This was my lucky day. In need of a new book and new outlook for my commute home (which I was not looking forward to, due to the ugly combination of a Sox game and rain), I stopped off at my favorite place in Boston— the public library, of course. The BPL is already amazing for many reasons. The Sargent paintings, the dvd collection, and the antique book room come to mind. However, today it was extra EXTRA amazing—when I entered the lobby, I was very excited to see they are currently hosting an exhibit of vintage Boston postcards! As some of you may know from a previous post now deep in our blog's archives, I love an antique postcard. So I was happy to stumble upon this well-curated show, and to have the chance to see a truly a great collection of these tiny pieces of history.
Call me a nerd, but there is something amazing about seeing a vintage postcard of the library IN the library. If you live in Boston, stop by the BPL in Copley any time between now and March to check it out. And in the meantime, check out the flickr set re-posted from their website to get a glimpse. ••••
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Posted by Tess Mattern at 6:00 PM