Sunday, October 16, 2011

Penny Postcards

Some readers of DIT are old enough (cough cough) to remember penny postcards.

For the rest of you, yes they realllllly did exist, with the penny postcard rate lasting through 1951.

What did you 'get' for a penny postcard?

Well, of course you could write a short note or a whole letter if you wrote reallllly small.

But most of them had pictures of towns and places just like the big expensive postcards in souvenir shops today.

So, with that by way of introduction --

What did your town or city or hamlet or whatever look like years ago when penny postcards existed?

An interesting website has many of them for your purusal including a very interesting postcard from Rhea County, Tn. (and, no, it is not of the courthouse where the Scopes trial was held).