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Give the gift of GIF!

Gifpop is a tool to make custom cards from animated gifs, using the magic of lenticular printing. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Dec 7, 2013 - 18 comments

This is what happens when you take the blue pill *and* the red pill.

Postcards From Google Earth: "I collect Google Earth images. I discovered them by accident, these particularly strange snapshots, where the illusion of a seamless and accurate representation of the Earth’s surface seems to break down. I was Google Earth-ing, when I noticed that a striking number of buildings looked like they were upside down." [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Apr 6, 2013 - 37 comments

VISIT BEAUTIFUL FOLSOM DAM

Ladies and Gentlemen, tired of the usual vacation spot? Want to get away from crowded beaches and cluttered national forests? Why not visit new-and-improved locations like: Permian Basin, Texas! Or Bull Shoals Dam, in Arkansas. Try a less-well-known section of Virginia Beach! Drive up to see the glaciers at Glacier National Park. [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Aug 4, 2012 - 24 comments

Stage Door Johnnies and Gaiety Girls

Stars of the Edwardian Stage is a compendium of the beauties that have graced English theatres. [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Jun 13, 2012 - 8 comments

¶ THANK YOU FOR YOUR NOTE.

David Foster Wallace Writes to Don DeLillo: Among the many curiosities of this correspondence: “No offense intended” by the card’s image (a book cover from Sheldon Lord’s A Woman Must Love), the mention of Jonathan Franzen’s New Yorker piece on William Gaddis, the brick shithouse of a palm tree, and a request to eyeball DeLillo’s “new novel” (Cosmopolis?). So many of the sentences create space for wondering what more there is to know. [Via: The Outlet] [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Apr 13, 2012 - 21 comments

Tall Tale Images from the Golden Age of Postcards

Several factors came together to bring about a Golden Age of postcards (Google books), including the introduction of inexpensive cameras and film development from Eastman Kodak. From around 1906 to 1915, the publishing of printed postcards doubled every six months. Along with pictures of real people and places, tall tale postcards were also made in increasing quantities. William H. "Dad" Martin was the first to make and sell outlandish postcards (previously), making collages of real images and photographing the result, dodging and burning the new image to make the composite images blend into something vaguely believable. Alfred Stanley Johnson, Jr. followed Martin's success, but they weren't the only ones to make tall tale postcards.
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 16, 2012 - 12 comments

Postcards From All 50 States

Penny Postcards From All 50 States.
posted by marxchivist on Oct 18, 2011 - 23 comments

Grown men cried

The 1906 fire that sent rivers of burning whisky flowing down the streets of Dundee
posted by Artw on Feb 12, 2011 - 31 comments

Antique Japanese Postcards

Antique Japanese Postcards via the great pinktentacle.com.
posted by fixedgear on Jan 30, 2011 - 7 comments

Anonymous Postcard

Ever want to tell the Beta 90 Computer company it was time for a name change? Or maybe you have it in for 2008 and thought that year sucked. A vegetarian Chick-fil-A sandwich request? Or you can submit your own claim and Tucker Nichols has you covered. He'll make a postcard, find the appropriate person, and send it.
posted by cjorgensen on Jul 21, 2010 - 14 comments

OH NO THERE GOES TOKYO

Pachimon (knock-off monsters) at landmarks; postcards.
posted by klangklangston on Jun 16, 2010 - 8 comments

Small Trades of Salonica

At the American Farm School historical records they have a large collection of postcards. In amongst them are these small sketches of local traders.
posted by tellurian on Feb 13, 2010 - 16 comments

Yes, through the mail and everything.

Gmail wants you to send a holiday postcard for free. [more inside]
posted by Vectorcon Systems on Dec 3, 2009 - 47 comments

Shoot It-Real postcard from your iPhone

Shoot It! Create and mail a real [paper!] postcard from anywhere and to anyone around the world.
posted by ColdChef on Aug 12, 2009 - 34 comments

Talking Cards

Used as postcards and for advertising, phono postcards were a single-sided phonograph record stuck on a card with a hole punched through. The Weco cards stand out with their use of photography (with the clothes sometimes painted on) and see-through vinyl.
posted by tellurian on Jul 29, 2009 - 12 comments

