“One potential casualty of the great strides in the field of modern communication is the postcard. With the advent of Twitter and Instagram, the once mandatory holiday card is fading into nostalgia”. So began a fascinating piece by a Montreal local historian and freelance writer, Robert N. Wilkins.
In his Montreal Diary in the Gazette, he describes just how prominent and popular post cards once were. He also writes about what happened when he was recently given a compilation of vintage postcards from a former Montrealer who left the city a number of years past. Many, he wrote, are from the Edwardian Period and provide a fascinating view of what this municipality was like over a century ago.