Postcard Projects

While conducting research for a novel-in-progress about Hedda Burgemeister and Otto Koehler, Gayle Brennan Spencer became fascinated and distracted by the stories old postcards have to tell – resulting in a series of collages, “Postcards from San Antonio.”   Gayle maintains the original, intimate scale of the postcards and period stamps to force viewers to come closer to read these messages from earlier times – to ponder how they relate to life today.

This “kitschen-aide” series touches on San Antonio’s Mexican heritage, cowgirls, holy cards, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera and even the notorious Blue Book, a 1911-1912 guide to the “Sporting District” of San Antonio.

One thought on “Postcard Projects

  1. Nora Peterson says:

    Hi Gayle. A friend from my hometown, Oak Park, IL has sent me three S.A. postcards from the 1940’s. I would be happy to share them with you or send you images. Let me know. I enjoy your blog. Nora

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