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Had a Good Time: The Social and Historic Importance of Postcards

Course Description

During a "golden age" of postcards, about 100 years ago, millions of postcards served the social purpose of staying in touch, sharing information, educating both senders and receivers, and even passing on critical information -- from weather forecasts to news of illness. Mail was delivered twice a day and cards cost a penny. Without phones or autos (and good roads), how else to communicate? They were commonly saved, and even carefully preserved, so cards can provide important images and messages that are valuable to researchers. They are also just plain interesting ... it's hard to think of a subject that wasn't on a postcard.

Please note: this course requires membership in Silver Frogs Membership Spring 2019

Number of Seat(s) Available: There are 18 openings remaining at this time.

Code:SF19SL114
Dates:April 4, 2019
Meets:Th from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Hours:1.50
Instructor:Dan Smith
Fee: $0.00Fee Breakdown
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