A postcard from the Prague Spring, dated 25 September 1968 on the verso. “Long live the comrades SVOBODA, DUBČEK, SMRKOVSKÝ, ČERNÍK, KRIEGEL. WE WERE WITH YOU. WE ARE WITH YOU.” The postcard hails from a moment when there was still hope that the Soviet Union might let Czechoslovakia struggle toward “socialism with a human face” under native leadership.
If this image were included in an extra-illustrated binding of the novel Necessary Errors, it might follow page 10. (For an explanation of extra-illustration, click here.)