Provost Lecture Series - Dr. Eric Metcalf

" 'Will Write Later': Postcards, Technology and Social History in Early 20th Century New England,"
Provost Lecture Series - Dr. Eric Metcalf
When Feb 22, 2012
from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where AC-1M06
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Contact Phone 718-262-5338
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Speech Communication professor, Dr. Eric Metcalf will open the Spring 2012 Provost's Lecture Series with a presentation entitled, "Will Write Later."  This lecture showcases a unique collection of postcards manufactured between 1906 and 1915. Most of the cards were exchanged between two sisters – one still living in their hometown of Pawtucket, R.I., the other on Nantucket, an island off the Massachusetts coast.

Although photographic imagery had been relatively commonplace for fifty years, the color postcards were among the first visual media to have reached a mass audience. The cards depict an American nation in technological and social transition on the cusp of World War I.