A patron has recently been generously donating specimens to our Great Lakes States collection, including this one:
I saw this musical when it was in Toronto. Although I’m not a baby boomer (the target demographic), I really enjoyed it! This was due mostly to the incredibly talented performers.
I was recently at “The Book of Mormon” (awesome) and was looking for postcards – to no avail (although I did love the stuffed frogs). I’m surprised at how few theatrical performances offer postcards. In fact, they should be free as they are old-school viral marketing!
This is one of very few postcards I have for a performance or festival. But the best part of this postcard, and what makes it a truly unique addition to the collection, is seen on the flip side:
“I just saw this rockin’ show! Wish you were here!”
“This was a very good show – the Elvis just didn’t resemble as much as the others.”
What’s truly unique about this postcard is it may be the only postcard I’ve seen with a backside image in full colour. The backside of postcards are usually neglected by their makers (and often their senders). Captions often suck or are non-existent, but even worse is when backs are mostly blank (as most common until fairly recently). I love background images – or in this case – central images on the back. It makes the whole experience that much better and ties in the two elements.
Compare this one with the few other examples I have, such as a tiny logo, a map, a visual motif, a black and white mirror image (the most common), or complementary art.
This postcard is a masterful example of backside images. (Although they are greatly overemphasising the importance of this character’s part – oh, well she looks great). It’s not just that she’s in full colour, but the positioning of the image, it’s shape, and the red of her dress matching the colour of the font. Glad to add this one to the collection!