FREEDOM. RELIGION. MASTER BILL.

Master Bill probably received a post card a day after Mommy’s offer of a “fox tail for his Indian suit.” She says, “Daddy is better today. He is going to see some business firms. Love, Mommy” There must be a card somewhere dated a few days before the March 16thcard. I wonder what Daddy did…

ARIZONA FREIGHTING OUTFITS

Blue skies, sunset colors, and green trees on this card intrigued me. In front of this lovely sky is a freighters line. The word itself, “freighters” is not a word that we hear today, but during this time period freighters were critical. During the late 1800’s, before railroads and reliable trucks that could handle heavy,…

TURQUOISE

I love this postcard for the man and the jewelry – both what he is wearing and what he is making. Turquoise, coral, abalone, agate, jasper probably all provided the colors on his necklace.  Abalone was traded in the southwest since 1500 BC. Semi-precious stones were mined over time, coral arrived with the Spanish and…

UNCLE E AND AUNT M

Barrio Libre, Tucson, Arizona As I see postcards, buy them, invest time and energy into blogging about them, I feel more and more that these, more than any other human artifact encapsulate time, place, culture and their intersections. One single postcard captures sender, recipient, place, time, culture and other human artifacts in a way nothing…