Book Review: The Postcard Age

The Postcard Age: Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder CollectionA year and a half ago I wrote a blog post about a book called The Postcard Age: Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection that was available after the Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts exhibition. I received it as a gift and read it about 6 months ago. The inside cover boasts that the book has 420 color illustrations.

Each chapter is about a different topic, starting with Paris views and ending with World War I. A lot of the cards in Lauder’s collection are rare, so it is nice to have this book just to see a variety of different, amazing cards. The chapters are relatively short, approximately less than 6 pages of text it seems per chapter, so I think the value in this book comes from the card illustrations.

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