5.21.2007

my so called collection, #4


I collect old postcards. Particularly ones from around the turn of the century. Back then, there wasn't a place on the address side of the card to write a note (known as "undivided backs" in postcard collecting lingo). So the writing had to be done on the front. I love the graphic nature of imagery that occurs when handwriting is blended with pictures. And didn't everyone have nicer handwriting back then? Maybe it was the pens...

This particular one was sent from Los Angeles to Dayton, Ohio, in 1907. It wins bonus points because the handwriting is upside down. When I used to keep a journal, I'd write upside down on particular entries that were especially personal.

1 comment:

Patrick Castro said...

Remind me to show you the postcards I found at this dinky flea market in Paris.

pjc