“The building with the two towers is the tallest in New York. 29th August 1903.”
St. Paul and Park Row Buildings, New York
GREETINGS FROM THE CITY OF NEW YORK
Exhibit at The City Reliquary
February 15 through April 28, 2013
Opening night reception with slide show on Friday.
Curated by your BAD POSTCARDS blogger who also collects New York City postcards.
Before March 1907, any handwritten messages on a postcard were restricted to the image side. By law, the back of the card was reserved for the recipient’s name and address only.
The postcards selected for this exhibit were postally used and bear messages that refer to the image or express a sentiment about New York City—sometimes humorous, sometimes evocative.
At one glance you see image with message. You see New York City and its wondrous new marvels (skyscrapers, bridges, subways) through the eyes of its residents and visitors over 100 years ago.