Long May She Wave - Memorabilia Postcard Collection

"And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there; 
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave 
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?"

- Star Spangled Banner 

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Title:  Long May She Wave
Collection: 100 Stars & Stripes Collectible Postcards
Author/Designer: Kit Hindrichs
Publisher:  Potterstyle
Release Date:  May 3, 2016
Format: Postcards (in bookstyle box)

From one of the world's leading graphic designers comes a stunning tribute to America's most enduring icon-the Stars and Stripes.The Revolutionary Congress resolved in 1777 that "the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white, that the Union be 13 white stars in a blue field representing a new constellation." Since that time, the American flag has been raised high in wartime triumph and peacetime celebration; burned in fervent protest; sewn lovingly onto quilts, caps, pillows, and bags; appropriated by the commercial sphere to sell goods as varied as cigars, and designer clothing, and rock-and-roll albums; and faithfully honored every 4th of July to celebrate America's independence.

This collection of more than 3,000 Stars and Stripes artifacts ranges from Civil War-era banners and Native American braided moccasins to an early 20th-century "friendship" kimono and original flag art by several of the world's leading designers. In its deluxe format with over 500 illustrations, LONG MAY SHE WAVE gives wide berth to the flag in all its manifestations, and the result is a stunning visual history of America's most treasured symbol. Full-color throughout, with over 500 illustrations in a deluxe 11 x 14-inch volume-LONG MAY SHE WAVE is the perfect gift for folk-art appreciators, history buffs, and collectors. Features the 3,000-piece exhibit that was displayed at the American Institute of Graphic Arts and the San Jose Museum of Art in 2000. From toy soldiers to collectable spoons, cigar blankets to historic flags—the breadth of the collection is unrivaled. 

The American flag, the most recognized symbol of our country. And for this 200th year celebration, Potterstyle in collaboration with the artist, Kit Hindrichs released this memorabilia collection of 100 postcards. There are 50 designs, with 2 cards each, from images of different historical artifacts and art related to this iconic stars and stripes. Standard postcard size of approximately 4"x 6", each postcard includes a short 1-2 phrases about the image on the front. Cards are of sturdy card stock material all encased in a collectible box with lid. I personally find it very attractive and will be great for any American history or postcard fans.  Great to frame or use as classroom show and tell cards.

NOTE:  I received a complimentary copy of this collection from the publisher, Potterstyle through Blogging for Books for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own. For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.


KIT HINRICHS is considered one of the world's most influential graphic designers and is partner in the global design firm Pentagram. He has more than 3,000 Stars and Stripes artifacts in his collection, which has been exhibited at the American Institute of Graphic Arts in New York and the San Jose Museum of Art. He lives in San Francisco.





  1. This looks like a beautiful collection of patriotic images - perfect for use/display during Armed Services Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Independence Day. It's fun to see such a unique item reviewed on a book blog!

  2. These sound really pretty, Annie! Thanks for sharing!


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