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1908 Thanksgiving Postcard by Julius Bien & Co. NY. Copyright

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  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: paper, postcard, printing, embossing, pencil
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 378 reviews
  • Favorited by: 9 people

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  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: paper, postcard, printing, embossing, pencil
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Favorited by: 9 people

This shop accepts Etsy gift cards

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This postcard was to celebrate Thanksgiving, but is rare because it shows children from a well-to-do family with their house maid also in the picture. She is obviously quite proud of the beautiful turkey she has delivered to the children's table. The children are enjoying their own table time to act silly without a parent to tell them to sit quietly and use their manners! Their glass water goblets and linen napkins are on the table.

The sentiment on the card says: Happy Thanksgiving

The label on the card (on the little girl's dress) says: Copyright 1908 by Julius Bien & Co. NY.

The sender added a touch of glitter (artistic license!) The glitter is very fine, and was likely high quality for the time. This was long before glitter-glue came about, so it took extra time and TLC to detail this card.

This card was in a box of belongings from Great Grandmother. I have oodles of cards that I'm posting on etsy, so continue to check my shoppe often! They are all from the time period of 1908 to 1915.

Grandma kept everything, including this old newspaper clipping (not included) about One Cent to ship postcards to most destinations via the postal service. Mail was the most inexpensive way to let your friends and family know you were well and pass on additional news like a birth in the family! Postcards were very popular communication during the early 1900's! And why not make it pretty, too?!.....Postcards came in a lovely variety of beauty! Just imagine how exciting it would be to receive such a bright postcard! (See full newspaper clipping by clicking on the photo of the clipping in this listing. Click on it again to enlarge!)

A horizontal designed card with a divided back has an area for correspondence and the address. Very Good condition. Slightly bumped corners consistent with age. There is a bent corner that can be seen clearly in the photographs. (Click on any of my photos twice for a close-up). This is a vintage card, and it's bumps are consistent with its age and use.

Postal Use: Stamped and posted on November 23rd, 1910.


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