Published on 2012-07-07 07:00:00
Postmarked 7 July 1912
New York, New York
Metropolitan Life Insurance Building, New York
Dear Sister: Wonder if it is warm there as here. Had a card from mother said you were doing fine so glad, write me as soon as you are well and feel like writing. Love, L---
Here's a view of the MetLife Tower from June 2010. According to the Interweb, MetLife moved out of the complex in 2005. The tower is currently under development as a hotel.
Published on 2012-07-06 07:00:00
Published by Curteich (1943)
FRONT: Bird's Eye View of Jerome, Arizona
BACK: Jerome is one of Arizona's most interesting cities. Once a teeming mining camp of some 9,000 people, as the ore has been worked out its population has dwindled to less than half that number. Built on the steep mountainside, only one city block of its several miles of streets is on the level. So precipitous are the slopes that entrances from street level give access to third and fourt [..]
Published on 2012-07-05 22:42:00
I made a new page for The Postman Loves Me blog on Facebook. If you are a member of the site, please "like" the page! You can get the blog posts delivered right to your feed. If you aren't on FB, don't worry! There will be no changes to the blog.
Published on 2012-07-05 06:34:00
Postmarked 4 July 1932
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Publisher: Bamforth & Co.
Everything crowded down here. could hardly move on Steel Pier last night. Water is cold. but we sure are getting a big kick out of this. / Flo and Bertha
Published on 2012-07-04 07:00:00
Have a fabulous, safe holiday!
Published on 2012-07-02 07:00:00
I am training for this year's Women Swimmin', a swim across Cayuga Lake, to benefit Hospicare and Palliative Services of Tompkins County. When I saw they'd printed postcards to promote the event, I was thrilled.
We will be swimming the 1.2 miles across Cayuga Lake, visible in the upper center of the photograph below, on August 18.
My Fundraising Page
Published on 2012-07-01 15:50:00
On this day in 1963, the post office
Published on 2012-07-01 07:00:00
Fun King Arthur stamps from the UK! See more Sunday Stamps on Viridian's Postcard Blog!
Published on 2012-06-30 07:00:00
Postmarked 30 June 1952
Lavallette, New Jersey
GAP VIEW INN
Stroudsburg's Smartest Bar
Between Stroudsburg and Delaware Water Gap
Cabins, Grill, and Dining Room
Most beautiful view of the GapMessage:
Dear Mom, Both cars full ate here on way down. Leslie very good so far. Tom and friends got 109 mackerel about 2 miles out yesterday. Having some tonight. JD comes Wed. night. How is violet? Love, Me
Published on 2012-06-26 06:55:00
Postmarked 26 June 1947
6/25 Arrived in L.A. on Monday from San Francisco. Yesterday we took a tour of the city and saw just about everything there is to see of interest. Today we went to Santa Catalina Is. We didn't get any swimming in - weather is too cold. We head East tomorrow. Our next stop is the Grand Canyon and then Phoenix. - Lucille
Published on 2012-06-20 07:00:00
Best Wishes from Canada / St. Catherine's, Ont.
Father in Chicago 1908 Nov. - Dec. / Brought this home with him.
After just one day and two nights back home, I am heading to St. Catherine's today for the Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference.
Published on 2012-06-18 07:04:00
Postmarked June 1?, 1939
The Soldier and Sailors Monument was dedicated in 1902. The website for the Colonel Eli Lily Civil War Museum explains:
Recognized as one of the world's outstanding monuments, the structure has come to symbolize both the City of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana. The Limestone used for the monument is gray oolitic limestone from the Romona quarries of Owen County. It stands 284 feet, 6 inches high, only 15 feet shorter than the Sta [..]
Published on 2012-06-16 07:00:00
Postmarked 16 June 1947
Wheeling, West Virginia
Here we are in Wheeling W. Va Had a nice drive so far. Will stop for the night in Ohio somewhere. Affectionately DadCity of Wheeling Website
Published on 2012-06-15 15:51:00
Postmarked 15 June 1907
Salt Lake City, Utah
Dear Gracie am --- for --- say when I awoke this morn I thot I heard a boy yell "You will have to hurry." --found out later he was calling morning paper. Tell E-- hello ---The Brigham Young Monument at Main Street and South Temple Street in Salt Lake City, Utah stands near the Latter Day Saints' Temple and marks the beginning of the numbered grid for the city's street system. While the addresses were confusing to visitors, when I lived in Sa [..]
Published on 2012-06-14 07:00:00
Postmarked 2 July 1936
Asheville, North Carolina
Asheville, N.C., year-round resort city, is the eastern gateway point to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Within a circle of 100 miles around Asheville are about 100 peaks over a mile high, all clothed with forests of hardwood, spruce, balsam; with rivers, sparkling mountain streams, cascades, falls, and a climate unsurpassed in all the world. the central metropolis of Western North Carolina, Asheville is one of the [..]
Published on 2012-06-10 07:00:00
Postmarked 10 June 1947
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Dear Richard and Lou, Believe it or not I'm here at Atlantic City, attending the AMA Convention and having a grand time trying to take it all in. It ends Friday about 5PM. If the couch is empty I tho't I might spend the night with you. I'll have to leave Sat. morning for home and then Augusta again. See you Friday night about 7PM. Bob
Published on 2012-06-05 07:16:00
5 June 1937
This is a beautiful castle we visited yesterday. lunch on the Danish coast with the Swedish --- about 5 mi N. Denmark mostly agricultural, rolling hills. Very green and verdant. Many fine parks and 400.000 bicycles, autos, mostly American. ---sculptors left many of the world's finest statues and base reliefs here w churches and museums. Lots of beautiful porcelain, copper and silver gadgets also sidewalk cafes. Berlin and Dresden to-morrow. ---From the N [..]
Published on 2012-06-04 07:00:00
Postmarked 4 June 1911
Buffalo, New York
Ellicot Square Building, Buffalo, N.Y.
H-- Bill: Glad to see you won the 10 bucks. Have a good job up here. N. --
When completed in 1896, Ellicot Square Building was the largest office building in the world. Of course, that record lasted just over a decade with all of the growth and construction of the time. Today, the facility is still used for retail and office space.
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Published on 2012-06-03 07:00:00
Postmarked 3 June 1947
Am having a grand(?) time wading around in the rain - It just pours every day- glad I have nothing planned except trips to the dentist. Am flying back Saturday afternoon and will be seeing you soon. Love, AnneLouise
Published on 2012-06-02 07:00:00
I adore stamps that promote adoption of animals from shelters. The Australia postal service published a series of animal stamps in 2010; a full summary is available here.
According to estimates provided by the Humane Society of the United States, 6 to 8 million animals enter U.S. shelters each year. Only half of those animals are adopted. That means the other half, even healthy animals, are euthanized. Please remember to adopt - don't shop - when you are looking for a four-legged friend for y [..]
