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 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.
This vintage postcard (circa 1900) is embossed with a bunch of yellow flowers on a faded yellow and rose watercolor background. We have reprinted this card to be sent as friendly greeting, because yellow flowers are meant to symbolize friendship. See Mother’s Day Cards and Gifts created from this vintage postcard.
St. Patrick’s Day
This vintage postcard shows a lovely Irish Lass with auburn hair in beautiful Irish costume encircled within the outline of an Irish clover or shamrock. The postcard wishes a St. Patrick’s Day Greeting in embossed print and is really a beautiful St. Patrick’s Day postcard that would have been sent at the turn of the […]
This is a vintage signed Ellen Clapsaddle St. Patrick’s Day postcard showing a lovely Irish Lass with a Victorian dress and large, green Victorian hat over auburn hair. The postcard wishes a St. Patrick’s Day Greeting by mentioning “The Wearing of the Green” and is really a beautiful St. Patrick’s Day postcard that would have […]
This vintage postcard shows an Irish Pipe on Kelly green background with shamrocks. The postcard says: “Erin Go Bragh” Which means “Ireland Forever!” This is an Ellen Clapsaddle postcard in which she has captured the pride and joy of every Irishman and his pipe on St. Patrick’s Day! For all you golfers out there – […]
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 historic site known as “The Milburn Residence” in Buffalo, New York, at the time that the tragedy occurred which has made it famous. The Milburn Residence is not only historic to Buffalo, but to the United States as a whole, as it is the home that President McKinley was taken […]
This vintage Colorado postcard shows passengers looking out the back of the a passenger car of the Royal Gorge Train as it carreens through the exciting route of the Royal Gorge Canyon, wedged between the sheer granite cliffs on one side and the racing waters of the Arkansas River on the other. The Royal Gorge […]
This vintage postcard from the early 1900’s is a tribute to the American soldier. With beautiful colors it shows each solder in uniform from the Revolutionary War to the First World War including a cavalry rider. The postcard has a poem: “On flag, one Land, On Heart, one Hand, One Nation Evermore!” At the turn […]
This very funny postcard from the 1930’s not only shows the beautiful mauves, purples, and orange colors of the desert, but also shows a tolerant donkey expressing his opinion of life in the desert carrying the mining supplies of his owner. The original card says: Q. Don’t your remember the desert, old pal The desert […]