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Title: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 08, 2018, 04:27:18 PM
Hello all.  Here is a postcard of Wyatt Earp that I purchased from the post office about 25 years ago.  It is part of a set and I never got around to sending any of them, so enjoy.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 09, 2018, 06:48:15 PM
Here is a first, for me anyway.  A postcard from a comic strip.  Out Our Way was a popular newspaper strip back in the 1940's and 50's.  On the back of the unused card are the words Series 1, and a code that says W 508.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on July 09, 2018, 06:54:25 PM
Here is a first, for me anyway.  A postcard from a comic strip.  Out Our Way was a popular newspaper strip back in the 1940's and 50's.  On the back of the unused card are the words Series 1, and a code that says W 508.

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Weird. Are those ranch brands, hobo symbology, or ancient "sand-script" on the margins?
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 09, 2018, 07:03:53 PM
Weird. Are those ranch brands, hobo symbology, or ancient "sand-script" on the margins?

I wonder.  I found a different postcard on line from the same comic strip.  It had other symbols on the margins though none of them repeat.  Ha, perhaps it's some type of Masonic code?
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: WeinerInHand on July 09, 2018, 07:08:32 PM
Welcome back! Your posts on this thread have always given me much entertainment and I thank you for it. Also, I am sorry that you lost all of that hard work that had put into Bellgab.
Praise BE!
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on July 09, 2018, 07:13:01 PM
I wonder.  I found a different postcard on line from the same comic strip.  It had other symbols on the margins though none of them repeat.  Ha, perhaps it's some type of Masonic code?

I'm thinking they are ranch brands but considering the amount of capital and people who came with investments and large holdings, especially from Scotland, in the cattle industry during the peak time in the US and Canadian "west" there also could be a Masonic connection to brands and also, then, associations with "sand-script!"

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 09, 2018, 08:36:49 PM
Welcome back! Your posts on this thread have always given me much entertainment and I thank you for it. Also, I am sorry that you lost all of that hard work that had put into Bellgab.
Praise BE!

Well thank you, WIH.  Glad you like the postcards.  Yes, too bad about the lost stuff but all we can do is shrug our shoulders and forge ahead.  I've still got lots of postcards to show yet, haha.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 10, 2018, 08:23:02 PM
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Here is a look at Court Square in Springfield, Massachusetts circa 1905. At least that is when the postcard was produced.

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That is a one cent Ben Franklin stamp and it was printed back in 1902.  I don't think this card was ever sent because there is no postal cancellation marks on the stamp.  A mint condition stamp like this one will sell for $16.00 and a used one will fetch a whopping 30 cents.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on July 10, 2018, 08:40:05 PM
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Here is a look at Court Square in Springfield, Massachusetts circa 1905. At least that is when the postcard was produced.

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That is a one cent Ben Franklin stamp and it was printed back in 1902.  I don't think this card was ever sent because there is no postal cancellation marks on the stamp.  A mint condition stamp like this one will sell for $16.00 and a used one will fetch a whopping 30 cents.

This one is way off-center, appears a bit worn, and doesn't have the original gum intact.  It's got a crease (far upper right), and discoloration (top)  Not really worth anything... for $16 it has to be perfect.

I like the post card though, especially the coloring, and it's cool to still have the stamp - it sucks when they've been removed
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 10, 2018, 08:47:45 PM
This one is way off-center, appears a bit worn, and doesn't have the original gum intact.  It's got a crease (far upper right), and discoloration (top)  Not really worth anything... for $16 it has to be perfect.

Absolutely correct, PB.  I actually wasn't referring to the stamp on the card as being mint.  I meant another stamp like it that was in mint condition.  Poor choice of words, I know.  Yes, that stamp was way off center.  I wonder if there are any collectors out there who collect off kilter stamps?
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on July 10, 2018, 08:48:23 PM
Here's a link to someone talking about the Rotograph Company, which manufactured the postcard:

 http://rotographproject.blogspot.com/2012/02/brief-history.html  (http://rotographproject.blogspot.com/2012/02/brief-history.html)

Rotograph. : ''a photographic white-on-black print made directly on bromide paper by the use of a reversing prism without a negative.''

And then apparently colored
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 10, 2018, 08:52:00 PM
Here's a link to someone talking about the Rotograph Company, which manufactured the postcard:

 http://rotographproject.blogspot.com/2012/02/brief-history.html  (http://rotographproject.blogspot.com/2012/02/brief-history.html)

Rotograph. : ''a photographic white-on-black print made directly on bromide paper by the use of a reversing prism without a negative.''

And then apparently colored

Cool! Thanks, PB.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: WeinerInHand on July 11, 2018, 02:59:35 PM
 Sir, do you see what you've started?!   😃
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 11, 2018, 03:23:48 PM
Please bear with me on this postcard because the first two images are big photos and not postcards.  Actually, what I'm calling a postcard is more like a photo though it is postcard sized and has a light, card like covering on the back. 

Many years ago I was in the back of an antique shop going through a slush pile of old photos and documents that weren't being displayed out on the main floor.  I came across a box of photos and postcards that were related to a certain naval ship, and, since they really weren't asking much for the box, I purchased it.  After I got home, I looked at the pics and realized that they were taken by a sailor, (possibly the ship's photographer?) while the ship was making a port of call at the Philippines.  The ship was the USS Huron and the time span was 1925 to 1926.

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The U.S.S. Huron (formally the South Dakota, first launched on July 21, 1904) was an Armored Cruiser that served in the Asiatic Fleet between 1920 and 1928.  For seven years she operated in Philippine waters during the winter and spent the summers at Shanghai and Chefoo in China.

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I got all the information about the ship, etc. from the above printing that commemorates the Huron's cruise of 1925 to 1926.  It was in the box with all the other pics.

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Here is a photo of the U.S.S. Huron that I believe was meant to be a postcard, but it was stored in a photo album, (judging by the photo holder segment at upper left.)  It has the feel of being a real-photo postcard but there aren't any 'place stamp here' markings on the back.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 11, 2018, 03:27:19 PM
Sir, do you see what you've started?!   😃

Ha, wow.  I take it you got those while you are out and about.  Great idea, Weiner.  You will have a nice collection in no time at all.  :)
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Metron on July 11, 2018, 03:30:25 PM
Once was a pastoral scene, less so now...

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Wayback Machine Mr. Peabody, please...
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 11, 2018, 03:34:47 PM
Once was a pastoral scene, less so now...

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Wayback Machine Mr. Peabody, please...

Way cool.  Please take me with you.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Metron on July 11, 2018, 03:38:28 PM
What we lack in AC we make up for with nice long siestas and cold cerveza on ice.

I'll have Sherman find you a straw hat and suspenders so we don't stand out...

 ;)

Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on July 11, 2018, 05:36:18 PM
Once was a pastoral scene, less so now...

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Wayback Machine Mr. Peabody, please...

Cool postcard.
About a year ago I hit El Paso right around dusk from the highway you see Juarez and it is quite jarring. The difference (even with all the illegals and legals of Mexican descent in El Paso) between Juarez and El Paso is amazing. Really shocking and jarring and make you appreciate why we need a border and also why people risk so much to flee here. Like looking into the 3rd World from a modern highway.

 Another funny thing is it seems any white person I meet, regardless of where I meet them, who grew up in El Paso or in counties around there all seem to know each other! Another odd fact considering the open border etc. At the same time Juarez was busy setting world records for murders and especially murders of women El Paso was one of the USA's safest cities.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: WeinerInHand on July 11, 2018, 09:07:19 PM
Ha, wow.  I take it you got those while you are out and about.  Great idea, Weiner.  You will have a nice collection in no time at all.  :)

I pass these from time to time and I figured that a hat tip your way was in order. These will be used as intended, and hopefully put a smile of pleasant surprise on an old friends face.
No. I can't collect as my OCD will not allow clutter in my truck, and I don't mind this because it keeps me efficient.
Again, welcome back and thank you for your posts!
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 11, 2018, 09:12:03 PM
I pass these from time to time and I figured that a hat tip your way was in order. These will be used as intended, and hopefully put a smile of pleasant surprise on an old friends face.
No. I can't collect as my OCD will not allow clutter in my truck, and I don't mind this because it keeps me efficient.
Again, welcome back and thank you for your posts!

