Above is a very cool postcard, that commemorates the end of the Russo-Japanese War. The yellow tiger represents Japan as it seeks to conquer the world. I believe it is from October 8, 1905.
The war took place between February 8, 1904 - September 5, 1905.
The Russian Empire (not yet communist) battled the Empire of Japan over Manchuria and Korea - both places each wanted for their own, so it was hardly a noble war... you know, where one side comes in to stop the other from doing or being evil.
Manchuria (now) is northeast China.
The big battles were fought in the Liaodong Peninsula and Mukden in Southern Manchuria, and the seas around Korea, Japan, and the Yellow Sea.
I thought the card appropriate because - yes, I got a new cat from the animal shelter out in the east end of Toronto - not my usual stomping grounds. More on Dante tomorrow.
Not the name anyone here would have given him. But I do like Dante's Divine Comedy... we'll see if we can't give him a more appropriate name.