"I can’t say when I’ll come home. I like it so well. I travel all over the city alone."
Large letter greetings postcard with glitter embellishment
GREETINGS FROM THE CITY OF NEW YORK
Exhibit at The City Reliquary in Brooklyn, New York through Sunday, April 28, 2013
Curated by your BAD POSTCARDS blogger who also collects New York City postcards.
Before March 1907, any handwritten messages on a postcard were restricted to the image side. By law, the back of the card was reserved for the recipient’s name and address only.
The postcards selected for this exhibit were postally used and bear messages that refer to the image or express a sentiment about New York City—sometimes humorous, sometimes evocative.
At one glance you see image with message. You see New York City and its wondrous new marvels (skyscrapers, bridges, subways) through the eyes of its residents and visitors over 100 years ago.