Sepia Saturday provides an opportunity for genealogy bloggers to share their family history through photographs.
This week’s Sepia Saturday theme has to do with salvaged bones with an interesting picture of a man and a dog. In addition to the obvious theme of an old man and a dog, Alan at Sepia Saturday suggested possible twists on this theme such as explosives, lubricating oil, fire resistant pain, etc.
Well, I’ve decided to really twist today’s theme. I’m going with the word explosive. I think it works perfectly with the vintage postcard I’ve decided to share with you today. It shows the amazing Iguacu Falls on the border of Brazil and Argentina. According to About.com - South America Travel, Iguacu Falls is taller than and twice as wide as Niagra Falls.
|Iguacu Falls Postcard|
|Back of Postcard|
This postcard belonged to my Grandpa Debs and Grandma Willis Webster. It was printed in Brazil, but I believe they purchased it in San Francisco, as other postcards in this collection have the following stamp on them -
The Merrian-Webster Online Thesaurus defines explosive as -
1. extreme in degree, power, or effect and 2. marked by bursts of destructive force or intense activity .Also listed are some synonyms that I think fit perfectly with today's postcard: tumultuous, turbulent, profound, and exquisite. I love that last one - exquisite!
I think the following Youtube video shows just how exquisite these Falls really are. Enjoy!
Here are a couple photographs of Iguacu Falls from Wikimedia Commons (click to enlarge the photos):
|Iguacu Falls, Brazil|
Martin St-Amant - Wikipedia - CC-BY-SA-3
|Iguacu Falls and Brazilian Tourist Complex|
Martin St-Amant - Wikipedia - CC-BY-SA-3.0
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Thanks for reading!
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