(almost) Wordless Wednesday – Vintage Postcard #1: Thanksgiving Greetings

I have posted vintage postcards from my grandfather’s 1906-1910 Postcard Collection on and off for the past year.   S L O W L Y  the collection is getting digitized.  But there are a great many of you who come to my site specifically for the postcards and I think y’all deserve a little system tweak.  Starting today I will diligently work to post the collection, making my (almost) Wordless Wednesday entries a simple prompt to keep the Donald C. Minor Collection coming.

Postmarked Carmichaels, Pennsylvania, November 24, 1909

This card was sent to seven year old Donald by cousins, Janet and Ivon, visiting from their home in Iowa.  “Hello,” they said.  ” How are you?  We have to hurry and go to bed so we can get up early and help kill the pigs.  Come over.”

I would have passed on THAT invitation.     ;)

But the turkey, in his white bow-tie and patriotic top hat, is just begging me to break into song!  I would love to accept that invitation.  Balancing on one leg, our Thanksgiving bird uses his other talon to crank the Victrola, an internal horn phonograph which first appeared in 1906.  Thanksgiving Greetings indeed!

Postmarked Carmichaels, Pennsylvania, November 24, 1909

Follow this link to listen to a 1909 recording by Reed Miller, “In the Garden of My Heart.”