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'Tom Phillips has one of the greatest postcard collections in the world - the ultimate archive of British citizens from the turn of the century.' Martin Parr, photographer and postcard collector 'These images are captivating visual vignettes. We may not know who the subjects are, but the postcards offer us a glimpse of their interests, their time and their world. Tom Phillips's exceptional collection gives us a fascinating chance to retrieve something of these lives.' Sandy Nairne, Director, National Portrait Gallery, London 'These books will fascinate anyone interested in humanity or in the contrivances of image-making.' Richard Morphet, curator and postcard expert 'Picture postcards capture unique moments in time and place and are a wonderful social history record. Tom Phillips is adept at seeking out and choosing amazingly evocative postcard images.' Brian Lund, editor, Picture Postcard Monthly

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Tom Phillips CBE, RA, is a major British artist who lives and works in London. www.tomphillips.co.uk

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'An important contribution to social history and visual culture.' * Visual Studies *

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