Saturday, May 5, 2012

Four Vacation Postcard Accordions

Four vacation postcard accordions, two featuring buildings in Istanbul, another from Lisbon and the other Salamanca, Spain. This genre of accordion publication probably qualifies as one of the most ubiquitous uses of the accordion format. The strip of memento pictures to take home, or even better tearing the perforation and sending one on its way. 

Japanese screen, 17th century, Chazen Museum, Madison, WI, USA

Scenes of Kyoto in Spring, Japanese 17th century, ink, color washes, gold leaf on paper over wood frame. John H. Van Vleck Endowment Fund purchase, 1995. Chazen Museum, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA. Size, circa 4' x 12'