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.
Here is the program schedule for the new year:
February 4 – Presentation on Barber Shop collectibles by Doug Nicot
March 4 – Member Night – All members are asked to bring one of their favorite postcards to show and discuss
April 8 – A presentation about postcards of Wayne County by John & Mary August Boogaard
May 5 (Sunday) – Summer Picnic – Details and location to be announced
October 20 – Annual Postcard Show & Sale – Sunday from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Lunch will be available. The Magee Fire Department which is just off NYS Thruway Exit 41. FREE for all club members. Admission just $3.00 for non-members. Dealer tables are still available. Please call Michael at 585-377-1885 for details.