Tag Archives: Vintage Postcards

Vintage Ephemera: Christmas Cards

They do not make cards like this anymore. . . they are utterly beguiling in simplicity and color.

Simple graphics in this Art Deco Era card are extraordinary – and the typography is striking. The message, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, comes to life.

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Vintage Ephemera: Reading Both Sides of a Postcard

Vintage Ephemera: Reading Both Sides of a Postcard

Leap Year Marriage

Recently, I came across two postcards that were very very funny. Not so much because of the humor of the printed postcard but rather, because the written message was the punch line.   Don’t you think its time to marry?   This postcard was printed in 1908, a leap year. The woman with the gun reflects the common stereotype that  women who asked men to marry them were desperate, aggressive, and…

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Vintage Ephemera: Reading Both Sides of a Postcard

Recently, I came across two postcards that were very very funny. Not so much because of the humor of the printed postcard but rather, because the written message was the punch line.

Don't you think its time to marry?

Don’t you think its time to marry?

This postcard was printed in 1908, a leap year. The woman with the gun reflects the common stereotype that

 women who asked men to marry them were desperate, aggressive, and unfeminine.

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