Postcards quaintly illuminate the history of a town

Salisbury Association Historical Society Chair Lou Bucceri and trustee emeritus curator and former town historian Katherine Chilcoatwere ready for the opening reception on Sept. 7 of the exhibit “A Postcard History of Salisbury’s Past.” Photo by NF Ambery

SALISBURY — If you look at how people document visual evidence of their travels, in the 21st century you might start with Instagram and Pinterest. 

If you go back in years, you may find vacation images posted on older social media, like Facebook. Reverse even more in time and you may see images sent by email, included on a drive or a CD-Rom or printed on glossy paper. 

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