Book Review: Luc Sante’s Folk Photography

Folk Photography:  The American Real-Photo Postcard 1905-1930 describes the impact photography had on postcards, bringing about the RPPC. The author starts out with his journey on discovering and collecting RPPC, and introduces a mind blowing thought about not knowing how many RPPC were ever produced. Since they were issued in editions of 100 or less, there are cards that were made never to be seen by anyone in modern times due to destruction by fire, flood, getting thrown out, etc. Another interesting fact- people never smiled in early photos until the time of movies and glamour. The book has 122 postcards from the author’s collection, ranging from stores to floods to fires. All in all, a very historical and information read that will expand any postcard collector’s horizon.

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One Response to Book Review: Luc Sante’s Folk Photography

  1. alan says:

    very nice!!!

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