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Early Twentieth Century Japanese Posters (1915-1935)

A collection of original Japanese posters from the period of Imperial Japan covering the Taishō through early Shōwa era is held by the East Asian Library of the USC Libraries. This collection of forty-six posters comprises five categories— steamship travel posters, railway travel posters, the Ministry of Communications’ posters, commercial advertising posters, and expo posters. Find additional information in our libguide at: http://libguides.usc.edu/content.php?pid=38436&sid=3843059.

Tōyō Rinsen Kōshi = Toyo Kisen Kaisha [Children on board] :: Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection

Toyo Kisen Kaisha = Oriental Steam-Ship Company [Woman with a fan] :: Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection

Nan'yō Yūsen Kabushiki Kaisha = Nanyo Yusen Kaisha = South Sea Mail S. S. Co., Ltd. [Bird] :: Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection

Nippon Yusen Kaisha = Japan Mail Steamship Co. [Steamship] :: Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection

Ōsaka Shōsen Kabushiki Kaisha [Goddess on horseback] :: Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection

Nippon Yusen Kaisha = Japan Mail Steamship Co. [Three ukiyo-e women] :: Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection

Osaka Shosen Kaisha = Osaka Mercantile Steamship Co., Ltd. [Woman in red kimono] :: Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection

Asia via Honolulu from San Francisco to the Orient: 5 great sister ships [Woman with an umbrella] :: Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection

Pacific Mail: Pacific Mail Steamship Company: under American flag [American flag] :: Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection

Tetsudōin Un'yukyoku [Crane] :: Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection

South Manchuria Railway Co. [Map of South Manchuria and Korea] :: Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection

Chōsen Tetsudō senrozu = Chosen Railways [Map of Korea] :: Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection

Minami Manshū Tetsudō Kabushiki Kaisha = South Manchuria Railway [Two boys] :: Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection

Kokuyū Tetsudō [Mt. Fuji] :: Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection

Minami Manshū Tetsudō Kabushiki Kaisha = South Manchuria Railway Co. [Rainbows] :: Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection

Santō Tetsudō [Cranes] :: Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection

South Manchuria Railway: most important link between the far East and Europe [Temple] :: Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection

Japan Tourist Bureau [Five-story pagoda] :: Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection

Man-Sen e! Shina e!: Man-Sen Shina no kenkyū wa shūbi no kyū, ikken wa hyakubun ni masaru [Pagoda] :: Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection

Kan'i hoken: issunsaki wa yami [Candle] :: Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection

Sekai wa heiwa, warera wa chokin [Laborer] :: Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection

Kan'i hoken: watashi ni fune, jinsei ni hoken [Riverboats] :: Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection

Dai Nippon Seitō Kōshi [Woman in kimono with roses] :: Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection

Puraton mannenhitshu: Puraton inki [Woman with an ink bottle] :: Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection

Dai Nippon Seitō Kabushiki Kaisha [Woman in black kimono] :: Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection