The Paper Girl
A deltiologist sharing vintage postcards, photographs, graphics, and the history behind them.

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Dec
05
Case Engines Bring Fun to the State Fair

Case Engines Bring Fun to the State Fair

J.I. Case T.M. Company was founded in 1842 by Jerome Increase Case, and was the largest steam engine
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Dec
02
6 Christmas Clip Art Images

6 Christmas Clip Art Images

It’s that time of the year! Time for holly leaves, Saint Nick, FIRE, and lots of rum balls. Yeah.
2 min read
Nov
26
6 Vintage QSL Card Images: Collectible Radio History

6 Vintage QSL Card Images: Collectible Radio History

Until I started collecting my journey into the world of Deltiology, I had never heard of QSL cards. They just
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Nov
19
5 Vintage Vacation Photographs

5 Vintage Vacation Photographs

This week, let’s go traveling! I obtained these images alongside a bunch of other vintage photographs that are a
2 min read
Nov
15
What Does This Mean?

What Does This Mean?

Is this a potentially historic image? It is a real photo postcard showing three women standing together, arm-in-arm (or an
1 min read
Nov
04
Domenico Mastroianni's Temporary Artworks

Domenico Mastroianni's Temporary Artworks

There’s a very particular line of French postcards from the early 20th century that should stand out to any
1 min read
Nov
01
Happy Birthday Mother Card & Elements

Happy Birthday Mother Card & Elements

Today I have a graphic for you that will do double or even triple-duty, and can be broken down into
1 min read
Oct
28
4 Casual Vintage Photographs

4 Casual Vintage Photographs

I really like collecting old photos. I enjoy seeing those distant moments in time that make up someone’s memories,
2 min read
Oct
24
The Old Mint House & Other English Sights

The Old Mint House & Other English Sights

I don’t often scan postcards that belong to locales outside of Canada simply because they aren’t in my
5 min read
Oct
21
6 Birthday Card Images

6 Birthday Card Images

Today we’re tackling birthdays! I haven’t stumbled on very many birthday cards in my collection so far, but
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