Published on 2012-06-01 07:00:00
Postmarked 1 June 1918
Here's the same view today:
Published on 2012-05-31 07:00:00
Published by Curteich 1937
I am heading to Philadelphia today for a workshop!
I am not sure what the sites in the letters represent, except for: H = Betsy Ross House, L(1) = Independence Hall, L(2) = William Tell Statue, D = Fairmount Park, P(2) =
Published on 2012-05-29 07:00:00
Postmarked 29 Mary 1906
Site of Marshall Field & Co.'s Store, Chicago in 1839
This is the only vintage glitter postcard I have. I'm amazed it's in as good condition as it is!
Published on 2012-05-28 19:00:00
Published on 2012-05-28 06:59:00
Postmarked 31 May 1949
5.28.49 Hello kid, every one Happy well keep smiling I am feeling OK. there is lots to write about but is sort of hard to write but will get around after while maby. Have been through about all tests I guess didn't do much today. / Ernie F.Grant Building History
"When it was built in 1928, the Grant Building was the tallest and most prestigious building in the City of Pittsburgh. It is on Grant Street's premier business location, adjacen [..]
Published on 2012-05-27 06:58:00
Postmarked 27 May 1907
Clyde, North Carolina
The Mount Mitchell State Park website boasts:
In the crest of the timeworn Black Mountains lies the summit of Mount Mitchell, at an elevation 6,684 feet it is the highest point east of the Mississippi. For those who ascend this mighty peak, what looms in the horizon is a feast for the eyes—breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, rolling ridges and fertile valleys. Forested and forever misty, 1,946-acre Mount Mitchell State Park will provide [..]
Published on 2012-05-26 07:00:00
I received this postcard from a Swap-Bot partner. Adorable!
Published on 2012-05-25 07:12:00
Postmarked 25 May 195_
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Hi, Here is where we are staying. Bad weather today but too busy for beach anyway. Lobster dinner last night. See you real soon, any day but Wednesday. Love, MeThe Ambassador no longer exists; at its previous site stands the Tropicana Casino and Resort. (The Interweb claims that the steel beams of The Ambassador were used in constructing the newer venue.
Published on 2012-05-24 15:12:00
Do you enjoy making postcards? If so, please put your talents to work to help the Stray Cat Alliance. The May/June Pet Postcard Project Challenge
Published on 2012-05-23 07:00:00
Postmarked 23(?) May 1909
Kansas City, Kansas
Hadn't had a drink in 3 weeks. / G.
Published on 2012-05-21 07:00:00
Published by Tuck's Post Card
When I received this card, I couldn't believe it was Ardmore - what a bustle of activity! It took me a moment to realize that I.T. was an
Published on 2012-05-20 07:00:00
I received this envelope in the mail yesterday. I was so excited about the plethora of stamps - both modern and vintage - that I hardly cared what was inside. The one, two, three, four, and five cent stamps are all current, self-adhesive stamps issued by the United States Postal Service.
The Rising of the Spirit of Independence Stamp was issued in 1973, one of a four part series. The Frederic Remington stamp was issued in 1961 to celebrate the
Published on 2012-05-18 07:00:00
This was my offering for the 2012 National Postcard Week. It's Textor Ball, on campus at Ithaca College.
Published on 2012-05-17 07:01:00
Postmarked 17 May 1960
Cathedral of the Holy Name The magnificent Cathedral of the Holy Name is the seat of his Eminence Cardinal Stritch and the center of Roman Catholic worship in the Archdiocese of Chicago. It is a massive structure in the Gothic style and was built in 1874. Located at North State and Superior Sts.Message:
Dear Therese: / I suppose you are anxiously awaiting the development of your pictures. I do so hope they are all good. I did so enjoy m [..]
Published on 2012-05-16 06:50:00
Postmarked 16 May 1952
Two mile out on Lakewood Blvd., the Nelis Tulip Farm is the "Tulip Headquarters for the Nation". Acre after acre of vari-colored tulip blossoms greet the eye, a delight to inhabitants and visitors alike. Situated in fertile territory, Holland is fast becoming a great nursery center for America.Message:
We came to Holland for "Tulip Time,' a marvelous display and riot of color. The flower show and Klomper dancing were most interesting. O [..]
Published on 2012-05-14 07:00:00
Postmarked 13 May 1943
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
Masonic Temple, Enfield, North Carolina
Sunny Boy! I received the beautiful Mothers day greeting from you and Milbrey. Thank you my dears! Mon a.m. I also had letter from my very dear boy, too. Has been so dry but several good showers lately which makes yards and gardens grow like magic. do you have some pretty flowers in your yard? Mrs. -- --- me gorgeous
Published on 2012-05-13 07:00:00
Happy Mother's Day!
Postmarked 20 August 1912
HOMEWARD BOUND I'm coming home; I'm on the way. express trains seem to slow / this card will travel faster still to you, and tell you so.
Dear Mother we are all well I am staying over to
Published on 2012-05-09 07:00:00
Published on 2012-05-08 07:00:00
Postmarked 8 May 195-
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Azalea in Bloom in the Heart of the Mountains
Thurs. 8:30 P.M. / Drove 186 miles from Gatlinburg to Blowing Rock own (400 pop, maybe 4000 in summer) N.C. Took Blue Ridge Parkway from Oren Vet Hosp near Asheville to here. Altitude up to 5400 along way This own is at 4350 ft. / Dogwood, Blazing Azalea, blue flag. Trillion apple tress and some - in beautiful bloom / Weather better to-day / May get into Va. tom [..]
Published on 2012-05-07 07:00:00
Postmarked 7 May 1945
Camp Ellis, Illinois
Greetings from Canton, Illinois
Helloa Yolanda: / I'm feeling fine and hope your [sic] the same. I'm sorry I did not drop you a card sooner, cause I didn't know your address until now. I want to thank you for everything you did for me and I hope your son is feeling fine. / Your Friend / Pat
Camp Ellis was a training facility that operated between 1942 and 1944, and, according to the InterWeb, it also housed German [..]
Published on 2012-05-05 07:00:00
Published on 2012-05-03 10:33:00
Modern fireboats are still used by the New York Fire Department today. The current boats can pump 50,000 gallons per minute. In addition to fighting fires, the boats can be used to supply water after a tragedy like 9/11.
Published on 2012-05-02 07:00:00
Postmarked 2 May 1949
Albuquerque, New Mexico
No. 17- OLD LAGUNA INDIAN PUEBLO, NEW MEXICO / A very picturesque old Indian pueblo on the Old Santa Fe Trail highway, 65 mi. west of Albuquerque, N.M. and 100 mi. east of Gallup. They are a branch from the Acoma tribe, who live on their Mesa near The Enchanted Mesa.
Sun 1, 1949 / Albuquerque, N.M. / Dear friends. here for the summer. It is a beautiful country. I will go back to Florida this winter rented my hom [..]
