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“Mexicali” Beer Hall

These two postcards show the Mexicali Beer Hall which was located in Tijuana, Mexico. These postcards were published in 1935, after the end of prohibition in the United States. However at least one of the images is from an earlier … Continue reading

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Railroad Station Lounges for WWII Service Men

These are three postcards issued by the Pennsylvania Railroad for U. S. service men during WWII. The cards show service men lounging and engaged in recreational activities at USO lounges in various railroad stations.The USO (United Service Organization) was formed … Continue reading

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Pianola for Everyone

Here are several postcards advertising Pianola player Pianos. I never learned how to play the piano. I wish I had had one of these to play   This brief description from Wikipedia tells how the pianola works: The pianola (pronounce: … Continue reading

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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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