Wednesday, June 5, 2013

#1: Every journey starts with a step (Postcard Blogathon 2013)

Caption: "BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY. This beautiful picture taken at Doughton Park is one of the many scenic spots along the parkway, a scenic mountain top motorway of almost 500 miles connecting Shenandoah National Park in Virginia with the Great Smokies in North Carolina and Tennessee. Color by Eva Luoma."
Publisher: Genuine Natural Color Made by Dexter Press, Inc., West Nyack, N.Y.
Used: No.

And so it begins!

I wrote earlier this year: "I could research and write about postcards all day long." And so it's time to see if I can live up to that boast. I'll be writing and posting new entries about postcards from my collection throughout the day. I'm not sure how many I'll manage to do. 25? 35? 60? We'll just have to see how it goes.

I'm hoping to keep things speedy and fun, and to mix in as many interesting vintage postcards as possible. I'll be hitting on a lot of different varieties, including humorous cards, buildings, vintage cards from here in York, and fantastic scenes. I little something for everyone, I hope.

(And if this gorgeous postcard of the Great Outdoors inspires you to get up from your computer or tablet and spend the day out in the fresh air, that's great! These posts aren't going anywhere. Check back tonight or on a rainy day.)

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Papergreat's Chris Otto is spending June 5, 2013, blogging as many vintage postcards as possible. It's "The Fast and Furious" (and hopefully also "The Fun") for ephemera lovers and deltiologists. Read all of the posts starting here.

1 comment:

  1. Just tuning in now. I have only been on Blue Ridge Patkway once and it was heavy fog. Still a nice drive, especially at a crawl.