The postcards that I've received in the past decade or so have mostly been scenic ones with the name of the city or destination on the front - San Diego, Door County, Puerto Vallarta, etc. But it seems there was a time when even the most pedestrian of locales enjoyed a fame of sorts - and that's where the "boring postcard" comes into play.
Just check these babies out! Aren't they marvelous?! My favorites are the postcards with dining rooms of restaurants or the interiors of motel rooms! They always make me smile. I think I love them because it reminds me of how good we have it - really! Let's think about this for a second: how thrilling and rare must trips have been 50+ years ago if folks were so excited about their room's interior they sent a postcard?! And I'm willing to bet that for most of us, a trip to a "fancy" restaurant is literally nothing to write home about, even on vacation. Even something as awe-inspiring as a chocolate fountain is now available at your nearest Golden Corral, where the site isn't met with wonder and amazement, but with germophobic panic. Dining out is de rigeur for most of us, not a special occasion (how sad is that?).
P.S. Yes, I realize that this post is similar to one I did back in August, but I just got some new postcards and they're more boring than ever! :D