Bell Historical Postcard Collection

Bell Historical Postcard Collection consists of 344 postcards, bromides, and prints that were created before WWII. Most of the postcards were created in Japan along with some made in Hawai'i, China, and Taiwan (Formosa).

The original postcard scrap book was donated to the Japanese Culture Center of Hawai'i (JCCH) by Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth and Carole Bell in 1993. The album originally belonged to Mrs. Bell’s father. According to the document provided by Mrs. Bell, her father made a trip in 1920s to Hawai'i, Yokohama, Nagasaki, Kobe Japan, Formosa and Shanghai, however, the scrap book also contains the postcards created in 1930s.

In 2017, the scrap book was donated by JCCH to the Japan Collection of the UHM Asia Collection Department.

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