Postcard Art - Sharing beautiful, fun and entertaining images of historic 1900s America

Our goal at Vintage American is to share with you our love of American history and art. We are focused on the popular art of the late 1800s through early 1900s in America. Postcards, advertising cards, magazines, and some books were the items that the average American could see and buy. This age was the start of mass printed items. However, many prints were still individually hand colored by artists giving each card its own, unique look. Popular artists and printers were Currier and Ives, Ellen Clappsaddle and others.

St. Patrick's Day Vintage Postcard

St. Patrick’s Day Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard shows traditional and patriotic Irish green and gold flags with words “Erin Go Bragh” or “Ireland Forever”. The postcard wishes a St. Patrick’s Day greeting in gold embossed print and is really a beautiful St. Patrick’s Day postcard that would have been sent at the turn of the 20th century. A flag […]

Luck of the Irish Shamrock Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard shows the Luck of the Irish Shamrock and wishes you Good Luck. This is a perfect greeting to send to any Irishman or a person that wants the luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! [zstore productlineid=”196729609145645987″]

Easter Flowers Vintage Postcard

Easter Flowers Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard from the early 1900s shows beautiful Easter Flowers with Dogwood flowers around the border and the printed greeting “An Easter Remembrance”. The Dogwood blossom is known to be flower of Christ and many vintage Easter postcards of this era contained them, just like this one, to express a Christian or spiritual meaning […]

Easter Bunny Baseball Vintage Postcard

Easter Bunny Baseball Vintage Postcard

Easter Bunny Baseball!! What a great idea! This very cute vintage postcard has our bunny batter up to bat in a red, white, and blue All-American baseball uniform. Another bunny is the catcher and a feisty Rooster, the pitcher. The stands are full of baby Easter chicks and lounging bunnies with some ducks and birds […]

Girl in Easter Bonnet Vintage Postcard

This vintage Easter postcard is a signed Ellen Clapsaddle postcard. In the tradition of her design, this Easter postcard has a lovely little girl with a very large Victorian Easter Bonnet trimmed in flowers holding an Easter Basket full of flowers. The Clapsaddle postcards were very popular at the turn of the 20th Century and […]

Victorian Children’s Parade Vintage Postcard

This German, Victorian vintage postcard from 1908 shows a faithful dog pulling a cart laden with children and spring flowers as if in a parade. It is very bright, colorful, and beautiful 100 years later! This type of card was very popular in America during the early 1900s. This Victorian scene just looks like an […]

Vintage 1800s Postcard of the Pittsburgh Park called The Point

Pittsburgh Vintage Postcard – Point Park in 1800s

This vintage postcard shows a view of the rivers of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the late 1800s at what is today Point Park, where the Ohio River, the Allegheny River, and the Monongahela River all meet to form a triangle of land. In this picture, the park had not been built yet. Notice the steam ships […]

Vintage Postcard of Panther Hollow Lake by Night

Panther Hollow Lake in Schenley Park Vintage Postcard

This 1910 vintage postcard shows a couple boating across a lake by moonlight. The lake is Panther Hollow Lake in Schenley Park which borders Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens of Pittsburgh. A very romantic setting for the couple in the postcard with moonlight streaming across the lake. It’s a great view of an early 1900s […]

Vintage Postcard of Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard, circa 1935 – 1940, shows Crater Lake in Oregon in brilliant colors with the mountains surrounding the lake that rise to sheer cliffs of two thousand feet. The lake is known for always having this blue color that is captured in the postcard. Located in Southern Oregon, Crater Lake is in the […]

Bridal Veil Falls Vintage Niagara Falls Postcard

This vintage Niagara Falls postcard shows Bridal Veil Falls on the American side with the Cave of the Winds behind it. Although this postcard is newer and brighter than the Cave of the Winds postcard, it is still older than 1920 because we see the bridge to the Cave of the Winds allowing people to […]