Patriot with Fireworks - 4th of July Greeting Card

$6.00 USD
SKU: 01210B

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Party like Uncle Sam this 4th of July by giving fireworks and firearms to a child! This turn-of-the-century postcard highlights a unique social problem of the time. Independence Day was once associated with boyhood mischief, leading to many children getting hurt or even losing their lives by celebrating dangerously. However, concentrated social reform efforts to keep children safe drastically improved those numbers. By the early 1910s, Americans celebrated the holiday with a greater emphasis on safety. See our entire Fireworks & 4th of July Collection!

The Golden Age of Postcards, from the 1890s until World War I, witnessed an extraordinary surge in postcard collecting. This era saw the production, sale, and mailing of millions of postcards, and people acquired them simply for the sheer joy of ownership. These cherished cards found their place in carefully preserved albums or were exchanged among friends and family with the anticipation of receiving equally delightful ones in return. Postcards served as an affordable source of entertainment in nearly every American household. Visitors often marveled at the opulent postcard albums gracing parlors, living rooms, and sun porches. Beyond mere communication, picture postcards offered a vivid snapshot of American life, particularly during the initial decades of the 20th century. They were designed for every conceivable occasion, with a special emphasis on holidays!

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Product Specs

A6 (4.5" X 6.25") with Envelope