Taste in art changes just as surely as swings in fashion, so it’s not surprising that the craze for late Victorian postcards had drastically diminished by the end of World War I.
When Arthur Conan Doyle grew tired of writing detective stories about Sherlock Holmes, he did what any sensible author would do -- he killed him off.
Sometimes postcards reveal attitudes that the original makers didn’t intend. Consider this postcard issued for the Jamestown Exposition in 1907 that celebrated the 300th anniversary of the settlement.
Lately there's been a barrage of allegedly true television shows on ghosts, demons, aliens, UFO's and mysterious creatures like the Loch Ness monster. In almost every case, the main proof for the existence of these supernatural beings comes from eyewitnesses.
If our family had a crest, the motto would be: I might need it some day.
When it comes to postcards, Thanksgiving is not the most exciting holiday. Turkeys, alive or on a platter, can hardly compete with a Halloween witch or a jolly old Santa.
Gnomes have grown. They began as tiny creatures in legends that go back a thousand years in Europe. Supposedly they lived a subterranean lifestyle and were so tiny they could hide behind a toadstool.
As the new year begins, the big question is: Can a man do the first lady’s job? It is, after all, the most important unpaid position in the country. The requirements include being an excellent public speaker without contradicting the president ...
Women were threatening in 1908. They’d been in the forefront of the abolition movement before the Civil War, and they had saloons in their sights in the new century. Not only that, a dedicated few were agitating for the vote, a cause with growing support.
Long before cell phones and e-mail, postcards were used to communicate personal news to historical events. Take a visual walk through history.