A journey, destination Pembroke, yielded postcards trekking Walter Pinchbeck’s experiences in various towns from California to North Carolina. The collection of postcards, containing information related to his leadership of the first American Indian Boy Scout troop in America, is housed in the University of Pembroke’s Mary Livermore Library.
This article is accompaniment to Morgan Banville’s “A Collection of Giving.” It focuses on Michael Forster’s collection of over 30,000 postcards, started by ones his father gave to him. It includes Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr.’s role in 2,000 postcards donated to a U.S. Government project about the Statue of Liberty.
One source of Michael Forster’s reputation is postcards, currently over 30,000, which does not includes ones he donated to a U.S. government project. The other is trains, which does not include the 1,000 plus repaired trains he has given away as Christmas gifts to local charities.