Says The Dutch Kids

a1One of the most interesting
aspect of the disease of
postcard collecting is the
overwhelming variety —

there are just so
many subjects,
so many themes,
so many characters,
so many artists —a4

— it’s hard to narrow down
your interests to just
one or two.

Which of course,
is why I don’t do it.

And why I can’t park a5
in my own garage.

If it’s a vintage postcard,
I’ll probably find it fascinating.

Even if the art isn’t great,
the written inscription
or the stamp or
the kind of media that a3
it’s printed on might be.

Now, we all know that
it’s easy to offend people
these days, heaven knows,
–and postcards in the
early 1900’s weren’t
exactly printed agreeable
to 2017 P.C. sensibilities.
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Most of the time,
I decide whether I’m going
to repost a card based
on it’s interesting qualities,
but I will consider the potential
for genuinely hurt feelings
and original hurtful intent.

If it’s just cruel, demeaning
or insulting to a group of a7
people or ethnicity,
I won’t post it.

Using that formula —

These harmless, charming
‘Dutch Kids’ pass the test
with flying colors for both.

Anyone who’d be offended a2
by these things is just
looking for a fight.

(And I’m the one
who’ll give ’em one, too.)

The theme was very popular
between 1890 and 1925 —
this set dates from around World War I.

Enjoy !

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