Beautiful Thanksgiving Postcards from the Early 1900s

Before there were photo postcards and standard greeting cards, people sent around these beautiful, hand-drawn postcards.  Here are some of our favorite Thanksgiving postcards from the early 1900's...

Vintage Thanksgiving Postcards, thanksgiving old postcard

Almost all of the cards feature a prominent ear of corn, likely representing bounty and fattening up the turkey!  

 

Vintage Thanksgiving Postcards, thanksgiving old postcard

This one is a bit more fun and appears to involve a game of roll-my-sister-around-on-a-pumpkin!

 

 

Vintage Thanksgiving Postcards, thanksgiving old postcard

Around the military communities and in war-time, the cards took on a much more patriotic air, often involving some representation of the US flag. 

 

Vintage Thanksgiving Postcards, thanksgiving old postcard

Here is another light-hearted one of a standoff between a young girl with corn and a skeptical turkey.  What fun!

 

 

Vintage Thanksgiving Postcards, thanksgiving old postcard

This card is from the turn of the century and is before the cards started taking on a more playful air.  The font and realism of the painting suggest a bit more sober time. 

 

Vintage Thanksgiving Postcards, thanksgiving old postcard

Here's another traditional card, likely from the Northeast.  

 

Vintage Thanksgiving Postcards, thanksgiving old postcard

This one made us laugh out loud because it appears as though the turkey has given up, small wings draped to his side.  The poor guy looks like an unhappy kid posed with Santa.  

 

Vintage Thanksgiving Postcards, thanksgiving old postcard

Here's our last card and a great example of the time between the artistic and playful cards.