Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Walker Evans: The Picture Postcard

Notable American photographer, Walker Evans, had a postcard collection... and it was a good one. So good, that photography department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art created an exhibition to display all the meticulously categorized postal treasures. Evans made sure to divide his collection by subject; be it windmills or beaches, small towns or exotic locales, there is a place for each and every piece of correspondence he received. It is a delight to look at the variety of subjects, all bearing the same early 20th century style.


  1. I love this picture. I like buying vintage postcards, but never know what to do with them. This has inspired me to organize some and frame them together.

  2. Wow, you can go to Met almost everyday? What a nice life style? (Plus a lot of walking!)

    I quite enjoyed the Walker Evans' postcard exhibition. The audience love it since a lot of them collect them too. It is something it cost as much to Walker Evans as to any other people to buy a postcard. At least I feel honored when seeing something I have is in the museum collection.


  3. This was SUCH a great exhibition!! Loved it!


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