Published on 2012-05-01 07:00:00
May Day, May 1st, is a traditional spring holiday. It also is International Workers' Day, which you can read more about here.
Published on 2012-04-30 07:00:00
Dear Jan Just a line to thank you very much for the nice XXX-Card you have lent to me. Grand-dad XXXXX with it. Hope you are quite well with XX Love from Nana and Grand-dad.
The handwriting on this card is so interesting, but it's very hard for me to decipher.
Published on 2012-04-27 07:00:00
Dated 27 April 1948
Published on 2012-04-26 07:00:00
Everybody loves pugs!
Published on 2012-04-25 07:00:00
Postmarked 2X April 1952
Green Lake, Wisconsin
THE AMERICAN BAPTIST ASSEMBLY / GREEN LAKE, WIS. / A 1000 acre estate of unsurpassed loveliness with a 2-1/2 mile frontage on beautiful Green Lake. It includes a modern 81 room Inn and forty other buildings. It is now an Assembly Conference grounds acquired by American Baptists for purposes of Leadership Training, Spiritual Inspiration, and Christian Fellowship.
Saturday Noon - / Dear Dad, / I am attending [..]
Published on 2012-04-24 07:00:00
I received this postcard yesterday from the Choctaw Nation, of which I am a member, to announce the annual Trail of Tears Walk commemorating the destructive and dehumanizing journey of our Choctaw ancestors.
Choctaws were removed from Mississippi to what is now Oklahoma in 1831, 1832, and 1833. With little time to prepare, they had to leave many possessions and animals, not to mention the land itself. The journey was
Published on 2012-04-23 07:00:00
Postmarked 23 April 19X8 (1948?)
Menlo Park, California
TEA GARDEN, GOLDEN GATE PARK, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. / THE TEA GARDEN In Golden Gate Park, San Francisco is a delightful spot. Here are hump-back bridges, stone gardens, tiny streams, bamboo trees, temples, cherry blossoms, and azaleas. Many cozy nooks about throughout the gardens.
We had tea and fortune cookies in this Tea Garden Weather Lovely There's so many interesting places to go. / Lillian
Published on 2012-04-22 07:00:00
Postmarked 21 April 1925
Kansas City, Missouri
Interesting insight into the theft of automobiles in the 1920s!
Published on 2012-04-21 07:00:00
Postmarked 21 April 1948
OAK CREEK CANYON - HIGHWAY NO. 79 / FLAGSTAFF TO PRESCOTT, ARIZONA / A most delightful resort for camping, fishing, and hunting The towering cliffs with their gorgeous coloring, the rushing stream at the bottom of the heavily wooded canyons, make of it the most bewitching spot in Northern Arizona.
We are still enjoying The sunshine here. But won't be too long Before we will be Leaving this life of Leisure. / M.B.
Published on 2012-04-19 07:00:00
I received this postcard from a swap-bot swap. My partner said the layout was made by a three-year-old. Isn't it precious?
Published on 2012-04-17 07:00:00
Art Museum, Forest Park, St. Louis, MO.
Published on 2012-04-16 07:00:00
Postmarked 16 April 1943
"He Says It Worked OK Off His Dad's Barn"Keep 'Em flying (US) Buy War Bonds and Stamps
Dear Dad, / This might seem pretty funny to you. / I suppose you got the letter. / Love / Roger
Published on 2012-04-14 07:00:00
Published by E.C. Kropp
Greetings from Oregon
Published on 2012-04-13 07:00:00
This is a mounted black and white photograph. I'm guessing that it was taken in the early 1900s. How do you think my dogs compare? I think my pug mixes look a lot like the pugs of the early Twentieth Century, more than today's full-breed pugs do.
Published on 2012-04-11 07:00:00
When I was in Oklahoma recently, my grandma and I were going through some old family photographs, and we found this real photo postcard. Grandma had no idea who the children were. The girl on the left end doesn't look very happy to be in the photo!
Published on 2012-04-10 07:00:00
This year, National Postcard Week is May 6 - 12. Be sure to sign up to exchange postcards devoted to the hobby. More information is available here.
Published on 2012-04-08 06:41:00
Postmarked 8 April 1937
Long Beach, California
Warm here by day but need a top coat at night. We are 4 blocks from ocean Pacific U.S. fleet (?) in harbor - 16 grant ships! Wish you were here today.The Interweb indicates the auditorium was built on the beach in 1932. As it was surrounded on three sides by water, the horseshoe (i.e. "rainbow") pier was built to protect it from storms and erosion The pier, a breakwater really, was decorated with multicolored lights and had a roadway on to [..]
Published on 2012-04-05 07:00:00
Published on 2012-04-03 07:00:00
Postmarked 3 April 1915
Published on 2012-03-30 07:00:00
Postmarked 30 March 1907
Published on 2012-03-28 07:00:00
I attended the Women as Global Leaders conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE. What a fabulous experience! While there, I sent myself this postcard depicting the Grand Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world and one of the few that allows visitors.
Published on 2012-03-27 07:00:00
Published on 2012-03-25 06:47:00
Postmarked 25 March 1912
Scott Bar, California
Scott Bar Calif/ Dear Bro Jo: Will just drop you a line hoping it will find you doing as well as usual. the children have been sick a good deal this winter and we have had a hard move so by the time I am rested from one think I find something else cut out to try my strength but we have settle in the mountains again I don't know how long as one can never depend on a mine
Published on 2012-03-22 07:00:00
Real Photo Post Card
Chers oncle et tante merci pouer la belle boite. Votre petite niece qui vous aime compliments de papa et maman. / YvonneThis says something like: Thank you uncle and aunt for the beautiful box. Your little nice who loves you.
Published on 2012-03-17 07:00:00
Published by Curteich (~1941)
Greetigns from Canton, Ohio
Published on 2012-03-15 07:00:00
Postmarked 15 March 1907
A Right Good Time on St. Patrick's Day
Published on 2012-03-07 07:00:00
Published by Curteich (~1940)
JOHN G. SHEDD MEMORIAL AQUARIUM, CHICAGO Located at the lake front, in Grant Park east of Field Museum of Natural History. It is the largest and most modern Aquarium in America. It is built of Georgia Marble.I lived in Chicago for five years, and I don't have any pictures of Shedd Aquarium. I know that we visited once. I wish I remembered it better!
Published on 2012-03-05 07:00:00
Beautiful Lake Texoma, with 1250 miles of shore line and 220 square miles of sparkling blue water. The newest and largest lake in the Southwest with fishing, boating, hunting, and camping, is truly a Sportsman's year 'round Paradise.I grew up in Ardmore, in the upper left corner of the postcard. My family spent a lot of time at Lake Murray. In high school, I had a boyfriend from Madill, and his family had a boat on Lake Texoma, so I went there with them. The summer church camp [..]
