Friday, September 3, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday



This week on Postcard Friendship Friday, the lovely Beth is talking about returning to school.

 School has already started here.
Fall and cooler weather can't be far behind!

I'd like to share two postcards from the Pomegranate Collection:
Gal Pals: Women's Friendship and Association.






The back of the card reads: "Reading lesson, Ontario, Oregon, 1939"
Photograph by Dorothea Lange




"Reading lesson at a farm workers' community school, Woodville, California, 1942"

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

Happy PFF!

Joy to You!



18 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You can definitely see Dorothea Lange's style in the first photo!

Barb said...

That was me in the "olden days," Snap!

Lyneen said...

These are treasures... wonderful cards

TFS... Happy PFF

Crafty Christina said...

Ahhh school! My Pip started yesterday and now we're both doing homework.

dosfishes said...

These are great. Lange was quite the photographer, cheerier though than Walker Evans.....xox Corrine

MrCachet said...

They're all self-taught with nary a teacher in sight!

Dorincard said...

Bygone era...peer-pressure to read.
A modern postcard might show a bunch of girls twittering feverishly...:)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love the old postcards ---and these school pictures are neat... Those little girls are so cute in their little dresses... But--my memories of all of the old maid school teachers back then in the '40's is a lady with a bun on the back of her head.... ha ha

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Carole said...

I like both, but the first one is my favorite. And the fact that it's an Oregon scene is especially of interest to me. :-)

Vicki said...

Hello, dear friend,
Oh, I adore these two postcards. I am a retired teacher, and I especially love to get children enthused about reading. Just love these photos. Thank you for sharing. Happy September my fellow Texan. We are supposed to have a very cool morning in the morning. I am looking forward to some cooler weather, how about you? Love and hugs~Vicki

viridian said...

Lovely. I like Pom. postcards, but I haven't see this set.

Sharon said...

Hi Snap. Can I copy the first one? I would love to do something with it!!! Thanks for coming by and you have a great weekend.

Mary said...

Something about all the girls on the porch - what a precious picture.

Linda said...

So sweet! Those double buckle strap shoes bring back memories. I can smell the pencils and crayons...

Aimee said...

Oh, I like these! that one kid doesn't look too happy to be reading though. :)

Sheila said...

That top card does bring back memories! I don't ever recall sitting on a step reading quite like that but the atmosphere is there! Wonderful.

Aimee Dars said...

Nice celebration of reading, women, and vintage photography!

Rosa said...

a simpler time.