Vintage Memorial Day postcards

Vintage Memorial Day postcard
Here are more than a dozen colorfully-illustrated postcards published in honor of Memorial Day — known originally as Decoration Day. These antique cards are all from the early 1900s, and several feature the work of popular artist Ellen Clapsaddle.
Vintage Memorial Day postcard

Vintage Memorial Day postcard

Vintage Memorial Day souvenir postcard

Vintage Memorial Day souvenir postcard

Memorial Day postcard (1912)

1912 Memorial Day postcard

Antique Decoration Day postcard (1908)

Antique Decoration Day postcard 1908

Antique Memorial Day postcard – Child with flags

Antique Memorial Day postcard - Child with flags

Antique Memorial Day postcard

Civil War remembrance – Memorial Day postcard

Civil War remembrance - Memorial Day postcard

Memorial Day – George Washington’s tomb vintage postcard

Memorial Day - George Washington's tomb vintage postcard

Love, trust & peace

“May thy sweet blossom never cease to bloom in love and trust and peace.”

Garlands for the fallen

“Strew the fair garlands where slumber the dead.”

Never forgotten

“Nor shall their story be forgot”

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.

No stain

“Wherever it floats, on land or sea, no stain its honor mars.”

Freedom smiles

“Freedom smiles, her fate secure, beneath its steadfast stars.”

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