NY postcards

This post about digitizing the entire NY postcard collection of the Museum of the City of New York made the “Freshly Pressed” page of the WordPress site recently, and it’s one of a handful that I’ve ever been interested in enough to click on and read until the end. I can’t even imagine that much archiving!

They are in the process of putting up an online portal where you can browse the entire collection. They already have varied collections of black and white images online, which is definitely a wonderful find, something I’m sure I’ll be looking through much more in the future.

This item that they singled out was the highlight for me, the “Busy Person’s Correspondence Card”.  Some things are universal, and would still be true for the busy person in the 21st century, but it is a bit sad that we’d rarely send a card about it.

Empire State Building at Night, New York City, 1934-1940. Museum of the City of New York. X2011.34.3492.

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