Cambridge Historical Society Postcard Collection

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Benjamin H. Trask

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A thread of shoreline with a lighthouse has long been a focal point for artists and photographers as well as a destination for tourists and lovers. At the close of the postcard’s golden era, around the outbreak of World War I, America boasted more than 1,400 lighthouses. These captivating seascapes are the center pieces of countless postcards. Benn Trask has scratched the surface of this topic.

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