Monday, April 23, 2007

Embroidered WWI Patriotic Postcard, April 1917

Patriotic embroidered postcards, made in France, were popular souvenirs made for soldiers during WWI. This one is unusual in that has the month "April" as well as the year "1917." It features an American flag. Embroidered American flags seem to be much less common than British and French flags.

This embroidery on this postcard is quite faded, making it less valuable than a brightly colored card. It still is very clean and collectible, however. The embroidery is on cloth inserted between an embossed paper frame and a paper backing. The embossing on the frame consists of horseshoes in the corners and four-leaf clovers on the sides--two good luck symbols. On the back is printed "Fabrication Francaise."

More information on embroidered postcards:

Gabrian Silk Postcards

Propaganda Postcards of the Great War, Silks (embroidered postcards)

Love Tokens from the front

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Taxes or Texas

Some vintage political humor on the subject of taxes. The way some people talk, "Texas" really does sound like "taxes" to me.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Free Musical Easter Bunny

What a deal! A free Musical Easter Bunny just for ordering the Chicago Tribune. This postcard is undated but appears to be before the zipcode era since the address is "Chicago 11."

Easter Cats

I love Easter Bunny postcards, especially the ones showing dressed rabbits doing people things. There are oodles of cute Easter bunny postcards, but not very many Easter postcards with cats.

This postcard was mailed in 1910. I have another postcard that appears to be from the same series as this one -- printed in Germany with small eggs and props. Some other cat designs I have are from another publisher and show cats and chicks with giant Easter eggs and pussywillows.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...