Real Photo Postcards: Their Role in Deltiology, Photography & Historic Preservation – Presented by Donald R. Brown

April 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Brendle Museum - Historic Schaefferstown Inc
111 N. Market St. Schaefferstown PA 17088

Former State Librarian Donald R. Brown will present a slide show and display Real Photo postcards of Lebanon County, the Lebanon Valley and elsewhere. He will explore the role of Real Photo postcards in the democratization of photography as well as their part in the Great Postcard Craze of 1905-1914. This medium made its debut between 1902 and 1904, recording grass roots activities and events of people and of places. Thus Real Photo postcards provide documentation important for historic preservation in our time.

Don Brown, a postcard collector since 1943, is keenly interested in demonstrating and studying the medium of the picture postcard as a document of our American heritage past and present. Mr. Brown retired from the PA State Library in 1991 and in 1993 incorporated his large collection of postcards and books as the Institute of American Deltiology, a research center at 300 West Main Ave. in Myerstown PA.

This FREE event is held in the Brendle Museum’s Lower Level at 111 N. Market St.

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Date:  Sunday, April 26, 2020
Time: 2:00PM
Fee: Free. Donations accepted.
Details: 717-949-2244