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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!

"The period between 1880 and World War I was the great era of the picture postcard. Inexpensive postal rates and high-quality, high-speed printing methods encouraged the growth of this craze, which swept the world and brought countless thousands of postcards into existence."

"Holidays were a favorite time to send postcards, and as Halloween was second only to Christmas as a card sending occasion, Halloween themed cards abounded. The imagery of these cards was varied, appealing, and dramatic, using the familiar imagery of Halloween -- pumpkins, ghosts, witches, and black cats -- but the mood was generally light-hearted rather than frightening."
-- Laughing Elephant Publishing


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