Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Happy осінь, høst, hydref, automne and Намрын

Celebrate! Today is the first full day of autumn, which is our favorite time of the year here at Papergreat Headquarters. (And, yes, I will freely admit that my love of autumn is helped by the fact that I have no leaves to rake in my yard.)

The title for this post features the word "autumn" in five other languages:
  • осінь = Ukrainian
  • høst = Norwegian
  • hydref = Welsh
  • automne = French
  • Намрын = Mongolian

And here, as another still-fledgling tradition here at Papergreat, are some autumn-themed vintage postcards...

Above: This is a "'Curteichcolor' reproduction from Kodachrome or Ektachrome original." It is labeled as CK-153. I believe the original would have dated to 1954. This reproduction could be from the 1970s. Augusta, Wisconsin, is a tiny city with a population of about 1,500. It hosts an annual festival called Bean and Bacon Days.

Above: This postcard illustration was done by an artist who signed his/her work "L. DuPont." No publisher is listed on the back of the postcard, but the stamp box calls for a one-cent stamp for the U.S. and Canada.

Other posts with an autumn theme

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