Saturday, February 23, 2013

postcards: here and there

Help Vermont collagist and Post Office owner Jane Davies keep her little P.O. open by sending her a handmade postcard! I suppose that you could help by sending a letter to anyone in Rupert, VT, but on the off chance that you don't know any one of the 704 or so citizens, the Postcard Project works just fine. Check out the galleries of cards that she's already received here. If you don't at least click through to see the postage-stamp-size building, you have no heart.

If you have the misfortune of being in the Boston area, you could relieve some of that pain by visiting the MFA for The Postcard Age, and exhibit of selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection. The collector himself will be doing a talk on his collection on March 6th. While you're there, hit up the European Posters exhibit too.

Leonard Lauder also has a collection housed at the NYPL. The Detroit Publishing Company Postcards are available to view online and show mostly cityscapes, landmarks and natural beauty, but also things like this:
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To see them, click on the tiny "See all images" link on the upper part of the page.

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