A very bright spot in my day yesterday was this official Postcrossing card that arrived in my mailbox from the Ukraine. It appears to be hand-drawn, as I can see the actual pencil marks. (Click on the image for a better, larger view.) The sender doesn’t say anything about the card being her own; I asked when I registered the card but have not yet received a response.
On the back there is a script “L” with what looks to be the word “LANA” underneath. The letter A though does not have the line through the middle, so that it looks more like an upside-down “V.” If anyone knows anything about this card or the artist, please leave a comment!
I like art cards — this one is thought-provoking, bringing me back to a time when men and women picked up everything they had and left for a better future, heading West — toward open land and the promises of a better tomorrow.
This card shows “Trails Leaving Independence” circa 1838, by Charles Goslin. Printed from an original oil painting at the National Frontier Trails Center in Independence, Missouri