To create this book both sides of every postcard was digitized and cataloged. As interesting as the original postcard book is, some cards are more noteworthy than others. To reproduce the postcard book, it was clear that one could capture the spirit of the original without reproducing the postcard
book in its entirety. The goal was not to create an academic, documentation of the original.
The author preferred to create a book that would be a pleasure to page through — much like the
experience of paging through the original book with Helen and hearing her stories.