Framing Place & Time

The Legacy of Photography in Colorado 1970-1990 to be held in Trinidad, CO, Sept. 21-24, 2022.
                   

The postcards in this collection relate to the education and practice of art photography in Colorado during an influential time. 

Mark Klett to Kenda North Mark Klett to Kenda North

Mark Klett to Kenda North

Dear Kenda, Well we're settled in finally, though there seems like so much to do. Ellen's [Manchester] working even harder than in Breck[enridge]. I'm teaching and doing a little of my own work while also finishing up some survey stuff. Went to Yellowstone and had a great time. Jo Ann [Verburg?] says you put in some time on the BIG camera. Good! Hope everything's OK in Colo—I miss it. Best to all. Love Mark

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Gary Metz to Ellen Manchester Gary Metz to Ellen Manchester

Gary Metz to Ellen Manchester

(VERY sorry) to have MISSED you this time, got behind. Will see you in SEPTEMBER when the summer leaves start to fall!!... OH, THIS IS BEAUTIFUL! Roger [?] misses you, will do Aspen in Aug. (!) Linda [?] and Mike [?] send some good thots. Dig it.

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Bonnie Lambert to Ellen Manchester Bonnie Lambert to Ellen Manchester

Bonnie Lambert to Ellen Manchester

Friday Dear Ellen I am totally inert here in Montana. I hope you are doing somewhat better in Aspen. I have camped in Yellowstone, visited a high school friend in Missoula, + done my favorite thing—sent lots of postcards. See you next week. love, Bonnie

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Jacky Lavin to Ellen Manchester Jacky Lavin to Ellen Manchester

Jacky Lavin to Ellen Manchester

Fri. 9/16 Well Ellen—Here's a man for you—hope your trip was super and the cookies were good—Am in Toronto visiting Louise [?]—NYC fell through but it's very mellow here—L [?] says hello and is sorry we haven't met up again—Am quite glad to be out of Rochester—Classes start Mon—will be in Mike [?] section—We miss you—Jacky

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Dave Freund to Ellen Manchester Dave Freund to Ellen Manchester

Dave Freund to Ellen Manchester

Hi Ellen—This [illegible] as a follow up letter, making sure you got my answer to yours—is the show still cooking? I do need those questions answered if it is. How're you doing & what plans for summer? I find I'm spending much time thinking about it—got a NY Council for the Arts grant $4,000 [stars all around]—so I think I'll be a gypsy and much anticipating it—a bona fide vacation! Calm enough here—given that it's NYC—Wanted to go for a drive today but was unable to face the hassle of leaving town—no wonder people are born to die in their neighborhoods. & hey, is there any encouragement I could give you to entice you to send my clothes, please? love, Dave

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Darryl Curran to Ellen Manchester and Cheri Hiser Darryl Curran to Ellen Manchester and Cheri Hiser

Darryl Curran to Ellen Manchester and Cheri Hiser

Ellen, I'll send my pictures about the 1st. D.J.C.

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Dave Freund to Ellen Manchester Dave Freund to Ellen Manchester

Dave Freund to Ellen Manchester

Dear Ellen—Very good to get your card(s) & hear the show looks good—really wish I could see it. (By implication, Gary's [Metz?] prints showed up, right?) The clothes, my god, thanks for not sending them for $22! Can't you just put them in a box & mail 'em last class, insured? Shouldn't be more than a few $—& when it comes I'll mail you a check for the postage. I'll surely be out sometime this summer, somehow. How long you gonna be there? Could you send me a summer catalog? School's out next week, & free play for the summer‚ hardly know where to strike first. But I'll manage. See yo. Love, Dave [front of card] Hi, Bonnie [Lambert] !!!

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Gwen Widmer and Reed Estabrook to Ellen Manchester Gwen Widmer and Reed Estabrook to Ellen Manchester

Gwen Widmer and Reed Estabrook to Ellen Manchester

Dear Ellen, The BLIMP is I N C R E D I B L E. It arrived just as we were leaving for Layfayette Ind (Purdue) where Reed was giving a lecture on K I T C H ! Everyone was really impressed that we had a friend who would send a chocolate blimp! Can you get more? Maybe we'll try & get some by writing directly to the co. How long will you be in Aspen? We'd like to go west while you're still there but may have to wait til Aug. When you go East be sure & stop at least overnight—longer if you can. The photo paper is off & a very long story. Love, Reed, Gwen, Lunch, Meatball, Diesel & Radio.

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David Barey to Ellen Manchester David Barey to Ellen Manchester

David Barey to Ellen Manchester

dear ellen: we in de black hills and humming. aspen seems so far away. love david

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Alex Sweetman to Ellen Manchester Alex Sweetman to Ellen Manchester

Alex Sweetman to Ellen Manchester

Dear Ellen—expect to arrive June 5. Presently touring southern U.S. on photo jugernautical exposition. Snap. Snap. From Mts to hills to flat land to [?] & back again. Yohioughengy Monongohela dogatsu hi. Weather great ready for Colorado. See you soon. Regards to all. L. Alex Tenn. N.C. Va. Penn. N.J. N.Y

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Robert Fichter to Ellen Manchester Robert Fichter to Ellen Manchester

Robert Fichter to Ellen Manchester

OK—when? How many 11x14's R. Fichter 9c/o [address redacted]

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Gary Metz to Ellen Manchester Gary Metz to Ellen Manchester

Gary Metz to Ellen Manchester

CORN *\|/* THE MESSAGE IS THE MESSAGE, you have totally understood this sentence...... .... (!) See you the fifth "1/2 of the Pacific's 7th Fleet is hooked on heroin "it floats..... WHAT? FLAKES GALORE EAT PORK CHOPS

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David Barey to Ellen Manchester David Barey to Ellen Manchester

David Barey to Ellen Manchester

dear ellen. i think i like Rizd. i wonder if I can afford it. Harry [Callahan] and Aaron [Siskind] say hello. i won't have any photography until September. som [sic] sess has 2-d and 3-d design, fund. drawing. i am ill at the moment but will recuperate. write to me if you can. of course you can. no excess my mail box is hungry bonnie [Lambert] has the address. Love d.

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Peter de Lory to Bonnie Lambert and Ellen Manchester Peter de Lory to Bonnie Lambert and Ellen Manchester

Peter de Lory to Bonnie Lambert and Ellen Manchester

Dearest Girls—Photo of Minor's [White] workshop, housing real quaint, condusive [sic] to the creative process. Good times had and beeing [sic] had here on old Cape Cod with Big Haze, a row boat and few rolls of Plus-X. Love Peter

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Dave Freund to Ellen Manchester Dave Freund to Ellen Manchester

Dave Freund to Ellen Manchester

Dear Ellen—Just passed thru Freedom—thought this card was just the ticket. Chicago's next, then the coast—then, at last, Aspen late July-early August. You gonna be around? Just what are you going to be up to? I assume the show's down—don't know if you're planning to mail the prints, but if so, spare yourself & I'll pick them up when I get there. And I'll also pick up the clothes (just in case anyone was off to mail them today). I understand Alex [?] is there nowadays. Give him my best & tell him I'll pick up the stuff he put in his trailer for me—if he won't be there, please ask him to leave instructions for me, will you. Thanks very much, Ellen. See you soon—maybe have a choc. sundae. Love, Dave PS—if you write me, do it c/o [?] Tanner [address redacted]

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Alan and Andrea Klotz to Ellen Manchester Alan and Andrea Klotz to Ellen Manchester

Alan and Andrea Klotz to Ellen Manchester

Hello, I am sorry to say that barring sudden change a visit to Aspen will not be possible (flat broke) But we are expecting you to stay with us while you find a place to live. It was a lovely summer and the West has properly humbled me, but the dessiduous [sic] forrests [sic] of the East call & I feel the tug San Francisco, Paul Berger, all well the latter will come back this fall. Andrea wants to climb Rainer. Thank god we're out of money I wouldn't try to stop her as she shows definite mountain goat tendencies. Your farm must be beautiful in the fall H I N T !!! xx Alan Andrea

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Darryl Curran to Ellen Manchester Darryl Curran to Ellen Manchester

Darryl Curran to Ellen Manchester

Ellen, thanks for the note—yes please send the things. I hope your summer has been pleasant. Mine has been hectic. The show I was organizing for S.F. Museum has been postponed till Sept. '73. Need a show of L.A. photos? Good luck in N.Y.! D.J.C.

