Traditions & Detective Work

4 Us iconIt’s the 4th of the month and that means it’s my blog day at Romance Books ‘4’ Us. I’m talking about traditions and sharing one too. Come share one of your own!


xmascard2As mentioned earlier, my husband and I are building a vintage postcard scrapbook — one postcard at a time. The album covers 100 years from 1860 to 1960 and has many slots yet to be filled. In the spirit of the season from now until New Year’s Day, I’ll share cards from my collection. Scroll down to see previous posts.

Too bad this one doesn’t have a date stamp. The postcard was never mailedIt was kept in pristine condition until it came to me, perhaps tucked away between the pages of a book. There are clues to its age to be found here if you look closely. For one, the tree has candles. Going by the line of the gowns, I’d say it has a late Art Nouveau quality to it. But not quite. The lettering and bold colors say something different. To me these artistic elements suggest it’s in the transition period moving from Art Nouveau to Art Deco. The Art Nouveau style went to about 1910. The hair styles here suggest early 1920s.  Deconstructing is fun.  Oh so many clues!


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Consider them a gift to our readers. We hope you enjoy.  🙂


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About ~RoseAnderson

Rose Anderson is an award-winning author and dilettante who loves great conversation and delights in discovering interesting things to weave into stories. Rose also writes under the pen name Madeline Archer.
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3 Responses to Traditions & Detective Work

  1. Lovely postcard I’d say late 20s early 30s but definitely the art style

  2. melissakeir says:

    What a pretty post card. Is there any resources that show or list post cards to give you some advice?

    • Not that I know of, but I’m sure there are collectors out there who’d be willing to share what they know. We come across them at flea markets and antique stores and just go for what catches our eye with the dates we’re looking for..

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