Let’s keep it going with my holiday vintage postcard series! Last month I showed you some Halloween cards from my collection. In March, you got to see some fun Easter cards. Valentine’s Day, of course, we celebrated with a Token of Love postcard. And we started 2013 with 3 beautiful old New Year’s cards.
Without further ado, I bring you … 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.
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.
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!