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Happy Fourth of July!

July 3rd, 2007 · No Comments

Fourth of July Parade

The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is always a favorite with postcard collectors, due to the bright, bold graphics used and the attendant theme of patriotism. These post cards are often awash in firecrackers and flags. Here’s one of our favorites: a 1908 antique postcard showing a little girl in a bright red dress, holding a tiny doll and waving a small flag as sailor boys pass by. Strangely, both of the flags shown are backwards. It’s small details such as these which often add to the charm of a vintage postcard.

Child in Patriotic Uncle Sam Costume

Although not as bright and colorful, real photo postcards (RPPCs) depicting Uncle Sam are scarce and desirable. The more fanciful and detailed, the better. Here’s a classic Uncle Sam antique postcard, also from about 1908, which is all the more desirable as it shows a child dressed as Uncle Sam. His broad smile shows the pride he feels about being chosen to wear this costume.

Enjoy the selection of Fourth of July and patriotic postcards at our website. And Happy Fourth of July!

Read another blog post about July Fourth holiday postcards.

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