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Man Playing Go

Description: A seated man plays a game. The colors of the postcard are muted blue and beige on a brown ground.
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Date: 1900/1912~

Mandarin Ducks

Description: The postcard consists of six panels in which two duck silhouettes meet, closer frame by frame. The ground of the card is a cream color and the postcard is printed in two dark shades of brown.
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Date: 1900/1912~
Creator: Saitô Shôshû

Mandolin

Description: The top of the eight-stringed mandolin's teardrop-shaped body is honey color. The bowl of the body, the top of the body, the fingerboard and the peghead are highly decorated with figures and patterns in black and white inlay.
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Date: 1900~
Creator: Mannello, Angelo

Mandolin

Description: The back of the body's bowl is highly decorated with inlay in geometric patterns as well as a nude female figure and foliage.
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Date: 1900~
Creator: Mannello, Angelo

The Moon at Sodegaura in Shinagawa

Description: Six people canoe in the foreground with another boat in the middle ground and the background some landscape. A half-moon is visible in the sky. There is some Japanese text in the lower right hand corner of the postcard.
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Date: 1905~
Creator: Nakamura Fusetsu

Mourning Ensemble - Bodice and Skirt

Description: Black silk mourning ensemble consisting of bodice and skirt. The bodice of black silk is fitted and boned, with a high, standing black silk band collar with appliqued black lace medallions. It has full-length, modified bishop sleeves that gather into the armseye. Below the gathered cap, in the portion corresponding to the upper arm, the fullness of the sleeve is controlled with top-stitched vertical tucks. From the elbow to the cuff the fullness is again released in a bishop sleeve silhouette. The sleeves gather again into wide black silk cuffs with appliqued black lace medallions and four narrow bands of black velvet ribbon. The bodice front is constructed on the lines of a bolero jacket, with a deep V-shaped opening and wide ruffled collar which is constructed of horizontally tucked black crepe-patterned silk. The released fullness of the tucking creates the ruffled finish. The ruffled portion is edged with two narrow bands of black velvet ribbon. The bodice front has a bib fill of gathered black silk and tulle net that is secured with hook-and-eyes beneath the left collar overlay. The fill area disguises the true front opening which is secured with thirteen hook-and-eyes. The main body of the bodice, front and back, is constructed of vertically tucked black silk that finishes in a wide black silk waistband which is appliqued with black lace medallions and edged in narrow black velvet ribbon. The waistband laps slightly left of center and secures with three hook-and-eyes. The bodice is fully lined with heavily boned glazed black cotton and has figure enhancing pads sewn over the bust and underarm areas and has a black cotton petersham that hooks at center front. There are two hooks at back waist-level to connect the bodice to the skirt. The matching seven-panel gored skirt is of black ...
Date: 1900/1903

Ocarina

Description: The musical instrument has a dark shiny glaze with a cartouche of flowers and gold flower and foliage embellishment around the curved edges.
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Date: 1900/1925~

The People's Budget

Description: A group of people in the background carry protest placards while a disheveled couple in the foreground make a comment about taxes.
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Date: 1909
Creator: Walker, Jack

A Person Overhearing Secret Songs

Description: A figure playing a stringed instrument is in the background while a person hiding in the foreground listens. The style is angular with flat areas of color.
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Date: 1907
Creator: Bokuchitei Kuronbo