This card is of and from the Old Country Store in the small town of Nashville. Nashville is a small town (estimated about 1000 people) near Bloomington (best known as the home of Indiana University).
The town is a small tourist destination including a number of stores and an artist colony.
This mall of pictures are most portraits of inhabitants from the 1800s and early 1900s from the Nashville/Brown County area. I remember going here as a child and always remembered the wall of photographs you can see here. The Old Country Store is also in the same building as the Nashville House Restaurant.
Crolan the Irish Bard, c. 1844 - James Christopher Timbrell (Irish, 1807-1850)
The subject of this painting and postcard is Turlough O'Carolan, the blind harpist at the center of the photo. This painting was on display in Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014 for an exhibit on Irish Art.
July: Specimen of a Portrait, c.1878 by James Tissot
This card was one of my favorite paintings at the 2014 Art Institute of Chicago special exhibit on Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity. The painting is normally held by the Cleveland Museum of Art.
This card is also one of the postcards that I've sent the most and has, sadly, been lost the most in the mail; however this particular postcard is special....because of where it was posted:
That's right...this card was sent from the USAF McMurdo Base in Antarctica. I saw a message on Postcrossing in late 2015 saying that someone was going to Antarctica on a research trip and wanted to take mail to have it stamped and mailed from Antarctica.
The sender included a link to their research experiment which you can check out here about Weddel Seals in the Ross Sea. Thank you very much!
The Millinery Shop, 1879/86 - Edgar Degas (French, 1834-1917)
This card is the the above listed painting. The painting is house at the Art Institute of Chicago. There is some discrepancy as to whether the women pictured is meant to be a worker in the shop or a customer due to her brassy buckle around her dress.
This card features a view of Seahawks Stadium and the skyline of Seattle. Unlike most of my Seattle cards, this one is an actually postcrossing card and not one sent from my friend Val or Chanele who live/lived in Seattle!
San Marino is a very small republic located in the middle of Italy which claims to be the oldest surviving sovereign state in Europe.
Special thanks to the Tourist Office of San Marino for sending me this card. San Marino is a very small country (population under 33,000 people) and only 3 cards have ever been sent on Postcrossing from the country.