March 30, 2009

Postcards from 1913

My mother and I spent a lovely winter afternoon not too long ago going through some of my great-aunt Vera's scrapbooks. One was mostly photographs and clippings, the other a wonderful collection of postcards from circa 1911-1913. The art on many of them is fantastic, detailed and splendid compared to the styles mostly in use today. As I work on scanning them in to pass on to family members, I couldn't resist posting a few here today. Of course I gravitate towards the floral ones, but Vera's family sent her lots of cards, and collected more for her, and her scrapbook covers a full year of seasons and holidays. Quite the trove.