The phenomenon of the picture postcard exploded in 1900 with the Universal Exhibition in Paris. It was purchased as a souvenir, sent as a small gift, used by those who could afford travel and vacations. The postcard has made the history of paper and communication: thanks to it, friends, family and lovers have exchanged greetings and thoughts. Sending a postcard is a gesture of affection that tastes of nostalgia, curiosity, sharing, timeless charm. The beauty of the cardboard support, the image that depicts the places of the vacations, the reduced space for words, the intimacy of handwriting, today given way to sms and messages typed on the phone, is a real collector's item.
“We live, my Lesbia, and we love
And every perfidious murmur of the old
Is worth the vilest coin to us.
The day may die and then rise again,
but when our brief day dies,
an endless night we will sleep.
You give me a thousand kisses,
and then a hundred,then give me another thousand, then a hundred,
then a thousand more, and so a hundred.
And when they are one thousand
and one thousand
we will hide their true number,
lest the envious cast the evil eye
For such a large number of kisses.”