Philip Burgess’ new book, Penny Post Cards and Prairie Flowers is a unique and moving chronicle of the lives of two of his great-aunts, sisters who left their homes in Minnesota to forge new lives in the harsh environs of eastern Montana at the dawn of the twentieth century.
The story of these amazing women is told through a series of penny postcards that were sent to them by their friends and family back home. The postcards were discovered among the possessions left behind by Burgess’ parents in their ranch home in eastern Montana. The cards are astonishingly well-preserved, and dozens of them are reproduced in full color in this incredible volume.
Penny Post Cards and Prairie Flowers is available online at Amazon.com, and will soon be available locally in independent bookstores throughout Montana. Please visit the website for more news and reviews as the book makes its way into the public eye. Also, check the calendar to see when you can attend one of Philip’s performances.