Thanks, W.  Stay safe out there, now.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Metron on July 11, 2018, 09:38:07 PM
Cool postcard.
About a year ago I hit El Paso right around dusk from the highway you see Juarez and it is quite jarring. The difference (even with all the illegals and legals of Mexican descent in El Paso) between Juarez and El Paso is amazing. Really shocking and jarring and make you appreciate why we need a border and also why people risk so much to flee here. Like looking into the 3rd World from a modern highway.

Oh yeah!

You look to the SW and see:

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And understand in Mejico the poor people live on the HIGH ground, not like in the USA...

No running water, minimal sewers, minimal electrification, etc.

It's a real eye opener.

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Another funny thing is it seems any white person I meet, regardless of where I meet them, who grew up in El Paso or in counties around there all seem to know each other! Another odd fact considering the open border etc.

The Metz family perhaps and the Murchisons...uh huh...

https://www.kvia.com/news/el-paso-historian-leon-metz-receives-achievement-award/53124814

But don't stop there.

Before shorty 'el chapo' there was the "lord of the skies",  one Amado Carillo:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/82957.Down_by_the_River

Down by the River: Drugs, Money, Murder, and Family
by Charles Bowden
 3.97  ·   Rating details ·  448 Ratings  ·  56 Reviews
Lionel Bruno Jordan was murdered on January 20, 1995, in an El Paso parking lot, but he keeps coming back as the key to a multibillion-dollar drug industry, two corrupt governments -- one called the United States and the other Mexico -- and a self-styled War on Drugs that is a fraud. Beneath all the policy statements and bluster of politicians is a real world of lies, pain, and big money.
Down by the River is the true narrative of how a murder led one American family into this world and how it all but destroyed them. It is the story of how one Mexican drug leader outfought and outthought the U.S. government, of how major financial institutions were fattened on the drug industry, and how the governments of the U.S. and Mexico buried everything that happened. All this happens down by the river, where the public fictions finally end and the facts read like fiction. This is a remarkable American story about drugs, money, murder, and family.

https://www.nytimes.com/2002/12/22/books/everyone-has-enemies-here.html

Carrillo serves as the evil genius of this story, a stand-in for the entire Mexican drug trade, and in that sense the oddly necessary companion of Phil Jordan, the D.E.A. and the United States itself. Was it possible that Carrillo or someone like him had murdered the innocent Bruno as a carefully tailored message, meant not merely to punish Phil Jordan and tear his family apart but to taunt him privately and mock his inability to respond? Jordan clearly suspected so, and he set out at all costs to uncover the truth. Bowden takes it from there.
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At the same time Juarez was busy setting world records for murders and especially murders of women El Paso was one of the USA's safest cities.



Because the cartels NEED to keep it safe for crossing over and through damned fast and up to Albert Turkey on I-25 for their Amazon drug distribution megaplex.

"Breaking Bad" was a documentary, not a fiction.

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And from there = the rest of the USA!

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But I love the borderland, it is in my heart.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Metron on July 12, 2018, 11:24:02 AM
The beautiful Organ Mtns. by Las Cruces NM:

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 12, 2018, 04:35:14 PM
Here we have a postcard showing Richard's Lilac Lodge in Hillside, Illinois. 

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It is listed as being a restaurant and lounge on the back of the card but it certainly does have the look of being a lodge or grange, what with the way the tables are set up.

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I didn't expect to find much while researching Richard's lodge but actually there is a wealth of information available on the place.

A fellow put lots of items regarding Richard's in a Facebook post that did open for me, though I'm not a member of Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10151938122216644&type=1

One thing is for sure, they had top flight entertainment there.

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I found the following info that gives a rundown on the place:

Stacie B. M. The Lilac Grill? (same as Lilac Lodge?)

