A memorial postcard
produced in the aftermath of the tragedy
The increase in adult literacy, the age of steam and the resulting boom in tourism, together with Rowland Hill's Uniform Penny Post, introduced in 1840, saw a generation adopt the postcard
as the perfect medium, although this country was somewhat late in doing so.
"There are various postcard
clubs around the UK, and some people have enormous collections."
You don't even need a mobile device: You can use the new Postcardly app for your email to send postcards
. Every time you send a postcard
, Postcardly creates a unique @postcardly.com email address for that recipient, linked to their physical mailing address.
And on another 1908 postcard
showing St John's Church, Sheriff Hill, someone from Gateshead writes to a Mrs Dellow in Glasgow: "Hope you are having better weather than we are here.
"Now, we rarely send a postcard
unless perhaps on holiday.
Ellen Currie showcased "100 years OFWISHAW" before Jean Martin displayed historic postcards
of Coatbridge showing how the town has changed over the years.
with their handwriting is like going into the past -- like going back to the horrors of what they endured," Marilyn told The Jerusalem Post.
The 62-year-old, who was a fireman in the region for 30 years and a former janitor at Lochmaben Primary, is the proud owner of albums of vintage postcards
which are each a work of art, providing a slice of social history frozen in time.
In an age before everyone had telephones, and long before social media would provide a means of instant communication, postcards
were often the easiest way to keep in touch.
is not only a snapshot of a carefree time but also a permanent reminder of exploring faraway lands.
After the First World War, consumers embraced the saucy cartoons, which many regard as the "golden age of the picture postcard