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Children’s Books for Christmas

This is a 1907 Christmas advertising postcard from Stearn & Co., a Cleveland store specializing in children’s toys and women’s clothing. The store claimed to have a good selection of children’s books deposited by the Good Saint Nicholas from his … Continue reading

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National Food Store Holiday Savings 1934

National Tea Co. was founded in 1899. By the end of the ’20s, National Tea had over 600 locations in the Chicago area alone and another 1,000 stores nationwide. Sales grew to about $90 million a year. Many of these … Continue reading

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FUN With 1963 Rambler Americans

Rambler American automobiles were manufactured by the American Motors Corporation between 1958 and 1969. The Rambler American’s target audience was motorists who wanted reliable, economical transportation in a package that was small without being crowded. It was most often the lowest … Continue reading

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Kodak Girl Velox Postal

This postcard, which features the “Kodak Girl” and  advertises Kodak’s Velox paper, is one of my favorites. There are preprinted Kodak advertising messages on both the front and back of the postcard touting the ease and fun of making and … 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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