Sunday, October 1, 2017

multi-views


This card of Minnesota shows a map with the top right hand corner nicely framed by fall leaves. Nothing on the card says anything about it being known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes or which lakes are shown. Nor is there mention of why the Common Loon or Lady's Slipper are included (they are the state bird and flower).



For that kind of information you might need one of these postcards which I always find fun though I'm not sure I would call this a multi-view
A different sort of multi-view, what are known as large letter postcards, have a 'local' image inside each letter. This one from Canada (originally 1960, but in this case a reproduction) has generic pictures showing us as being all wilderness, and of course, the ubiquitous 'mountie on a horse'.


In Britain, black cats are seen as harbingers of good luck, so there were a lot of multi-view cards such as these produced in the 1940s and 1950s


though, every now and then, this being one from Scotland, a wee Scottie dog replaced the black cat


sharing the views with Postcards for the Weekend 

10 comments:

  1. ...some of these are nice old school.

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    1. I tend to be attracted to the old school ones!

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  2. I’m sure I’ve received cards with that dog and that kitten! They must have carried on through the 60s and 70s. However, I like the Canada and Minnesota ones better - more imaginative.

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    1. Good to know - I couldn't find any information on those "good luck" cards. The large letter cards are my favourites; I'm always looking for those.

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  3. The two last postcards made me smile.

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  4. The first two postcards make me very jealous! I collect USA map postcards with state symbols. Thanks for sharing :D

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    1. those state map cards are very popular!

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  5. Wow...it has been a long long time since I have visited your blog. What a wonderful set of postcards and stamps! Your research is truly impressive and I adore the vintage ephemera you have posted. I have been gone for awhile--though I have kept up Postcard Friendship Friday as best as I have been able, since my husband passed away. I hope you will come and visit one of these days. :D

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    1. Good to see you again. I will make more of an effort to link up with you.

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