Penny Postcards

Lounging on a mesh chair, soaking in the summer rays as the ocean breeze lightly caresses your body: Yep, the beach always offers relief from the muggy misery of late summer. Its brisk winds and salty water create an escape we can’t resist. more


Anytime is the perfect time to visit Colonial Williamsburg, but it can’t be fun to work as an historical interpreter in the summer, toiling outside in the humidity under all those pre-revolutionary clothes! more



Sent by Paul H. Barkley, Falls Church

Spring is here, and with it comes the garden season. The scenes here may be old, outdated or even enhanced, but the beauty they depict, at least, is perennial. more


Struggling through the winter months? Plead “sanctuary” from cold weather and step inside these historic Episcopal churches to partake in a service or simply admire the architecture. more


Real People

Sent by Jean Rabe, Albermale, North Carolina

Need a refresher in Virginia history? Put some breath and blood into the lesson by looking at faces and fashion from these 1901 and 1914 postcards instead of old buildings. more


Main Street in Hopewell | undated

Sent by Betty Watkins, Yorktown

Penny Postcards from the February 2009 issue. more


Lynchburg, Va., Rivermont Park and Casino | 1914

Sent by Jean Rabe, Albemarle, N.C.

Penny Postcards from the April 2009 issue. more


Buckroe Beach Hotel, Buckroe Beach

Sent by R.S. Blackwell, Hayes

Penny Postcards from the June 2009 issue. more


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