Photo postcards were the social media of the early 1900s. By sending one, you could quickly and cheaply show off the places you’d visited – from main streets to local attractions. You might even get a same-day reply if you sent a postcard across town and your city delivered mail twice daily.
Today, these postcards are a window into the past. They show us what their makers and buyers saw, and thought was important to share.
Ko ngā kāri whakaahua te pae pāpori i ngā tau tōmua o 1900. Mā te tuku kāri whakaahua, ka tere ake, ka iti ake te utu ki te whakaatu whakahīhī atu i ngā wāhi kua oti te toro atu – mai i ngā tiriti matua ki ngā kaupapa huinga ā-rohe. Mā te tuku i tētahi kāri ki tētahi pito o tētahi tāone e rua nei ngā wā tukunga mēra i te rā kotahi, tērā ka whiwhi tonu koe i tētahi whakautu.
Anō he matapihi ngā kāri whakaahua ki ngā rā o nehe. E whakaatu mai ana i ngā kitekitenga i te hunga nā rātou rā i waihanga, i hokohoko rānei, otirā, ko ngā take hira hoki hei whakakitenga atu hei tohatoha atu.