Rob V. Yes. The Lilac lineage as follows: Lilac grill, Remick's Lilac Lodge, Richard's Lilac Lodge - 1st one, burned down 1964. After the '64 fire we now shift to the east side of Wolf Rd. directly across from the aforementioned. "Lulu Belle's Across The Street" - razed to the ground and replaced with Richard's Lilac Lodge - 2nd one, opened 1967.


Yes, there was a fire there.  It was arson related: https://www.nytimes.com/1964/05/31/arson-and-bombs-plaguing-chicago.html 

If we were to try and eat at Richard's Lodge we wouldn't be standing inside of the restaurant because it's gone.  But we would be standing inside of a Bouna Italian Beef take out restaurant, so it's nice to know that we can still get something to eat there.
   


Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on July 12, 2018, 04:40:19 PM
Here we have a postcard showing Richard's Lilac Lodge in Hillside, Illinois. 

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It is listed as being a restaurant and lounge on the back of the card but it certainly does have the look of being a lodge or grange, what with the way the tables are set up.

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I didn't expect to find much while researching Richard's lodge but actually there is a wealth of information available on the place.

A fellow put lots of items regarding Richard's in a Facebook post that did open for me, though I'm not a member of Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10151938122216644&type=1 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10151938122216644&type=1)

One thing is for sure, they had top flight entertainment there.

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I found the following info that gives a rundown on the place:

Stacie B. M. The Lilac Grill? (same as Lilac Lodge?)

Rob V. Yes. The Lilac lineage as follows: Lilac grill, Remick's Lilac Lodge, Richard's Lilac Lodge - 1st one, burned down 1964. After the '64 fire we now shift to the east side of Wolf Rd. directly across from the aforementioned. "Lulu Belle's Across The Street" - razed to the ground and replaced with Richard's Lilac Lodge - 2nd one, opened 1967.


Yes, there was a fire there.  It was arson related: https://www.nytimes.com/1964/05/31/arson-and-bombs-plaguing-chicago.html (https://www.nytimes.com/1964/05/31/arson-and-bombs-plaguing-chicago.html) 

If we were to try and eat at Richard's Lodge we wouldn't be standing inside of the restaurant because it's gone.  But we would be standing inside of a Bouna Italian Beef take out restaurant, so it's nice to know that we can still get something to eat there.
 


I know exactly where that intersection is. I went to HS in Hillside, Illinois for 3 years before moving to Texas before my senior year. I need to put myself into a trance to see if I can remote view what was there up until 1972.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 12, 2018, 04:44:37 PM

I know exactly where that intersection is. I went to HS in Hillside, Illinois for 3 years before moving to Texas before my senior year. I need to put myself into a trance to see if I can remote view what was there up until 1972.


Now that is so cool Grav!  I was hoping that occasional 'small world' stuff would pop up during the making of the postcard thread.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Metron on July 12, 2018, 05:21:16 PM
This thread rocks, really cool seeing all these snapshots through time!
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Robert on July 12, 2018, 05:31:23 PM
Once was a pastoral scene, less so now...

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Wayback Machine Mr. Peabody, please...
Considering there's no catenary & only 2 rails, where's the car getting electricity from?
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 13, 2018, 01:37:39 PM
Considering there's no catenary & only 2 rails, where's the car getting electricity from?

Not an expert on trolleys but there is another set of rail (power source?) behind the car, to the left, but not in front...so that passengers don't step on the energized rail while boarding the car?  Also they might have additional track somewhere else that has a catenary and thus that pole thing on top of the trolley would be put into use.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 13, 2018, 01:43:48 PM
Not in my postcard collection but I like this cool looking building in the state of Florida.  It is located in the Bok Tower Gardens and it is sometimes referred to as being 'the Singing Tower.'  It is a magnificent piece of architecture and it plays chimes.  Here is some info on the tower:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bok_Tower_Gardens

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Metron on July 13, 2018, 04:43:49 PM
Considering there's no catenary & only 2 rails, where's the car getting electricity from?

Really good catch there!

