Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Count down to a New Year... it is hard to believe it will be 2011 in just a few days.
With this darling vintage postcard, we have a darling young angel watching the sands of time pass.
Just waiting for the New Year to come and his turn to be in the spot light.
I guess it can not be said much better than that in this simple postcard that was published by the Gibson Art Co. of Cincinnati.
The back is divided and is probably from the time period of 1907 to 1914.
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Thank you for stopping by.. I hope that you will take a moment and see some of my other vintage postcards and please come back again real soon.... Grace
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
From 1911 it wishes us
Good Luck and a Happy New Year
May good fortune favour you
I love the adorable little person sitting in the golden horse shoe
Postmarked Dec 30, 1911 from Sioux city Iowa to Mr. Geo Marchis of North Dakota
Sadly I can not really make out the message since it is written in tiny writing and signed Mr. O'Keefe.
I am sharing this at Red Wednesday
Saturday, December 25, 2010
We are now nearing New Years Eve and time to share some of my vintage New Years Postcards.
Isn't this a pretty scene with the barren trees and the peaceful creek.
The vintage postcards is unused. I am guessing that it is from the early 1900's. Our pretty card tells us this wonderful message
A Bright New year
In hope your New Year will be spent
in cheer and comfort and content.
And every task you set to do
Will bring a bright reward to you
Friday, December 24, 2010
This is hubby and me 10 years ago at a dinner theater on New Years eve. Guess it is time to get a new nice picture of us. He still has the tie and I probably still have that outfit. Question is can I still get into it.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
I am sharing this on Vintage Thingie Thursday
Monday, December 20, 2010
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Wednesday, December 15, 2010
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1920 United States Federal Census about Percy Friend
Home in 1920:
O'Fallon, St. Clair, Illinois
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John P Brown
Monday, December 13, 2010
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Monday, December 6, 2010
Here I am on my one and only pair of skies. It was about 1961. No hat, mittens and this was a fake leather jacket. Not very warm clothing. No wonder my grandfather was always yelling at me to put on a hat and gloves. This is our back hard and at the top of this little hill.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Thanks for stopping by to see my postcard. Hope that you will take a moment to view other postcards and come back again soon. Grace
Monday, November 29, 2010
Heiltz-le-Maurupt is a commune in the Marne department in north-eastern France.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Today for (Almost) Wordless Wednesday I am sharing one of my vintage Thanksgiving Postcards. This one is from the early 1900's with its divided back and is unused.
What a pretty country scene with a large beautiful turkey peeking at us.
BEST Wishes for a happy Thanksgiving.
Hope that you will take a moment and view some of my other vintage postcards. I will be posting more of my Thanksgiving cards over the next days leading up to Thanksgiving.
Thank you for stopping by.. Grace
Monday, November 8, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thanks for stopping by.. Happy Friendship Friday
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Here is another beautiful vintage postcard from my collection of Duluth Minnesota and Lake Superior. Today is Friendship Friday and you can view other contributors at http://thebestheartsarecrunchy.blogspot.com/2010/10/great-pumpkin-postcard-friendship.html
This one is the Aerial Lift Bridge and Ship Canal Entrance to Duluth Superior Harbor.
We are living on park point which is on the left hand side of the bridge as you are looking at it. Every day we cross this bridge to go into the Duluth down town. I love to the view of the lake as we cross the bridge.
Of course you need to try and time your crossing of the bridge as every half hour the bridge may go up to let boats go in and out of the harbor.
From the back of the post card is the following statement
The unique Aerial Lift Bridge and Ship Canal Entrance to Duluth Superior Harbor is an outstanding attraction of this popular summer vacation city. Total bridge load is 900 tons. Only 55 seconds are required to lift the span 135 feet. The Harbor is second only to that of New York City in shipping tonnage and through it passes about 60 percent of America's iron ore production from the great iron ores just north of Duluth.
Post card is unused .. printed by Zenith Interstate News Co Duluth, Minnesota and requires a one cent stamp.
This is not one of my oldest but is a beautiful postcard in my collection.
thanks for stopping by.. I hope that you take a few minutes and look at some of my other vintage Duluth postcards
Monday, October 25, 2010
Hope that you enjoy today's vintage Duluth Postcard... Please take a few minutes and look at some of my other vintage Duluth Postcards .. Grace
From this site I found this wonderful information all in one place. Take a moment and look at his site after wandering looking at my vintage postcards
The Postcard Eras:Pioneer Era (1873 - 1898): The earliest United States Postal Cards were those issued by the post office. Distribution of those cards started on May 12, 1873. The first commercial postcards produced in this country were sold at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago Illinois in 1893. These were the first privately printed souvenir postcards.
Private Mailing Card Era (1898 - 1901): American publishers were allowed to print and sell cards marked "Private Mailing Card, Authorized by Act of Congress on May 19, 1898." Required 1 cent postage. The back of the card was for the address only, messages had to be written on the front.
Undivided Back Era (1901 - 1907): The government granted private printers the right to use the term "Post Card" on the back of private postcards on December 24, 1901. The back was still for the address only. Most picture postcards of this era had a white space a the bottom or to the side of the picture where the name of the sender and a short messages could be written. The publication of Real Photo Postcards started during this era. During this era, other countries started to allow the use of divided back postcards (allowing a message on the address side). England was the first to allow divided back postcards in 1902, France followed in 1904, Germany in 1905, and finally the United States in 1907
Divided Back Era (1907 - 1914): Postcards with a divided back, allowing for writing on the address side, were allowed in March of 1907. The postcard collecting hobby flourished during this time. In an age without radio or television, picture postcards offered an inexpensive and accessible view of the world. Up to this point, most postcards had come from Germany. Germany was more advanced in lithographic printing and the early German printed cards are of exceptional quality. With the World War, however, postcards had to come from England or the United States
White Border Era (1915 - 1930): Most of these were printed in the U.S. A white border was left around the picture during the printing process to save on ink costs. The descriptions printed on the back of the postcard got a little longer during this era. These postcards cards were often of poorer quality than earlier cards. There were fewer greetings postcards during this period, but scenic, events, and other types of cards remained popular
Linen Era (1930 - 1944): There are lots of linens out there. A new printing process allowed use of a high rag content paper with a linen look. If you look closely at these cards, you can see a weave texture in the paper. This new process also allowed for the use of bright, gaudy ink colors, resulting in very vivid, but somewhat unnatural coloring of the postcard pictures. Some linens were printed with a white border and other were printed "full bleed" - with colors extending to the outside edge of the card. Curt Teich, a Chicago postcard publisher, flourished during this era.Although linen cards may seem abundant to the collector, there were actually fewer of these cards printed than in earlier eras. Postcard collecting was not a popular hobby during this period and few people kept postcard albums. Many linen postcards were disposed of after being received.
Photo chrome Era (1945 - Present): The photo chrome, or chrome postcard is the type of postcard in use today. The first cards printed with this process were introduced by the Union Oil Company in their Western service stations in 1939. Photo chrome cards feature colorful photographic images, but should not be confused with Real Photo postcards. The photo chromes are reproduced through a printing process, while real photo postcards were actual photographs printed on special postcard sized photographic paper.
I can not pass a pile of postcards with out stopping and looking through them. I love the older ones and those that are written on are my favorites.
What kind are your favorites. I would love to hear from you in the comment section.
Thanks for stopping by.. Grace
Sunday, October 24, 2010
This is a collector of vintage post cards and links to other vintage postcards.
Hope that you enjoy