Penny Postcards: Coney Island

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At the north end of the reference collection, humbly housed in beige cabinets, rest thousands of postcards.  These penny postcard images, sent as modern novelties, carry messages of well being and adventure.  In this series we follow our intrepid traveler from city to city on a world tour.

Pompeii and the Casa dei Vettii: Postcards from the Ingalls Library Collection

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To accompany the Pompeii exhibition, a selection of postcards is currently on exhibit in the Ingalls Library display case.

The Casa dei Vettii, named after its owners, is one of the most familiar monuments of Roman domestic architecture. It is one of the few large houses not looted by treasure-hunters before it was excavated. Equally famous are the wall paintings, often referred to as among the finest in all of Roman art.