You can see the wand for the pantograph but the lines are missing.

Early..."airbrush"?

 ;)

Later iterations:

http://www.heritagetrolley.org/planElPaso.html

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Metron on July 13, 2018, 04:44:56 PM
Not an expert on trolleys but there is another set of rail (power source?) behind the car, to the left, but not in front...so that passengers don't step on the energized rail while boarding the car?  Also they might have additional track somewhere else that has a catenary and thus that pole thing on top of the trolley would be put into use.

Makes sense to me.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on July 13, 2018, 04:50:45 PM
Not an expert on trolleys but there is another set of rail (power source?) behind the car, to the left, but not in front...so that passengers don't step on the energized rail while boarding the car?  Also they might have additional track somewhere else that has a catenary and thus that pole thing on top of the trolley would be put into use.

Maybe they just had illegal alien laborer (trabajeros) push it?  ;)

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Metron on July 13, 2018, 05:06:54 PM
Ouch!

They have burros you know...

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la siesta linda
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 13, 2018, 05:07:56 PM
Really good catch there!

You can see the wand for the pantograph but the lines are missing.

Early..."airbrush"?

 ;)

Later iterations:

http://www.heritagetrolley.org/planElPaso.html

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Nice link.  The reconditioned streetcar looks real 'cherry' as we used to say.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Metron on July 13, 2018, 05:14:26 PM
Streetcars are the best, glad you liked the share. ;)
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 14, 2018, 03:40:25 PM
Introducing Geronimo, whose  postcard was included in the post office's series called (I think) The Old West.

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Biography of Geronimo:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geronimo
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 15, 2018, 08:29:56 PM
Here is another very old postcard but I don't know how old because the stamp cancellation date isn't clear.  The stamp itself was printed back in 1902 so that gives us a rough idea as to when the card was sent.

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There is no info on this postcard but surely that's botanist Luther Burbank, his house and his greenhouse.  I looked online and the structure on the left and greenhouse seem a little different but they are stuck together, as they are on the postcard.  Luther's hair is quite short on the postcard while online his hair is long and wavy.  Still, I'm pretty sure it's him.         

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: WOTR on July 15, 2018, 10:08:35 PM
I pass these from time to time and I figured that a hat tip your way was in order. These will be used as intended, and hopefully put a smile of pleasant surprise on an old friends face.
No. I can't collect as my OCD will not allow clutter in my truck, and I don't mind this because it keeps me efficient.
Again, welcome back and thank you for your posts!
Please tell me it is a Peterbilt and you have moccasins to drive in?  8)
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 16, 2018, 01:26:25 PM
Here is a greeting card that takes all the work out of composing a personal note.  Just fill in the dots.

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However, Rich did utilize the backside to fill his folks in on some of the sights of New York.  The house at 1227 West Leonard is gone.  There is an RV parts and service shop there now.

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That is the National Defense Statue of Liberty - Industry Agriculture For Defense stamp. It was issued on October 16, 1940. 

https://arago.si.edu/category_2028698.html
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: ShayP on July 17, 2018, 10:52:13 AM
Here is a German post card.  Just picked it up at an antiques store.  Unfortunately the postage was ripped off.  Nonetheless I liked the picture. The response on the back seems to be another language.  Maybe Polish?  Mailed to Cleveland, OH.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: ShayP on July 17, 2018, 10:55:41 AM
This little card was a wedding announcement sent out in Canada.  From what I understand they were sent to all the citizens.  They were mailed on basic 3X5 index cards.  It's not shown, but the flip side shows the red line, blue lines, and the margin of said cards.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: ShayP on July 17, 2018, 11:02:51 AM
I believe it says "Am coming up in the morning with Ed.  Yours as ever, Mabel."


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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on July 17, 2018, 11:04:57 AM
Here is a German post card.  Just picked it up at an antiques store.  Unfortunately the postage was ripped off.  Nonetheless I liked the picture. The response on the back seems to be another language.  Maybe Polish?  Mailed to Cleveland, OH.

