Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Great Lakes State

Whenever I travel, I almost always pick up postcards from the towns or cities I'm visiting. The problem is, I never send them. But that doesn't stop me from buying them. Yesterday I saw a picture of a vintage Michigan postcard and it left me wanting more. I decided to do a little search on ye olde internet and found some fun ones. I thought I'd share some with you. Some are old, some are new. But they all look old, and that's what matters. Hope you enjoy. (And I really do wish you were here. [Well, most of you.])

Love this.

Why does Marquette looks scary and ominous in this postcard?? I never
want to go there now!! And no, I won't calm down!


I don't like this one because Michigan looks weird.
Like an amoeba.
Trying not to think about how this was probably done from the perspective of
someone in Windsor.

 Durand, Michigan? That's not a real place. I've never heard
of it in my life. But if it is real, it deserves a shout out.

Ok, I don't think this counts as a real postcard but I stumbled upon it
and I have to complain because the idea that a chicken would invite people
to come inside to eat chicken is just ridiculous. I don't believe it for a second! Unless the chicken is making something else, like corn. Then, maybe.

My favorite, of course. The town and beach house that I love,
love, love!
Which is your favorite??


Katherine said...

I think the first and the last are my favorites, though I really am curious about Marquette's dark side... Those are really fun, though!

lizzie mc.- said...

Wish you were here... well me too. Mackinac Island has been a long time wish. I died laughing over the took from someone in Windsor. I love the not-so-subtle anti-Ohio campaign. You crack me up.

T. Taylor Joo said...

For those of you born in the 90s, instead of "checking in" on the facebook from your iPhone, people used to send a thing called "postcard" to their friends and families when they are traveling to let them know where you are.

Eloy Trevino said...

Love the cards!

Liz said...

These make me miss Michigan. I like the first one and the Ypsi one.