Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Leap Year Postcards Part 3

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I have more Leap Year postcards today and some additional information. Two more traditions I ran across concerning Leap Year is that in Greece, it is believed that it is bad luck to get married in a Leap Year and in the middle of 1900s, couples actually avoided getting married in a Leap Year. Another custom I have seen is that women who were actively seeking a man during a Leap Year were expected to wear a scarlet petticoat to serve as fair warning to all eligible men. Be sure to check out all of the postcards on my website at Moody's Postcards. The first postcard which is postmarked 1912 shows a man sitting in a cage cowering as five women try to entice him. The publisher is not shown but the back indicates it is "Leap Year" Series No. 956 and printed in England.

The second postcard was mailed in 1908 and is artist signed by August Hutaf and is a Paul C. Koeber published postcard. This one shows a woman making a "silent proposal" to a man who appears to be thinking about it.

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