Friday, September 1, 2017

Rooster-themed Postcrossing card

Labor Day Weekend Postcard Blogathon #4

One of my recent Postcrossing arrivals is this modern postcard featuring a reproduction of a late 17th century [?] illustration of a rooster, filled in with text. The original was published by Carel Allard, who you can read about at The Public Domain Review.

The postcard came from Jannat, a resident of Switzerland, who wrote:
Dear Chris,
My daughter Ariel and I are having vacation here so we'd like to send you a kind greeting from Taiwan! As you may know, this year is the Year of the Rooster. We collected a lot of cards with chickens and roosters. Ariel picked this one for you from her collection. We hope you like it! It is surprising that a four-year-old can be so obsessed with Postcrossing. She loves to receive postcards and always wants to write but yet she can't spell at all plus she doesn't speak English. We hope you have a wonderful summer.
I love it! A 4-year-old who digs postcards (and chickens). I'll be sending her a thank-you card from my collection of dandy original postcards by Ryan Conners, who has her own fair share of chicken portraits.

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