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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Wait A Minute Mister Postman Postcard Party 42

Tuesday's Postcard Fun Fact
Did you know that prior to 1907 you were not allowed to write on the back side of the postcard?

The entire back space was dedicated to the address and stamp only.  This explains why people would write over the top of images on the front.  Some postcard printers would leave extra wide boarders for the sender to write a message, keeping the image visible.  Thankfully  March 1, 1907 started to allow people to write on the backside of the postcard next to the address this was the dawn of the divided back postcards, the format that continues up to date.  You will still find cards postmarked 1907, 1908 etc that are still in the UDBPC (Undivided Back Postcard) format and it wasn't really until the postcards were printed with the divided back that people started to write on the back.

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And now for our featured Pic from Gossamer Tea Room
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Check out her awesome Digitals at VelvetRevived 

And Velvet Revived has a wonderful special Christmas In July Download!
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Now it is your turn to share your favorites: I would love to have you join my Postcard Lover's Linkup Party! Want to show off your prize postcards? Then Link up below...
There are a few rules before you link up (but not many.) Please help promote since that will make this so much more fun!

Rules:
Most important: Must be Family Friendly
1. Follow my blog via GFC, Bloglovin, or Network. If you are new please leave a comment so I can follow you back.

2. Grab the button and post it on your blog. Either on your blog or a specific post (if you do not have a blog you are excused from this step.)



Postcard Lover's Tuesday

3. Post from your Blog, Shop, Website, basically anywhere that you can link from.

4. Post your favorite Vintage Postcard, Handmade Postcard, Art made from old Postcards, Digital Art from Postcards, Ephemera, Antique ads... You get the picture ;)


5. Limit 3 Post per person per party


6. Have fun and enjoy the Postcards


STOP BY NEXT WEEK AND SEE WHICH GREAT PIECE OF EPHEMERA I CHOSE FROM THE LINKY COLLECTION TO BE THE FEATURED CARD OF THE WEEK. MAYBE IT WILL BE YOUR'S

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1 comment:

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Very interesting to learn about this, Colleen. I found out only recently why it was that people had written on the fronts of the cards (thereby increasing my use of Photoshop on the images when I use them for my collages!!!). I couldn't understand why people had to write messages on the front!! Well, it all makes sense now, doesn't it?

Thanks for sharing this bit of trivia about vintage postcards!!

Betty