Friday, October 30, 2009

Revere Beach


Well, I couldn't find my chicken postcard. I'm not done looking, but just in case, here are a few from Revere, Massachusetts that I found just in time for PFF (Postcard Friendly Friday).




Actually, you won't find me there. As a kid, I was dying to go. Revere Beach was fascinating to me. The arcades were amazing and much more crowded than at Salem Willows where we went for family outings. There were live gypsy fortune tellers! (My favorite halloween costume.) The roller coaster was WAY bigger. But my mother would not allow it. A couple of times on our way back from Boston my father drove through but he wouldn't stop the car.

The reverse of these are all the same. I assume they are fairly recent reproductions. The edges are nearly perfect and the tone of the paper looks like it was chosen to look old.


9 comments:

Sheila said...

It looks like an amazing place. Did your parents not like the crowds, or was there some other reason they wouldn't go there?

AnitaNH said...

Too much "riff-raff" according to my mother. It probably was a favorite teenage hang-out in the 60's. My parents were pretty protective.

postcardparadise said...

Hi Anita,
These are great cards...they don't look like reproductions. Could be they are just in great condition. Those linen cards from the 30s and 40s were very sturdy.

Postcardy said...

Those are nice vintage scenes. They don't look like reproductions to me.

AnitaNH said...

Nice to know what I have. They came in protective sleeves. I'd better put them away somewhere safe from cats!

MrCachet said...

Those are all great images!!!

viridian said...

Hmm, Revere Beach - Riff raff? "The Wrong Type" perhaps? Looks like fun to me. I like linen cards.

Snap said...

It does look like a great place. I like the vintage looking cards -- the coloring is so different.

Beth Niquette said...

What wonderful old postcards! I wish such a place still existed!