Postcards were a chance for people to send “best wishes” for special occasions to their family and friends, or just to keep in touch. The postage on these cards was cheaper than a letter and the cost of the card less than that of an actual birthday or Christmas card as we know them today.
It was a way to stay in tough with friends and family and sometimes send an occasional bit of humour through the mail. These postcards give us a very accurate snapshot of the humour and attitudes of the people of that time, they give us a look into what daily life was like.
While our collection is small, we wanted to share with you what those who sent these to their family and friends back home.
We are always interested in increasing our collection so that we may share with everyone this glimpse into our past. If you have postcards there are three ways in which you could share them with us:
1) a direct donation to the museum
2) loan them to us, we will scan them and return the originals to you
3) if you have a digital image you can send it to us at our email address: LynMuseum@gmail.com