35 Old Postcards Showing Rural Life in Brittany, France From the 1900s

Brittany is a peninsula, historic country and cultural region in the west of modern France, covering the western part of what was known as Armorica during the period of Roman occupation. It became an independent kingdom and then a duchy before being united with the Kingdom of France in 1532 as a province governed asContinue reading “35 Old Postcards Showing Rural Life in Brittany, France From the 1900s”

Beautiful Vintage Postcards of the Glamorous Butlin’s Ocean Hotel in Saltdean, England

Opened in 1938 the Ocean Hotel occupied a site of around 4 acres with 344 bedrooms and a dining hall that could seat 300 people. It consisted of a main building shaped like a crescent which contained the whole of the public rooms and some of the bedrooms, and there were six other buildings whichContinue reading “Beautiful Vintage Postcards of the Glamorous Butlin’s Ocean Hotel in Saltdean, England”

69 Beautiful Postcards Showing Women’s Swimsuits in the 1940s and 1950s

The mid-late 1940s was a breakthrough period of women swimwear, with its peak was the birth of the bikini in 1946. And it really boomed in the 1950s. A postcard set of 69 women swimsuits from the 1940s and 1950s will bring to you a clearer view.

40 Beautiful Portrait Postcards Showing Women of the German Cinema Between 1918 and 1933

The Cinema of Germany refers to the film industry based in Germany and can be traced back to the late 19th century. German cinema has made major technical and artistic contributions to film during the period from 1918-1933. Germany witnessed major changes to its identity during the 20th and 21st century. Those changes determined theContinue reading “40 Beautiful Portrait Postcards Showing Women of the German Cinema Between 1918 and 1933”

70 Stunning Vintage Photos of Edwardian Actress Lily Elsie From the 1900s and 1910s

Elsie Cotton (née Hodder, 8 April 1886 – 16 December 1962), known professionally as Lily Elsie, was an English actress and singer during the Edwardian era. She was best known for her starring role in the London premiere of Franz Lehár’s operetta The Merry Widow. Beginning as a child star in the 1890s, Elsie builtContinue reading “70 Stunning Vintage Photos of Edwardian Actress Lily Elsie From the 1900s and 1910s”

A Highly Suggestive French Postcard Entitled ‘How to Eat a Banana!’ From the 1920s

“Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.”A French postcard from the 1920s shows how to eat a banana from age 18-40. Not sure why not peeling said banana… A half a century ago, bananas were more delicious. They were creamier with a more delectable tropical fruit taste. When they ripened, they stayedContinue reading “A Highly Suggestive French Postcard Entitled ‘How to Eat a Banana!’ From the 1920s”

Wonderful Posters Promoting Kindness to Animals From the Great Depression

Morgan Dennis (1892-1960) was an American artist and writer who is most often remembered for his images of dogs. These posters, by Morgan Dennis, were produced for the American Humane Association’s Be Kind to Animals Week during the 1930s. The commemorative week was first observed in 1915, and several well-known artists of the time createdContinue reading “Wonderful Posters Promoting Kindness to Animals From the Great Depression”

30 Vintage Postcards Showing Life in West Berlin From Between the 1950s and 1970s

West Berlin (German: Berlin (West) or West-Berlin) was a political enclave which comprised the western part of Berlin during the years of the Cold War. Although not a part of the Federal Republic of Germany, West Berlin aligned itself politically in 1949 and after with it and was directly or indirectly represented in its federalContinue reading “30 Vintage Postcards Showing Life in West Berlin From Between the 1950s and 1970s”

25 Bizarre and Creepy Vintage Christmas Cards From the Victorian Era

The Victorians had a much more macabre approach to the festive season! Christmas cards today usually feature a jolly Santa, fluffy woodland animal or green glittery tree, but Victorian versions had a much more terrifying tone. The first Christmas card was commercially produced by Sir Henry Cole in 1843 but it was not until theContinue reading “25 Bizarre and Creepy Vintage Christmas Cards From the Victorian Era”