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Old Pillion Postcards

April 20, 2011

These postcards date from the early 19teens through the 1930s.  The earlier ones show the pillion passenger sitting side-saddle, as was the custom until around 1915.  In those days before political correctness was afoot, many images joke about the size of the passenger’s caboose, with little ones being preferred to large ones.  Sir Mix-A-Lot has a different opinion…

 

come with

 

seat on a motorbike

 

safety last

 

theres always room

 

little behind

 

with a bird

 

free hugging

 

pillion

 

jack and jill

 

From Dutch:  “Excess baggage!”

accident de bagags

 

This one translates from Dutch to be:  “A hero of the resistance movement!”

bike

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