As an avid (compulsive) postcard collector, I’m always on the look-out for interesting postcards. I have to say North America tends to have rather dull and uninspired offerings for the most part.
This is not the case with Europe it seems. The Collection has a few patrons who have travelled throughout the continent and sent back some fine samples of very original postcards.
Such as this delicious item:
What a refreshing way to think of the Roman Coliseum, eh?
It’s seemingly odd that Europe, the place that has given us such fine High Culture, also gives us the tackiest postcards on Earth.
“Ciao from Roma. Have I sent you this card before? I saw it and thought of you. Rome is great as usual. I found a great apartment if you come. Poor X at Harvard this week so it’s just me and the girls and my sister and niece.”