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Peter de Lory to Ellen Manchester and Bonnie Lambert Peter de Lory to Ellen Manchester and Bonnie Lambert

Peter de Lory to Ellen Manchester and Bonnie Lambert

Well kiddoes Aspen Revisited was indeed a treat as you could imagine. Andy is fine very fine. Hope your [sic] having a ball back at Art College. Peter de Lory [?] better than Hell [?], too.

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Gary Metz to Ellen Manchester Gary Metz to Ellen Manchester

Gary Metz to Ellen Manchester

HAVING a TIME, wish I were there; you were here, or BOTH See you in Sept? Not much room to rite is there? Say, HI, FOLKS, please!

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Gary Metz to Dave Freund Gary Metz to Dave Freund

Gary Metz to Dave Freund

THE HIGHEST VERTICAL RISE.... One day .....$10.00 Three day ....$24.00 Six day .....$42.00 Child, one day (12 & under....#6.00 Private lesson, 1 hour (1 person)...$15.00 Private Instructor all day......$90.00 "Discover Skiing" GLM all inclusive .....$75.00 THE HIGHEST VERTICAL RISE IN COLORADO (!) More comes from others soon........GLM

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This whole experience (of reviewing old postcards) is a combination of nostalgia and nausea. Mark Johnstone

Thanks for doing all this; I do have many more cards... Kenda North

This is a really swell idea. Thomas F. Barrow

I'm amazed at the traction your project is getting—it inspires my participation. Dave Freund

This is SOOOO good....I love it.....totally. Lance Carlson

Love this project, will need to do some serious and strategic excavations to find pc's... Ellen Manchester

Very cool to see this. It takes me back! Mark Klett

Good luck with your wonderful project. Sandy Hume

That is a phenomenal website. Thanks! Alan Nakagawa

Ok, my plans for the day are shot! I have to look through some old boxes in the basement. This is outstanding! Sue Robinson

Refreshingly different. Jack Fulton

Postcards To or From Artists
Alan Klotz Alan Nakagawa Alan Trachtenberg Alden Spilman Alex Richman Alex Sweetman Alfred Appel Andrea Jennison Andrea Klotz Anita Stekel Ann and Jack Vernon Arthur Taussig Barbara Bradley Barbara de Genieveeve Barbara Houghton Barbara Jo Revelle Barbara Migdal Barbara Smith Ben Benschneider Beth Gafarian Bill Edwards Bob Figgis Bob Sauer Bonnie Lambert Brenda Mayer Burnett Miller Candida Finkel Carol Duncan Caroline Hinkley Cheri Hiser Cheryl Bailey Chris Gallagher Chris Wiedmann Chuck Forsman Chuck Hagen Clayton Spada Dan Loewenstein Darryl Curran Dave Freund David Barey David Hamilton David Jekel Debbie Tharp Dennis Staffne Diane Germain Ed Ruscha Ellen Land-Weber Ellen Manchester Ellen Van Fleet Ellen Whitney Eric Minuth Eric Paddock Eric Renner Frances Jones Frank Hall Gary Metz Graham Howe Gwen Widmer Harold Jones Heidi Cost Howard Junker Ian Green Irene Borger Jack Fulton Jacky Lavin James Bohnen Jamie Bennett Jay DiLorenzo Jenny Phelps Jerry Burchfield Jim Cannata Jim Houghton Jim Olson Jim Stone Jim Tittle JoAnn Verburg Jody Boyman Joe Deal John Baeder John Pfahl John Priola Judith Dunham Judith Golden Judy Coleman Judy Dater Karen Huntt Ken Abbott Kenda North Kris Lewis Lance Carlson Larry Sultan Les Krims Lew Thomas Linda Connor Linda Montgomery Lon Spiegelman Lynne Brown Maggie Sauer Marcia Ganales Mark Johnstone Mark Klett Mark Mayer Marshall Mayer Martha Madigan Mary Virginia Swanson Mary-Linn Hughes Mauro Altamura Maya Ishiwata Michael Ballou Michael Lesy Michael Peven Michael Smith Michaela Murphy Mike Mandel Miles Forst Mimi Weinberg Myrella Moses Myron Wood Nicholas Devore III Nicki Rousselle Pat Wellenbach Patty Hemmingway Seale Paul Berger Paul Briggs Paul Ginsberg Paula Crane Peter de Lory Peter Galassi Peter Zokosky Reed Estabrook Richard Notkin Rick and Suzy Titcomb Robbert Flick Robert Dawson Robert Fichter Robert Flynt Roberta Heinrich Roella Louie Roger Mertin Rusty Culp Ruth Thorne-Thomsen Sandi Fellman Sandy Hume Sarah Black Scott Engel Scott McLeod Serse Luigetti Seth Mason Sheila King Sheila Pinkel Sherry Wolf Sidney Jason Stuart Klipper Sue Robinson Susan Mogul Susan Morgan Susan Rankaitis Thos. K. Meyer Tim Bradley Tim Peek Tina Barney Tom Black Tom Breeden Tom Lamb Tom Swope Unknown Victor Landweber Vida Freeman Volkert Volkersz

