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Leonard B. Willeke Postcards

Leonard B. Willeke

The postcard was initially marketed as a convenient and inexpensive alternative to a telegram or letter, as it required neither extensive writing nor paper and envelope. While early cameras were too cumbersome for every traveler and too new to be affordable, travelers could easily purchase a…

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The Geography of Colorants

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“Today the list of colorants manufactured industrially covers nine thousand pages in nine volumes of the Colour Index International, the bible of dyers and colorists. Here these bright, synthetic earths have no fanciful names but are catalogued uncompromisingly by hue, use, and a number…

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