Shall we hit the road or travel by postcard? Bob, Bing and Dorothy have done the roadwork. We can stay in our easy chairs. Contributing author Kaya Fellcheck will show us the sights.
Author: Kaya Fellcheck
Chasing a long-time hobby around the country can be great fun, but hazards exist – not behind every rock in the road, but peril comes in many forms. Postcard History’s favorite postcard traveler is quarantined in a place she never expected to be, but she has had a fabulous time getting there. Kaya Fellcheck’s saga continues.
Imagine yourself a tourist in Paris in 1907. You are touring the world’s most vibrant city, but you feel an obligation to send word home. Do you send a postcard or write a letter? You will likely decide to send a postcard. And you may find the most indescribable site in Paris will be in the most famous church in the city.
The early history of Scotland reads like an adventure novel. All manner of tribal cultures seemed to be in constant conflict. Through the centuries the most acrimonious disputes were those between the English King Edward I and a Scotsman name William Wallace. It all happened many years ago, but you can read about it here.
It appears that there is no American postcard of Miss Mabel Hirst. In the UK, yes, but no Americans. Which is a shame because, as you can see, she was a great beauty. And mysterious, because there is no biography. Which makes her all the more interesting to try to collect.
Three women of extraordinary beauty, talent, and wealth whose lives could be the outline for an anthology of tragic short stories are portrayed in this remembrance. Two were dead before age 50, the other shunned by the world. Helene Held, Nance O’Neil, and Gaynor Rowlands are forgotten today but postcard collectors know their faces and the roles they played. Read about the way they lived and how they died.
Lace and lace making are two very contested topics in the art world. Dozens of towns and villages in at least five countries claim to be the place where lace was made. No one knows the answer, but our guest contributor Kaya Fellcheck has her own idea. Enjoy.