Library staff recommendation: Postkarten-Album: Auch Eine Kulturgeschichte

Postkarten-Album: Auch Eine Kulturgeschichte
By Carl G. Lauterbach
741.6 L377p Greenfield Vault

This book is one of those that hide in the library like a gem in a dark cave.  It waits patiently on the shelf to be found and flipped through, its crisp images just waiting to be fawned over. The end papers are reminiscent of crackling wallpaper, hiding stories of their own. The yellowed pages, the deep, velvety black ink of the images, and the strange occurrences happening throughout are so fascinating to me. Sending a postcard through the mail is becoming an archaic practice. In a time when we wait impatiently for our next email to arrive, I am still an advocate of “snail mail” and could only imagine what it would be like to receive one of these! This book lives and breathes of times long since passed and I cannot help but be completely enveloped by it.

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