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 […]
Fourth of July
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 […]
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.
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 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 […]
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 […]
The Battle of Bunker Hill (Breed’s Hill) took place on June 17, 1775. This is where the famous order of “Don’t fire ’till you see the whites of their eyes” was supposed to have been given. However, sources disagree on who actually gave this order, if anyone gave it at all. The two officers who […]
This painting of the historic scene of General George Washington taking control of the troops at Valley Forge was made into a vintage patriotic postcard from the painting by William B. T. Trego.
This George Washington patriotic postcard is from 1907. The left side of the postcard shows General George Washington taking command of his Army at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. The image on the right shows him saying farewell to his officers at the end of the war. Short History of the Scene When the […]