Happy Thanksgiving: Some Vintage Greetings

Let’s keep it going with my holiday vintage postcard series! Last month I showed you some Halloween cards from my collectionIn March, you got to see some fun Easter cards. Valentine’s Day, of course, we celebrated with a Token of Love postcardAnd we started 2013 with 3 beautiful old New Year’s cards.

Without further ado, I bring you … Thanksgiving greetings!

Thanksgiving greetings

A beribboned ear of corn is held aloft by a sweet winged cherub. All that’s written on the back is “From Arlene.” It’s postmarked 1909.

No cherub this young boy. He’s got a nasty little sword, and it looks like he’ll really need it to take down the proud turkey, who’s staring him right in the eye.

Thanksgiving greetings

It’s postmarked 1913, and includes a chatty message to the sender’s sister, including a little sisterly poke that the reason their mother hadn’t answered her card was that she didn’t put her address on it.

Thanksgiving greetings

Finally, this quartet of relieved turkeys celebrate a truly happy Thanksgiving, warbling: “Thanks to him who spared our living; We’re here, we’re here till next Thanksgiving.” The entire message on the back says: “Mother”, and the postmark shows it was mailed from Newark, NJ in 1908.

To all of my friends who celebrate, with or with out turkeys (not in our house anymore), have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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2 comments on “Happy Thanksgiving: Some Vintage Greetings

  1. Janice Adams says:

    I am thankful for friends like you. I enjoy your vintage cards immensely. You and George have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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