The annual picnic is set for 11:30 AM on Saturday, May 3. It will be held at the home of Jeff Vincent and Deb Bower located at 139 Glen Road, Rochester, NY 14610. This is in the area known as the Corbett’s Glen Nature Park, which is located off Route 441.
Directions: Take 490 to the 441 exit and go East on 441 toward Penfield. Glen Road is on the left at the first light after the 490 exit. Turn left on Glen road and then keep left at the Y. Follow the road over the wooden bridge and through the tunnel. After you go through the tunnel you will see Jeff’s house. It is yellow. Jeff’s phone number is 585-385-1777.
The topic for discussion will be how and why each of us became interested in postcard collecting.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, condiments, paper plates, cups and utensils will be provided by the club. Members are asked to bring sides, salads or desserts.
Join us on Monday, April 7 at 7:00 PM for our April meeting. Francine Glassic will give a presentation on Brig Niagara and the Battle of Lake Erie.
The March meeting will be held on March 3rd at 7:00 PM at Legacy at Willow Pond in Penfield. The topic of this meeting is Member’s Night. We ask everyone to bring on or two of their favorite postcards to share with the group.
Legacy is located at 40 Willow Pond Way, which runs off Route 441 in Penfield, just west of the Penfield Wegmans on Route 441. View Map.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the program originally scheduled for February 3rd has been rescheduled for April 7th. There will not be a meeting on February 3rd.
March 3, 2014 – Member’s Night – Bring one of your favorite postcards to share with everyone.
April 7, 2014 – Brig Niagara and the Battle of Lake Erie – a presentation by Francine Glassic
May (Date TBA) – Annual Picnic
Don’t miss our annual Postcard Show and Sale this month. Sunday, October 20, 2013 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Admission is FREE for all club members and just $3.00 for non-members. Lunch will be available on site.
This year’s show will be at the Magee Fire Department which is just off Exit 41 of the NYS Thruway. Turn right onto Route 414 and then left at the light onto Route 318. Look for the Magee Fire Department.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
In the case of a postcard, a picture can shed some light on the history of a community as it shows important landmarks, generally in their heyday.
Recently, the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center was given a gift of various bits of Henry County history captured in the form of about 150 postcards. These cards, picturing local landmarks from both past and present, date from the late 19th century into the mid-20th century.
Ridley Wills II and his wife, Irene, visited the Heritage Center last week from their home in read more
Don’t miss the stamp show in Rochester from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM on Sunday, July 28 at the Eagle’s Club located at 1200 Buffalo Rd. Free admission. Show will have covers and some postcards in addition to stamps.
Mark your calendar now for the April meeting. John and Mary Agusta Boogard will be doing a presentation about Postcards of Wayne County. We will be using the club’s brand new opaque projector. 7:00 PM at Legacy Senior Living on Willow Pond Way in Penfield. Second floor community room.
You could say that postcards – particularly Florida postcards – are in Liz Coursen’s blood.
Her great-grand uncle was W.L. Coursen, a Daytona Beach photographer known for his pictures of racing cars and visitors from around the turn of the century until he retired in 1957. His panoramic postcards showing cars like the famed Bluebird with the surf lapping in the background are many people’s mental image of that glamorous era in auto racing.
“He even looked a lot like my grandfather,” she said of the postcard photographer.
Coursen, a Sarasota-based writer and speaker, has collected vintage postcards for 30 years, written books about vintage postcards, and runs an on-line business — americanpostcardart.com – that sells suitable-for-framing blowups of images from the heyday of postcards. read more
Postcard from the early 1900s
These days, opening your mailbox to find a handwritten letter or card amidst so many catalogs, come-ons and bills feels like spotting a ten dollar bill on the sidewalk – an unexpected moment of joy.
So it might be hard to imagine an era when a mania for postcards – buying, sending and collecting them – reigned across much of the globe.
THE POSTCARD AGE Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection, through April 14 at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, 617-267-9300, www.mfa.org.