I live in a small town in the Rocky Mountains. If you'd like to see photos of the neighborhood, please check out RubyCreekPress.com. And welcome to Venerable Vintage Press! Thanks for dropping by, Pam

Postcards with an inspired sense of history 

Venerable Vintage Press features altered images of work originally created by, for the most part, artists working before or around the turn of the century, images now available to us through the public domain. 

In addition to taking you on an abbreviated trip through art history, VVP offers postcards featuring renditions of my favorite images (please check the Copyright Page for questions re: use).

Exploring the history of the work is an experience in itself. Finding and digging just a little exposed me to artwork I had never seen before. It offered me an easy way into cultural history, to find our artistic heritage and to bring it forward.

But it is really the postcard that inspires me. That's the real focus of this website. I most enjoyed putting all the pieces together to make the cards.

The process

Venerable Vintage Press postcards start with images either found online or scanned in from personally-owned hard copies. 

I've made changes to the downloads/scans to fit my purpose ~ I am more interested in making the image work as a postcard than in creating an exact replica of its source. 

I chose postcards (vs. greeting card, poster, or text) as a medium because:

  • i like the hard-copy approach to correspondence. 
  • it's a relatively cheap way to share art. 
  • putting pen to postcard is an easy way to stay in touch with friends or business contacts. 
  • the postcard's footprint is small, concise, and to the point. Card backs offer just enough space for a short, pithy message. I like that. 
  • i also like thinking of the many hands that touch the cards on their way through the postal system. From found image to recipient makes for an interesting journey.  

Paper & format, returns & exchanges

Venerable Vintage Press cards are commercially printed on sturdy, premium 17 pt matte paper and are approximately 4"x6". Each set is well packaged for shipment. Shipping, at present: $2/set for U.S. addresses; $3/set for international. No extra shipping charge for additional sets in the same order.

A set includes four different images. You can choose your own group of four cards, either from the shop or from the galleries. Contact me for details. All images on VVP have a corresponding postcard. New cards first appear in the "New" gallery. 

The postcards travel well through the mail, with or without an envelope, but four craft envelopes are included. Let me know if you prefer not to have envelopes (50¢ off). 

I am happy to exchange a card if you'd like to pay for shipping. I don't accept returns unless there is a problem. But if you are a new customer, I can send a free sample if you'd like to look before buying.

Drop me a line if you have questions or special orders. ~ Thanks, Pam


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