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February 14, 2012

40 Hilariously Bad Vintage Postcards From Between the 1950s and 1970s

Here’s an amazing collection of the worst American postcards, from the 1950s to 1975. These bizarre and kitsch postcards were collected by Len Black years and uploaded onto his blog Bad Postcards.

He wrote that he has been ‘fascinated’ by early postcards since he was a child, “I began collecting these cards during the same years I became obsessed with Theatre of the Absurd and Monty Python, so that at least partly explains my enthusiasm for such bizarre and kitschy images.”

The postcards are important because of what they say about the time in which they were made. The collector said: “They’re great because they reflect a unique period in America’s past, conveying the quirky spirit of those mid-century years in ways that are always distinct and often surprising.

“And since I spent my boyhood years in that era, the 1960s, I feel like I can also take license to poke some fun wherever I can.”

His website has now become a ‘virtual museum’ to the mid 20th century postcard.

(via Bad Postcards)



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