Vintage postcards make one of my favorite substrates for collage. As I was leafing through my collection of these old gems, I found one that was particularly interesting. I scanned it so I could show you.
It's not the art on this postcard that I found intriguing, it was the pencilled, handwritten note. If you can't make it out, it reads "The above sentiments prove that I am thinking of you — Your loving cousin."
On the reverse side, it is postmarked August 20, 1906 and addressed "to the sweetest girl in town."
Isn't that sweet? It's remarkable to me that this guy sent this postcard to his cousin. I hope she was a fairly distant cousin.
I have to admit I love reading these old messages, but on a certain level it makes me feel like an intruder barging into the private lives of these unknown writers. Isn't it interesting that these little penny cards now are in such demand and people like me are buying them for much higher prices? In 1906 when this man sent this card to his sweetheart cousin, would he dream that in 100 years some stranger not only would want this used postcard but would pay a dollar and more for it?
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