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In the decades around 1900\, postcards were Twitter\, e-mail\, Flickr\, and Facebook\, all wrapp ed into one. A postcard craze swept the world\, as billions of cards were b ought and mailed\, or just pasted into albums. Many famous artists turned t o the new medium\, but one of the great pleasures of postcards is how some of the most beautiful and interesting cards were made by artists whose name s we barely know. This unprecedented exhibition traces how big historical a nd cultural themes of the modern age—enthralling\, exciting\, and sometimes disturbing—played out on the postcard’s tiny canvas.

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“The Postcard Age” features about 400 cards by a wide variety of artists and publishers from throughout Europe and the Americas. It is arranged not by style or cou ntry\, but by theme\, with sections devoted to\, among other things\, urban life\, the changing role of women\, sports\, celebrity\, new technologies\ , the stylish collectors’ cards of the art nouveau\, and World War I. The result is a vivid picture of the cares and concerns of the age and a tempting sampler of the artistic and historical riches found in the Leona rd A. Lauder Postcard Archive\, the lifetime project of Leonard Lauder and a promised gift to the Museum of Fine Arts\, Boston.

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DTEND:20130414 DTSTAMP:20140420T051712 DTSTART:20121024 GEO:42.331976;-71.1016439 LOCATION:Museum of Fine Arts Boston\,465 Huntington Avenue \nBoston\, MA 02 115 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: The Postcard Age Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection UID:239324 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20121024T214500 DTSTAMP:20140420T051712 DTSTART:20121024T100000 GEO:42.331976;-71.1016439 LOCATION:Museum of Fine Arts Boston\,465 Huntington Avenue \nBoston\, MA 02 115 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: The Postcard Age Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection UID:239325 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR