Monday, June 2, 2008

Policia Montada

A postcard that Spencer found in the UCSB library, in a copy of Jane Jacobs’s The Death and Life of Great American Cities. I'm guessing it's from a Portuguese-speaking country somewhere south, where police don't actually ride anything that looks like gnus but will fake it for the purposes of self-mocking postcards that white people buy.

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Curiously, whoever filled this postcard out doesn't seem to have ever attached a stamp, which raises questions about how it ended up in Santa Barbara. Either way, the date would suggest that no one may have seen this thing since 2002.

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