August 10, 2020

Tag: cyanotype postcards

Burton Holmes and His Cyanotype Postcards

The golden age of postcards experienced a dramatic spike when men like Burton Holmes began selling souvenirs of his travel lectures in the first decades of the 20th century. Every place Holmes traveled was photographs and postcards were made to remind those who heard his lectures how wonderful it was to ride in a horse-drawn carriage across a European landscape.

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