Pollen, Annebella (2009) Sweet nothings: suggestive Brighton postcard inscriptions Photography and Culture, 2 (1). pp. 77-88. ISSN 1751-4517Full text not available from this repository.
This article details the results of a research project searching for evidence of courtship in Brighton Museum's holdings of mainly topographical early twentieth-century postcards. Assembling a body of evidence that demonstrates Brighton as a historic location for romance and the postcard as a flirtatious form of communication, "Sweet Nothings" argues that while postcard inscriptions have been largely overlooked in academic literature, the coded and truncated messages intended to covertly express intimate exchanges in a public medium provide a suggestive means of understanding mass-produced postcards through their private singularization and use.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Brighton; postcards; museums; public; private; inscription; romance; flirtation|
|Subjects:||V000 Historical and Philosophical studies
P000 Mass Communications and Documentation
W000 Creative Arts and Design > W600 Photography and Film > W640 Photography
|DOI (a stable link to the resource):||10.2752/175145209X419408|
|Faculties:||Faculty of Arts|
|Depositing User:||Annebella Pollen|
|Date Deposited:||08 Dec 2011 12:15|
|Last Modified:||20 Apr 2012 10:55|
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