Paris Captured: Postcards from the Golden Age (1890-1914) | Berkeley
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Castle in the Air invites you to view a Paris captured at the height of this golden age of the postcard (1890-1914) just a few short decades after it’s invention. Berkeley collector Leonard Pitt shares over 70 postcards showing life in the city’s boulevards, streets, shops, dance halls, and cafés. Pitt’s accompanying notes take viewers on the ultimate nostalgia trip, revealing social and architectural details of a Paris that has, for the most part, vanished.
Leonard Pitt is the bestselling author of Walks Through Lost Paris, Paris Postcards: The Golden Age, and the forthcoming Paris: A Journey Through Time. He will give a talk and book signing at the Paris Captured opening reception the evening of April 7.
Postcards from the Golden Age (1890–1914)
A Gallery Exhibition from the Leonard Pitt Collection
- April 1 through May 15, 2010
- Gallery open 12–6 Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday
Reception, book signing, and illustrated talk by Leonard Pitt
Wednesday, April 7, 6 p.m.
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