Published on 2012-03-04 07:00:00
Published on 2012-02-29 06:03:00
Addressed, No Postmark
In 1904, Dorothy Dix wrote about the benefits - and perils - of taking advantage of the Leap Year tradition that allowed women to propose marriage in the New York Times article "The Leap Year Proposal". Although today, women can freely pop the question, at the turn of the 20th Century, it was against the mores of the day - unless it was February 29th.
Dating: Leap Year occurred in 1908, and since this is an undivided back card, it was probably written that year.
Published on 2012-01-24 06:16:00
Postmarked 24 January 1949
Del Rio, Texas
Hi Sis Just a few lines don't send me any mail until I send you another card as to where to write. do you want me to bring you home a cactus or two hope you are all O.K. will bring you your birthday present when I come back in place of send it. so long for now / love NoraPostcard caption:
The Big Bend National Park is a land of contrasts. Although it consists primarily of semiarid plains characterized by gravel covered slopes, arroyos, and wash [..]
Published on 2012-01-08 07:00:00
Published by Success Post Card Co.
Sunday Morning on Fifth Avenue The most fashionable thoroughfare in the city is at its best every Sunday morning, when the crowds go to the numerous churches on the avenue, the most important being St. Patrick's Cathedral, St. Thomas, and Brick and Collegiate.
Published on 2012-01-02 06:17:00
Postmarked 2 January 1950
Hello Doodlebug - / Do you know anyone in Chattanooga who would send you a postcard? Maybe Daniel Boone?You, too, can see Snow White and the Seven Dwarves if you visit Rock City! I don't know about Daniel Boone, though.
Published on 2012-01-01 07:00:00
Best wishes for a peaceful and fulfilling New Year!
Published on 2011-12-31 07:00:00
Postmarked 31 December 1906
Smiths-Falls, Ontario, Canada
January 1, 1907 / Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year. / Agnes R. Smith
Published on 2011-12-30 07:00:00
Published by Curteich, 1936
Someone has circled the name of Buttermilk State Park; maybe it was their destination or favorite stop during a trip to Ithaca.
George and I went to Buttermilk Falls with his family the day after our wedding:
Published on 2011-12-29 07:00:00
Cornell University, LibraryAnd today:
Published on 2011-12-28 07:00:00
Postmarked 28 December 1909
Providence, Rhode Island
Published on 2011-12-26 07:00:00
Dear Art and Mary - Its grand here. We have a nice cottage and have met some nice people and have seen more sights than we ever expect to see again. / This is a typical waterfront picture. The boats like these generally carry bananas pineapples etc. from Venezuela - Do write to us / Mildred
Published on 2011-12-23 07:14:00
Postmarked 23 December 1927
Schenectady, New York
Best wishes to all, Aunt MabelThis card reminds me of my grandma because she loves rabbits.
Published on 2011-07-04 07:00:00
Fourth of July Series No. 5
Published by Corp. E. Nash, 1910
Published on 2011-07-01 07:00:00
Here's one of the images from the Ardmore Souvenir Booklet:
Published by Ardmore Book and News Co.
The refurbished train station looks much like the original Santa Fe Depot, except that it is used for receptions and events instead of trains.
Published on 2011-06-30 07:00:00
Published by Ardmore Book and News Company
The Carter County Courthouse, taken in December 2010:
Published on 2011-06-29 06:19:00
Published by C.T. Art-Colortone
The 52-story Terminal Tower which contains the Union Station--terminus of all transportation lines coming in the city--is brilliantly illuminated at night. The beautiful, modern Hotel Cl
Published on 2011-06-28 07:00:00
Postmarked 28 June 1948
Amarillo, Tex. (Pop. 80,000) metropolis of Northwest Texas where OLD TASCOSA in the Herring Hotel is the preferred night club for dining, dancing, and entertainment.Message:
Sunday / Hi Lauri
Published on 2011-06-27 07:00:00
Published by Curteich (1948)
FRONT: MT. RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL World's greatest sculptural work began in 1927. Gutzon Borglum, World's Artist and Sculptor, planned and supervised the monument. Financed by contribut
Published on 2011-06-26 06:41:00
Postmarked 26 June 1946
"Be Britain still to Britain true,
Amongst ourselves united."
"ART COLOUR" POSTCARD From an original watercolor by Brian GeraldMessage:
Greetings from Scotland. We are having a very nice time. S
Published on 2011-06-25 07:00:00
Postmarked June 25, 1937
Yellowstone Park, Wyoming
GRAND TETON FROM JENNY LAKE. West of Jenny Lake the Tetons culminate in a great group of spires rising more than a mile above Jackson Hole, presenting one of the most precipitous m
Published on 2011-06-23 07:00:00
Published by Tichnor Bros., Inc.
According to St. Petersburg, Florida: A Visual History by A. Wynelle Deese, St. Petersburg's green benches contributed to the popularity of the city. Deese explains, "folks would take to the green benche
Published on 2011-06-22 07:00:00
Postmarked June 22, 1908
Penbrook, PA June 29, 1908 / Kind friend We were down at Phila over Sunday. Came home last evening. Had a nice but was very warm. We are all well hope you are the same From Mr. and Mrs. J.G. F
Published on 2011-06-21 06:29:00
Postmarked June 21, 1909
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Atlantic City NJ June 21 / My dear Charlotte/ I am having a much better time than I anticipated. wish you were with us. I hope you will go to (Utica?) with me. I think of my friends every d
Published on 2011-06-20 07:00:00
Postmarked 20 June 1950
Cherokee Dam began storing the waters of east Tennessee's Holston River a few days before Pearl Harbor and now contributes vital electric power to the Tennessee Valley Authority system
Published on 2011-06-19 06:59:00
Postmarked 19 June 1951
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY Jackson Park, located on the South Side, extending 1-1/9 miles along Lake Michigan from 56th to 67th streets. It is the site of the World's Columbia Expositio
Published on 2011-06-18 07:00:00
Postmarked 18 June 1951
U.S. 40A LOOKING WEST TOWARD THE CATOCTIN MOUNTAINS IN WESTERN MARYLAND Opened late September 1947, this modern highway, between Frederick and Hagerstown, is extensively used and is the first com
Published on 2011-06-17 06:48:00
Postmarked 17 June 1944
Hi, staying in Claremore to-night. In a juke joint getting cooled off. Had good steak dinner. Room fair. Saw capitols of Ill and Mo. and Miss and Missouri Rivers. Missouri beautiful through the Oz
Published on 2011-06-16 07:00:00
Written, No Postmark
Published by Curteich, 1947
HOTEL ARNOLD CORNER CHURCH AND LOCUST KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE 150 Rooms... All with Baths and Ceiling Fans... Modern, Fireproof Structure... Within one block of Post Office and all lead
Published on 2011-06-15 07:23:00
Postmarked 15 June 1937
Here's what I would call a picturesque "Boy Friend" looking for someone . - Volendam to-day, very quaint in people, costumes---- all eel fisherman which they smoke and dry. Beautiful young boys an
Published on 2011-06-14 06:41:00
Postmarked 14 June 1949
Hi Ronnie:- / Are you working hard I hope not. I'm having a nice quite vacation bed late up late its a wonderful life you should try it sometime. I'm staying right near this place and it's beautif
Published on 2011-06-13 07:00:00
Published by Longshaw Card Co.
