The Traveler’s Eye

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Hand-tinted tourist postcards are just a sample of the delightful items that make up the current exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Asian Art  in Washington, DC.  Titled “The Traveler’s Eye”, the show includes travel souvenirs, maps, photographs, colorful woodblock prints, and these marvelous colored postcards. The turn of the century wave of Western tourism to Asia encouraged traditional artists, such as Japan’s woodblock printers, to produce European-styled tinted postcards. The exhibition runs until May 31, 2015.

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