A couple of years ago I reviewed the book Boring Postcards USA. I recently found some newer blog entries on the subject of "boring postcards" by michael5000. Included was a list of what makes a boring postcard collectible.
The Wahoo postcard has many fine boring features:
- An unusually poor framing of the scene
- A politically incorrect pun: "Home of good Indians / we say this without a reservation."
- A teepee-shaped "A" in WAHOO
- Boosterish claim to be a "City of Opportunity"
- Claim to fame as the "Home of Five Famous Men" that most people have never heard of and whose names are almost illegible on the postcard
- Added afterthought "Future home of Youthland USA" (Has anyone ever heard of that?)
Wahoo's website has a list of Fun Facts about Wahoo. First on the list is that "Wahoo has been the Home Office of the Late Show with David Letterman since March 1996." Wahoo is still claiming to be the home of Five Famous Men. Although the five men were alive in 1967 when this postcard was mailed, the last one died nearly twenty years ago.
For a recent version of the Wahoo sign, see The famous men of Wahoo.