Author: Bonnie Wilpon
Not only the Native American people, but their art and culture have too long been ignored by modern society. Our lives are busy, but we must stop to reflect on our past. Thankfully history challenges us to pay attention to men like the Rev. Dr. Sheldon Jackson, who first went to Alaska as a Presbyterian missionary and worked to preserve the tribal legends of the Tlingit Nation – stories now portrayed on modern postcards.
The Quiz Kids were part of American culture for many years. In a time when children were to be seen and not heard, the entire country listened to them, secretly proud to now and then know a quiz answer themselves. Today’s gifted children owe their acceptance to these Kids. Learn about their later accomplishments.
Today most young women know that they can get an education and launch a fulfilling career. They can choose to marry or not, have children or not and be self-sufficient. The course of their lives depends mostly upon themselves—not upon getting married to a man to take care of them.
This primer for the novice collector will aid in learning the age of a postcard and understanding the characteristics of social and technological advances in printing and manufacturing of postcards around the world. Much of what Americans collect today had its beginnings in Europe; even older cards from your hometown may carry the “Printed in Germany” missive. Although this information is old-hat for veteran collectors, don’t hesitate to refresh your memory and stay-sharp when making judgements about buying cards for your collection.
Many postcard collectors have serious collections. They’re interested in preserving home town history, amassing and cataloging every postcard printed by a particular publisher or studying the changes in technology over time. But sometimes, postcards are just plain fun!
Every once in a while, I see a face that brings a particular character trait to life for me. When I find a postcard with such a face, I just have to have it. It doesn’t matter whether the card is domestic or foreign, new or old, in excellent or poor condition — it just grabs me and won’t let go.