Tag Archives: Sepia Saturday

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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The Edison Phonograph

The image on this postcard (copyright 1905 by National Phonograph Co.) illustrates how amazing it must have been to first hear recorded sounds coming from the phonograph invented by Thomas Edison. Originally the sounds were recorded and reproduced on cylinders. … Continue reading

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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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Twin City Lines Early Twentieth Century Streetcars

These postcards show early 20th century streetcars operated by Twin City Lines (Twin City Rapid Transit Company) of Minnesota. These streetcars ran in and between the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, west to Lake Minnetonka, and east to Stillwater. … Continue reading

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Iowa Children in Snow–May 1920

This real photo postcard is dated May 1920 and  shows five children standing in the snow. The handwriting on the back of the postcard seems to be by two different people, with the first asking “Do you know any of … 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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To the Loved Ones at Home

This week’s Sepia Saturday 389 prompt, which shows a young girl sitting at at a desk writing, has given me a good excuse to post one of my favorite old postcards. My  postcard above shows a cute little girl writing … Continue reading

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