Tuesday, January 18, 2011

List it Tuesday 1/18 - postcards

Woke up with an idea of how to use all those "snail mail" cards I've gathered in one box this weekend.  Well, at least, the ones I didn't file away.  Maybe I was thinking about the birthday card I received from Mom on Saturday, and how I need to call her.  And the mess I have in my workroom! 

Anyway, I will cut these cards up and make a collage.

I also have a bunch of postcards, mainly from businesses.  They would make an interesting piece too.  The two "HistoRic" postcards I won't use...  One is Quanah Parker and friends, photographed by William J. Lenny in Oklahoma Territory.  The other is called "The Homesteaders" and has to be one of my favorite images.   

9 comments:

Erika said...

Several months ago I stopped at an estate sale and picked up a bag of vintage postcards and photos. I love creating stories in my head for each piece.

Megan Walker said...

I have seen that "Homesteaders" image before - it's AWESOME! Can you even imagine? I certainly wish life these days were more simple... but I would've been the biggest weenie EVER back then!!!

happeningsonchaosranch said...

I can see why the homesteaders postcard is a favorite! That is a great card! I'd love to see the one with Quannah Parker. I send a lot of postcards through www.postcrossing.com You might want to check it out if you like postcards.

Much love,
Sharon

S.E.Minegar said...

I could stare at images like this for hours. Is that a sod/earth house?

Amazing.

BeadedTail said...

The Homesteaders reminds me of a book I just read about a woman and her family who traveled from Kentucky in a covered wagon for 4 months to get land in the new Kansas Territory. I so would never have made it back then! I'm a major wuss!

storybeader said...

there's lots of different names for them. I've always called it a half -dugout, because it's not all the way underground, but in the side of a hill. Love the cow, hanging out! {:-D

Phoenix Peacock said...

Happy Birthday
love the cow grazing happily away on the roof

Scatterbox said...

Happy belated! Love how haunting some of those old photos can be.

Anitra Cameron said...

Quanah Parker?! He's a relative! My Grandpa Parker's grandfather and Quanah's grandfather were brothers. Cool.

Why did you get a postcard of him?

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