Friday, March 10, 2017

Bon Voyage--Postcard Friendship Friday #349

This wonderful old postcard is HUGE! It is printed on heavy stock and is 10 by six inches. At first I thought it was printed in the 1930's. However, I have since discovered this postcard was published in Bavaria around 1914. The artist's name is Ethel DeWees. Her initials are in the lower right-hand side.
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I love the simplicity of the little girl's dress and hat. The look on her face speaks volumes, as she hands the boy a handful of yellow daisies.
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The boy, however isn't quite sure what to do with those flowers, and seems a tad terrified! I enjoyed the boy's elegant clothing, complete with frills and captain's hat, along with that fancy, schmancy carpetbag suitcase.
 
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15 comments:

Lois said...

He certainly has some nice traveling clothes!

Clytie said...

I think the look on the little boy's face is priceless too. Almost like he's afraid those flowers are going to bite him!

Margo said...

very nice. Perhaps he's concerned what accepting them means for his future! I wonder how much it would cost to mail an oversized card these days. Happy PFF Beth :)

Postcardy said...

Very unusual. I haven't seen old ones that size, haven't seen greeting postcards from the 30s, and there aren't many Bon Voyage postcards either.

Mandala Michelle said...

I like the quote on the postcard too. What a treasure!

steviewren said...

Practically impossible to resist such cute little kid illustrations.

Terry said...

Oh Beth
This is such a sweet card.
I love the sentiments .
What beautiful faces .
Happy Postcard Friendship Friday.
May your weekend be filled with many moments of joy .
Happy Trails

Bob of Holland said...

Again a beautiful, beautiful card. It reminded me a bit of the cartoons of Windsor McCay (Little Nemo). And the name of your blog is the best.

Sheila said...

Aren't they gorgeous! So clever for the illustrator to give them so much expression so simply. I had no idea vintage cards could be so large. All my vintage cards are noticeably smaller than modern ones.

Marie Reed said...

He certainly does look shocked! I buy flowers for Francois all the time.. of course he knows that I really just bought them for myself:) hehe! Happy PFF Beth!

Kirby3131 said...

Great card! I really like the little rhyme at the bottom of the card. "...May friendship, health and happiness go with you hand in hand." Isn't that just lovely? I may have to start using that in my correspondence :) Thank you!

Daryl said...

Charming card .. today it would cost a fortune to mail

Debby said...

Beth, this card is so sweet, love it. Thanks for sharing.
debby

Robin said...

Oh what a fabulous postcard.....
I am so glad you have shared this with us.

Have a beautiful weekend.

kathymccreedy said...

HI! Now I get to apologize! I'm sorry it took me so long to get over to your site... and I have no excuse! Your postcard is absolutely charming... what a great illustration with such simplicity. I especially enjoyed learning about the card's history. And thank you very much for your kind comments on my postcard a week ago or so... I appreciate it very much!