Donovan

Paul McCartney and Donovan - 1968, 1969 + Donovan talks with David Lynch & sings "The Hurdy Gurdy Man" for Maharishi + David Lynch Sings + Medley Beatles di Donovan
posted by vronsky on Feb 27, 2009 - 34 comments

make your own

Postcard.fm Send audio postcards to your friends. Free. Upload any photo of yours or image off the web and any MP3 you choose in a single upload process, then enter your email address and that of the person to whom you wish to send the mix. Done— it’s simple. p.s. postcard does not sell, spam, or share the email addresses of senders or recipients. via
posted by nickyskye on Sep 21, 2008 - 10 comments

Први светски рат

Prvi svetski rat - Gritty and poignant Serbian postcards from the First World War. Just one of the seriously interesting (e.g. check out the collection of 78s) holdings at the Digital National Library of Serbia.
posted by tellurian on Jul 20, 2008 - 12 comments

Wish You Were Here

Drive-through trees, Olvera Street, Knott's Berry Farm, and lots of other images and postcards of California at Image Archaeology.
posted by optovox on Jun 28, 2008 - 5 comments

Postcrossing

you've got new postcrossed mail You have heard of geocaching. You have heard of Bookcrossing. Here comes Postcrossing. The main idea is that: if you send a postcard, you'll receive at least one back, from a random Postcrosser from somewhere in the world. [more inside]
posted by Baud on Jun 8, 2008 - 19 comments

Preserving the Heritage of Zonians

Canal Zone Images is a collection of stories and images about the Panama Canal Zone. Did you know that the construction workers were paid in gold and silver ('spiggoty' dollars)? "Paper money was not used on the pay car at all. In the first place, there was always a danger of its blowing away, and in the second place paper money in the hands of negro workmen soon assumed a most unsanitary condition." [more inside]
posted by tellurian on Feb 25, 2008 - 12 comments

When you care enough to send the very bewildering.

If you're looking for a good prank this holiday season, why not have someone living in Europe send cryptic, bizarre postcards to your friends. Bidding has commenced.
posted by zardoz on Dec 18, 2007 - 29 comments

Bob Waldmire Art

Bob Waldmire makes intricate, whimsical drawings of two things that go great together: old cars and Route 66. His maps and postcards are true works of art.
posted by gottabefunky on Dec 20, 2006 - 5 comments

They Had Cameras

I vould haf palbidations by de heardt if you vould let me take your picture. Vintage postcards featuring cameras and photographers.
posted by iconomy on Feb 14, 2005 - 5 comments

Postcards from the attic

Postcards from the attic. From our very own cedar comes this amazing collection of several hundred postcards sent between 1900 and 1910 by his family. These are quirky unsettling, and disturbingly cute. Enjoy.
posted by Grod on Oct 28, 2004 - 9 comments

When the circus came to town...

Defunct amusement parks. It has postcards and historical photos. It also has relatively current photos of parks in various states of disrepair. A great site for fans of entropy, like myself. (via Linkfilter)
posted by jester69 on Jun 16, 2004 - 27 comments

Japanese Postcards

Early 1900's postcards of Japanese ladies and geishas.
posted by hama7 on Apr 5, 2004 - 9 comments

On Alfred Mainzer Cats Dressed As People Postcards

Cat family being photographed depicts cats--dressed and bipedal--enacting a mundane human situation in a Swiss, or, at least, European setting. It is, in other words, your stereotypical Alfred Mainzer Dressed Cats Series postcard. I have collected them in a desultory way over the years but never thought to Google Alfred Mainzer until tonight.*
*Note that all of these are personal sites and two are Tripod and GeoCities hosted, so treat kindly and tread gently. No direct links, please. coughmaybemirrothemcough
posted by y2karl on Feb 9, 2004 - 4 comments

postcardman.com

Postcard Man: Worldwide Vintage Postcards.
posted by hama7 on Oct 6, 2003 - 4 comments

What says love like video art?

What says love like video art? Enjoy these trés bizarre video "postcards", then send them to a significant other. Or don't. Whatever. I just looked at 'em, personally. They're great though. [Quicktime required.]
posted by condour75 on Feb 14, 2003 - 1 comment

Postcard Exchange

Do you know a elementary teacher? Rob from Cockeyed.com wants to create an interstate postcard exchange! If you ask me (no-one has) this is far too good an exercise to go to waste, so if you know a 3rd - 5th Grade teacher, point them in the direction of this!
posted by sycophant on Dec 11, 2002 - 6 comments

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