A Message From the Past
Before texting or DMs, there were postcards...
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The history of postcards in 60 seconds
The epic adventures of the tiny card
Where it all started
Discover how postcards became a cultural phenomenon
A snapshot in time
How postcards were at the center of everything
How to spend your free time in 1900
Postcards of Breton people at play
24 hours in the life of a Breton kid
School, family, and fairytales
Postcards in brief
A story that could fit on the back of a postage stamp
A quick guide to the history of the little card
Who invented the postcard?
Austria, Germany and France fight it out...
Did you know... 140,000 postcards were sold on the first day they went on sale in France - other countries adopted the concept following this huge success.
TIPS AND TRICKS
How to write a postcard
The ways people communicated in times gone by
Take a peek into a bygone era
"Flirting with the Countess on Easter day"
"When we were leaving for war"
"Stop sending me original postcards"
"I want to prove (oooove!) that I'm not forgetting you"
"A word from the butcher's"
"Don't forget me, I love you always"
"I'm a bit sick"
"Thinking about you, your brother"
"Thanks darling for giving me the pleasure of seeing my dear friends again"
"It's harvest time..."
"While we're eating and drinking"
"My dear wife..."
The art in your pocket
ART AND DESIGN
Art Nouveau Illustrations
Women, advertising and an artistic movement
Did you know... The most expensive postcard ever auctioned was sent by Picasso to Apollinaire in 1918 and featured a cubist portrait.
Out-of-the-box and off-the-wall
Novelty, scandal and kitsch
The good, the bad, and the ugly
Postcards you'd never receive today
Did you know... The Eiffel Tower is the monument most featured on postcards: 5 billion postcards of it have been sold since 1889!
The little stories that made history
Individual stories told in postcards
POSTCARDS AS HISTORY
Postcards as proof of life during the Great War
Correspondence and World War I
POSTCARDS AS HISTORY
Faster than a newspaper
The postcard as media and document
Did you know... In 1917, 1,700,000 postcards were exchanged every day in France.
Spotlight on: Brittany and postcards
How did Bretons spend their free time in 1900?
Bretons at play
At the height of tourism in Brittany
On the trail of artists and writers
Beyond the famous 'crepe': food in Brittany
Dinner is served
Capturing coastal landscapes
A day in the life of Breton children in the 1900s
24 hours in the life of a young Breton
Mystery, legend and fairytale
Carnac and its megalithic sites
Postcards in the Breton language
Le Carton Voyageur
See more of the postcard museum's collections
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