Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Alpine Love

In honor of Oktoberfest, I thought I'd share these vintage postcards in my collection. I love all things Alpine-y.

Neither postcards have any messages on them and there is very little info on the back. But, if I enter in what it says I do get some clues from Google.
vintage postcard
 This one above is a place in Austria and there are some pictures of the place here, which are really neat to see. Such a pretty illustration.
group show

This group above is an Austrian musical group who put out records and you can see one here on Ebay

You got a couple more days to celebrate Oktoberfest in Austria.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Postcard Predictions for the Year 2000

I came across these awesome German Postcards through my google+ interests feed. They were produced by a German Chocolate Company around 1900 and they depicted some ideas of  how life would be in the year 2000.

It's funny how in some ways a persons imagination can think out of the box and imagine all kinds of things and in other ways it just can't fathom anything different.  Like, I think it's funny that they still imagine people using horse and wagons in the year 2000, but yet we'll be able to control the weather.

personal flying machines

weather control
an afternoon walk on the water

Some sort of broadcasted live performance with a projected image and audio through the phone

You can see more on the blog Retronaut

Monday, September 5, 2011

welcome september

My summer has not been that great and I'm looking forward to a better fall - my favorite season. I will miss the summer fruits, though. Seasonal produce, swimming and longer days are my favorite part of summer. The weather here is hot and going to get hotter. In fact, it's hotter than it's been all summer these last several days and will continue.But, I'm still thinking of September as I always do -  like a new beginning - a fresh start. I guess it's a feeling left over from school days.

So, here's a postcard for the end of summer. Sent to a college boy.  I really like the message on this postcard.

This was sent from Cleveland, Ohio in June 1929 from Adele to Mr. Stanlee Bates at Case School Camp

Mercy I thought college fellows always kept things going. 
Don't talk about the weather. I am simply melted.
Am off for the day on a picnic at the beach, to bad you aren't here to go along. Was real glad to hear from you.