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In the decades around 1900, postcards were the email, texting, and Facebook of today.  A postcard craze swept the world, as billions of them were mailed or pasted into albums.  It was the perfect way to say a quick “hello”.  Has the digital age affected the postcard industry? There were 840,000 postcards sent in the US in 2015, down from 3 billion in 1997.

This exhibit features the postcard from 1880s to the 1950s. Utilizing the image, design, and personal message of these postcards, a clear understanding is revealed in the way we connected with others before the advent of Facebook.