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BOSTON PUBLIC RADIO
Wed December 26, 2012
The Postcard Age
Since the 1930's Leonard A. Lauder, the billionaire son of the famous Estée, has been collecting postcards. He started this life's passion by spending his 5 cent allowance at Woolworths, buying up postcards of New York buildings.
Now at the age of 79 his vast collection has been captured in a book, The Postcard Age, which has a corresponding show at the MFA.
The MFA's Ben Weiss joins us today to talk about the history of the postcard and how it became one of the smallest canvases for so many artists.