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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




jack and jill


From Dutch:  “Excess baggage!”

accident de bagags


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


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