Australia, History & Traditions

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Letters

Letters, especially hand-written ones, are fast becoming an historic phenomenon. The excitement that comes with receiving a letter correlates to the amount of time waiting for it. And if it is a handwritten letter, it is almost as if that person is spending some time with us, as we hear their voice in our head when we read their words, with their own personal inflections and mannerisms.

Letters in all forms are wonderful. I used to be an avid writer, as was my family, and have many copies of my old letters from penfriends.

I have dug through my photo library to find some unusual examples:

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Unusual: A letter from Hungary and a souvenir postcard from New Zealand


Unusual text and sayings: Postcards from over 100 years ago belonging to my grandmother
Vintage postcards

The postcard on the right says: Folkestone Markets. I don’t even know where Folkestone is, but I am thinking it is in the UK????

But the best of all is this one:

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Antique postcards

and this from grandfather to my grandmother over 100 years ago. Who says Victorian/Georgian times were prudish?

In Norway, they were leaving letters, of another sort, on furniture:


and in Australia: the ‘larrikin’ sense of humour lives on in these unusual letter boxes:

Thunderbirds are go!!!



Horse mailbox
Quirky Horsemen living here?



Must be some Norwegian Australians living here :P
Must be some Norwegian Australians 😛


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