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Quite an interesting history for a garden!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lustgarten
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: ShayP on July 17, 2018, 11:05:58 AM
Thomas Edison' Lab in Dearborn, Michigan.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: ShayP on July 17, 2018, 11:13:19 AM
Quite an interesting history for a garden!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lustgarten

Interesting history to say the least.  Thanks albrecht.   8)
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 17, 2018, 03:37:00 PM
Thomas Edison' Lab in Dearborn, Michigan.

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Great postcards, Shay.  I really enjoyed looking at them.  Now where does Barbara get off writing so legibly that we can understand what she is saying?  :D  Actually I heard somewhere that cursive style of writing is no longer being taught in school.  I used to be really good at it but now I struggle whenever I have to sign my name on a check.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on July 17, 2018, 03:44:14 PM
Thomas Edison' Lab in Dearborn, Michigan.

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I toured that museum in 1964 or 1965.  My father had just bought a 1964 Ford Falcon. 5 kids under 10 years old and 2 adults - no car seats. My perch was the shelf by the rear window from Chicago to Detroit. I remember they had a glass blowing demonstration there too.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: ShayP on July 17, 2018, 03:54:25 PM
Great postcards, Shay.  I really enjoyed looking at them.  Now where does Barbara get off writing so legibly that we can understand what she is saying?  :D  Actually I heard somewhere that cursive style of writing is no longer being taught in school.  I used to be really good at it but now I struggle whenever I have to sign my name on a check.

Thanks Rikki.  :)  It is true that cursive is no longer taught, and like you I sometimes have to pause before I sign my name.  My signature is crap so it doesn't really matter anyway.  LOL!  :-[  ;)  ;D
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: ShayP on July 17, 2018, 04:05:53 PM

I toured that museum in 1964 or 1965.  My father had just bought a 1964 Ford Falcon. 5 kids under 10 years old and 2 adults - no car seats. My perch was the shelf by the rear window from Chicago to Detroit. I remember they had a glass blowing demonstration there too.

Nice!  8)  So you were the little guy that had to squish into that spot?  LOL!


*not sure if yours was a 4 door.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on July 17, 2018, 04:11:35 PM
Nice!  8)  So you were the little guy that had to squish into that spot?  LOL!


*not sure if yours was a 4 door.

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Yep. But ours was cream colored. My mother made a left hand turn once and my brother was leaning on the door with his head out the window. The door opened and he swang out and nearly lost it. Somehow I grabbed him and pilled him back in and held him until my mother got the car stopped.  I don’t think he ever thanked me.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: ShayP on July 17, 2018, 04:18:19 PM

Yep. But ours was cream colored. My mother made a left hand turn once and my brother was leaning on the door with his head out the window. The door opened and he swang out and nearly lost it. Somehow I grabbed him and pilled him back in and held him until my mother got the car stopped.  I don’t think he ever thanked me.

I'm an only child so I never understood the sibling dynamic.  However, I'd hold my brother's feet to the fire in your case.  He would owe me!  LOL!  ;)
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on July 17, 2018, 10:58:11 PM
Great postcards, Shay.  I really enjoyed looking at them.  Now where does Barbara get off writing so legibly that we can understand what she is saying?  :D  Actually I heard somewhere that cursive style of writing is no longer being taught in school.  I used to be really good at it but now I struggle whenever I have to sign my name on a check.

Pet theory. Cursive no longer taught in many schools so that original documents cannot be read (both those of historical value or of a personal nature.) And because smart phones and tablets and not even typing taught, because long messages may convey information, so verboten, as we devolve from using appendages and brain.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 18, 2018, 09:01:59 PM
Here are some more pics and a postcard from the U.S.S. Huron's tour of the Philippines back in 1925 or 1926.
First is a comic printing of information on the Philippines.

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Followed by two 'almost postcards' showing some bottles of booze.  See any familiar brands there?

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And finally, a real postcard showing what...dates, growing off of the tree to the right?  I'm not sure.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 19, 2018, 03:57:26 PM
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In a mood for seafood?  How about we try the Deck Restaurant in Brunswick, Georgia.  Must be by the coast because the card says Seafood At Its Source. 

