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May 9, 2011

Vintage Panorama Postcards

I have a some word circle digi's and ancient text digi's ready to go, and will probably publish one of them this week besides this post and the mushroom house digis - so check back soon!

Today I wanted to get some postcards up on the blog. These are jpg images so they can be copied if you want to use them in your artwork. On the sidebar under labels, there are some more postcards too!

These are Panorama postcards made in the early 1900's.

This one just makes me smile. I've raised 4 boys, you know. When my kids were in Elementary school, my kids always brought home all their stuff in a big pile of 'who knew what' at the beginning of summer holidays. I always went through them all looking for some gem to keep. It was one of those times that I uncovered some 'notes.' They were written by my son at my teachers insistence, as a punishment.

They read something like this:
"I will not karate chop Melissa with my fingers,"
"I will not make faces behind Mr. Moss's back,"
"I will not pull Katie's hair,"
"I will pay attention when someone else is speaking," aaaand, there were more...

LOL, I'm writing from memory; I really have to pull them out one day and frame them for him. ;)

Believe it or not, he's still mischievous at 28 - and he has more friends than I can count. He's a hard working man, a great daddy and a loving husband in a good marriage! There's always hope Mom's, ALWAYS! LOL!

Anyway, enough reminiscing. Here's another postcard:

The writing is Dutch, and the postcard is dated August 1913. I wonder what the sword and angel are about? The word at the top says "Illustrated weekly newsletter/magazine", the word at the bottom says 'publishing house,' I think.

Last but not least..

This postcard is dated May 1927.

I think these postcards may have been covers of a magazine at one time. I'm not sure. Anyway, I hope you can use them in some way.

Thanks for visiting!



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  2. Charles, I appreciate your interest, but your comments are much too flattering.

  3. FYI I believe the picture with the angel has the Peace Palace in the background where the International Court of Justice meets. It is located in The Hague. So the angel and sword are probably reference to Justice being served.

  4. That's so cool Dutchjo! Thanks for the info! :)

  5. I have three grandsons so the school boy image is perfect for me. Thanks!


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