heritage.