Earlier this week, I blogged about a new arrival to the Collection with a unique appliqué on front – a fridge magnet. Appliqué postcards have something added to the paper postcard as a gimmick. Originally, this was often bows, ribbons, or fabric. But there are some other unique items glued on.
Such as this antique postcard from my great-grandfather’s collection:
and soon there will be
No Bacca [tobacco]
A Piece of
will finish the job”
I don’t get this postcard – so please share your thoughts or interpretation below. I’m not sure if the twine is supposed to represent rope (for hanging someone) or poop (for throwing at someone). But it certainly is an interesting use of an appliqué.
The postcard was never sent and the back offers no clues:
The backside is an example of an undivided back and I love the font on the word “Postcard”. But what is most remarkable, is that the twine appliqué has stayed on this long – for over a hundred years now.