Archive for the postcards Category

Santa Protects Russia in 1945

Posted in art, christmas, ephemera, postcards, vintage with tags , , , , on January 8, 2010 by shewalkssoftly

I could wait another 11 months for the Christmas season to roll around again and post this, or just admit that I came upon this series of cards a little late.

Here were have the politicization of Yuletide’s beloved figurehead. Santa is rarely pictured with a machine gun nowadays. I love these ephemeral renditions of an otherwise unchanging legend.

Of course, we also have the delightfully retro-futuristic Russian Space Santa.


Russian Space Santa

Posted in christmas, ephemera, postcards, retro, sci-fi, vintage with tags , , , , , on December 23, 2009 by shewalkssoftly

Sometimes life gives us pleasant synchronicity. I was planning to post my old collection of Russian spaced themed Christmas cards, and woke up to an email from Vlad containing a portion of the cards in my collection…and then some!

I’m not sure why I love the combination of outer space and Christmas so much. Perhaps it’s because if we’re going to celebrate a man who defies the laws of physics, why not go ALL OUT with it?

Wow…a lot going on here…

I could easily use up my image space by posting many more…but I’ll hold off.

See more here.

Where a Heart is the Bait…

Posted in postcards, vintage with tags , on June 15, 2008 by shewalkssoftly

Though I do have a Cheshire Cat-like tendency to speak in riddles and metaphors, it’s my general skepticism and misanthropy (rather than a thinly veiled jab at anyone currently in my life) that makes me love this vintage post card so much.

The text reads:
Where a heart is the bait
One will great chances take:
But is it a heart?
Or is it a fake?

I love the sheer terror on the rat’s face as he eyes the tempting heart, and the concerned onlooker (bottom left) watching the entrapment.

*Note: I will not hesitate to repost this, should it ever become personally relevant.