Sons of Veterans Vintage Postcard

This vintage patriotic postcard shows the Sons of Veterans Emblem and the American Eagle surrounded by the American Flag from Civil War days with red, white, and blue emblazoned on it with roses in bright, vivid colors. The years 1861 and 1865 for the Civil War. This card is a wonderful statement of pride in […]

1900s Patriotic Bathing Beauties Vintage Postcard

At the beach on a beautiful Fourth of July summer day in the early 1900s, these two 1900s patriotic bathing beauties are out on a rock in the ocean, waving the American flag to the regatta sailing behind. This type of card from the early 1900s is not only fun today, but shows that there […]

History and Meaning of Independence Day

What is the origin of America’s Independence Day? Why is Independence Day celebrated on the Fourth of July? What does Independence Day mean to Americans today? The answers to these questions about America’s Birthday are discussed in this article and illustrated with old images and vintage postcards. Sections: Summary of the Origin of Independence Day […]

The First Fourth of July Vintage Postcard

This patriotic vintage postcard shows George Washington with the founding fathers hailing the flag of the newly created United States of America. With vibrant colors and printed with the American flag in the background, it is a beautiful and colorful patriotic postcard.

Virginia City Parade Vintage Postcard

This great black and white vintage postcard shows a parade down the main street of Virginia City, Nevada circa 1902 – 1907. It is a wonderful glimpse into life in those days in a Western town like Virginia City. At the heart of the gold and silver mining strikes around Virginia City, the town shows […]

The Star Spangled Banner American Flag Postcard

This vintage American Flag postcard from the early 1900s is studded with stars and a banner proclaiming “The Star Spangled Banner in Triumph Shall Wave.” Notice that it only has 46 stars representing the 46 States of the Union at the time of the printing of this postcard; New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska, and Hawaii were […]

American Flag Grateful Patriotic Postcard

In this vintage American Flag postcard from the early 1900s, the artist expresses the gratitude, with a quote from the famous Daniel Webster, of being American. The original quote by Daniel Webster from a speech given on the completion of the Bunker Hill Monument, June 17, 1843 is: “In our day and generation let us […]