Greetings from Washington

Detail of postcard
Cherry Blossoms, Potomac Park, Washington, D.C. Published by Garrison Toy and Novelty Co., Washington , D.C. 1934. Albert Small Washingtoniana Collection AS 81.
Opens March 31, 2018

From souvenirs, to greetings, to the past equivalent of an “I arrived safely” text, postcards tell stories about people and places. This exhibition examines postcards relating to D.C., from their golden age at the turn of the twentieth century to the vintage glamour of mid-century graphics and beyond.

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