These days, when travelling, it’s possible to take photographs and upload them almost instantly to photo services such as Flickr and Facebook. Smart phones have more and more powerful cameras, and some cameras are even being built with web connectivity for easy uploading of photos.
This wasn’t always the case. It used to be that printed postcards were the way that people shared the experiences of places they’d visited with others.
The designs of travel postcards were always really interesting, and often had influences on later styles of design. Here’s some examples of vintage travel postcards: