The vintage postcard project

Sea print postcard

I bought my first old postcard from an antique shop in Sweden, based on the illustration. My curiosity grew and I translated the handwritten message, researched the stamp date and searched for information about the illustrator. Then it did it again. And again.

Before long, it occured to me that some of the postcards in my hand be the last copies in circulation. So I decided to document them and the little stores from people’s lives…

Text Description Artist Design no. Date
Canada
St. Catherine Sr., Montreal Tram in street Rice Photo 112646 SV
Denmark
Glædlig Jul People waving at ship with Danish flag Unknown 1915
France
Tartaines au repos Boats tied to the shore Mar 114 ~1930
Germany
Winterpracht Tree lined road with snow E. Meerkämper
Der Elfer-und Zwölferkopf im Kleinen Walsertal Figure, mountains and trees Gofferjé (Frieda?) / ENK (Erhard Nuebert, Karx-Marx-Stadt) 169/54 1955
Sonntagmorgen im Murgtal River through mountains C. Fiedler 2027
Holland
Gelukkig Nieuwjaar Couple ice skating M.P. 227 1938
Gelukkig Nieuwjaar Deer, snow and church 214
Gelukkig Kerstfeest Trees in the snow GOC 1952
Vrölijk Kerstfeest Cottage in the snow 208 1936
Vrölijk Kerstfeest Chaffinches and snow Willy Schermele ~1943
Italy
Il Lago di Sorapis (m. 1928) Mountains and lake G. Ghedina 9/91 1935
Norway
Norge. Fra Geilo. Cabins in the snow Enerell M. Hanstad 9206 1948
Sweden
God Jul, Gott Nytt År Woman skiing Evans 1936
Havet i storm Waves at sea C. A. Träff (Carl Alfred) 87 1948
Flowers, cabin and mountains 527 1901
Gott Nytt År Figures with four leaf clovers and a horseshoe Ramstedt Devadatta
God Jul Pigs and elves Hedvig Rosendahl 184 1910
En God Jul Lady with candles Elsa Hammar (EH) 1912
Gott Nytt År tillönskas av | Nyårshälsning Robin in forest with snow Ramstedt Devadatta 1927
Hjärtlig Gratulation Lilac and boat on water Steén 1939
Vägen till Adden Kristianstad Tree lined road 2016 1908
UK
Derwent Water Lake behind trees Judges Ltd. 16427
Greatstone and District Beaches Shoesmith & Etheridge 10700, 28671, 10694, 10364, 10010, 10294 ~1952
Assorted locations
Niessen Nature scenes Walter Niessen 557, 589, 511, 5929, 5221, 5214, 576, 5129, 5218, 536 1930 – 1940