Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Nashua, New Hampshire

Here's a classic linen postcard of Nashua, New Hampshire. Linen postcards were especially popular during the 30s and early 40s, and are easily identified by the high-rag card stock with the textured pattern that resembles linen. The paper allowed for the use of brighter inks, which is one of the great attractions of linen postcards.

Nashua currently has a population of about 87,000, which makes it the second largest city in the state (Manchester is bigger.) Nashua used to be dependent on the textile industry, but it has continued to prosper from economic growth in Boston and surrounding areas. Nashua has twice been named "Best Place to Live in America" by Money Magazine.


  1. Wow--look at all those wonderful old cars!!!

    Gorgeous postcard! Merry Christmas my dear!

  2. Every now and again I get a card like this that looks like it could have come off the printing press yesterday. Aren't those the best?

  3. I love the exaggerated colors -it's an idealization.



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