Thursday, April 16, 2009

Postcard Friendship Friday - Dutch Girl Pennant

Images of Dutch kids were very popular on postcards in the early 1900s. Apparently they were considered both romantic and amusing. The words on the cards were written to imitate a Dutch accent. Pennants were also popular because the same postcard could be imprinted with different location names. Some of the pennants were printed directly on the postcard. Some of the pennants, like this one, were made of felt which was applied to the card.

This postcard fits into a couple of my favorite collecting categories: Minneapolis and postcards about postcards. It would also be considered a "novelty" postcard because something is attached to the card. And, of course, it is a great big friendly greeting for Postcard Friendship Friday.

P.S. Jes tinked me dat dutz-speekage being pissed sentreez LOL-speek!! So nu wutz kitteh-kit?? LOLspeak 101

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  1. Hmm, I obviously haven't got the hang of that language! :) A great card, I've never seen one quite like it.

  2. Living in Holland, your information was new and amusing to me.

    Now, a century later, there are no girls left here who still wear those costumes. But during carnival you might have the chance to meet one.

  3. Ohhhh... a "touch 'n feel" postcard! It's adorable... and, I'm a big fan of the LOL Cats! Thanks for sharing 'n enjoy your weekend...

    April ~Autism Awareness Month~

  4. I keep finding dutch kid cards with fuzzy banners too. I have just a few Twin Cities postcards. My favorite one is of the Southgate Mall.

  5. This card is adorable! I've never seen one with a fuzzy banner before.

  6. Now that you mention that it's felt I want to just run my finger across the screen! It's lovely!

  7. This is great! I've never received one like this yet :) I love the Dutch costume as well...

    thanks for sharing!

    Postcards Crossing

  8. Sweet vintage postcard.happy PFF.


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