Lunchtime Series: The Happy Invention of Picture Postcards

Event Type: Adults
Date: 9/22/2021
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 2:00 PM
 [Online] The first picture postcards in America were printed for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Since those flowery Victorian originals, uncountable billions of postcards of every aspect of life have been printed. In this lavishly illustrated presentation, Katherine Hamilton-Smith, the founding curator of the Curt Teich Postcard Archives at the Newberry Library, looks at the documentary power and social significance of picture postcards.

This program uses free Zoom conferencing. After registration, you will receive an email explaining how to join the event using your computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. You may also listen in, no video required, from your cell phone or landline.

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A recording of this program will be available on YouTube.
   Vernon Area Public Library
Location: Internet
Contact: Adult Desk
Contact Number: 224-543-1485
Presenter: Katherine Hamilton-Smith