Monday, June 14, 2010

Flag Day!

Flag Day is celebrated on June 14th, although it is not an official holiday. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued the proclamation to designate June 14th as Flag Day. U.S. Citizens commemorate the day by flying the flag for the week and by having parades. And then of course there are postcards:

The message sent to Louisa Rose in 1918 appears to say:
On my way to camps Tue
Jos Kehrles

This card was sent to Master Howard Gibbons in Binghamton, New York, but I just can't make out the message.


  1. That's a very colorful postcard. Great post for flag day. Don't you just love reading the messages on the reverse side? Some are lengthy and they squeeze a message into every available space. Some are short blurbs almost like today's "tweets." Thanks for sharing.

  2. You really have a huge range of vintage (antique) postcards !!



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