Thursday, April 7, 2011

post post

At auctions, postcards almost always sell for crazy money. Some items really get the bidding going: duck decoys, whirligigs, anything the auctioneer calls folk art. When postcards come up I go for coffee. One day though, I got a big box of them for very little $ so I could see why.  This is what I saw (click on the pictures to enlarge):

How beautiful some of them are.

That they are snapshots of history.
 Hotel architecture for example:

Then there are the messages:

New Hampshire 1909. Is she a teacher at a one-room schoolhouse? 
Does she live in the wilderness and go to town for the school year? Is she going to college?
Where they ate:

Where is it that he cannot get home from?

I would stay there too.

Enjoy your day.


  1. Cool! Love the 'it tasted good'card... inspiration for a cute sign, perhaps?

  2. wow...those pictures really jump out at you. You have a great camera too to pick up on all of that detail...
    Take care,