Post Card Junkie
Today's finds were a Victorian Trade Card album, and lots of cool Victorian cards and booklets. In the quarter and dollar box I found some damaged, but still cool postcards of what is now the Walkway Over the Hudson, and the railroad bridge over Abeel street, down on the Rondout creek. (above pics) I also made a connection with a collector who will give me some scans of his rare postcards of the Ashokan Reservoir building/flooding of small towns, which I am going to try and use in transfers onto canvas for my "Submerged" series.
Us postcard buyers are a strange sort. We fret if you are looking at boxes we want to look at. We guard our finds with the resolve of a mama bear. We try and get there earlier than anyone else to get to the good stuff first. We don't really want to tell you when the show is in town until AFTER we have been through and bought all the good stuff. And after we are done, we go home to drool over the pile of paper that we have just spent this weeks and next weeks food money on.
All for the love of the image, the print, and the love of the hunt.