The most fascinating aspect of this project however aren’t even the pictures on the postcards – although some are quite beautiful and intricate, especially the really old ones. What really grabbed my attention were the stories behind them. Laupheim, despite its over 1,200 year-history, is a small town with little to make it stand out.
What compelled people to come here, purchase a postcard, and send it to a friend or loved one? Were they just passing time while waiting for an appointment, in the same way someone today might use Twitter or update their Facebook status?