Tag Archives: romance

Misled Love

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PC Paris #2886. Postcard. Private Collection.

Love which serenades your heart
Is it sincere? Is it misled?

A pink tinted French PC Paris postcard with a warning!

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Amour, amour!

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Amour, amour! Noyer #2759. Private Collection.

LOVE, LOVE!

The kiss which brings together
Our souls is the sublime
Union – My lips quiver
Of a sweet feeling

 


A love poem: ‘Dearie’

'Dearie' postcard. Private Collection.

1907 Bamforth & Co. ‘Dearie’ postcard. Private Collection.

A nice love poem on a beautiful postcard from 1907. The backdrop is worth mentioning too. It looks like a swamp with the tree roots in the water and the far off wood cabin, but it feels surreal too with the mountains in the background.

A close up to better appreciate this wonderful picture in all its details:

Close up of Dearie postcard.

Close up of Dearie postcard.

Publisher: Bamforth & Co. West Yorkshire. England.

Bamforth & Co. not only published postcards but were filmmakers too. Their silent films were so successful they created a whole industry in West Yorkshire that surpassed the Hollywood of the time.

The backdrop of this postcard is so detailed I have difficulties believing it was only used for this postcard. It would be interesting to find out if it was used in an early silent.

In 2001 a businessman named Ian Wallace bought the name and rights to all 50,000+ pictures of the then defunct company’s catalog. In 2011 he relaunched the reprints of their postcards through licensing.

Source: Bamforth & Co. wiki


Think of me when I’m gone

1920s Belgian postcard. Private Collection.

1920s Guy Belgian postcard. Private Collection.

This one was posted November 10 1926. A beautiful sepia postcard of the era showing a soldier whispering to his sweetheart.

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Digital restoration work titled Think Of Me When I’m Gone by Caroline C. Ryan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.


The Purple Kiss

1920s Postcard. Private Collection.

1920s Postcard. Private Collection.

Another tinted French postcard of a beautiful couple kissing. Can’t get enough of these! He’s got a well placed hand too, doesn’t he?


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