The original vintage postcard was purchased in Canada and is circa 1910, showing beautiful white-water rapids in one of “The Northlands” rushing streams. Such streams and rivers are found throughout Alaska and Canada and dearly sought by fishermen. Many of James Oliver Curwood’s books refer to The Northland as being above a certain latitude in […]
Wrangell, Alaska is noted for its wonderful evenings and sunsets. This photo for this vintage postcard was taken at 10:15 PM, circa 1930’s. The original postcard is dated July, 1935 and was sold by the Bear Totem Store in Wrangell. Before Alaska was part of the United States, it was Russian territory. The Russians were […]
This beautiful Memorial Day vintage postcard is an Ellen Clapsaddle signed postcard expressing the feeling that prevailed in the early 1900s for veterans. Most families had someone who had fought in either the Civil War, the Spanish American War, or World War I. The emblem is the Sons of Veterans medal shown on a red, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]