Tag Archives: advertising

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

Posted in Spotlights | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Feature Articles | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Spotlights | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Spotlights | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Classic Chromes — 2015 Favorites

This gallery contains 12 photos.

My Postcard Gems Blog showcases “The Best of Classic American Vintage Chrome Postcards of the 1950s to 1970s” from my postcard collection. Here I have selected a favorite one from each month of 2015 that I consider among the “best … Continue reading

| Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A 1910 Christmas Suggestion

This postcard has a December 1910 calendar. It is part of a monthly advertising postcard series suitable for use by banks. It is copyright by A. J. Scritsmeier Co. and was sent by the Orange Savings Bank of Orange, California. … Continue reading

Posted in Spotlights | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

USPS Holiday Mail Advertising

Over the years, the United States Postal Service has issued postcards advertising their mail services. These are ones promoting holiday mail. There may be more–these are just the ones I have found. Most of them have copyright dates so that … Continue reading

Posted in Feature Articles | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment