I think postcards books are one of the best souvenirs to take home from a trip. They are perfect because you can flip through them at any time and enjoy your memories of the special places you have been. And it is likely that the photography is much better than anything you could take yourself. This is why I love Lighthouses of Cape Cod and the Islands, a collection of photos in postcard format by photographer Arthur P. Richmond – perfect for the memories I am making this week.

About Lighthouses of Cape Cod and the Islands by Arthur P. Richmond:

“One of the attractions of Massachusetts destinations of Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard is their rich array of lighthouses. These architectural feats pepper the shores, where most continue to warn passing ships of the dangers of landfall. Arthur P. Richmond, a well-known photographer of the Cape and Islands, has gathered forty views of their lighthouses, including some views of some interiors and at various seasons. Active lights and inactive lights are presented as beautiful color postcards. Perforated, they can be detached and sent to friends (at 40 cents apiece they are a good bargain), framed and hung on your wall, or kept intact as a souvenir of your summer vacation. This is also the perfect gift for the lighthouse enthusiast or visitor to the New England shore.”

Lighthouses of Cape Cod and the Islands by Arthur P. Richmond is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.