These patriotic antique cards are all from the early 1900s, and several feature the work of popular artist Ellen Clapsaddle.
Vintage Memorial Day souvenir postcard
Memorial Day postcard (1912)
Antique Decoration Day postcard (1908)
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Vintage Memorial Day postcard – Child with flags
“Yet who would hold his dearest back…”
Civil War remembrance – Memorial Day postcard
Memorial Day – George Washington’s tomb vintage postcard
In memoriam to our dead patriots
“On fame’s eternal camping ground, their silent tents are spread”
Antique Memorial Day postcard: Today and yesterday
A Civil War-era soldier stands with a man in the type of military uniform they wore around the time of World War I (then called “The Great War.”)
In memoriam – Decoration Day vintage postcard
A woman – perhaps lady liberty herself – holds a tattered American flag
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In memory of Civil War soldiers
Here’s a quiet scene of a man dressed in an old Civil War military uniform visits a grave with a girl who is presumably his granddaughter.
Love, trust & peace
“May thy sweet blossom never cease to bloom in love and trust and peace.”
Memorial Day garlands for the fallen
“Strew the fair garlands where slumber the dead.”
“Nor shall their story be forgot”
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Remember your friends
“We’ve read about the heroes from old Greece and Rome, but the one we’d like to hear from is the one from home.”
“Wherever it floats, on land or sea, no stain its honor mars.”
“Freedom smiles, her fate secure, beneath its steadfast stars.”
Antique Memorial Day postcard with Civil War soldier
“Bring garlands of gay flowers to deck the heroes’ grave; And let their country’s starry flag in memory o’er them wave.”
Memorial Day 1917: Honor the Brave parade
In memory of American Soldiers of the wars of 1775-1783 / 1812-1814 / 1846-1847 / 1861-1865 [Civil War] / 1895
I love these vintage postcards. May I use one on my FB page for Memorial Day?