Monday, February 9, 2009

some ephemera...


A 1907 leather postcard to a Miss Mildred Clemens of Portland, OR. Leather postcards were banned a few years later by the post office, as their new sorting machines couldn't handle the thickness of the leather...



Found photo. Loving the curly headed kid on the left, his sailor tie and the casual way he has his hand in his pocket...
 



An old photocopy of an old driver's license of mine. I keep it around because my hair during that era was so hilarious. Permed, dyed blonde and moussed. It all added up to me having an inadvertent resemblance to cheesy 80s hair bands...




And finally, a 1920s Chinese bath powder label. Love that long lost vintage Shanghai glamor...




4 comments:

kendalee said...

Oh dear, I think I have a picture of myself somewhere with a very similar hairstyle - WHAT were we thinking?!? It is funny now though. :)

Love the vintage labels!

lea said...

a leather postcard! i would never have thought such thing existed! that boy on the left with the curly hair and laid back attitude is surely the one who stands out. a great photo! kind of like the drivers license photo, you look great and 80's at the same time : )

jenny. said...

love the driver's license look, perfectly '80s!

Munted kowhai said...

i used to send wooden postcards from NZ! A leather one would be lovely! I'm in love with vintage chinese adverts, they're always so charming and colourful!