Postcard showing Vihula manor. These buildings mostly come from 19th century, when the manor owner mostly lived on producing alcohol and selling wood.
During 20th century the manor had a checkered history - it used to be a state farm, home for old people and in 1941-1944 the Nazis kept a school for spies there.
Postcard showing Minsk in evening. The building on card is the new National Library that was opened in June 16, 2006.
Ad postcard for two Tallinn restaurants - “Troika” and “Babyback Ribs & BBQ”
Some New Year postcards with books.
The first card , with photo by B.Murd, comes from 1970. It shows novels by Estonian classic A.H.Tammsaare and some travel books are seen behind the glass … (hinting about the Iron Curtain cutting us all off from the world? )
The second card, from 1982, by S.Migdal and R.Järvi, shows a volume about history of Estonian art and the third card is getting REALLY unrealistic about possibility of travel. The year is 1984 and photo on card is by T.Pikk.
I was 19 in 1984 and I did not know would I be able to get through the Iron Curtain, even if (or because of?) I already had given birth to a baby, who was son of a foreigner.
Some New Year Postcards with wooden beer tankards.
1. By A.Vender, 1964
2. By A.Vender, 1959
3. By L.Härm, 1962
4. By D.Paalamäe, 1965
5. By H.Arrak, 1972
6. By I.Raudsepp, 1976
7. By S.Liiberg, photo by R.Kärner, 1980
For the season the milkbags have a new design.
What amuses me is that even if the design is on a bag of milk, on the picture itself you can see the milk in more expensive tetra-package!
Two New Year postcards by Asta Vender from year 1958.
Asta Vender was born in 1916 and seems to be still alive (at least I cannot find an obituary online). When she was 90, she was still working occasionally as an illustrator.
A vintage reprint postcard from Germany.
This time of year brings around both darkness and nostalgia. And for the generation born during 1960s the nostalgia means dreams of space exploration.
So let me share this nostalgic Christmas book from my childhood with you! “The sputniks are having a Christmas party” is the title. The story in verses is written by Helvi Jürisson and illustrated by Olev Soans. The book was published in 1967.