The World in Your Mailbox: the Postcard Era, Collecting Postcards, Favorites

The Book Club of Detroit
The Book Club of Detroit
Public group

Royal Oak Public Library

222 E Eleven Mile Rd · Royal Oak, MI

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Details

*This is NOT a BCD event. This is just something we love.*

Sunday, May 03, 2020

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The World in Your Mailbox: the Postcard Era, Collecting Postcards, Favorites

Royal Oak Public Library
Friends Auditorium
222 E Eleven Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI

Cost: FREE

Register here:

http://ropl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=2006&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2020/05/01

Fascination with postcards began in Europe and traveled across the Atlantic Ocean in the early 1900s.

By 1910, Americans were mailing two billion postcards per year and collecting even more of them in albums and boxes.

Join Doug Aikenhead, photographer and vintage postcard collector/dealer, as he shares his expertise on the subject.

He will discuss the postcard phenomenon, present examples that reveal the wide range of postcards that were produced during different periods, and end with some favorites from his own collection.