Provenance: From the estate of Robert and Virginia Brewster. Mr. Brewster was with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and he and his family resided in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia. and Korea. Acquisitions were made from 1957 to 1980 throughout Asia.Mr. Brewster was awarded the Distinguished Intelligence Medal and the U.S. Secretary of Defense Meritorious Civilian Medal in addition to other commendations for his service. Mr. Brewster was privileged to know heads of states and dignitaries. The collection reflects an appreciation and respect for the people, arts, and culture of East and Southeast Asia.