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French New Year “Carte Postale” Postcard

Bonne Année — Happy New Year I especially like this French New Year postcard because it is a postcard showing a postcard. The postcard (Carte Postale) held by the lady has the greeting “Le gui est un Porte-Bonheur” (Mistletoe is … 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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A Christmas Toast

Here’s a health to all those that I love Here’s a health to all those that love me Here’s a health to all those that love them that love those That love those, that love them that love me. This … Continue reading

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The Month of December

This postcard shows a calendar of December 1911. It is part of a monthly calendar series used for advertising.  The name of the advertiser, Goldberg Bowen & Co., appears at the bottom of the front and with the advertising message … 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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International Women’s Day — March 8

March 8 is International Women’s Day. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation, and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements. Started as a Socialist political … 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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