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Vintage Postcards and Ephemera
April 26, 2009 2:23 PM   Subscribe

Moody's Collectibles sells vintage postcards, but they also make available a huge catalogue of their stock. You can browse geographically by US State, by country, and by topic. Or, you can search for anything from alligators to the California Zephyr. They also have a blog.

Some I like: Valentine's Day - Dance with Pigs; Buy Something Useful for Christmas; Don't Be Afraid: It's Willamatic Thread; Plane over the Eiffel Tower (1910); Swen Johnson's Horseless Carriage (pulled by cows); Log Raft on the Columbia; Aeroplane View of the New York Reformatory; Monkey Wedding; Lady-driven Hay Rake. It goes on!
posted by Rumple (8 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Someone didn't like that it was a Hospital for the Insane.
posted by StickyCarpet at 2:35 PM on April 26, 2009


Is there a name for this type of style, the sweeping banner headline, usually with "Greetings From..."?
posted by Marky at 3:02 PM on April 26, 2009


Is there a name for this type of style, the sweeping banner headline, usually with "Greetings From..."?

Not sure of the name. It premiered in the 70s with an album by Springsteen. Designers from the past soon copied the style.
posted by hal9k at 3:16 PM on April 26, 2009 [3 favorites]


It shoulddn't go unmentioned that there are many flickr groups dedicated to postcards: tons of great stuff there.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:41 PM on April 26, 2009


Today CBS Sunday Morning profiled famed photographer Walker Evan's postcard collection currently being exhibited the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
posted by ericb at 4:24 PM on April 26, 2009


*at the*
posted by ericb at 4:26 PM on April 26, 2009


Moody Blue
posted by punkfloyd at 4:49 PM on April 26, 2009


Is there a name for this type of style, the sweeping banner headline, usually with "Greetings From..."?

Postcard collectors usually call them large letter greetings

http://www.cardcow.com/c/1/large-letter/

http://www.vintagepostcards.org/greeting-c-232.html

I don't know what the designers called them.
posted by interplanetjanet at 9:42 AM on April 27, 2009


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