Use old Postcards – Time travelers

You could buy a postcard from many places and send one to your mates, family or boyfriend or girlfriend. You can chose from a special topic, a vintage photo of your city or the city you are at this moment; you can send a flower or your favorite animal; you can even send a vintage humor postcard to make fun of your friends. Try it. It’s really GREAT experience!

Let’s see some history…

In 1861, John Charlton of Philadelphia created the first private postal card and applied for a patent on Dec. 17, 1861. He sold the idea to H. L. Lipman, who printed cards marked “Lipman’s Postal Cards.”

Government postcards came onto the market in 1873. Postcards were novelties because of the pictures and designs that they used. By 1907, millions of postcards were in circulation, and in 1906, Eastman Kodak made a camera called the “Folding Pocket Camera” to create postcards out of photographs. “Postal Card” quickly became a term reserved to cards printed by the Post Office. Privately printed cards which required stamps for posting were called “private mailing cards” and later “postcards.” “Postal card,” or “postal,” is still a term most appropriately applied to a particular type of official postal stationery.

Deltiology is the collection and study of postcards. A person who conducts research on postcards is called a deltiologist. In Greek, deltiology means the science or study of small pictures or cards (deltion).

Quite small, the space on the back of a postcard can often seem intimidating. It wouldn’t take a great deal of imagination to write a message that didn’t require privacy on one side of a stiff card, address and stamp the other side, and put in the mail. But I’m sure you can figure that out!

You could check out some in my Shop on eCharta:


Cities from all over the world


Humor postcards – great ideas!


Collect your ships…


“It’s heaven when you find romance on your menu”


“Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.”

Postcards are visual artifacts of history, and, depicting images that range from pictures to paintings, they are also a form of art. Let’s not lose this great experience from our lives.

It’s up to us…

Paper strawberries!

This is another of my Squidoo posts that has been banned! I guess these guys hate strawberries!!!

The Fragaria × ananassa, commonly known as strawberry in addition to being consumed fresh, can be frozen, made into preserves, as well as dried and used in prepared foods, such as cereal bars. You can plant it yourself in your garden and you can eat all the fruit by yourself!


But I thought to approach the subject from another angle. To find our favorite fruit on …paper! So searching around, I found that the material is … a lot! The small Strawberry is imprinted in all kinds of paper! On stamps, on postcards, in books and posters, and many other paper prints or crafts! Amazing! Isn’t it?

Some paper items on eCharta:

An antique print of Perrin Ltd of 1914 of the strawberry plant

One of my postcards of Strawberry Cactus (!)

An antique print of 1886 of an agriculture strawberry picking scene in July

Enjoy some with cream in Wimbledon…


New York photographs of a lost emotional era

504-506 Broome St. Ancient 1935

Broome St. in SoHo circa 1935. You can make your signs here!

Old photographs, especially black and white but not only, are always inspiring. At least when I have one in front of me, I can’t help reminiscing other times, trying to find myself in the position of these people I see on it or even mentally “walk” those streets and live a bit of the past itself.

1931. Fairchild. - Copy

A panoramic New York view from Fairchild Zeppelin in 1931

The photographs of New York have a special place in my heart. These are the streets I walk and love; are the paths that they have their own story, the roads walked by native New Yorkers such as Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Tony Bennett, James Caan, Maria Callas, Sofia Coppola, George Gershwin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Tom Cruise, Humphrey Bogart, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Lucille Ball, Al Capone, Jennifer Lopez, Chevy Chase, Billy Crystal, Robert de Niro, Kirk Douglas, Robert Downey Jr., Mel Gibson, Melanie Griffith, Rudolph Giuliani, Whoopi Goldberg, Eddie Murphy, Harvey Milk, Herman Melville, Billy the Kid, Marx Brothers, Stan Lee, Burt Lancaster, Stanley Kubrick, Lady Gaga, Scarlett Johansson, Rita Hayworth, Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump, Barbra Streisand, Oliver Stone, Martin Scorsese, Franklin D. & Theodore Roosevelt, Lou Reed, Al Pacino and the list goes on and on…


“The Godfather” the crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola premieres in a Broadway theater on March 15, 1972. A great time patina…

Having some old but extraordinary photographs of the city, I thought that perhaps the reprints will be for others a special case of an excavation memories. So I want to print them on high quality paper and sell them without a profit (!) on my eCharta Shop. I’ll do that soon!

The pieces are a whole heap! I’ll show some in this blog for time to time and the rest you’ll find them on my eCharta Shop.