WHOA WHOA POST OFFICE WOES 
Apropos I suppose, this New Years card might remind use of happier days for the post office, back when receiving a message might have been tantamount to, oh, inventing the means for flying, such as the glider appearing in this Jewish New Year’s card. 
New Years Greeting Card, in Yiddish. Williamsburg Art Company, New York, 1910/1915. Yeshiva University Museum Collection.

WHOA WHOA POST OFFICE WOES 

Apropos I suppose, this New Years card might remind use of happier days for the post office, back when receiving a message might have been tantamount to, oh, inventing the means for flying, such as the glider appearing in this Jewish New Year’s card. 

New Years Greeting Card, in Yiddish. Williamsburg Art Company, New York, 1910/1915. Yeshiva University Museum Collection.

HERE’S TO SMOOTH SAILING IN THE NEW YEAR! CHAG SAMEACH!

Why not wish your friends chag sameach (happy holidays) and an easy journey through the next year like these greeting cards from the 1920’s?

(right) Man and woman standing in the basket of a hot air balloon.  The bags that hang from the rim of the basket are inscribed with good wishes.  Divided back.  #124 (2005.068)

(left) Man & woman in airplane cockpit. inscribed A happy New Year. Yiddish inscription UR. Woman holds flowers and banner inscribed. #128 (1992.180)

Yeshiva University Museum, New York

POKER IN THE SKY… OR SLAP JACK (1970 El Al Playing Cards)
These fantastic playing cards (ca. 1970) feature “Jewish royalty” including Solomon, Jonathan and Samson.  They were the creation of graphic artist Jean David (not to be confused with the 19th century artist with the similar name).  For this set, David seems to have adapted images from Arthur Szyk… and who wouldn’t want to?!?!?
You can find out a little more on these cards at Grain Edit, and Ministry of Type (though YUM can’t vouch for their accuracy).
Thanks between2worlds!

Playing cards from El Al flights

POKER IN THE SKY… OR SLAP JACK (1970 El Al Playing Cards)

These fantastic playing cards (ca. 1970) feature “Jewish royalty” including Solomon, Jonathan and Samson.  They were the creation of graphic artist Jean David (not to be confused with the 19th century artist with the similar name).  For this set, David seems to have adapted images from Arthur Szyk… and who wouldn’t want to?!?!?

You can find out a little more on these cards at Grain Edit, and Ministry of Type (though YUM can’t vouch for their accuracy).

Thanks between2worlds!

Playing cards from El Al flights

WHOA WHOA POST OFFICE WOES 
Apropos I suppose, this New Years card might remind use of happier days for the post office, back when receiving a message might have been tantamount to, oh, inventing the means for flying, such as the glider appearing in this Jewish New Year’s card. 
New Years Greeting Card, in Yiddish. Williamsburg Art Company, New York, 1910/1915. Yeshiva University Museum Collection.

WHOA WHOA POST OFFICE WOES 

Apropos I suppose, this New Years card might remind use of happier days for the post office, back when receiving a message might have been tantamount to, oh, inventing the means for flying, such as the glider appearing in this Jewish New Year’s card. 

New Years Greeting Card, in Yiddish. Williamsburg Art Company, New York, 1910/1915. Yeshiva University Museum Collection.

HERE’S TO SMOOTH SAILING IN THE NEW YEAR! CHAG SAMEACH!

Why not wish your friends chag sameach (happy holidays) and an easy journey through the next year like these greeting cards from the 1920’s?

(right) Man and woman standing in the basket of a hot air balloon.  The bags that hang from the rim of the basket are inscribed with good wishes.  Divided back.  #124 (2005.068)

(left) Man & woman in airplane cockpit. inscribed A happy New Year. Yiddish inscription UR. Woman holds flowers and banner inscribed. #128 (1992.180)

Yeshiva University Museum, New York

POKER IN THE SKY… OR SLAP JACK (1970 El Al Playing Cards)
These fantastic playing cards (ca. 1970) feature “Jewish royalty” including Solomon, Jonathan and Samson.  They were the creation of graphic artist Jean David (not to be confused with the 19th century artist with the similar name).  For this set, David seems to have adapted images from Arthur Szyk… and who wouldn’t want to?!?!?
You can find out a little more on these cards at Grain Edit, and Ministry of Type (though YUM can’t vouch for their accuracy).
Thanks between2worlds!

Playing cards from El Al flights

POKER IN THE SKY… OR SLAP JACK (1970 El Al Playing Cards)

These fantastic playing cards (ca. 1970) feature “Jewish royalty” including Solomon, Jonathan and Samson.  They were the creation of graphic artist Jean David (not to be confused with the 19th century artist with the similar name).  For this set, David seems to have adapted images from Arthur Szyk… and who wouldn’t want to?!?!?

You can find out a little more on these cards at Grain Edit, and Ministry of Type (though YUM can’t vouch for their accuracy).

Thanks between2worlds!

Playing cards from El Al flights

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