Kneeding a Lift
Caution: 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.