These 1930s and 1940s travel postcards are classics with block letters showing a different landmark in each letter. I especially like that they have messages, postmarks and stamps on the back.
Short and sweet, these postcards provided a quick form of contact, kind of like what texting does today. They also celebrate the lost art of penmanship.
With computers and smart phones, I'll bet kids today rarely write a handwritten note. Do they ever get an opportunity to write in script?
Many of these souvenir postcards were addressed to a "WAVE" named Mary. The WAVES were a World War II division of the U.S. Navy consisting entirely of women. WAVES was an acronym for Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service.
Aren't these paper relics fabulous? Love 'em!