Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Friday, May 15, 2015

Dear Brother, Why Don't You Send Me a Card

A man's plea to his brother, a Mr. Rudolph Hoffman of Plain View, Minnesota is shown on the back of this 1910 postcard,  which is really a study in perspective.  The streetcard tracks receding in the distance draw the eye through the entirety of the eastern downtown on Main Street.  The fanciful hues are a wonderland of color.  The pastel pallet used by the painter of this postcard is in dramatic contrast to the usual black and white "real photo" postcards and nothing like the sepia toned artifacts of years previous.  It is a joy to this fan and a welcome addition to my collection.

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