Friday, May 25, 2012

1930s Hamilton Carhartt Factory Postcard

1930s linen postcard show the Hamilton Carhartt factory, a.k.a. "Carhartt Park," in Sweet Lick, Kentucky. The card has a one cent stamp on the back but was never mailed. Other than being a piece of Carhartt ephemera, there's a couple of other things I found interesting about the card. First, being a graphic designer, I always notice stupid design flaws like the how the center line of type at the top of the card is crooked. The next thing I noticed was the mention of the Back-to-the-Land Movement on the front and back of the card. The back of the card also mentions decentralizing industries. I've seen this card on so many occasions, but never really stopped to noticed the political statements on it.

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