In pre-television and early radio times, mass sharing of information and culture was printed. No selfies, no send button, no insta-anything. Postcards shared pieces of the world, and of people.
Bob Stoldal sees them as a rich source of information to cull from, literally a paper trail documenting the growth of Las Vegas as well as the auto-era travel industry. His collection is thousands of postcards strong, chronicling more than a century. And his interest isn’t so much the over-saturated images of mid-mod pylons, stylish fonts and Googie architecture, but rather the early 20th-century documentation of life on the ground here—the years between 1905 and 1931.