For Christmas, a few years ago, I received a wonderful collection of souvenir postcard booklets from Jen G. She found them at a neighborhood antique store in Boston and knowing how much I love United States travel, she so thoughtfully gave them to me. It’s been a while since I looked at them, but I picked them up over the weekend and once again attempted to date them. There aren’t any dates at all and so far my internet searching has not been fruitful. Some of you readers must know; please share any clues. These souvenir books are so much fun and all quite different in terms of font, captions, and layout. I’ll share them individually in the coming weeks for anyone who may be a postcard dating extraordinaire. For now, enjoy the intriguing covers.
One method I’ve used so far is by considering surrounding facts. For instance, the Badlands were designated a National Monument in 1929, and not a National Park until 1978. (Of course, I would have given that date range as my guess anyway.) And now after looking at these again, I need to go take a western road trip … how about you?
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There’s a postcard forum I recently came across which could probably give you some help with this. I don’t want to be spammy and put the address here, but if you’re interested then drop by my blog and click on the graphic in the sidebar!
And now, I will continue visiting your blog!
Evelyn in Montreal
Thanks so much Evelyn! I’ll definitely use your site and its links as resource.
These are wonderful postcard booklets. I have had a few myself. I would guess they are probably from the 1950’s. I am glad I found these pictures on your blog.
Judy, I was figuring the 1950s as well. Thanks for sharing.