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18 Hilariously Bad Vintage Postcards That Prove Advertising Has Not Always Been So Sophisticated

Some of these postcards are a touch strange, others are fascinating glimpses into American culture between 1950 and 1975. All are taken from the single-serving tumblr "Bad Postcards," which offers vintage snail mail gems on a regular basis. 

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Adorable Vintage Posters Promoting Kindness to Animals During The 1930's

Morgan Dennis (1892-1960) was an American artist and writer who is most often remembered for his images of dogs. These posters, by Morgan Dennis, were produced for the American Humane Association's Be Kind to Animals Week during the 1930s. Each poster featured a child performing a kind act, reflecting the organization's educational approach. 

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Adorable Cats And Dogs Acting Like Humans 100 Years Ago

Apparently, The LOLcat is not a new phenomenon ;)

These amazingly sharp photographs of kittens and pups are a century old, but their humor and appeal is timeless, as the Internet has proven again and again. Photographer Harry Whittier Frees, born in 1879, began a career in cute-animal photography in 1906, building out a small studio to produce postcards, calendars, and children's books. Here's a collection of Frees's work from June 1914.


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The Worst Animal Vintage Postcards From 1950 to 1975

Here is Bad Postcards, an amazing collection of the worst American postcards, from the 1950s to 1975! You will find this collection of ugly and kitsch postcards directly on the Bad Postcards website.

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