Category Archives: Spotlights

The Bakelite Travelcade

Bakelite was one of the first plastics made from synthetic components. It was developed in 1907 by the chemist Leo Baekeland. Bakelite was advertised as a material of more than a thousand uses. It was used for its electrical nonconductivity … Continue reading

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Seventeen Heaven

SEVENTEEN HEAVEN was a dream room designed especially for teens. It was exhibited at the National Home Furnishings Show, Aug. 25 through Sept. 9, 1956 at the New York Coliseum. The back of this postcard invited you to read about … Continue reading

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Poissons d’Avril — April Fool

These are  old French postcards for April 1, April Fools Day. The postcards usually include the words 1er Avril (April 1st) or Poissons d’Avril (April Fool). Other words on these cards often relate to expressions of love. Sometimes the cards … Continue reading

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French New Year “Carte Postale” Postcard

Bonne Année — Happy New Year I especially like this French New Year postcard because it is a postcard showing a postcard. The postcard (Carte Postale) held by the lady has the greeting “Le gui est un Porte-Bonheur” (Mistletoe is … Continue reading

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Boys’ World Sunday School Paper

This postcard has an unusual design on the address side. Father Time is showing a young boy a book with the dates 1902 and 1903 on adjacent pages. The book is resting on a cornucopia overflowing with packages labeled HAPPINESS, … Continue reading

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A Christmas Toast

Here’s a health to all those that I love Here’s a health to all those that love me Here’s a health to all those that love them that love those That love those, that love them that love me. This … Continue reading

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The Month of December

This postcard shows a calendar of December 1911. It is part of a monthly calendar series used for advertising.  The name of the advertiser, Goldberg Bowen & Co., appears at the bottom of the front and with the advertising message … Continue reading

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