Postcard books






Different truths. Ethnomedicine in postcards

Different truths. Ethnomedicine in postcards




oude fotografie

DE SMET, P.A.G.M., Different truths. Ethnomedicine in postcards, Amsterdam 2009. Softcover 30 x 24 cm. 216 pag. met ca. 250 afb.
"All over the world, native peoples have been looking for ways to prevent illness and to cope with such misfortune, should it happen to them anyway. This book explores supernatural and natural healing practices all over the world. It illustrates the global importance of these themes by showing a selection of 270 colonial postcards in their original colours, from the early days of the 20th century. These cards are a rich source of visual information about native health and healing, which has been largely overlooked so far. The author's examination is guided by the principle that native therapies are often directed at the perceived cause of an illness. This cause is often personal in tribal settings (e.g., an evil sorcerer, spirit or ancestor) and impersonal in great medical systems (e.g., an imbalance of basic body components). The book also covers the portrayal of Western folk medicine, colonial health care and tropical pathology on early postcards. The latter topic invites the modern reader to work out his or her personal response to these often penetrating images. 
Before reviewing postcard images of native healers and healing methods, the book investigates their meanings for those who produced and collected them in the past and for those who collect and study them today. This introduction makes clear that colonial postcards reveal as much about Ourselves as about the Others. It also cautions that pictorial postcards may be less truthful." 


€ 34.50



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Exotic Postcards. The lure of Distant Lands

Exotic Postcards. The lure of Distant Lands




Azië, Afrika, Oceanië, Postcards

Beukers,A.(p.Theroux intr.), Exotic Postcards. The lure of Distant Lands, Londen 2007. Hardcover 26 x 26 cm. 208 pag. met 200 kleurafb. 
"Haunting postcard images of the non-Western world from a century ago. The antique postcards depicted here were acquired in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by Western tourists, business people, traders, and colonialists. The circumstances in which the cards were sent, and the details of those who sent them, are largely lost. Yet the audience for collecting them has enjoyed a spectacular growth in recent years and includes not only those with the collecting instinct or the desire to travel but also artists, photographic historians, fashion and jewelry specialists, and designers everywhere. Once it was believed that by taking someone's portrait you stole that person's soul. Here, the human subjects have a powerful presence because they express a deep-seated connection with the land and customs that gave them their identities. Their stories are implicit in their eyes, their costumes, and their postures. Reproduced with complete fidelity, these postcards take us on a magical journey across the world in five travelogues, depicting Asia, the Arab Lands, Africa, the Americas, and Oceania." 


€ 39.50



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Gruss aus der Ferne

Gruss aus der Ferne




oude fotografie

KÜMIN, B & KUMSCHICK, S, Gruss aus der Ferne.  Fremde Welten auf frühen Ansichtkarten, Zúrich 2001. Softcover 32 x 23 cm. 119 pag. met 102 afb.

CONTENT:
  • Editorial
  • Objets trouvés
  • Kleine Variationen zu ein kleinen Karte
  • …ich werde so an  dich denken
  • Liebe Mausi
  • London - Eine Liebeserklärung an die Postkarte
  • So eine Reise ware famos. Zur Geschichte und Bilderwelt der Ansichtkarte
  • Eine Kamelherde geht auf Reisen. Weltpostverein und Postverbindungen
  • Herzl. Euer Oscar. Ansichtskarten als Kommunikationsmedium
  • Die Trophäe im Briefkasten. Als eingenfabrizierte Ansichtskarten auf Reisen gingen
  • Panajachél und die Vulkane. Hurters Postkarten aus Guatemala als Reise- und Zeitdokument
  • Landkarten und Traumbilder der Moderne. Zu Carl Täubers Bildern aus Südamerika
  • Der magische Fuji. Ansichten berühmter Orte Japans


€ 20.00



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Macau Antique Postcards

Macau Antique Postcards




Macao early photography, postcards

LOUREIRO, J., Macau Antique Postcards, Lisbon. Hard cover size: 30 x 24 cm. 144 pag. with 205 postcards/photographs in colour (dating from 1890 to 1965). Text in Portuguese and in English


€ 29.50



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Mail from 1900 to 2000

Mail from 1900 to 2000




China, old postcards

Mail from 1900 to 2000, China 2004. Soft cover, oblong 21 x 16,5 cm. 203 pag.with 50 old postcards. Text only in Chinese.


€ 19.50



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MALAYA 500 early postcards

MALAYA 500 early postcards




Malaysia, oude fotografie

CHEAH JIN SENG, MALAYA 500 early postcards, Singapore 2008. Soft cover 23 x 25 cm. 288 pag. with 500 early postcards in colour photographs. 

