Posts tagged 'Letters'
Much before the e-mail, before FedEx cargo, before UPS, letters were carried by pigeons. This envelope has mail to be sent by pigeon post.
In fact, in the magical world of “Harry Potter,” they’re still delivered by owls, aren’t they?
A vintage postcard from 1909.
Unlike letter writing, there never has been, and there never could be, an anthology of the best of postcard writing, because when people collect postcards, it’s usually for reasons other than their literary qualities. If there was such a book, I’m sure it would contain hundreds of anonymous masterpieces of this minimalist art, since unlike letters, cards require a verbal concision that can rise to high level of eloquence: brief and heart-breaking glimpses into someone’s existence in addition to countless amusing and well-told anecdotes.