Research Document - The History of the Postcard

When Hastings Pier opened in 1872 it was very fashionable. The penny post was so quick and efficient that mail would arrive at its destination in a matter of hours. Picture post cards became an important and entertaining form of communication and card collecting was very competitive.

When Hastings Pier opened in 1872 it was very fashionable. The penny post was so quick and efficient that mail would arrive at its destination in a matter of hours. Picture post cards became an important and entertaining form of communication and card collecting was very competitive.

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