Jenn Hall

Inside Jersey: The Secret Life of Postcards

Travelers have always aspired to proclaim: “I was here.”  And at the threshold of the 20th century, the hot new craze — the postcard — was the Instagram of its day. For the price of a penny stamp, postcards allowed travelers to share their experiences with folks back home. The images helped people articulate their place in the world.  By 1908, more than 667 million postcards were mailed in the United States alone…

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Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.

Published in the July / August 2018 issue

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