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Will Bradley Bicycle Art

Here are two oversized postcards with reproductions of Will Bradley’s posters  advertising Victor Bicycles made by Overman Wheel Company. These are part of a series of “Art Nouveau and Turn-of-the Century Posters in miniature by Sandy Val, New York 10022.” … 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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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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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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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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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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Classic Chromes — 2015 Favorites

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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

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