To welcome 2016, a New Year’s vintage embossed postcard with a weighty message:
“May Time, who sheds his blight o’er all / And daily dooms some joy to death / O’er thee let years so lightly fall / They shall not crush one flower beneath.”
The excerpt from a poem entitled ‘Peace Be Around Thee’ by Irish poet Thomas Moore, 1779-1852, is perfectly captured by the illustration — bearded, sandal-wearing and scythe-bearing Father Time scatters years sketched as golden-tinted balls. There’s no writing or postmark on the back, but another copy of the card online has a 1908 postmark.
My past posts about vintage New Year postcards:
Happy New Year! May you send and receive many postcards this year.