Pretty as a Postcard

Long before email, picture postcards were an international fad. These photographic images offered a quick and inexpensive way to share thoughts and information with family and friends. The Castle Museum's latest exhibition, Pretty as a Postcard, shares early twentieth century scenes of Saginaw.

The exhibit features black and white photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company collection preserved in the Prints and Photograph Division of the Library of Congress. These photographs will be displayed next to a duplicate of the colored postcard.

 

Pretty as a Postcard highlights a narrative of mail with the aesthetics of Saginaw.