Saturday, 4 February 2012

Sepia Saturday 111 - Dogs

I have to confess to being more of a cat person than a dog person, but the right dog (in small amounts) is fine. Thought I'd share these 3 vintage postcards for this week's Sepia Saturday. I vaguely remember my grandmother used to have a gog, called Minty I believe, who looked just like the guy in the first postcard.

Greetings from Inverness, Scotland

Thinking of You, Llandudno, Wales

Best of Luck from Dumfries, Scotland

As usual 100's more vintage postcards on my web site

    

15 comments:

  1. Delightful postcards!
    I recently came across some old postcards in my grandmother's chest. I especially like the one of Times Square. Photo in this blog entry:

    http://leavesnbranches.blogspot.com/2012/01/starting-my-2012-genealogy-goals.html

    Colleen

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  2. I wonder if the dogs sent those cards to their masters? LOL

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  3. If they did what Jinksy suggested would the message have been, "Wish you were here." I can see whey the Scottish Terrier is on the cards from Scotland but does anyone know why the dog is on the Llandudno card?

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  4. I'm with Jinksy, although Bob got a point :-)

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  5. I like the fact that the dogs are centre stage!

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  6. I had forgotten all about how postcards would often have a picture of a dog surrounded by local views. I remember them (now) from my youth. Thanks for taking me on a time-travelling journey.

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  7. That's an interesting type of postcard that I haven't seen before. We didn't have postcards like that in the U.S.

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  8. Was there some method to their madness as to which dog appeared with which scenes?

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  9. I have never seen cards like this with dogs in the center. I love them.

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  10. @Wendy - not sure. I guess the Scottish ones nearly always had the Scotties, but not sure about the Welsh card. I also have similar postcards with cats in the centre so will have to look those out to see if any of those are similarly "themed"

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  11. Oh, these are perfect! I have just gotten a bunch of vintage postcards from my Mom, and it is interesting how many had such one-liners as the message. I guess that they were an "I'm thinking of you" gesture.

    Have a great week,

    Kathy M.

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  12. Could these be champion dogs or just the pets of the photographer? And would the cards have been as popular with cats?

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  13. I remember that Scottish cards often featured Scotties or Westies - I did a quick Google search and perhaps the spaniel is a Welsh Springer Spaniel? Jo (ImagesPast)

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