In this digital age, when vacationers to South Florida can grab their
smartphones and send jealousy-inducing photos to friends and family
within seconds, it’s hard to believe the humble postcard is still
hanging in there. Visit most any local souvenir shop and there
they are, usually on one or two racks tucked behind the seashell
bracelets and painted coconuts. But Sarasota author Liz Coursen doesn’t
think much of the postcards being sent from Florida these days.
JOHN HINDE was a pioneer of colour photography and used revolutionary techniques to produce his perfect images of holiday scenes. They were the pictures of idyllic sunlit scenes sent from millions of holidays in dark and damp seaside resorts. The vivid colours of postcards from the 1960s and 1970s had a look all of their own – the skies were never bluer, the sun never brighter.
In this hot weather, you may want to write to friends and family to let
them know of the delights of this sunny corner of England. Courtesy of vintage photo collector Alec Wallace, here’s a selection of
antique Prescot picture postcards. Some include various views around
Huyton, Whiston and Knowsley, too. How many places do you recognise?
Born in Lambton County just one year after Confederation, Louis Pesha
earned a reputation as a prolific and talented postcard photographer in
the four years before he died in a fatal steam car accident. The life of Pesha, and examples of his work, will be featured during
the Oil Museum of Canada's Black Gold Fest, July 21, at Oil Springs.
A way to share news. An advertising method. An inexpensive way to make art accessible to the public. These are a few of the ways postcards have been used. Examples of every kind are housed within the archives at Lake County Discovery Museum, which is home to the largest known postcard collection, said Christine Pyle, manager of historical resources. Complete Story
After rummaging through many postcards at antique shops over the years, I’ve acquired a small collection of cards mostly from the Walt Disney World Resort in the 1970s and early 1980s. I’m drawn to postcards mostly because they remind me
of a time before all-things digital (there was a time when I actually
used to print photographs). I like how the images, along with the
occasional handwritten greetings, capture fun moments and memories in
time. Complete Story
Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955 with a 90-minute live broadcast on the ABC television network. Future U.S. president Ronald Reagan was one of the three hosts for the broadcast, which introduced America to what would become its most popular and influential theme park. Haven't seen that show? Take a look: Complete Story
Postagram, the mobile app from Sincerely that turns your photos into postcards you can mail from your phone, just received its first big update in over a year, with the most notable change being the addition of free postcards. Complete Story