Wish You Were Here: Teaching with Historic Postcards

There is a long history and tradition of sending postcards, whether you’re on vacation or just wishing someone will come back home. The New York Public Library will be hosting the in-person workshop for educators of all ages. You can reserve your spot through Eventbrite.

Does pairing an image with a short note and dashing it off to a friend sound familiar? In this workshop for educators of all ages, we will use NYPL’s historic postcard collection to demonstrate how communities advertised their local flair and communication changed over time.
Those in attendance will also have an opportunity to closely examine historic postcards firsthand, preview forthcoming curricular resources from the Center for Educators & Schools, and learn how to create postcards in their own classrooms.

Check out the event!

You can also check out historical postcards of New York City via the NYPL digital collection.


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