The Obsessive Journal of Quality Pop Culture

Surprisingly sarcastic postcards of the early 1900s

Postcards, when you still see them in shops today, seem mostly relegated to pleasing vacationers who’ve yet to master sending photos in a text. But postcards were once a creative medium that went beyond just tourist-attraction photos; they also delved into humor, not unlike our still surviving greeting-card industry. They were an easy way to let someone know you were thinking of them, sharing a long-distance gag. My favorites are the unexpectedly off-color joke cards from the turn of the century.

 

 

Coury Turczyn

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