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160901-0013 - Old Man Pulling Boat


Gunma Meiji 1900s Unknown

Hikifuda (引札), a print used as an advertising flyer by local shops. They were popular from the 1800s through the 1920s.

This print shows an old man pulling a treasure boat with rope.

The writing gives New Year greetings and advertises the Meijido (明治堂) store in Onomae Village, Gunma Prefecture (群馬県群馬郡小野上村).

Japanese text: 謹賀新年 砂糖銘茶紙類足袋売薬米穀肥料荒物陶磁器金物酒醤油外日用雑貨 菓子製造卸小売 群馬県小野上村 明治堂

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