The splendid Los Angeles Library costing $2,300,000, with seventeen reading rooms, a music room, art room, and lecture hall gives specialized service to the appreciative public of Los Ang
Published on 2011-06-11 23:18:00
I collected the first five sheets of the "Nature of America" series, and, for some reason, regrettably quit. This, the first in the series, is my favorite because the desert represents my absolute favorite landscape in the United States.
Thanks to Vi
Published on 2011-06-11 06:42:00
Postmarked 11 June 1935
Albuquerque, New Mexico
THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER BRIDGE AT CAPE GIRADEAU, MISSOURI. The Bridge was opened to traffic September 3, 1928. Length, including approaches, 4744 feet. Length of steel work, 3423 feet,
Published on 2011-06-10 07:51:00
Postmarked 10 June 1944
Clovis, New Mexico
Hi, does this postmark remind you of anything? We're having dinner in the coffee room, Clovis Hotel. Very nice. Have been seeing lots of pretty desert flowers and bushes (didn't pick!) My arms gett
Published on 2011-06-09 18:59:00
Postmarked 8 June 1943
CITY HALL covers an area of 4-1/2 acres and has a floor space of 14-1/2 acres. The height of the tower is 548 feet and the width of the base is 90 feet. The site upon which the buil
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Postmarked 7 June 1947
El Paso, Texas
Here's your lucky card. Would enjoying exchanging cards with you, OK? Sincerely, Charles H. LockhartAccording to The El Paso Scottish Rite website, the Scottish Rite Temple "was designed by Hu
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Postmarked 6 June 1953
Daytona Beach, Florida
Dear Lou: Thanks for nice long letter and congratulations on your wonderful and outstanding children! You have all reason to be proud. We meant to leave before this, had to haul boat first and b
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Postmarked 23 August 1911
Ithaca, New York
Tue. Night / Have a very nice place to board. Am busy most of the time but am enjoying everything. / Think the exams are quite hard so far. Wonder where you are now. It's getting dark so I'll quit.
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In it's May 30 - June 5, 2011 issue, Business Week's cover story profiles what they see is the imminent collapse of the U.S. Postal System. This, of course, terrifies me because of my postcard hobby. The article is interesting to anyone who uses mail
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Postmarked 1 June 1906
Japan, May 1906. We take pleasure in notifying you that our Special Representative is now making careful selection of the early spring pickings for our wel known "SENATE" brand of Japan Tea. C.
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Postmarked 31 May 1952
Niagara Falls, New York
Niagara's water plunges 160 feet to the surface of the waters below, then travels beneath the surface for a distance of 1-1/4 miles and rises again to form the lower rapids.Message:
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Postmarked 29 May 1922
Front: We are going here, Memorial Day. Back: Dear Helen: / How are you (and 'Dutch')? Ha! I have been here a week and am having the lovliest time. / Edith and Bobby are well. He is the dearest littl
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Postmarked 29 May 1911
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Young's Residence on Million Dollar Pier, Atlantic City, N.J.Message:
Took a walk around here. / J.A.D.John Young was a policeman and entrepreneur whose real estate ventures allowed
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Published by Gilboy Agency
Printed by E.C. Kropp, Inc,.
Construction on the bridge began on January 5, 1934; it was opened to traffic on May 28, 1937. On the day it opened, the San Francisco Chronicle called it, "A thirty-five mill
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Postmarked 26 May 1950
The Hermitage, the Home of President Andrew Jackson, situated twelve miles from Nashville, has been called the Mt. Vernon of the South. Through the Ladies Hermitage Association, the hand
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St. Patrick's Cathedral officially opened on May 2, 1879. According to the church website, newspapers lauded the structure, calling it “the noblest temple ever raised in any land to the memory of St. Patrick, and as the glory of Catho
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UncirculatedPublished by Asheville Post Card Co.Great Smoky Mountains National Park Website
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I saw this postcard several times at a local antique store before I finally purchased it. I love the artwork.I don't love that the postcard is an early chrome or that it is missing a stamp and postmark.Message:Dear Patricia / We have seen many of the
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UncirculatedI took this picture when I was home in December 2010. I think it is the same block depicted in the postcard.Thanks to Beth at the Best Hearts are Crunchy for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday!
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Postmarked 19 May 1908Detroit, MichiganMessage:Reminds me so much of Juo K's palace (?) / C.Detroit architect Joseph E. Sparks won a competition to design the city's watertower. Fully functional by 1879, the tower also doubled as an observation deck
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Postmarked 18 May 1951De Witt, MichiganMessage:Hello Folks. / We are having a wonderful time visiting Pauls and Lucilles Had a nice trip and the weather is wonderful. Will see you I hope when we get back / Helen and BobThe Lansing, Michigan post offi
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Postmarked 17 May 1945New York, New YorkPostcard Caption:HOTEL NEW YORKER 34th Street at 8th Avenue NEW YORK CITY Private Tunnel to Pennsylvania Station 2,500 rooms, each with "protector-ray" private bath including tub and shower radio and servidor.
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Postmarked 16 May 1946Frankfort, KentuckyMessage:Dear Emma Mae / Just to tell you we are having a wonderful time and hope to be home in time for Ladies Aid. I -- Dick in Indianapolis. He sure looks wonderful. / C. ---Controversy on Daniel Boone's res
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Postmarked 15 May 1911Penn Yan, New YorkMessage:Dear Mother. Dora thinks the float (hat?) will look Better trimmed in Black and White Checked ribbon. I thought you had a Piece if you have send it up if you have not I will get some for you so you need
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Postcard by the Tropical Post Card ClubPhotograph by Allan Pierce
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Postcard by Celine Ryan
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Postcard by Bill Buehler
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Postcard by AR & RR Cottingham
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Postmarked 7 May 1925Riverside, CaliforniaPublisher: Imperial Post Card Co.Postcard Caption:STONE MOUNTAIN, 16 MILES FROM ATLANTA, GA. The steep side of Stone Mountain has been dedicated to the Confederacy by the U.D.C., and thereon will be carved in
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UncirculatedAbout the Bridge
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UncirculatedVisiting Mont Saint Michel
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Postmarked 3 May 1910Grand Forks, North DakotaMessage:Dear Pearl- / How are you all? I often think of you but am so busy most of the time now. Just a few weeks more and I'll know my fate. Either I'll pass or not. Eleanor has gone to Fargo and is work
Published on 2011-04-29 06:41:00
UncirculatedWestminster Abbey, on which construction began in 1245 (and only completed 500 years later), is the coronation church for British royals. Many famous people are buried or commemorated there. Today, Westminster Abbey hosts the royal weddin
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My cards for National Postcard Week, May 1 - 7, 2011, arrived! They feature Walter and are designed by my wonderful brother-in-law, Ryan. If you are not participating in NPCW but would like to receive one of these one-of-a-kind cards, email me!
