I have always loved receiving postcards – it’s great to have physical evidence that your friends are thinking of you and it allows you see places you may never get to. I keep the most precious ones in albums, so let’s look at those first. The golden age of postcards was in the early 20th Century (1905 – 1914), so although purely coincidental, both albums seem fitting:
The 2nd album is also very ‘Art Nouveau’ – and has a great Endpaper, too.
It seems my interest in postcards means that I dabble in ‘Deltiology’ – the study and collection of postcards. Depending on your age, you may well be a Deltiologist (if this is a term), too!
I am particularly fond of ‘Boring’ postcards but won’t even attempt to start a collection as the photographer Martin Parr has the very best. Thankfully, he has shared his finds by publishing them. I heartily recommend the books
(I have no affiliation, I truly find them both beautiful and hilarious).
Here are some examples:
To return to the ‘travel’ theme, here are some of my beauties – can you guess where they were from?
Another most wonderful and heartily recommended source not just of images, but of examples of what people actually wrote is the Twitter-account PostcardfromthePast – again, no affiliation – I just love it and wish I had thought of bringing these to the world before. I will leave you with ‘Greetings from the Mountains’ from my own collection. Stay cool!