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Object ID 002054

Object Name Dolls of Many Lands Postcards

Object Desc Collection of 18 postcards featuring dolls from different countries and ethnicities around the world.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001583a-r

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Stationery Items


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 7

Object Date

Start Year Range 1950

End Year Range 1970

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Dolls of Many Lands,postcards,dolls,illustrations,

Title Dolls of Many Lands Postcards

Description A collection of 18 postcards featuriung dolls from different countries and ethnicities around the world. Each doll is featured in "traditional" dress and accessories. Post cards are cream/white in color with plain back. Back does contain some manufacturing info: "Tichnor Gloss/Dolls of Many Lands-20 subjects/Quality Views. Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. Made Only By Tichnor Bros. Inc. Boston Mass." Appears to be 20 in the Tichnor Bros collection, but this collection only has 18. Missing Doll of Germany and Doll of Sweden. Were found in frames, but placed in archivally sound storage pages. Frame had label "circa 1970" however date may be incorrect.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0

Length 5.5

Width 3.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Each card is the above dimensions.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Tichnor Bros. Inc.

Maker Details (1912-1987) 160 N. Washington Street, Boston and Cambridge, MA A major publisher and printer of a wide variety of postcards types. Their view-cards were produced on a national level. They also produced a black & white series on the hurricane of 1938 in line block halftone.Their photochomes went under the trade name Lusterchrome. They also produced an early Tichnor Gloss series in offset lithography that was so heavily retouched they floated somewhere between being artist drawn and being a photograph. The company was sold in 1987 to Paper Majic.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1583a-r

Description Dolls of Many Lands


Date APR 29,2014

Summary Very Good

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Some small tape markings and scuffs. Doll of Holland has some black ink on upper left edge (CMY001583k).


Date APR 29,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 7 from Cabinet 1, Shelf 11 - automatic entry by admin