Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Vintage Thingies Thursday - Wyoming Cowboys


This vintage cowboy design pillow cover is a souvenir of Thermopolis, Wyoming.



Thermopolis has a population of only about 3000 people but is an important tourist area with such attractions as the Hot Springs State Park, Wyoming Dinosaur Center, Wind River Canyon, and Boysen Reservoir. The"World`s Largest Mineral Hot Spring" is located in the Hot Springs State Park.

Officially Wyoming is the "Equality State;" unofficially Wyoming is known as the "Cowboy State." A cowboy on a bucking horse is used as a state symbol, the University of Wyoming athletic teams' logo, and appears on the Wyoming license plate and quarter coins. Other cowboy images appear on many souvenirs, including postcards. This vintage linen cowboy postcard was made by Curt Teich in 1939.



"WAY OUT WEST IN OLD WYOMING
ACROSS THE HILLS AND PRAIRIES ROAMING
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25 comments:

  1. Very fun things. I've feeling rather 50's.

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  2. Love that pillow cover. The colors and trim are so cool. Have not seen a fabric postcard.

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  3. What a great pillow cover. Love the western theme. Have a great week! Thanks for participating in VTT.

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  4. I love anything western as it is so much a part of Texas. Great post.

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  5. "Linen" postcards are actually paper with a linen texture on the picture side. They were common from the 1930s-1950s.

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  6. Love the old postcards, that one's a keeper!

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  7. Yeeehaw! I'm going to send this post to a friend of mine who is cowboy crazy!

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  8. interesting pillow cover.
    have a great day.

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  9. The cowboys remind me of cartoon figures!

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  10. My husband loves cowboys and is always wearing his cowboy boots and something suitably ranch like, despite him never having been to the USA.
    Love that pillow case.

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  11. Yippee Kye Yie Yay! Great items today!

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  12. i didn't that about wyoming- being a texan, i mean.

    the fringes are quite unique too!

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  13. Wyoming is the place to be for cowboys...very nice souvenirs.

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  14. I love the postcard tie in with the cowboy pillow cover. Cool post!

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  15. Love the colors on the cloth, but I really love the silhouettes on the picture!!

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  16. I've not seen too much vintage western so this is a real treat! That is one handsome cowboy pillow cover.

    Even the souvenirs were better in those days. What happened?

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  17. What a fun vintage souvenir! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Happy VTT! I love those type of prize pillows! So cool!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Hahaa...I especially like that postcard! Wyoming is JUST like that! (Grin)

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  20. I get a kick out of your old postcards. I am especially interested in pre/post WWII and other areas concerned with the military.

    I am redesigning a military website, and have in the past, gotten some very good information/images just from postcards.

    They certainly are a rare part of Americana that we have lost with other tings such as architecture and such...thnaks for such a wonderful site.

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