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Victorian Cat

Got this one as a gift from a set of postcards I bought from Poland. The art is exquisite.

Big Eyes and Butterflies

These beautiful outgoing cards are by Camilla d’Errico. I’m obsessed with big-eye art these days. More to come.

Passive-Aggressive Postcards: Friends in Low Places

August 31, 1912
Mont Blanc
To: An Entire City Block
From: Jane and Fred

Entering the Champs [illegible]. Views beautiful. High spirits. Low cash.

Postcard Photography

I’ve tried holding cars outside by hand. I’ve tried photographing on a white sheet of paper. I’ve tried gray backgrounds. Wood backgrounds. But I think this flat back works best. What do you think?

Passive-Aggressive Postcards: Homely

August 23, 1908
Woodland, Pennsylvania
To: Margery
From: Ira

Hello Margery: Hope you will know these homely kids. I haven’t any thing better to send. Please accept it with my love. Ira.

Postcards into the Universe

Pantone card and a card from Malaysia

Butterflies and Tigers

Alice in Wonderland Postcard

This card is a piece of art. No wonder the Cheshire Cat is smiling…look at those big eyes.

Hawkeye the Postcard Pup

Even Hawkeye likes to deliver postcards. Here’s a replace Pantone card for one I sent to Ohio that looked like it was dragged there on the back of a mule. Plus there are vintage cars from Nashville and Expo 67.

The Postcard Love Story of Emil & Bell: Emil Enlists Help

May 26, 1909
Vulcan, Michigan
To: Bell
From: Theresa

Hello, Bell. How are you? Am well, only a bit lonesome you know. Saw [Emil] go by today. Might be down Sunday. Answer please. Theresa.

Postcard: Lovers in the moonlight

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As you remember, Emil wondered why Bell didn’t come watch him play baseball the Saturday before and sent a pouting postcard on Tuesday. Then he did what every red-hot suitor does: he got Bell’s friend to intervene.

In this installment of our postcard love story, Emil gets Bell’s friend Theresa to write a note the next day mentioning she saw Emil and using the words “a bit lonesome.”

The Postcard Love Story of Emil & Bell: Emil Is Waiting and Wondering

May 25, 1909
Vulcan, Michigan
To: Bell(e)
From: Emil

Hello, Belle. I surely thought I would see you at the ball game. I don’t think I will play anymore because the game broke up in a row Sunday. I am going home Sat. morning but will be back Sunday. May be down Sunday-eve. I’ll bet you was pretty tired after that dance. Sincerely, Emil

Postcard: “I’ll be waiting for you.”

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Our story picks up on a postcard Emil wrote on a Tuesday. Bell (which he spells Belle this time) hasn’t come to watch Emil play baseball the past Sunday. And he’s disappointed. Look at the little jealousy coming out when he mentions the dance. Also note, this card was sent two weeks after Bell sent Emil the spooning card and saying she was having a good time.

Might there be other boys? We’ll find out soon. One more thing…why do you suppose he wrote the letter upside-down?