I’m working on a long-form article about what postcards are used for, as well as a little bit of history on the development of postcards, so look forward to that Coming Soon. In the meantime, let’s take a look at a neat real photo postcard from my collection.
This is a colourized version of a postcard that was also released in black and white. It’s number 82 in an Egyptian Types and Scenes series, with this one titled Crossing the Desert.
References to camels in Egypt go back to around 263 BCE, when a Greek account book mentions the costs of renting out some camels to farmers. Fast-forward to 2,200 years later, and they’re used for everything from transportation to food. Evidence of camels during the Pharaonic period hasn’t been found yet, but it’s still possible that they were hanging out back then, too.
Anyway, I think this image is from around 1931. The colouring is nice and vibrant, and I didn’t have to do much restoration work here.
Thanks for joining me this week, everyone. While you’re here, don’t forget to take a look at the work I’ve been doing on my store.