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Japonisme - These are not postcards of Japan but Western images imbued with Japanese influence. Ever since Japan was forced to open up to trade, the West has been fascinated with all things Japanese. While not generally considered a collecting category many such cards were produced showing Japanese influence on everything from the style of houses to dress. This infatuation ended at the outbreak of the Second World War.
Judaica - This genre actually covers a wide variety of subjects ranging from postcards of synagogues, holidays, Jewish theater, songs and prayers, historical depictions, anti-Semitism, and scenes depicting Jewish communities and personalities from around the world. There is much debate among collectors to what should properly fit within this definition.
Just Arrived - This form of announcement card spread the news of a newborn baby with some simple vital statistics. They often incorporated common symbols of the day such as storks.