Friday, August 6, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday


Postcard Friendship Friday is hosted each week by the lovely Beth.

Each week you can see a variety of postcards from the old to the new, the comic to the serious, a true variety. Be sure to visit!


Did you know that today was Wiggle Your Toes Day?
Beth did and posted an appropriate postcard in celebration!

This postcard is from a book of postcards called Gal Pals: Women's friendship and association.
This is another of the Pomegranate Postcard Artbooks.
No wiggling toes, but I love the old shoes and the idea that these good ladies are barefoot.



Church members at a Sunday baptism near Mechanicsville, Maryland, c.1942
Photograph by Marjory Collins
Print and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

"From schoolgirls on monkey bars to grandmas at a fair, from best-friends forever to confidantes at work, this book of postcards presents thirty vintage portraits of everyday women and girls in the company of one another. Women everywhere will recognize their moms, their sisters, their friends, and themselves in these evocative images captured by a variety of photographers, including such renowned masters as Marion Post Wolcott, Dorothea Lange, and Russell Lee - a visual celebration of the pleasures, complexities, and abiding comforts of female friendship."

This collection of 30 vintage images is quickly becoming one of my favorites.

Happy PFF!

Joy to You!


17 comments:

Sheila said...

How true that every woman will recognise someone. That's my grandmother, her sister and Aunt Margo on the left! :) Sadly those postcards don't seem to be available over here.

viridian said...

Snap:
This sounds like a great collection of postcards. Happy PFF!

Joy said...

There is a whole story in the card as they rest in their Sunday best. I can feel the heat in the day.
It sounds like a wonderful collection of cards.

peggy gatto said...

what fin!!!

Lyneen said...

I can just see these ladies secretly wiggling their toes in the sand!!! Happy PFF thanks for sharing!

Barb said...

The picture is perfect since my friends and I leave for MV tomorrow - we won't be waring "house dresses" though...

Irene said...

This sound like a great collection as well as, a great idea to sit after mass on Sunday with ones shoes off would be heavenly, toes wiggling or not.

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, I just love this postcard. One of the women looks like my Grandmother. Happy PFF.
Karen

Linda said...

Glad they kicked off those heels. The hats, printed dresses, the hair fixed just so...love it all.

Rosa said...

Seemed to be such simple times. Love that postcard!

Aimee Dars said...

I agree - that is a great postcard collection!

Crafty Christina said...

Great card! Having friends is a great thing!

Kim Mailhot said...

Beautiful One, Snap. Yes the idea of the bare toes stretching and enjoying freedom on the other side makes it, doesn't it ?
Have a great weekend !

Mary said...

I really like the feeling oozing from this card - relaxation, friendship, contentment, joy. Really wonderful image.

EG Wow said...

Hehehe! Yes, they ARE barefoot, aren't they?! Wonderful!

dosfishes said...

My grandmother, my great aunt, all those women
wearing dresses, always dresses....not anymore.
Thanks for sharing. xox Corrine

Dorincard said...

Women in the shade, men in the sun...:)