Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Fairy-tale postcards via Postcrossing

One little thing that's been comforting during the chaos and sadness of the past two months is that I've still been receiving a steady flow of postcards from international Postcrossers in my mailbox each week. They always bring a smile to my face after a long day. Here are two fairy-tale themed postcards I received recently...

Pictured above is an Anne Anderson illustration from the tale "The Miller's Daughter." It was done for a 1922 edition of Grimms' Fairy Tales. You can see a better image of this illustration on Wikipedia.

This postcard was sent by Angelika, who is retired and lives in scenic Blankenburg, Germany.

This postcard features the vintage cover of the Ladybird Books edition of Red Riding Hood Also Goldilocks and the Three Bears. On the back, Hélène writes:
"Hello Chris,
Greetings from the city of Moose Jaw in the province of Saskatchewan in the central Canadian prairies. I am a clinical herbalist and a retired teacher-librarian. These little Ladybird books were very popular 50 years ago and children loved them. Now, illustrations in children's books have changed a lot."

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