The Envelope Collector

By

26th Mar, 2013

I‘m just discovering I have a bit of a thing for vintage envelopes– I think it’s the way they get my mind wondering about what they once contained. Considering the contents of an envelope makes it into something far more intimate and personal and photographer Andrew Bush‘s fascinating collection does just that. The carefully considered portraits of his collection have a convincing effect of realism, making you want to know the story inside. Conveniently, you can take your own private viewing…

Although most of Andrew’s collection of envelopes appear to be personal correspondents, it appears junk mail wasn’t just a modern problem…

(Geschutzt is a mark sometimes found on antiques of German origin which translates to protected or copyrighted). 

See the full Andrew Bush collection here.

:::

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: 

.

You might also like

Comments

More in AbandonedConversation StartersForget ParisLife is MessyNostalgiaObscure historyTime travel

Hot Off the Press

Editor's Picks

volcanobbq2

The Restaurant that Grills its Food over a Volcano

It's about that time of year again when we're dusting off our BBQs and getting ready to fire up the grill to see who can turn out the most badass backyard burgers this summer. But I don't suppose ...

Trending 743
swallowtail2

A 1970s Hippie Commune turned AirBnB Escape

Hippie house-hunting is one of my favourite past-times on the internet; searching for a piece of that free-spirited way of life that us city folk long for. Today I discovered a historic art studio ...

Trending 1,573
forgottenhouseboathotels

The Forgotten Houseboat Hotels of Kashmir

There was a time when these floating hotels that have rested on the lakes of Kashmir since the 1800s, were host to movie stars, artists, writers, famous musicians and wealthy western travellers sear...

Trending 4,076
dancersrussia

The Stylehunters of Soviet Russia

In communist Russia of the 1950s, members of a provocative subculture put their own original twist on street style. Labeled "Stilyaga" or "Stilyagi" (plural) by disapproving outsiders – a name th...

Trending 3,606