Monday, September 24, 2012

Leather postcards

Keep a cozy corner in your heart for me - new postcards in the collection at dotpattern: digital museum of collecting. Have you ever seen leather postcards before?

1917 Greensboro NC

My friend gave me these cool leather postcards for a birthday present. He lives in Raleigh. I've never seen hides used for love letters or postcards. 

These are from the early "pioneer" era of postcards when you could old write the address on the card. There was no space reserved for a message, but often times folks would write witty statements as a caption to the pre-printed images on the front. 

I Wish you Luck leather postcard

It's a coincidence that my relatives have the surname Scarborough, the same name inscribed on these cards.

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