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 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 […]
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 […]
A Technique for Age Dating Vintage Postcards Determining an old postcard's date of printing, or when it was made, can be a complicated process - especially if the vintage postcard was never mailed. The only way to really find the age of a postcard