Scandinavia, Danish? c. 1930. Each card is illustrated with a printed photographic facial portrait of 8 children, identified below by their respective countries. The image titled "Australien" portrays a child who appears to be from the far North Queensland, wearing a necklace that looks to be composed of hide and possibly shells. The boy's name is Toby from the famed Cunningham troupe (circus performers) which toured the U.S. in 1880-1890s. The images portray visual cultural identification with the national characteristics of costume, facial and racial features of each nationality. The verso is printed in two colors, with the word 'Fred' meaning Peace at center surrounded by olive leaves and greetings in the languages of the children pictured on the front. The Australien (sic) child message is in English, sadly. There is a good representation of the countries of Europe, South America, Scandinavia, as well as China, Persia, Japan, Ceylon, Java, Siam, Haiti, Hawaii, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Tunis, Liberia and Cyprus.
7 cards, 56 b&w images, 9 1/4 x 6 1/4" stiff card stock, corners bumped, slt dusty, some pencil marks and orange x's not interfering with images. Good. Item #27581