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Vintage Letters
Vintage Letters

hello, hello! charlie brought out a photo album to show us some more of his wedding photos and i found these wonderful letters. they were written during the 1920s in czechoslavakia (currently, the czech republic) and mailed to new york city, america. although we don't understand a word of them, the handwriting is just lovely and could be quite interesting as the country established its independence in 1918 and the first president was elected in 1920.

one thing i do understand is that sending out our christmas cards would be much further along if i had such beautiful handwriting. excuses, excuses :).

xo, cindy

11 comments:

Line said...

this is so romantic Cindy I love the writting!! beautiful shots!!

Erika Lee Sears said...

I love old letters and photos- isn't it interesting how our handwriting has changed over the years. When I was a kid I had to take a penmanship class in gradeschool.

Krissy said...

oh boy- now those are some lovely keepsakes!! I would totally frame them.

Jamie said...

What a great find! I love the way you photographed them with the light and shadow.

and flowers pick themselves said...

ooh, how fascinating! and beautiful :)

xo Alison

Joyce said...

The letters look so beautiful. I would put a few in a glass jar to display. You must have a hay day visiting Charlie and all of his treasures. xo

heather smith jones said...

Those are beautiful and isn't it interesting how handwriting and letter writing used to be an art form? Perhaps that is why they are such treasures now, people hardly write anymore, only type!

blue moss said...

i love these! i may have said this before, but my mom is from europe (the former yugoslavia) and i loved the letters she sent and received....the thin, thin airmail paper and the pretty writing i couldn't read
and i love how you took the photos...

suzanne cabrera said...

The letters themselves are amazing...but your photography adds another layer completely! LOVE the lace shadows....ahhhh...so beautiful!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh wow, that IS gorgeous handwriting! Aaah, those yesteryears when penmanship was elegant. And legible. Beautiful dappled sunlight!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Beautiful calligraphy Cindy! Love the old stamps as well...

xo*