Life with Leo

March 17, 2011

Vintage St. Patrick’s Day Post Cards

Filed under: post cards — fehlhaber @ 11:05 am

I was curious about the imagery used one hundred years ago.  Out of 17 different card designs, no leprechauns!  Harps appear on 5 cards; white smoking pipes, scenery (esp. castles) and poems all appear on 7 cards, and shamrocks appear on all 17 cards.  Enjoy!

From the Leo A. Newell collection,  1909-1912.  From Sent from Ashland and Pleasant Plains, Illinois by Alma Newell, Bertha Newell, Uncle Tom (Butler), Aunt Mollie (Mary Butler Doolin), and Bertie (Alberta) Newell.

 

 

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2 Comments »

  1. Looks like the butt end of a key maybe he had found the pot of gold !!! ?? Did i see a date on one of the cards 3-17-11 NOT THIS YEAR !!!

    Comment by Nana — March 19, 2011 @ 6:10 am

  2. That’s right, Mary — 100 years ago exactly! My great uncle, whose cards these were, was born on March 16, so I think that’s why he got so many St. Patrick’s Day cards. A key, eh?

    Comment by Kristen — March 19, 2011 @ 9:22 pm


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