 

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Other Artists "In the Text"
Aaron Siskind Al Nodal Alan Sekula Alexandre Calder And Farm Andre Kertesz Andy Ostheimer Andy Warhol Anne Noggle Arlene Gould Arthur Knight Barbara Crane Barbara Kasten Barnett Newman Bea Nettles Beaumont Newhall Ben Bivins Bernard Plossu Beth Gallagher Betty Hahn Bill Jay Brassai Brenda Mayer Brian Botel Bunny Yeager Carlton Watkins Carlyn Tucker Carson Graves Catherine Lord Cathy Gauss Charles Desmaris Chauncey Hare Christo Chuck Forsman Clyde Smith Co Rentmeester Colorado Historical Society David Duncan Douglas David Johnson David Vestal Deb Gelet Deborah Turbeville Don Bottcher Don Nice Duane Michaels Edouard Manet Edwin Dickinson Eileen Berger Eileen Cowin Eugene Atget Evon Streetman F. Jay Haynes Frank Barsotti Frank Gohlke Frantisek Drtikol Fred Endsley Fred Lonidier Frederick Sommer Garry Winogrand Gary Emrich George Blakeley George Tice Gerhard Vormwald Giorgio de Chirico Greg McGregor Hank Lewis Harry Callahan Helen Brunner Helmut Gernsheim Hippolyte Bayard Hunter S. Thompson Imogen Cunningham Irene MacDonald Jack Burnham Jack Higbee Jacob A. Riis Jan Aronson Jan van der Marck Janice Belson Jean Honore Fragonard Jean Walther Jeff Schnackenberg Jeffrey Fuller Jim Dine Jim Hugunin Jim Hunter Joan Brown Joan Lyons Joan Redmond John Berger John Divola John Gutmann John Kacere John Klemmer John Schott John Szarkowski Jose Inez Herrera Joseph Beuys Judy Thorpe Karl Blossfeld Kathy Wren Kay Urry Ken Brown Ken Josephson L. A. Huffman Larry Burrows Lee Friedlander Lemasson Lewis Baltz Light Impressions Linda Anthis Man Ray Mark Chamberlain Marsha and Mike Burns Marsha Burns Martha Rosler Mary Donner Mary Ellen Mark Meridel Rubenstein Michael Bishop Michael Langenstein Minor White Nancy Howell-Koehler Nathan Lyons Newton Harrison Paul Bowles Paul Kubic Peter Bunnell Peter MacGill Philip Guston Pierre Boucher Purdy R. C. Bishop R. G. Zellers Ralph Wolff Rex Westen Richard Pare Robert Adams Robert Cummings Robert Frank Robert Heinecken Robert Motherwell Robert Rauschenberg Robert Sobieszek Ros Baughman Sally Eauclaire Sam Wagstaff Sam Yanes Sandy Ostertag Saul Steinberg Shelby Lee Adams Stacey McCarroll Cutshaw Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities Susan Larsen Ted Solotaroff Ted Thomas Theresa Luisotti Thomas Barrow Thomas Gainsborough Thomas Hart Benton Timothy O'Sullivan Tod Papageorge Tom Mawn Tom Peterson Tom Steiger Underwood & Underwood Van Deren Coke Victor Schrager Vidi Lange Vincent Van Gogh W. J. Carpenter Walker Evans Wayne Lazoric Weegee Wesley Mayer William Henry Jackson Wilson Meader Wynn Bullock Yoko Ono

 

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