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.
This vintage postcard (circa 1900) is embossed with Victorian Roses showing red, pink, and yellow roses around a wintry homestead. See Mother’s Day Cards and Gifts created from this vintage postcard.
This vintage postcard is typical of what one would have received in the mail as an advertisement in 1900. It was printed on a postcard in 1907, featuring the 1847 Girl and sent out to advertise 1847 Rogers Brothers’ silver from Emie Coleman in Bradford, PA. We took this image and created many products including […]
This vintage postcard (circa 1910) is embossed with a sprig of yellow roses on a dark blue watercolor background. Even though it reads, Best Wishes To My Valentine, this card may have been sent as friendly holiday greeting, because yellow flowers are meant to symbolize friendship. We have reprinted this beautiful Victorian roses postcard on […]
This vintage postcard (circa 1900) is embossed with a bunch of spring flowers of red, pink, blue, purple or violet, and yellow colors on a gold watercolor background. See Mother’s Day Cards and Gifts created from this vintage postcard.
St. Patrick’s Day
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!
This vintage postcard shows an Irish lass who is not afraid to fly up into the air on a pipe with green ribbon for harness. Surrounded by clovers she is a dashing St. Patrick’s Day greeting. Some of the items for sale say, “Happy St. Patty’s Day” and some say, “I Love Being Irish!” both […]
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 […]
This vintage postcard (circa 1900) shows a man and woman in traditional Irish costume, of rich green colors, performing an Irish Dance or jig. The postcard says: Their Hearts Full of Joy Know no Bounds So They Dance the Irish Breakdown. These two traditional Irish Dancers on this vintage postcard do look as if their […]
The caption of the original vintage postcard says “Cavalry Troop compared with a fallen California Redwood Tree” showing the immense size of the Redwood trees in the California Redwood Forest. The Postage date is July 5, 1912, Watsonville, CA. As you can see in this postcard, a forest Redwood tree is enormous. Redwoods are evergreen […]
This vintage postcard dated January, 1910 shows Vernal Falls in Yosemite Valley, and claims that it is “On the Line of the S.P.R.R.” or Southern Pacific Railroad. It may have been a railroad advertisement of one of the many exciting places one could travel to in early 1900s America. Vernal Falls is not visible from […]
This beautiful vintage postcard from 1900, shows Downtown Pittsburgh with the corner of Fifth Avenue and Wood Street during a busy day. One can see the people in Victorian dress along the sidewalks, with the Pittsburgh Trolley Cars moving through the streets. This view of Pittsburgh is particularly bright and pretty as many of the […]
This beautiful vintage postcard from 1910 shows a lake in Ohio on a lovely Autumn day. One can see a boat ready to be rowed out onto the lake with cows and ducks plodding along the shore. The autumn colors of the trees are reflected in the water of the lake making this a beautiful […]