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The message has very little to do with Easter...Message:Dear Sister. I thought I woud write a f-- lens hope you are oll well and we are the same (?). I dont like it here. Much to wood here. I dont think I staye here very long. I like it out east Bett
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Postmarked 13 July 1910Waukegan, IllinoisMessage:Hope the "Little Girl" is asleep and the Mail Man won't ring the bell and wake the child up. / WillAlthough land had been promised to the Native Americans in exchange for their land in Southeastern Okl
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Postmarked 22 April 1941Seattle, WashingtonMessage:Seattle, Washington/ Tues. Eve. / Dear Jackie:/ We got her this morning. The Local here said we could go out in a day or two. If I go to work here and if you want too. You can come up and we can stay
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Postmarked 20 April 1909Minoa, New YorkPostcard Caption:Carriage Entrance, N.Y. State Fair.Message:Mama you had better come up to the Fair if you don't come up before, I hope you will be here for July 4. / Bertha and James
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Earth Week is April 17-23, 2011! Earth Day itself is observed on April 22. While my postcard hobby might not be my most eco-friendly activity, I was still happy to see the new "Go Green" stamps from the United States Postal Service.Each stamp provide
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O'Connor Giraudy's Hotel | Nice, FranceMessage:My dear that was the sweetest steamer letter and I appreciated it so much. Wish I could answer in so clever a way. We had many a laugh over the appropriate clippings.Thanks to Beth at the Best Hearts are
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UncirculatedPostcard Caption:The White House was designed by James Hoban. Washington selected the site, laid the corner stone October 13, 1792, and lived to see the building completed. John Adams was the first occupant in 1800.Did you watch Obama's s
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Teus solucos dao-me alentosOs teus choros, esperancas...P'ra longe levo toremtnos,Hei-de trazer-te lembrancas...
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Postmarked 19 March 1908Honolulu, HawaiiMessage:Visited the Crater of Kilauea and saw this mountain. CoraAccording to the U.S. Geological survey, Kilauea is possibly the world's most active volcano, with 34 eruptions since 1952. The latest eruption,
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Message:The Grand Canal and the Church of the Salute with gondolas on the Canal. We have redden in the gondolas last night by moonlight. I wish you could see it too.More about the Church of the Salute.
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See more stamps on the blog list at Viridian's Postcard Blog!
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UncirculatedThe Interweb indicates Liverpool's New Brighton Pier was built in the late 1800s next to the ferry pier. In the early 1920s, it closed for renovation, opening again in 1931. After the ferry ceased operation in the mid 20th centu
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UncirculatedUniversity of Chicago Map PhotoUniversity of Chicago History
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Postmarked 4 April 1956New York, New YorkMessage:Tuesday Midnight / Hi, / We piled ourselves and our luggage in and arrived here at 2 p.m. Monday. The thruway is fast. / We've seen two plays and done miles of walking through the stores. Not much buyi
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Visit Viridian's Postcard Blog to see other Sunday Stamps entries!
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Message:You have here the picture you wrote about.I do not like to have my picture "drawed"but as you reported(?) --Hard. Stern. Unforgiving old mug isn't it but it's me all the same.I did not imagine I'd come upon another vintage altered postcard af
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Uncirculated5 x 7 postcardHistory of the Great Saltair
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UncirculatedThis painting, "Picking Flowers," is attributed to Samuel Miller and was created around 1845. Interestingly, the postcard I have lists the artist as "Anonymous." The painting is in the collection of the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, N
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Postmarked 28 March 1939San Gabriel, CaliforniaPostcard Caption:In contrast to former mighty floods that once churned the Colorado River into a muddy brown torrent though Black Canyon, the waters now flow in needed volume through tunnels within the c
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Postmarked 27 March 1913Canandaigua, New YorkMessage:The sweets arrived yesterday and we thank you very much for them. We are already at work on them. They tasted very good and we shall certainly enjoy them very much. Thanks again. We are all about a
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Postmarked 26 March 2011Lynn, MassachusettsMessage:Hello, Darling just came home from mass this is certainly a beautiful day this is where I was at yesterday. my friends and I are going to Salem Mass and take some pictures. I'll write tomorrow. Yours
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Postmarked 12 March 1929Saint Cloud, FloridaMessage:Dear Willard: / This is just a sample of the pork they raise around here. You can look him over and then draw your own opinion. Well the weather is great and we are enjoying ourselves the best we ca
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Postmarked 6 March 1947Albuquerque, New MexicoPostcard Caption:The YUCCA, a plant peculiar to the deserts of the Southwest, is variously called Spanish Bayonet, Lamparas de Dios (Lamps of the Lord) and "Soapweed". It is found in New Mexico, Texas, Ar
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UncirculatedPublished by Curteich (~1939)
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Postmarked 26 January 1951Daytona Beach, FloridaMessage:Dear Ruth: Rec'd the papers many thanks The Alstroms and Mrs. J. left for further south this a.m. we have been having a very nice time. Also had co. from from Detroit last eve. So we are sure bu
Published on 2011-03-18 07:00:00
UncircluatedGoogle Translate wasn't too helpful with this postcard caption. The program identified the language as Dutch and indicated that 150 soorten means 150 species, but gave gibberish after Vraagt Uwen... Even so, the dogs look happy and even t
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Postmarked 16 March 1910-- Village, New YorkMessage:Many happy returns of the day. / CHAS / Dana / Marion
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Postmarked 15 March 1917San Antonio, TexasPostcard Caption:The St. Anthony is one of San Antonio's largest Hotels and is equipped with all the comfort and conveniences of modern times.Message:Dear May: / Am warm and happy. Will be home in Apr. some t
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My aunt gave me a Round Barn of Arcadia ornament for Christmas, so I thought it would be fun to feature it with a modern round barn postcard on the blog. The barn was built in 1889 and used both to house cattle and host local barn dances and other ev
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Postmarked 13 March 1946Brownsville, TexasMessage:Wed - Mar. 13 / We went over this bridge into Mexico today, but was glad to get back here. All we saw was little donkey carts and dirty streets, and not a sign we could read. Its been very warm here t
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Postmarked 7 August 19--Message:Mr. Mastin / Dear Sir / Will you kindly let me know when the blackberries are ripe and also how much they will be a bushel, as I would like a bushel. / Yours Truly, Mrs. James Clark / Ludlowville N.Y.
