NantucketCards' Shop Announcement

Nantucket Island is depicted here, with her lighthouses and windmills, sailing, fishing and pleasure boats, beaches and ponds, whaling mansions and cottages, through the camera lens of early 20th century photographer H. Marshall Gardiner. Mass produced by The Detroit Publishing Company, with the Swiss “Photochrom” process of using lithographic stones to convert black and white prints to color, these cards were then shipped to Nantucket via railroad and steamboat to be offered for sale as inexpensive postcards. The Detroit Publishing Company called them “little phostint journeys” and that’s just what they are.

The cards for sale here are little journeys into Nantucket’s past. With many I have included some history or an anecdote to accompany the journey. Where possible I will include a snapshot of the scene as it appears “today”. I hope you find them attractive, informative and a pleasure to own. Buy some to use in crafts, give as gifts or collect the whole set. I have large quantities of some scenes. Please convo me to inquire about volume discounts. If there are Gardiner cards you do not see in my shop, convo me; if it’s a scene I have, I will post it here for sale. I invite you to look through my shop, find some cards you like and make them your “little journeys to Nantucket Island”

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.