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The Imperial Postcard Collection consists of scenes from Japan and its colonies, wartime China, and selected areas of the Japanese Empire from 1900 to 1945. “Manners and Customs” cards from Manchuria, North and Central China, Korea, Taiwan, Honshu, and Hokkaido are prominent. Also included are images associated with the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), the Manchurian Incident (1931), and the second Sino-Japanese War (1937), as well as portraits of Japanese heroes, royalty, and statesmen.