Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Pleasures of Postcards

The New Yorker has an excellent article about Leonard Lauder's collection of postcards. You can read "The Pleasures of Postcards" here. Be sure to see the slide show, which includes the two posted here and a few more. Lauder (the son of Estee Lauder, of the cosmetics empire) had 125,000 postcards that he found in antique markets in Portobello Road in London, along the Seine in Paris, and New York City among other places. The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has an exhibit, "The Postcard Age," with a selection from Lauder's collection on exhibit until April 14, 2013. The catalog (featuring the image above on its cover) looks beautiful.

The New York Times also has a slide show from the Lauder collection, which includes the above image, a Tuck postcard.

And a tip of the hat to Christine at The Daily Postcard blog, who posted her 1,001 and last post yesterday.  She's making time for other adventures, but the blog will remain up. It's well worth taking the time to browse, as Christine did a great deal of research on her postcards, and found some amazing  stories.


  1. Love the graphics in these postcards - just imagine, he has 125,000 cards!!

    Yes, we will miss Christine's daily postings, she too has an amazing collection and I have enjoyed her posts immensely.

  2. Thanks for posting about this. I want this catalog!

  3. I would love to see this exhibit in Boston.

    Thanks so much for your kind words. I will continue to stop by here and enjoy your posts.