Here's a dive into my file of patriotic antique postcard images. I only actually own a few of these, as they are unusual for my collection. I primarily buy very old town scenes and architecture or specific themes like cotton and gas stations, all of which work very well with doing genealogy. I love seeing a town as it was when my great great grandparents were living there.
The cards below demonstrate the mind set of their times. I think they're good reminders.
This card of Mt. Vernon is my oldest, postmarked in 1899. I got it on ebay and had it returned to the US from England. See how the flag is hand colored.
I think the prettiest one is the Yankee Doodle drum. Which one stands out to you and why?