We will look at some 90 years of comic postcards put out by Albuquerque cartoonists and publishers – from the 1900s to around 1990. Do not expect this to be a politically correct presentation, because the cards make fun of pretty much everybody in New Mexico – cowboys, tourists, Native Americans, Asians, Hispanos, Anglos, even little kids and dead people.
A retired journalist, Nancy Tucker has played with postcards on and off since the early 1950s, when her father was stationed at Sandia Base. Today, she has hundreds of Albuquerque postcards from all eras, as well as thousands from elsewhere. She says that postcards scratch an itch that lies somewhere between her interests in History and in Graphics.