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Postmarked 10 March 1911San Francisco, CaliforniaMessage:Dear Dorothy,/ I will take you some shells when I go home. We are in Frisco this week. I will soon start home now. I will start on Uncle John's birthday. / From Grandma
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UncirculatedDistributed by J.B. HoffmanPrinted by Curteich, 1933
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UncirculatedWhen the Hotel Sherman closed in 1973, it was the longest continually operating hotel in Illinois. College Inn, located inside the hotel, was a jazz venue where many folks heard the genre for the first time.Jazz Age Chicago
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UncirculatedPostcard Caption:PHILADELPHIA ART MUSEUM. This finest of American art museums stands on an elevation at at the end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway entering Fairmount Park. It houses some of the most famous collections of art objects in t
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I was too late to post on Viridian's Stamp Sunday, but I was inspired by her theme: stamps created by children or that children would like. Immediately, I thought of the "Bright Eyes" stamp series from the late 1990s illustrated by Bill Mayer. Which
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UncirculatedPublished by Curtiech (1933)Postcard Caption:OLD STATE HOUSE, BOSTON Restored in 1908-09. Dates from 1748, although the outer walls belonged to its predecessor, the second Town and Province House, built 1712-14, which was partially destro
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Allan Braun, James Lewis Lowe, and Richard Moulton have created an online database for Raphael Tuck & Sons postcards. The lovely site is currently available to the public in a beta form.Tuck was formed in the late 1800s, and their lobbying effort
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Postmarked 22 February 1941Message:Ft. Lauderdale 2/21/41 / Dear Folks: / After travelling seven days we have taken an apartment here as there is no undertow at the beach and Marjorie is having the time of her life. She has no fear of the water and o
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Postmarked 27 December 1901
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Postmarked 21 February 1951Roswell, New MexicoPostcard Caption:AIR VIEW, NEW MEXICO MILITARY INSTITUTE, ROSWELL, N.M. Known as the "West Point of the West," the N.M.M.I. is a state school with military training under War Dept. Direction, having a cap
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Postmarked 28 February 1911Albany, New YorkMessage:Dear Farida You will be wondering why I am in this place. My Sister Jennie's Husband was killed last week I have been with her since. She is going home with me the last of the week for a visit. He wa
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Zazzle stamps are a little pricey, but occasionally, they'll have sales on postage. I like to get the stamps created by by favorite non-profit organizations.Check out Sunday Stamps at Viridian's Postcard Blog!
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UncirculatedPublished by The American News CompanyAmerichromePostcard Caption:The Bartholdi Fountain is situated in the center of the Botanical Gardens. It is the work of the French sculptor, Auguste Bartholdi, famed for his Statue of Liberty in New
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Postmarked 23 February 1945Rochester, New YorkMessage:Dear Mary - / Many thanks for the view of Grace -- Bridge, a great structure, no doubt. Spring-like day here today and the snow melted fast. Come again soon. / Earl F. Nicht / 83 Clifton St, Roche
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UncirculatedPublished by Sanborn Souvenir Co.Postcard Caption:Wyoming is still the state where primitive nature may be found. Great mountain areas are unspoiled by human works and are reached by trails. Fish and Big game are abundant and great wide o
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UncirculatedPublished by the Capitol Souvenir Company, Inc.Postcard Caption:No small part of the effect of the Lincoln Memorial on an American is the giant statue of the Great Emancipator. Abraham Lincoln is represented in a flag-draped chair, with h
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Postmarked 19 February 1952Eustis, FloridaMessage:Hello Mr. McMillen / Having a wonderful time. The flowers and orange groves are beautiful. Swimming is fine to. / Nancy Niumman / 80 degrees in Eustis, FloridaFirst off, I love the temperature gauge!
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Postmarked February 18, 1941Miami, FloridaMessage:Hullo Jim - just decided in a hurry to take a run down weather here to day - hot. / -- GilmoreOf course, the best part of this postcard is the label "red" written on the front with an arrow toward one
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UncirculatedPublished by Curteich Postcard Caption:Greetings from Albuquerque, New Mexico"The Duke City"The metropolis of New Mexico, Albuquerque is situated on the Rio Grande at an elevation of 4988 ft., and is approximately the center of the center
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UncirculatedDe Reszke Cigarette CardPostcard CaptionThe Pug Of Chinese origin, the Pug is probably related to the Pekingese. It is small and intelligent, and make an ideal house dog, having a short coat. There are two colours--fawn and all black; the
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George and Walter gave me a vintage Valentine's Day postcard. Isn't it the sweetest?
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Postmarked 13 February 1948Harrisonburg, VirginiaMessage:Dear Anna Ruth, / How are you? Hope fine. I have the happy privilege of being here at E.M.C. for special Bible Term. It surely is a spiritual feast plus many other good things. / I hope that yo
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Postmarked 20 August 1912Niagara Falls, New YorkMessage:So far, so good. / Margaret RookGeorge stopped by the antique mall on his way home last night and picked up a few postcards for me. He liked this one because the message amused him.
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Postmarked 11 February 1951Daytona Beach, FloridaMessage:Hello you:- How are you this nice sunshiney day? Excuse me I forgot you were in the Eskimo region. You should be here and get a tan. Altho we have had some cold here at nights. We rec. Ruths le
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Postmarked 14 June 1907Chicago, ILMessage:FRONT: Most of my work will be done in this building. We have taken a six-room flat at 5612 Jackson Ave.BACK: I will have a room and Miss Price another. It is a beautiful place and so very convenient for hous
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UncirculatedPublished by Gilboy AgenyPrinted by E.C. KroppPostcard Caption:The tall buildings of this downtown area are reflected in the waters of Lake Merritt, in this night view. Outlined by the famous "necklace of lights," Lake Merritt is a specta
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Postmarked 8 February 1915Dallas, TexasMessage:Dear Sister / as this is your birthday I thought I would drop you a card we are all well hopeing [sic] the same of you all love to all / Lawrence
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UncirculatedPublished by Asheville Post Card Co.When the Cornell Arms Apartment building was completed in November 1949, it was South Carolina's tallest building. According to the apartment's website, at the opening ceremony, "special guests included
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Postmarked 6 February 1908Penang, Malaysia Message:Penang Jan. 5 / Bound for home - via Singapore, Hong Kong, Yokohama, and Vancouver. We will be in --about Feb 10 / delightfully warm days and balmy nights - flying fish by day and phosphorescent jell
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Postmarked 5 February 1954Atlanta, GeorgiaMessage:Hi Bag of Beans: / This is where Daddy is staying while in Atlanta on the convention. Daddy misses you, Sweet. Be a good girl for mummy. Help her all you can. / Love, DaddyThe Atlanta Biltmore opened
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UncirculatedPublished by Tuck's Post Card
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This building was completed in 1918. It was later named Holmberg Hall and then rechristened as the Donald W. Reynolds Performing Arts Center. The University of Oklahoma says this about the building:Reynolds Performing Arts Center was created through
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Postmarked 5 May 1906(?)Frankfurt, Germany
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Published 31 January 19??Message:Hi: --- How are you all? Going to see Bill (Booze) Schuler from Muske at Key Wet, on Hialeah tomorrow. / Kinda cool at night Elks dance at Coral Gables to-night Sat. ---Joseph Widener purchased the track in 1930, afte
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I received this fun stamp yesterday. It's not a rabbit, but it's rabbit food! I tried to find some information about the stamp itself. Although I was unable to, I did find this list of carrot trivia from the virtual World Carrot Museum.I wo
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Postmarked 29 January 1908Boston, MassachusettsMessage:Reached here all right. Will write a letter soon. From A.George and I saw the Park Street Church during our recent trip to Boston.
