A collection is always a sort of self-portrait.
A collection of postcards is perhaps even more so.
The postcards of this book come from one collection, and were gathered, with clear passion, over many years. These are postcards of Sicily collected by a Sicilian woman, certainly as a sign of love for her homeland.
This is the first trait of a self-portrait. Old postcards.
A passion for history, nostalgia? Who knows how many other things.