As every postcard collector knows, the same place (railroad depot, restaurant, local view, etc.) can be depicted by photographers in many different ways.
In 1967 I was twenty years old, in the middle of college, and facing the Vietnam draft. So I have paid nostalgic attention to the 40th anniversary of one of the great cultural events of my generation.
One of my great joys collecting postcards is realizing how many strange collecting categories it is possible to come up with. I have to admit that I never specifically looked or asked dealers for postcards of deer behaving like hunters!
For anyone at all interested in linen postcards, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, was a remarkable day. That was the day that duplicate linen postcards from the Curt Teich archives were offered for auction at Jackson’s Auctions in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
Over the years I’ve come across a number of postcards of a bunch of women in identical outfits arranged in classic group poses – lined up, fanned out, and stepped arrangements.
The Society Anonyme, a group made up of some of the most avant-garde artists of its day, can rightfully claim to be New York's first museum of modern art.
It is that time of the year when people make New Year’s resolutions and publications make all sorts of lists: best, worst, favorites and so on, usually consisting of ten items. Why not combine the two and explore the postcard possibilities of illustrating them?
Not every beauty queen can be Miss America!