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Monday, March 18, 2013

Voices Of The Past - Humor / Comic

I attribute my love of postcards most to the vintage street scenes; they have capture a brief moment in time that otherwise would have been lost in the memories of those that lived long before me. Looking at these wonderful street scenes is almost like gazing through a window into the past.  But over the last few years I have come to appreciate other types of postcards.  I have been branching out my collection to include several postcards that were designed to show off the sender's clever wit.

The messages on these wonderful postcards are often easy to figure out, even if I don't find it quite as humorous as someone from the early 1900s might, but that is not always the case.  Some of them completely fall flat and I can't figure out for the life of me why the statement would be on the card much less sent to someone.  Some seem so unfunny and not clever that I find myself returning to reread the statement hoping the light bulb in my head will turn on.  Most often it is the saucy humor found on the seaside postcards that go over my head but alas I am not a fan of that kind of comedy all around anyway. 

Here is one I don't quite get what is so funny or clever about it:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/126707343/vintage-postcard-comical-df-saucy?

From around the 1950s

I thought it would be fun to share some of my new listings on today's post.  Since it is Monday I could use a little humor before heading off to start my work week and I figured so could you.  Have a blessed week and enjoy the following Voices Of The Past:

  https://www.etsy.com/listing/124978263/antique-undivided-back-ub-postcard-comic?ref=v1_other_1

From 1905

 https://www.etsy.com/listing/124775174/antique-undivided-back-ub-postcard-comic?

From around 1900 - 1909

https://www.etsy.com/listing/118547176/antique-postcard-comical-card-2-men?

From 1909

https://www.etsy.com/listing/118546860/antique-postcard-comical-card-boy?

From 1910



 https://www.etsy.com/listing/126701915/vintage-linen-postcard-comical-dont?ref=v1_other_2

A Linen from 1951

https://www.etsy.com/listing/126704236/vintage-linen-postcard-comical-say-heres?ref=v1_other_2

A Linen from around 1940

4 comments:

Cindi said...

Love these! Thanks for making me laugh!

Victoria Flea Market said...

Great selection to start off my week of postcard hunting. Thanks Colleen.

Revamp Spunky Rena said...

Lol....love all the postcards.

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Jenn said...

Love these! During our recent move, I came across the postcards I collected as a child... not as old and interesting as these but a fun find nonetheless!

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