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BORING POSTCARDS

This Group celebtrates Boring, ordinary, dull, commercial Postcards that feature aspects of our everyday life – such as streets, roads, houses -- and are, in a strange way, interesting because they are so uninteresting. Join in and share your Postcards of our Boring world.

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Comment by John M. Bennett on December 1, 2019 at 1:05pm

The "military monument"  is a monument to the founders of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico.  The Motel 6 card is of a motel in St. Louis, Missouri, usa

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on December 1, 2019 at 6:56am

Dear 23 Skidoo and Artbyjac,

Yep, these issues arise in our souls and elsewhere.

Look at what I said at the start of this Group

"What makes a Postcard Boring? I have given considerable thought as to what makes a Postcard Boring – or not – and would like to share my ideas with you. When confronted with a Boring Postcard, I ask myself a number of questions. First, why did a photographer want to make a Postcard of this subject? Second, why did some printer and some seller think they could make money from this Boring Postcard? Third, why did anyone buy this Boring Postcard? Fourth, what message – visual or verbal – did the sender of the Boring Postcard mean to convey? And fifth, what on earth did the recipient of the Boring Postcard make of the image?"

Comment by ArtbyJac on December 1, 2019 at 5:19am

Skidoo.. Amazing that someone took the time to take the pic and produce this

Comment by Jean Jackson on December 1, 2019 at 5:07am

the Jolly Rogue restaurant

Wackers in Kermit Texas

Comment by ArtbyJac on November 29, 2019 at 9:43pm

love the concept of this, I have a collection of post cards like this.

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on November 29, 2019 at 4:20pm

Bonjour Katherine!

No, the Poniac 'Look!' is not based on one of David Stafford's images 5he might be able to identify the exact model perhaps?) but is a genuine postcards. Details as folllows

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Photograph copyright 2003 H Armstrong Roberts

Published by Graphique de France, Boston USA / Paris, France.

the Georgia Circle is a big field. It must be used for something sometimes I wonder what? ( Someshat surprisingly, there isn't a IUOMA member from Georgia to ask).

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on November 29, 2019 at 4:11pm

Thanks John. Where is the militarywar memorial from? The motel seems to be in the US because of the cars parked outside.

'Nostalgia, emptiness and loss' a good description of Boring Postcards.

Comment by John M. Bennett on November 28, 2019 at 6:26pm

These cards produce that intense sense of nostalgia and emptiness - or loss, perhaps, that is characteristic off the best of Boring Postcards

Comment by John M. Bennett on November 28, 2019 at 6:24pm

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 28, 2019 at 4:26pm

David Stafford in New Mexico often sends vintage car images,

...did he send the Pontaic?

p.s.

That "field" in North Georgia College (now the University of North Georgia)

is not a sports field after all...it is the "Georgia Circle" on the main campus,

connecting the various central buildings :-) 

 

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