Kneeding a Lift

I brake for gams

Some Vintage US Artist and Poet StampsCaution: I brake for gams. This Gil Elvgren postcard from The Missive Maven arrived just in time for this week’s Postcard Friendship Friday.  I don’t know where this young lady’s going, but I’m sure I’d go out of my way to get her to her destination.

Special bonus: the vintage stamps honoring Revolutionary-era artist Benjamin West (that’s his own self-portrait on the stamp), and poets Paul Laurence Dunbar and Sidney Lanier.

I especially couldn’t help but notice Sidney Lanier, living as I do near the shores of Lake Lanier.  One of Georgia’s favorite Confederate sons, Lanier died in 1881 at the age of 39 from tuberculosis, which he contracted while a prisoner of war.

Be sure to check out the other blogs celebrating Postcard Friendship Friday.

Update 17 August 2009: This postcard was also blogged by the Maven.

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15 Responses

  1. Con says:

    What a fun card! A card done in 1940’s (?)style. Crafty!

  2. Chris Overstreet says:

    I guess my Photoshop skills are too good; the “dot com” logo is just my watermark, in case some other website gets “crafty” about using my site’s images.

  3. Beth says:

    Wonderful postcard! What a stylish young lady. (grin) Happy PFF!

  4. Stephanie says:

    The postcard is fun and the stamps are to die for. I’m a sucker for vintage stamps any time of the day!

  5. imajica says:

    hey Chris!
    yay, this is a great girl power blog! and I mean postcards! 😀 just want to drop by telling your card was waiting for me when I went home last weekend! thanks for the great ‘house’ card 😀
    i’ll be checking your stuff here too!

    oh is it PFF today?? Happy PFF as well, then 😛
    see yeh!

  6. I am so tickled that you notice and appreciate my vintage stamps. I don’t really know who some of these people are myself – did you know Sydney Lanier and Benjamin West when this postcard arrived, or did you do excellent research to share the info with your blog readers once you saw the stamps?

  7. debby says:

    What a great card you have shared with us today. Fabulous!!!

  8. Marina Miranda says:

    just wonderful, thanks for sharing! happy PFF

  9. Marie says:

    Chris! What an awesome new blog! It looks FABULOUS! You have such a gift when it comes to blog design!

  10. Chris Overstreet says:

    I think I first encountered West and Dunbar in junior high, but I had never heard of Sidney Lanier until I moved to Georgia, and settled near Lake Sidney Lanier, an artificial lake which is the main water supply for the greater Atlanta area, as well as parts of Florida and Alabama. Naturally, my curiosity got the better of me and I had looked him up long ago. My grandson attended Lanier Elementary School as well.

  11. Sheila says:

    Yes, I can see she will have no problem getting exactly where she wants to be. 🙂

  12. Robin says:

    Cute postcard….
    Thank you for sharing it.
    I hope you have a beautiful weekend.

  13. Judy says:

    Thats a great postcard. Happy PFF

  14. LaraL says:

    Such a nice entry and a wonderful blog!!! Thank you for a great tribute to women and cards 🙂 Loved it!

  15. Carole says:

    That is a great card.

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