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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Saturday's Shameless Self Promotion

I have always been intrigued by the subject matter sometimes chosen for vintage postcards.  Typically when we purchase or create a postcard in our present times we create images that we feel are pretty and shows the area that we visited in an inviting manner.  But over the years I have found several vintage postcards from the very early 1900s that depict images of disasters, graveyards, funerals, caskets, and prisons. 

It is a challenge for me to envision a period of time where there was such a limited means of communication.  But sending letters and postcards were some of their only ways to communicate during the early 1900s.  And while I find it quirky that someone would send a postcard of such subjects it was one of the only ways that a common person could capture an image of an event to show it to family and friends living far away.  From that aspect it makes sense but the strange subject matter does make these postcards especially alluring for me and I hope you enjoy the following cards:







 All of these wonderful postcards can be found in my Etsy shop Postcards In The Attic at http://www.etsy.com/shop/postcardsintheattic.

A friendly reminder that we are just about to wrap up our Treasury Challenge and today is the last day to contact me if you would like to participate in the upcoming Pin-It-To-Win-It contest as a shop owner.  These are both great ways for you to get some free advertising right during our up coming holiday season.  Here is the links for those promotions:

Don't miss out on a chance for free advertising.  Check out the PPT Treasury Challenge, open to everyone!  http://butterflyintheattic.blogspot.com/2012/08/advertising-spotlights-and-treasury.html
Also, there is more information on the Pin-It-To-Win-It contest at blog page: http://butterflyintheattic.blogspot.com/p/getting-ready-for-butterflys-pin-it-to.html  It will be held September 3rd - September 17th if you would like to participate please email me.

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