The Golden Age of Postcards in Albuquerque at Special Collections Library, Albuquerque
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The Golden Age of Postcards in Albuquerque

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As handwriting letters to loved ones and sending postcards from far off lands loses traction in today's technology-ridden, instant messaging world, why not take the time to learn about the past? For instance, did you know that Albuquerque was home to at least 19 postcard publishers in the early turn of the 20th century? Join Nancy Tucker at the Special Collections Library on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10:30am-noon for this free talk about our fascinating, niche local history. (Taylor Grabowsky)

Saturday Sept 9, 2017

423 Central Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-848-1376
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The Public Library-ABQ Bernco

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Nancy Tucker teaches about 20th-century postcard publishers.

FlyerJoin Nancy Tucker to learn about Albuquerque's postcard publishers. From 1900 to 1920, Albuquerque hosted at least 19 companies which published postcards of local views.  And there were plenty of events to be covered: The National Irrigation Congress in 1908, merchant “Trade Excursions” in 1908 and 1909, and “New Mexico Post Card Day” in 1911.  We’ll also talk about Albuquerque’s Milton E. Porter, one of the city’s all-time best photographers you’ve never heard of; the scandal at Fites and Lyon; the Booster Press, and more.