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Charming postcards from the old Romania

October 10, 2018

Every year, on October 9th, World Post Day is celebrated. No, we do not use random international day as a pretext to celebrate (though it would not be the worst idea). What we want to do, however, is a journey in the past, one that you will surely like.

 

Postcards from Romania

 

One of our passions are the antique fairs. We like to read the old card messages, discover small lost things that surely have a sentimental value and just lose track of time. And almost every time, if not every time, we stumbled upon old collections of postcards. Postcards from Romania, some from World War I, others from the 20s, 50s, 70s, from abroad, mountain, sea, summer, winter, etc. Can you imagine how fascinating it was to look through everything?

 

I recently found an online archive with a lot of postcards from Romania, we got really excited and we spent a few hours looking at them. We happen to know that in October the World Day of Post is celebrated and so we decided to share with you our favorite postcards.

 

Once upon a time…

 

First of all, it is worth mentioning that we did a little research on postcards and learned some interesting things. The first illustrated postcard, published and circulated on the current territory of our country, was a view from Sibiu, printed at the end of December 1885 by Josef Drotleff. The picture on that was a photograph taken in 1860 by a Sibiu photographer named Theodor Glatz. Shortly after, it multiplied into 4,000 copies.

 

Later, in 1905, illustrating trade grew so much in Bucharest that many traders were considerably enriched. Besides, I found out that the success of postcards was actually due to the fact that they were the best methods of advertising at the time. We choose, however, to appreciate more the sentimental side.

The collection of Romanian postal cards

 

Now that we’ve brought you a little bit of history, it’s time to show you the postcards that fascinated us so much. We can not deny, those with messages are the most beautiful!

 

Cernavodă, Podul Regele Carol I

 

Bĕrlad Aleea Principală and Pavilionul grădinei publice.

 

Constanța, Piața Independenței

 

Portul din Galați.

 

Craiova, Parcul Bibescu

 

Constanța, Mamaia

 

Târgu Jiu

 

Sinaia

 

Fanfara Liceului Comercial D. C. Angelescu

 

Giurgiu, Piața Carol

 

Orșova

 

Raspberry saleswomen

 

Berlad, “Bistriţianu” Farmacy

 

Ada-Kaleh 

 

Craiova, Park Bibescu

 

Ruteni

 

 

Suceava

 

Sinaia

 

 Băile Călimăneşti

 

Arad

 

Băile Herculane

 

 

Uou can find the entire postcards archive here. Do not hesitate to tell us what your favorites are!

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