Author Archives: Karla Klein Albertson

Surf’s up!

Hawaii became a unique tourist attraction early in the 20th century just as postcards were becoming firmly established as a means of colorful promotion and communication.

Winter poster sale puts the Olympic spirit on collectors’ walls

The winter sports in general have always been “extreme” events practiced by the best-conditioned athletes. Every four years, television coverage of the Winter Olympic Games lets viewers around the world see the thrill and agony up close. Collectors can capture that excitement in a permanent display of vintage winter posters advertising adventure on the...

A year after Katrina

Through extensive media coverage, the public gradually became aware that the area of New Orleans most heavily frequented by visitors survived Hurricane Katrina in far better shape than certain residential neighborhoods.