Tourism Year of the Americas ’72
I love this blast from the past: a postal card produced as one of a series by the United States Postal Service promoting tourism. Despite the phrase “the Americas”, I’m reasonably sure that the only America being promoted here is the United States. One thing that strikes me about this card is that, in the three vignettes that feature a happy couple, the man seems to be explaining the significance of each view to his more ignorant female companion. Way to go, 1972! (Also, I’m pretty sure that you shouldn’t be touching the Liberty Bell, doofus.)
This particular card is the air mail version (back when such distinctions were made); it includes air mail postage of 15 cents. The Missive Maven added a vintage stamp to bring the card up to date for mailing.
Seems that the Maven sent a domestic issue of this postal card to her grandfather, which probably places me in very good company. To me, she begins her message, “Hello Chris Overstreet, Wild Postcard man.” Ooh, I kinda like that.