Monday, January 9, 2012

Postcard: Silver Springs, A Composite View

An artist's composite view of Silver Springs, Florida 
— underwater and above water.

The postcard shown here is a 'linen card,' so known due 
to the texture of the postcard's surface [click on image 
for enlarged for detailed view]. Linen cards were popular 
from approximatey 1931 to the early 1950s.

It was very common for older postcards to be based 
on an original black and white photograph, or in this 
case photographs, and then colorized and drawn into 
to enliven the overall scene. Although today's postcards 
are usually limited to glossy, printed color photographs, 
I can assure you that there is a lot of Photoshop work 
going on to 'improve' the images we mail to one another.

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