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July 5—The Morning After

July 5—The Morning After
"The Morning After. July 5. Witch hazel, liniment, arnica. F.L. 219/6. Gene Carr."

Postmarked at Milton Mills, New Hampshire, on July 6, 1915.

Cartoonist Gene Carr's postcard demonstrates the dire results of a dangerous evening of Fourth of July firewor…
Added on July  2, 2018

Dear Miss, I Will Risk Everything Depicted Here

Dear Miss, I Will Risk Everything Depicted Here
"Dear Miss, I will risk everything depicted here if you will permit me to see you as far as the gate. Yours very truly."
Added on April 21, 2015

Photograph Your Boy Before the Fourth of July—You May Not Get a Chance After

Photograph Your Boy Before the Fourth of July—You May Not Get a Chance After
"Fotograph your boy before the 4th of July: you may not get a chance after."

Macabre photographic advice from an early twentieth-century postcard.

For more dark humor about Fourth of July fireworks, see The Glorious 4th of July / The 5th of July:
Added on June 27, 2016

Man and Dog with Alligators on the Beach

Man and Dog with Alligators on the Beach
I hope they escaped in time!

A Florida souvenir real photo postcard. Postmarked: Miami, Florida, Nov. 13, 1923. Addressed to: Mr. Adam Petcher, Box 515, Somerset, Pa.
Added on September 25, 2013

Working Out on the High Beam

Working Out on the High Beam
A real photo postcard, date and location unknown.
Added on August 23, 2013

The Glorious 4th of July / The 5th of July

The Glorious 4th of July / The 5th of July
These stereographic cards are in poor shape even after some touch-up, but they're intriguing--and almost macabre--for their depiction of the perils of fireworks.

Captions: "The Glorious 4th of July. No. 1." "The Fifth of July. No. 2."

Printed on the fro…
Added on June  3, 2013