By Todd Alden
It can be not easy to think, yet there really was once a time while the postcard picture was once now not a clich. to arrive it, you'll need to set your clock again to the tip of the 19th century, while an Act of Congress allowed americans to mail a card for only one cent. many years later, Kodak brought an easy-to-use and reasonable folding digicam that placed postcard strength into the fingers of normal electorate, atmosphere off a craze. genuine picture Postcards is a suite of the main outlandish and idiosyncratic, attractive or even sometimes strange photographs of this early postcard period.
Painstakingly assembled from the gathering of Harvey Tulcensky, one of many world's so much avid creditors of those unique postcards, genuine picture Postcards comprises photos of common phenomena (floods, storms, fires), major highway the US, rural lifestyles, political parades, and wacky "exaggeration" playing cards (such as a photographically manipulated immense rabbit!). jointly those playing cards convey an oddly own and intimate point of view of the United States on the flip of the 20 th century.
...a number of the main outlandish and idiosyncratic, attractive or even sometimes strange pictures of this early postcard interval. -- New England Antiques magazine, December 2005
...this quantity bargains a different glimpse of the early twentieth century in the course of the eyes of the everyman. -- Publisher's Weekly
Sometimes attractive, from time to time outlandish or weird and wonderful, those postcards painting the optimism, sincerity, and stark truth in their time -- Step within layout, Jan/Feb 2006
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121 TY AR NAS CI KA printed: GREETINGS FROM JONAH the enormous WHALE 122 s c r atc h e d o n f ro n t : Rabbit searching in … co l l e c to r ’ s n ot e : Photomontage exaggeration card 123 Harvest overleaf postmarked : Attica, Kans. Apr 17, 1908 126 ➸ 127 handwritte n : This card is from Uncle Charley so that you could have and [sic] thought how they've got the cotton piled round Briston. 128 M YLAN FEB 6 1911 P. M . N . Y. D AR h a n dw r i t t e n : That card is the only i've got sought after for a very long time. we have now despatched out all of the perspectives of our condo yet i'm going to ship one later. i've got simply received domestic from a quick holiday. i've got picked hops each year due to the fact i used to be nine years outdated. an identical T. L. B. Feb 6, 1911. 129 8AM ls KI N l o G S mi AU G 24 1910 hio collector’ s n ot e : Photomontage exaggeration card images 1908 through William H. Martin a hundred thirty S E AT H JU N thirteen 7 – PM AS TLE,W 1910 h a n dw r i t t e n : might this make you cry? i feel Washington, subsequent to Oregon is the best kingdom within the union. L. Seattle co l l e c to r ’ s n ot e : Photomontage exaggeration card Copyright O. T. Frasch 1909 131 132 h a n dw r i t t e n : 10/29/08 Your card rec’d this a. m. thank [sic] constantly happy to listen to from you. have you been within the West? What do you think that of this for “Sunny Kansas” Joel L. 133 NITE M AY I2 I9I0 2 PM PA . published: released via the North American put up Card Co. Kansas urban, U. S. A. collector’s n ot e : Photomontage exaggeration card 134 D U printed: photograph through Bryan submit Card Co, Bryan, O. a hundred thirty five Uncanny overleaf postmarked : Eureka, CAL. Aug five, 1925 138 ➸ tran s l at i o n f ro m f r e n c h : a d d r e s s e d to : My expensive Marie-Thérèse I visited your mom and that’s how I obtained a few information approximately you as I had now not got whatever from you because you left for Francfurt. i'm chuffed that you're content material, and I’d like to see you back, yet unfortunately . . . I nonetheless haven't came upon a guy, I paintings a section at domestic and on the shop. i'm approximately to fail to remember all of the German I knew. you still paintings like an angel. I ship you thousand kisses. Excuse my scribbling, i'm writing on the submit place of work, with a nail. Juliette Fraulein M. Thérèse Lemaire Bei M. Rau-Cuers sixty one V Weserstrasse Francfurt am major Allemagne (1911) 139 140 co l l e c to r ’ s n ot e : “Femme Cravate,” Surrealist photomontage (#3 of a sequence of 10; in every one card the placement of the feminine determine alterations a little) 141 collector’ s n ot e : detect woman torso in flame. place in all likelihood Dartmouth university, a scholar snow sculpture 142 co l l e c to r ’ s n ot e : Montage of assorted photomicrographs of snow crystals made by means of Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley (1865–1931) in Vermont 143 JA N I9 collector’ s n ot e : 2--30 nine P V. ND T RU L A 07 T. picture university and nonetheless existence. revealed: Moore & Hayward, Rutland, VT one hundred forty four co l l e c to r ’ s n ot e : Photogram; most likely ecu one hundred forty five collector’ s n ot e : Demonstrations of non secular planes 146 co l l e c to r ’ s n ot e : Beauclair map of routes, painted on facet of war-damaged constitution.