Yesterday's post referenced a commentary by Charles Simic on "The Lost Art of Postcard Writing." Today I'd like to make you aware of the collection of postcards that the Nesmith Library owns. The Arthur Wheat Postcard Collection contains various scenes of Windham taken about 100 years ago during the heyday of postcard production. The postcard of the library, below, is one of several library scenes. It dates from 1907.
No information is available on Arthur Wheat, the man who donated the postcards to us, so, if you know his history, we'd appreciate hearing from you. The collection was scanned and captioned by Sylvie Brikiatis as part of her coursework for a Masters in Library and Information Science at Southern Connecticut State University.