Monthly Archives: December 2015

С новым годом — Soviet New Year Postcard

This is a Soviet New Year postcard published in 1961 by the publishing house “Soviet Artist” Moscow (изд-ва “советский художник” Москва). The artists are V. Arbekov  and G. Renkov who also designed other Soviet New Year cards. New Year postcards … Continue reading

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Chicago Fair of 1950

The Chicago Fair of 1950 was held from June 24 to September 4.  It was held on the same lake front site as the Chicago Railroad Fairs of 1948 and 1949. The official symbol of the Chicago Fair was The … Continue reading

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Heureux Noel Embroidery

Embroidered silk postcards like this were popular around the time of World War I.  “Christmas 1921” is written on the back of this card. Heureux Noel means Happy Christmas in French. The embroidery on this type of card was machine … Continue reading

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Thinking of You on Christmas

Above are three postcards published by A. M. Davis Co. with the same greeting credited to Henry Van Dyke. Below is a copy of another variation illustrated in the book The Romance of Greeting Cards by Ernest Dudley Chase. This … Continue reading

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A 1910 Christmas Suggestion

This postcard has a December 1910 calendar. It is part of a monthly advertising postcard series suitable for use by banks. It is copyright by A. J. Scritsmeier Co. and was sent by the Orange Savings Bank of Orange, California. … Continue reading

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USPS Holiday Mail Advertising

Over the years, the United States Postal Service has issued postcards advertising their mail services. These are ones promoting holiday mail. There may be more–these are just the ones I have found. Most of them have copyright dates so that … Continue reading

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