Springfield Extravaganza Antique Show Photos - Slideshow Video
Photos by Marianne Dow
I just love antique postcards, especially the amazing artwork on what I call "The Pretties". Art that has stayed vibrant and colorful due to the old printing and lithography methods. I like that there were postcards for just about every taste, theme, subject, and holiday.
Even the oddest of holidays like Leap Year, which is more than a calendar correction. It's the special day where the gal gets to chase her man, with society's blessing, but only on the one extra day that comes in February every 4 years.
Leap Year is the chance for single women to grab themselves a husband, and he "can't" say no.
There are many comical postcards for this tradition. Some show pretty modern women being assertive, and others show less attractive "Old Maids" using whatever means they can to catch themselves a feller.
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