Beware, armchair travellers, this book may create a yearning that only walks along the Cape's streets and coves will satisfy. For those who have visited the Cape, it will conjure up recollections of an idyllic vacation. For natives, it will be like reading a letter from home in picture and verse. The picturesque images capture a way of life that is both historic and nostalgic. Over two hundred vintage postcards, from the early 1900s through the 1950s, display carefree times in the Cape's small towns, quiet beaches, and bustling harbours. Verses by the Cape's celebrated writer and poet, Joseph Crosby Lincoln, are interspersed amid the charming images.
Karen Choppa has labored in the world of vintage ephemera and illustrated arts for many years. Her previous publications include work on artist Besse Pease Gutman. Mary L. Martin is proprietress of the Mary Martin Postcards, a three-generation family business and the largest postcard operation in the world.