The postcard today is primarily an atavistic vacation novelty, but prior generations used these paper rectangles to convey a whole host of emotions. »
These incandescent pictures and postcards from the turn of the 19th century aren't true color photography — they were colored using a process known as photochrom that gave the landscapes they depict a fuzzy warm veneer. »
This postcard from 1925 imagines future New York City, "The City of Skyscrapers." Utopian New York of the 1920s had a lot of levels, with a system of elevated trains, beautiful flying contraptions, and towering skyscrapers reaching toward the heavens.
I'm fascinated by New York futurism, as it generally had a more… »