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February 20, 2013



Thanks for the reminder! I've been meaning to check this out.


Odd this should appear today - I just checked a huge book out of my local library called "The Postcard Age" (by L. Klich & B. Weiss) featuring a humongous collection of postcards from this very time. Amazing!! Wish I could be there to see the real deal.


The postcard-as-tweet mention is true, at least as I've observed from the ones I inherited from Christian's grandmother; some of them are even his great-grandmother's. Half of them are telling the recipient that they'll be in town in a few days (which would make them more like text messages), and the other half merely say "Hello, won't you write me?"


Oh! Thank you for posting this -- I can go there in a couple of weeks. Lucky me.


This is a wonderful exhibit and definitely worth a visit. Allow this grumble from me a life long until last year Bostonian but I think the $25 MFA Admission fee is too high. They remodel a museum and then drive up the price? I have to say I almost passed on the exhibit due to the $25, but it was an excellent exhibit.


I just visited the exhibit today. It closes in a week -- and yes, the admission price is steep -- but the exhibit is well worth it. A beautiful, funny, and fascinating collection, artfully curated and described. Thank you, LWA, for turning me on to this wonderful collection!

Donovan Beeson

Im glad you got to go!

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