Wish You Were Here: Vintage Postcards From Some Of Our Favorite Curious Places
Before the digital deluge of information, sometimes the only way to see or know an obscure place existed was to receive a postcard from a traveling friend, and glimpse a unexpected landscape in black and white, or washed out color. Below is a small mailbag of these visual dispatches from some of our favorite places, and how they once appeared to the wanders who came before us.
SWEENEY OBSERVATORY SITE
San Francisco, California
YE OLDE CURIOSITY SHOP
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
MUSEE AFRICAIN DE L’ILE D’AIX
Île d’Aix, France
OLD MAN OF THE DALLES
St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin
PERE LACHAISE CEMETERY
(via Robotkid/Flickr user)
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