Category Archives: Feature Articles

Colorful Mid-Century GE Kitchen Appliances

In the 1950s, color was  the newest trend in kitchen appliances. Nowadays, it is hard to find appliances with any real color. These advertising postcards all show GE appliances from the mid- to late-1950s. The dates have been estimated from … Continue reading

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Vend-a-Kard Postcards

Vend-A-Kard postcards were introduced in 1949. They were postcards made to be sold in sets from vending machines. The Vend-A-Kard name, shown above was printed at the bottom of the message section on the back of the card. I found … Continue reading

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Postcards Boosted Cities

Minneapolis An article originally published in THE MINNEAPOLIS SUNDAY TRIBUNE, MAY 21, 1911 Booster Post Cards to Tell Fame of City Thousands of Miles of Postals Will Spread Renown of Minneapolis. Trainloads to Be Mailed From Here During Civic Celebration … Continue reading

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Maple Sugar Time in Vermont

Vermont is the leading maple syrup-producing state in the country, producing about 41 percent of the United States’ maple syrup.  The maple sugaring process has been illustrated on many postcards, most of which are from Vermont. These postcards are mainly … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day — March 8

March 8 is International Women’s Day. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation, and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements. Started as a Socialist political … Continue reading

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Postcards by Wood-Block Printer T. Tokuriki

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These are wood block printed postcards published by Tomikichiro Tokuriki (1902-1999). Tokuriki was both a print maker and a teacher. He is known mainly for his non-postcard prints. I have not been able to find much information specifically about these … 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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