Moments in Time: A Book of Australian Postcards

Jim Davidson

 
Moments in Time: A Book of Australian Postcards
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Moments in Time: A Book of Australian Postcards

Jim Davidson

At the height of the postcard boom, when there were several deliveries of the post every day, you could send a postcard in the morning to arrange a meeting for that afternoon. Postcards were indeed the emails of their day.

Old postcards have an immediacy about them that is striking: they provide a rich source of imagery and, together with their messages, they give us a glimpse of another life, another time.

Among the 300 postcards in this book, most are from the late 1880s to the 1950s, with a few included from the following decades to today. There are postcards of just about everything-war and peace, disasters and celebrations, holidays and home life, sports and theatre, rural and city living, love for ‘The Dear Old Country' and pride in Australia-to name a few. Author Jim Davidson takes readers on a historical journey through an extraordinary range of postcards that provide fascinating insights to moments in time.

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