CONTENT:
  • Overview
  • Federated Malay States
    • Selangor
    • Negri Sembilan and Pahang
    • Perak
  • Unfederated Malay States
    • Johore
    • Kedah, Perlis, Kelantan and Trenggau
  • Straits Settlements(excl. Singapore)
    • Malacca
    • Penang
  • Panorama's, multiviews and booklets
  • Philatic aspects
  • Bibliography



€ 39.50



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Old Postcards of Peking

Old Postcards of Peking




China, old postcards

Old Postcards of Peking, China 2008. soft cover 21 x 28 cm. 255 pag. with 250 postcards in colour. Captions in Chinese and English.


€ 49.50



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Picture Postcards of Cambodia 1900-1950

Picture Postcards of Cambodia 1900-1950




Cambodia, oude fotografie, postcards

MONTAGUE, J.E., Picture Postcards of Cambodia 1900-1950, Bangkok 2010. Soft cover 30 x 21 cm. 327 pag. with ca. 250 photographs of postcards some in colour. ISBN 978-974-480-119-7

CONTENT[chapters]:
  1. French Indochina: the geopolitical context
  2. Picture Postcards of Cambodia: 1900 to Mid -Century
  3. The monarchy
  4. The palace
  5. Cambodia's Capital: The great city of Phnom Penh
  6. Cambodia's lifeline - the Mekong River
  7. The Khmer and other inhabitants of Cambodia
  8. Khmer dance and Music
  9. Institutions of particular interest
  10. The religions of Cambodia
  11. Scenes from Provincial and rural Cambodia
  12. The Cambodian economy
  13. Important events and rites of passage
  14. Archaeological wonders of Cambodia
  15. Cambodia and the Khmer abroad
  16. Color Picture Postcards
Bibliograhy
List of postcard editors and publishers
 


€ 59.50



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Postais antigos da Ilha de Mocambique & da Ilha do Ibo

Postais antigos da Ilha de Mocambique & da Ilha do Ibo




Afrika, Mozambique

LOUREIRA, J., Postais antigos da Ilha de Mocambique & da Ilha do Ibo, Lissabon. Hard cover 30,5 x 24 cm. 128 pag. with 214 postcardsin colour dating from 1900 to 1998. Text in Portuguese.


€ 29.50



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Postais Antigos e Outras Memórias de Timor

Postais Antigos e Outras Memórias de Timor




Indonesia early photography

LOUREIRO, J., Postais Antigos e Outras Memórias de Timor, Lisbon. Hard cover size: 30 x 24 cm. 152 pag. with 254 postcards/photographs in colour (dating from 1910 to 1970). Text in Portuguese.


€ 29.50



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The early postcards of the British East Africa Protectorate

The early postcards of the British East Africa Protectorate




Afrika, oude fotografie, postcards

EVANS, P.C., The early postcards of the British East Africa Protectorate/Kenya, 2003. Soft cover 21 x 29,5 cm. 203 pag.with black and white photo's. 

CONTENT:

General introduction on the local use of postcards. The postcards are grouped as series by the different photographers and photo studios.
  • Appendix A : The Uganda Railways
  • Appendix B : The East African Railways & Harbours
  • Appendix C : The 'Peter Hill' series

PHOTOGRAPHERS(Studio's):

  • Anderson & Mayer
  • Young, W.D.
  • Coutinho & Sons
  • Figueria, D.V.
  • Messageries Maritimes
  • Favre, J.
  • Mission Torinesi della consolata
  • East Africa Standard Process
  • Costa, T.A.
  • Farmers Journal
  • Swift Press
  • Patel, C.D.
  • ESTAF-series(Kodak) 


€ 45.00



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The early postcards of Uganda

The early postcards of Uganda




Afrika, postcards, oude fotografie

EVANS, P.C., The early postcards of Uganda, 2003. Soft cover 21 x 29,5 cm. 88 pag.with black and white photo's. The postcards are grouped by the different photographers and photo studios.

PHOTOGRAPHERS(Studio's):

  • Mission d'Afrique
  • Lobo, A.
  • White Fathers
  • Brown & Maltby series
  • Mohamed, G.V.
  • Roemele, H.J.
  • Menga Planters
  • Rafael Tuck & Sons
  


€ 35.00



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The early postcards of Zanzibar

The early postcards of Zanzibar




Afrika, postcards, oude fotografie

EVANS, P.C., The early postcards of Zanzibar, 2005. Soft cover 21 x 29,5 cm. 232 pag.with 23 pag. colour photo's the rest in black and white. The postcards are grouped by the different photographers and photo studios.

PHOTOGRAPHERS(Studio's):

  • Jos Jaff & Son
  • Coutinho Bros
  • Gomes, A.C.
  • Pereira de Lord(Bros)
  • Ali Pira Harji
  • Karim Essa Allibhai
  • Friends Industrial Mission 
  • Universities Mission
  • Nathani, M.R.
  • Coutinho, J.B.
  • Moloo Bros.
  • Kenya Postcards
  • Abdulah dala Visram


€ 49.50



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