The Wien Museum is looking for volunteers to decipher old postcards
The Wien Museum wants to make its postcard collection available to the public through Crowdsourcing. A competition for volunteers is currently being announced. Volunteers will read historical messages, write a transcription and partially translate. http://crowdsourcing.wienmuseum.at
There are about 2,000 topographic postcards with private messages in the “Wien Museum”. About 250 postcards are written in English, Czech, Croatian, Hungarian, Slovenian, Slovak and Dutch. The collection covers the period from 1885 to the recent past. Postcard messages range from formal greetings from somewhere to historically valuable information, the reason for sending, the importance of a look or a motive. The project will pay special attention to addresses, text content and method of sending.
The texts will be saved in a museum file and digitized to be available to the general public. The project should last a year. An exhibition of deciphered postcards is planned for 2023. All postcards are posted on the Crowdsourcing Wien Museum page (http://crowdsourcing.wienmuseum.at ). Here they can be sorted by time period, language and status. All you need to access the project is to register with an e-mail address.
Useful links: https://crowdsourcing.wienmuseum.at/