Category Archives: Brief Posts

Poolside Posers

There was a time when almost all motels and hotels had free  postcards for their customers. The postcards were not just a convenience for the customers to write to their friends and relatives. They were also a marketing tool for … Continue reading

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Twin City Lines Early Twentieth Century Streetcars

These postcards show early 20th century streetcars operated by Twin City Lines (Twin City Rapid Transit Company) of Minnesota. These streetcars ran in and between the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, west to Lake Minnetonka, and east to Stillwater. … Continue reading

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Iowa Children in Snow–May 1920

This real photo postcard is dated May 1920 and  shows five children standing in the snow. The handwriting on the back of the postcard seems to be by two different people, with the first asking “Do you know any of … Continue reading

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Heatherbloom Petticoats for Christmas

This advertising postcard suggests giving a Heatherbloom Petticoat as a Christmas gift. The back is imprinted with an advertising message from Senson Brothers of Clay Center, Kansas. Below is a magazine ad that promoted Heatherbloom Petticoats for Christmas gift-giving. According … Continue reading

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To the Loved Ones at Home

This week’s Sepia Saturday 389 prompt, which shows a young girl sitting at at a desk writing, has given me a good excuse to post one of my favorite old postcards. My  postcard above shows a cute little girl writing … Continue reading

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Will Bradley Bicycle Art

Here are two oversized postcards with reproductions of Will Bradley’s posters  advertising Victor Bicycles made by Overman Wheel Company. These are part of a series of “Art Nouveau and Turn-of-the Century Posters in miniature by Sandy Val, New York 10022.” … Continue reading

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