Postcards have played a very special role in both the local and global transmission of the national heritage as well as that of the colonies. Postcards have been the active testimony which connected origin and destination. The postcard became a messenger bearing a mark of identity, since it crossed borders carrying an accurate picture. The historicist, political, social and cultural character which can be inferred from postcards, their formats and colour contain an intentionality which, in spite of their small size, fulfil their role in the mass media, strengthening national identity and cultural pride.
A number of postcards from the 60s, 70s and 80s which have been compiled for several years at the different stalls in the Plaza Nueva of Bilbao. These postcards have a common denominator: the quality of being a fragmented part of (re)visited places and have arrived from different regions of the Peninsula to Bilbao in the form of a greeting, a souvenir or just a testimony.
This cartography of waterfalls, mountains, monasteries and texts builds an image of images with the peculiarity of the scale of the places and the memory of the texts.