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 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 […]

Easter Vintage Postcard - Baby Chicks Rowing

Easter Vintage Postcard – Baby Chicks Rowing

This adorable vintage postcard shows baby chicks rowing across water in a little boat. Their boat contains eggs wrapped in ribbon with a chicken as the front carving on the boat – it’s a chicken boat! This Easter postcard has old-fashioned writing in a script text that says: “A Cheerful Easter” greeting. Framed within a […]

Easter Bunnies and Chick Vintage Postcard

Easter Bunnies and Chick Vintage Postcard

In this vintage Easter postcard we see two rabbits or Easter Bunnies looking over the backyard wall to a little baby chick. A brightly colored Easter Egg is there and the whole scene is framed within a colored Easter Egg and flowers. The tradition of the Easter Bunny and the colored Easter Egg originated in […]

Easter Bunnies and Easter Egg Vintage Postcard

Easter Bunnies and Easter Egg Vintage Postcard

In this vintage Easter postcard we see two rabbits or Easter Bunnies bearing the gift of a brightly colored Easter Egg. The tradition of the Easter Bunny and the colored Easter Egg originated in Germany and was brought to America by German immigrants. This tradition has become a beloved one for children and adults as […]

Cave of the Winds Vintage Niagara Falls Postcard

This is a very old postcard, dated 1900, showing a lithograph of the Cave of the Winds at Niagara Falls, New York. The Cave of the Winds was actually a hollowed out cave behind Bridal Veil Falls on the American side of the Niagara Falls. At the time of this postcard, people could reach the […]

Vintage Postcard of an Ohio Country Lake

Ohio Country Lake Vintage Postcard

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 […]

Ice at Niagara Falls Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard is dated September 1, 1906 and shows the ice mounds that form at the base of Niagara Falls. We see a crowd watching as people climb the ice to the top and then slide down. This looks to be a fun winter sport for visitors to the Falls. The tourist shop to […]

Historic Hanging Bridge Vintage Royal Gorge Postcard

The Hanging Bridge Colorado Vintage Postcard

This vintage postcard shows The Hanging Bridge in Royal Gorge Canyon, Colorado. As seen in this old postcard, passengers alight the Royal Gorge train to view the Arkansas River, the sheer granite cliffs towering above them and the engineering wonder of The Hanging Bridge that spans the gorge. The construction of the train route through […]