Bible Stories on Postcards

The earliest Bibles were illustrated, so when postcards came along, it was a natural extension. Such cards have been produced in every language and in every country where the Bible is read. Here are cards from two American series, Pilgrim Press and G-A Novelty of New York, which show the diversity of the stories illustrated.

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Small towns in New England and the Mid-Atlantic lost population as westward migration and the lure of factory work drew young people away. Old Home Week attempted to lure them back.

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Why Is Postcard History?

Postcard History is a free online magazine dedicated to vintage and historic picture postcards and the many stories associated with them.

We feature richly illustrated articles designed to both inform and entertain postcard collectors and history buffs.

We also provide the most comprehensive listing of forthcoming shows around.

And there’s a rich trove of links to institutional and personal online postcard collections. And there’s a comprehensive, verified listing of active postcard clubs in the U. S. and Canada, which we’re working on expanding worldwide.

There’s a lot to like about Postcard History.

Check back regularly to see what’s new.

Postcard History was originally intended to provide articles that are educational and entertaining about all aspects of postcards for collectors throughout the world.

There are, however, so many other areas of our hobby that have gone uncovered for far too long.

It’s difficult to find that announcement about an exhibit of cards you would have loved to have gone to, if only you’d known. Or a great YouTube video or Facebook post that appeared and then disappeared, never to be seen again.

We’ll also publish shorter articles that we think you’ll enjoy.

“In a Few Words” can’t promise to spot everything, but we’ll try to find as many as we can. If you’ll email us about things you think we ought to pass along, it would help a lot.

Check in and see how we’re doing. We’ll post at least weekly in the beginning but more frequently as more items of interest come our way.

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Sign a Song of Postcards!

Sheet music became commonplace in homes starting about 1840. Postcards came along some years later, but when the songwriters put their pens to a score postcards and music were a perfect match.

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