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Poissons d’Avril — April Fool

These are  old French postcards for April 1, April Fools Day. The postcards usually include the words 1er Avril (April 1st) or Poissons d’Avril (April Fool). Other words on these cards often relate to expressions of love. Sometimes the cards … Continue reading

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Boys’ World Sunday School Paper

This postcard has an unusual design on the address side. Father Time is showing a young boy a book with the dates 1902 and 1903 on adjacent pages. The book is resting on a cornucopia overflowing with packages labeled HAPPINESS, … Continue reading

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Greetings for Easter and April 1

This old French postcard has greetings for both Easter and April 1. The left side of the card has the words Joyeuses Pâques (Happy Easter) and an Easter egg. The right side has the words Premier Avril (First of April) … Continue reading

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Love Messages by Mail

The postcard above is titled “I Send My Love by Mail.” It is a Valentine postcard with an illustration by artist Katharine Gassaway, copyright 1906. Katharine Gassaway’s art appeared in books and on postcards by several publishers. This postcard is … Continue reading

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Dorothy Dainty Ribbons

Dorothy Dainty ribbons were named after the little girl featured in the Dorothy Dainty series of children’s books. The books were published from 1902-1923 and followed the adventures of Dorothy Dainty, the only child of wealthy parents. Dorothy Dainty ribbons … Continue reading

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