My Own Little Colleen - St. Patrick's Day Greeting Card

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SKU: 02707B

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This enchanting postcard, printed around 1913 by the esteemed postcard producer Raphael Tuck, captures the essence of St. Patrick's Day greetings. The scene features a black-haired girl in what is presumed to be the Irish countryside, radiating the spirit of celebration. Fun fact: the term "Colleen" is an Anglicized rendition of the Irish Gaelic word "cailín," signifying a young woman or maid. 

The Golden Age of Postcards, spanning from the 1890s until World War I, witnessed an extraordinary surge in postcard collecting. This era saw the production, sale, and mailing of millions of postcards, and people acquired them simply for the sheer joy of ownership. These cherished cards found their place in carefully preserved albums or were exchanged among friends and family with the anticipation of receiving equally delightful ones in return. Essentially, postcards served as an affordable source of entertainment in nearly every American household. Visitors often marveled at the opulent postcard albums gracing parlors, living rooms, and sun porches. Beyond mere communication, picture postcards offered a vivid snapshot of American life, particularly during the initial decades of the 20th century. They were designed for every conceivable occasion, with a special emphasis on holidays!

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Product Specs

A6 (4.5" X 6.25") with Envelope