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Commercial Planes


These postcards reveal the extent to which this medium lends itself to documenting absolutely any subject. To some, these cards may seem boring (like the cards collected and archived by British photographer Martin Parr in his book Boring Postcards). Others decided that these images were the way that they wanted to document their travels, using photos of airplanes or maps in lieu of picturesque cards showing beautiful views or monuments. In the same way that traveling by plane gives a different perspective of the Earth below, these cards allow us the garner a different perspective of what was important to different people or cultures throughout history. 

Commercial Planes