Slide show of some of the Norwegian folk costumes by the artist Eckersberg published in 1925 as postcards.
The term folk costumes is applied to the particular clothes worn by the rural farm population in pre-industrial Norway, according to the Norwegian Institute of Bunad and Folk Costume. These clothes were the "result of tradition, external influence, local creativity and individual taste, and differed from the clothing habits in urban areas" where city-dwellers were more influenced by broader European fashions.
Lapland is a region largely within the Arctic that spans parts of Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia. The Sami people, earlier referred to as Lapps or Laplanders, are the historical inhabitants of this area. This postcard captures the traditional dress of Sami living in the Norwegian region of Finnmark. While Norwegians form the majority of the population on the outer islands, the population is mixed in the fjord settlements, with Sami forming the bulk of the population in the interior. A reversal of Norwegianization policy in the 1980s has seen an official apology from the King of Norway, reparations being made to Sami, the introduction of Sami language in schools, and a revitalization of their culture.
Camp Fire Girls Council Fire Camp Shawano Miami Valley Ohio 1950c postcard
Covered Wagon Boys Camp Puh'Tok Monkton Maryland 1950s postcard
No exaggeration here! Just as it was caught - a fine example of the halibut catch in the Alaska fisheries circa late 1940s to early 1950s. Click on image for further postcard details.
The Cawston Ostrich Farm was established by Edwin Cawston who in 1885 imported 50 ostriches from South Africa to start his farm in South Pasadena, California. After an early setback that saw only 18 birds survive the overland railroad trip from Galveston Texas to Pasadena, Cawston was able to breed the flock up to 100 birds.
Exaggerated Corn AT & SF Railroad Car of Kansas Corn Albertype postcard
Seaboard Coast Railroad Doodlebug Train Lakeland Florida postcard
The Postcard Depot - the home of vintage postcards online.