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Sunday, January 17, 2010

vintage postcards

I recently came into possession of a stack of postcards that had belonged to my Grandfather. He was born in Bulgaria in 1899 and emigrated to the USA around 1920. I cannot read the writing on these, it is all in beautiful Bulgarian handwriting. These are some of the stranger images.
Look closely at the image above. You can see "Death" holding his scythe, hovering next to the ill looking person.
What is going on here? It seems to me that this is a portrait of some writer, with his characters and stories lurking around him, as though we are seeing into his brain, into his thoughts.
Is this one some old soldier on his deathbed, saying farewell to his faithful charger?

I hope to add more of these postcard images in the future. I find them fascinating. I will show the backs on some too.

Be well.
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audrey said...

Wow, Jan, these cards are fascinating, but they are a little bit on the creepy side, too.
I love old postcards ~ I have a small collection but nothing like these. You have some gems!
♥ audrey

Martha Bright said...

I agree, somewhat creepy! I hope the boys don't visit me on my deathbed... that could be a mess to clean up!!

Robbie said...

What a great 'gift' to have!! I love any old cards, letters, whatever! Enjoy!

Ces said...

These are very interesting and shows how different cultures viewed subject matters in their own special way. How fascinating.