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Recently, I took one of those DNA tests to determine my heritage background. To my surprise, I learned that I have 26% of Irish background which they detail as being primarily located from Ireland, Wales, Scotland but is also found in France and England. In the future, as I continue my genealogical research, the hope would be to narrow the location of this descent.

In the meantime, I am posting a few St. Patrick’s Day postcards. Enjoy!


St Pats day II

The postcard shown above, which is also my featured card, was from the early 1900’s. I am not sure of the publisher, it just states “St. Patrick Series No. 3” on the back. This card has no writing, no postmark.

Below is shown a postcard that has a verse on the front: “The pride of Erin’s Isle is she, Dear Irish Molly O”. This card was postmarked in 1910 and was addressed to my great-grandfather, George L. P. James, in Riverpoint (West Warwick), RI. The publisher of this card was Raphael Tuck & Sons, part of their “Shamrock Series” No. 172.

FB Cover St Pats ladyFB Cover St Pats lady back

The next postcard, shown below was postmarked in 1909. On the front is printed, “Come Back to Erin” and “St. Patrick’s Day Greetings” and was published by Taggart.

FB St Pats hat

Below are three more postcards. The first one is very unique and was sent to Aunt Etta, in Foxboro, Mass. This card is wooden and has a space where a photo could be inserted. On the front is printed: “With Love and Kindest Regards”.

This is followed by two additional postcards, one that combines the US flag and one of the Blarney Castle.

Shamrock Wood frontShamrock Wood back IIShamrocks frontShamrocks backSt Pat Blarney castle frontSt Pat Blarney castle back

Wishing all a Happy and Safe St. Patrick’s Day!

Stay tuned, as I am working on a more extensive blog posting that should be of interest.

Until next time…