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UncirculatedPublished by Metrocraft (~1940s)The Ford Rotunda was unveiled at the 1934 Chicago World's Fair. Later that year, the company announced it would be dismantled and shipped to the company's Dearborn, Michigan headquarters, where it would be
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I received this card in a swap; I suspect the damage in the upper right corner can be attributed not to the postcard's age but to the rough handling of the post office's automated sorting machines.According to Ann Hewlett Hutteman's book Wilmington,
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UncirculatedPublished by Curteich (1949)Postcard Caption:One of the great vacation and tourist centers of America is the Finger Lakes Region of Central New York. It was the Garden of Eden of the Red Men.F - Historical Canandaigua Court HouseI - Gener
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Postmarked 24 January 1907Montpelier, VermontPostcard Caption:Vermont, Winooski Gorge near WinooskiMessage:Thanks for ---. It is 30° below zero this morning. Not very warm is it? / Hattie / 1/24/07 / Received your package all right. Many thanks.
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Postmarked 23 January 1912Crothersville, INMessage:Hello, J.G. - Why don't you write I am waiting for an ans. to my letter. -ElizabethOn first glance, this is a nice postcard. A photograph of a lovely young couple framed by an intricate floral border
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Today is National Hug Day! Enjoy the cute burros on the postcard; ignore the message on the back!Postmarked 18 September 1949Barstow, CaliforniaPostcard Caption:THE BURRO is unconsciously a comedian -- wise and adverse to labor. These hardy shaggy li
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Postmarked 20 January 1955Saint Petersburg, FloridaMessage:1-19 / Got in here to-day - it's really for the old folks! so many of them here. Art is taking a nap as the highways were realy rough. and so many bends. no help from me. / Love, Marie and Ar
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UncirculatedPublished by Alfred MainzerPostcard Caption:RCA BUILDING The highest building in Rockefeller Center rises seventy stories above the ground. It houses radio studios for major networks as well as restaurants and observatory at top.The build
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Postmarked 4 January 1905Postcard Caption:"Noon," General Electric Works, Schenectady, NYMessage:Jan. 1, 1905/ Your letter came yesterday. Very well, I'll not write any B.W.C. Have enjoyed my visit here very much. Mr. Frue-- is a lawyer in connection
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Postmarked 24 July 1906Holyoke, MAMessage:Dear Friend, I am on the 3rd floor of this building now will visit(?) later. / ErnestThe Summit House was built in the mid-1800s, and enjoyed popularity in part because of its novelties - one of the
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I did a private swap on Postcrossing to get this postcard which I love. Even better, the sender drew a cute picture of dogs for me and included one of Japan's special 2011 Year of the Rabbit stamps. Hopper Home has images of various stamps celebratin
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Postmarked 16 January 1951Los Angeles, CAMessage:Dear Mibs, / Wish you were here. The school is swell! My new address is 4245 Degman Blvd, Los Angeles, 8, Cal.It's too bad that the cool postcard design was printed so poorly. Just as now, in the days
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Published by the Asheville Post Card CompanyI received this from a swap. I love the colors and the groups of people interacting in the scene.Andrews, North Carolina City Website
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Postmarked 20 August 1940New York, NYPostcard Caption:GENERAL VIEW OF CONSTITUTION MALL, GOVERNMENT AREA AND THEME CENTER, NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR 1939 Constitution Mall, leading from the Trylon and Perisphere to the Lagoon of the Nations which just pr
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UncirculatedPublished by Curteich (1939)According to the InterWeb, Davenport is Iowa's third largest city. The economy now is based on manufacturing (thanks to a nearby John Deere facility) rather than agriculture.
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Postmarked 12 January 1945Vancouver, British ColumbiaCanadaMessage:Hello Sis we arrived here 1 a.m. The weather is good No rain during the day. Be seeing you. / Mom and DadThe Lions Gate Bridge, also known as the First Narrows Bridge, was built in th
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Published by Curtecih (1937)Although this was originally published in 1937, I received it via post from Anna in the early 2000s. She'd found it at her local farmers market.
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Postmarked 28 December 2010Originally, I wanted to find a vintage postcard that could in some way provide a commentary or reflection on yesterday's shootings in Arizona. If not that, then a call for peace and healing. But I couldn't find what I was l
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UncirculatedPoor Miss Freda never received her postcard!The "excuse haste and bad pen" caption with a group of pigs seems to be a common motif in early postcards. When I tried (unsuccessfully) to find information on this particular card, a few
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George and I recently took a trip to Boston, and I was delighted to find that the Boston Public Library had a small exhibit of Boston-area vintage postcards. Additionally, they have about 4,500 available on flickr.Although not many postcards were on
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UncirculatedReal Photo Postcard (~1900s)I believe this is my grandma's grandfather, Arvilla Sanders, who lived in Marietta, Oklahoma. When George saw the postcard, the first thing he noticed was the groove in the floor of the photographer's studio wh
Published on 2011-01-05 06:02:00
UncirculatedPublisher: R. B. Harness Greeting Card Co. (48564)Postcard Caption:This unusual night view shows downtown Kansas City, Mo., with the Missouri River and Airport, together with the Industrial District of Kansas City, Kansas in the backgroun
Published on 2011-01-04 06:38:00
Postmarked 4 January 1944Message:Thank you I liked your card very much. So let's exchange again soon. I'll be you seen some beautiful scenes on your trip to Pensacola. Next time I'll try to have a card from my hometown to exchange with you. / Bessie
Published on 2011-01-03 06:59:00
UncirculatedThe history of Trafalgar Square is here. It officially received its name in 1830. For two centuries before that, the area was part of Whitehall Palace. Ten years ago today, I was in London with my BFF Anna. Here I am s
Published on 2011-01-02 06:22:00
Postmarked 2 January 1951Long Branch, New JerseyMessage:Dear Millody: / I am sending you a picture of my church in Long Branch, NJ. I am a Girl Scout are you? Well I hope so. What Grade are you in? / Judy Di--mas
Published on 2011-01-01 06:04:00
Postmarked 28 December 1910New York, New YorkMessage:Let me know if you are receiving calls on Year Year's Day. Best Wishes for a Happy Year.
Published on 2010-12-31 06:13:00
Postmarked 31 December 1935Budapest, HungaryThe interweb tells me that kivannak provides formality in a greeting, so that the "Happy New Year" of boldog új évet becomes more akin to "I wish you a happy New Year." Rakospalataral, if I am r