Mementos of 17. mai from days gone by
From the treasure chest of Cynthia Elyce Rubin
Early on, the postcard was a historical document, a modern form of communication reflecting the pulse of the time. In this group of postcards from the early 1900s, we find colorful and graphic depictions of the country’s regard for the relationship between America and Norway. It was strong and resolute, a potent reminder echoing today’s heartfelt May 17th festivities.
All images courtesy of Cynthia Elyce Rubin
This article originally appeared in the May 2023 issue of The Norwegian American.