Category Archives: Feature Articles

Home Harmony and The House Beautiful

Here are six postcards from a set published by Grand Rapids Furniture Record Co., copyright 1912.  These cards were made to be sent by furniture retailers to their customers. The back of each postcard had a calendar for one month … Continue reading

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Cranberry Harvesting

Cranberries grow on low lying vines planted in bogs composed of peat soil topped with a layer of sand.  After planting, the first crop is ready for harvesting in 3-4 years. They are harvested in the fall from mid-September until … Continue reading

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Photo Enthusiasts

I took the title of this post “Camera Enthusiasts” from the caption on the postcard of  Lower Tahquamenon Falls in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. One of the main attractions of postcard collecting is that collectors can collect any topic that they … Continue reading

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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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