Luc Sante's "Folk Photography: The American Real-Photo Postcard 1905-1930"


9 Responses to “Luc Sante's "Folk Photography: The American Real-Photo Postcard 1905-1930"”

  1. annibell says:

    I live in a small town that had an old hotel building that looked like this catch fire. The photo of this and what i saw burn down are so hauntingly alike.

  2. Kodascope says:

    My favorite photos in this book have to do with cows and lightning, and tar and feathers.

  3. Bloo says:

    Thankfully, I don’t have to spend the money to collect these. I have Boing-Boing to curate the Museum of Many Interests :-)

  4. SamanthaHarlow says:

    This reminds me of the postcards I used to find at my grandparents house. They had a box full of saved letters and postcards from the early 20th century.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Please check out Prairie Fires and Paper Moons by Andreas Brown of the Gotham Book Mart, in NYC. He authored this book years ago… it remains one of the top books on this subject. It’s nice when the younger generation rediscovers collecting something so ephemeral as real photo postcards. Larry

  6. Anonymous says:

    You can see some of the pictures inside the book at the publisher’s website:

  7. Grey Devil says:

    I’d be very interested in checking this out but sadly the only picture to go by is the book cover. I would like to see more of the content before getting too excited.

  8. Anonymous says:

    great post…,

  9. blueelm says:

    Hmmm… I bought it very impulsively. If no major source has displayed more pics I’ll throw some in my flikr account. I really love old photography so it’s pretty likely I’ll be pleased with this.

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