I'll be honest with you, without my glasses I had thought the big sign said Dick.  But Dick or Deck, it doesn't really matter because my research has shown that the place is no longer in business.

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Interesting to point out that Richard and Doris wrote the postcard's note on the last day of 1975. 

Before we all go home hungry, I should point out that I found an actual recipe from the Deck Restaurant, so feel free to get the ingredients and cook up an authentic dish from the place.  Better yet, make extra and invite us all over for dinner.
http://www.glynncounty.com/oaktree.pl?id=00013949

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Shrimp Mull

2 No. 2 can tomatoes
1 No. 2 can tomato soup
1/4 pound butter
1 cup white bacon, diced
1 cup onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1 whole lemon, sliced
1 cup celery, chopped
1 teaspoon celery seed
15 drops Tabasco
1 bottle tomato catsup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon curry powder (hot)
5 pounds raw shrimp, peeled
1 cup Sherry
1/4 pound butter

Into a heavy kettle put 2 quarts water, canned tomatoes, and tomato soup. Simmer. Melt butter in skillet and brown bacon and onion in it. Add to tomato mixture. Add all remaining ingredients in the garlic, lemon, celery, celery seed, Tabasco, catsup, Worcestershire, allspice, and curry powder, then boil lightly for 2 hours. Add shrimp and simmer for 1 hour. Add 1 cup Sherry and another 1/4 pound butter. Thicken with cracker crumbs. Serve with flaky dry rice. Makes 8-10 portions.
 
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on July 19, 2018, 07:49:46 PM
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In a mood for seafood?  How about we try the Deck Restaurant in Brunswick, Georgia.  Must be by the coast because the card says Seafood At Its Source. 

I'll be honest with you, without my glasses I had thought the big sign said Dick.  But Dick or Deck, it doesn't really matter because my research has shown that the place is no longer in business.

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Interesting to point out that Richard and Doris wrote the postcard's note on the last day of 1975. 

Before we all go home hungry, I should point out that I found an actual recipe from the Deck Restaurant, so feel free to get the ingredients and cook up an authentic dish from the place.  Better yet, make extra and invite us all over for dinner.
http://www.glynncounty.com/oaktree.pl?id=00013949
 

Sounds tasty. I also like how the passive-aggressive postcard themes still happen. The whole "not snowing here" or "weather is great" etc etc to friends and family still stuck in a blizzard, heat wave, etc.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on July 20, 2018, 12:42:52 AM
Sir, do you see what you've started?!   😃

Pony Express!
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on July 20, 2018, 12:45:17 AM
This little card was a wedding announcement sent out in Canada.  From what I understand they were sent to all the citizens.  They were mailed on basic 3X5 index cards.  It's not shown, but the flip side shows the red line, blue lines, and the margin of said cards.

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 (https://postimages.org/)

I'm fascinated by the Monarchy.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on July 20, 2018, 12:48:49 AM
I left my cards in the states, but one of my dads favorites was one with this image:

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 20, 2018, 02:26:15 AM
I left my cards in the states, but one of my dads favorites was one with this image:

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Oh, that's a nice one, Spookcat.  Auto postcards are very popular with collectors.  I try to win some of them at auction but I don't have a whole lot of success.  There is a postcard auction that ends every Sunday on aBay and it has auto postcards like this one:

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on July 20, 2018, 03:45:10 AM
Oh, that's a nice one, Spookcat.  Auto postcards are very popular with collectors.  I try to win some of them at auction but I don't have a whole lot of success.  There is a postcard auction that ends every Sunday on aBay and it has auto postcards like this one:

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Sometimes a good place to find them is antique stores.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 20, 2018, 01:35:56 PM
Sometimes a good place to find them is antique stores.

Very true, especially if a seller has a number of shoe boxes full of them in those big antique malls.  I used to peruse them by the boxful but not anymore because I got tired of looking at street scenes and lakes and mountains.  The online auctions are more fun because you can zero in on whatever type of postcard that you like.  For instance, as we mentioned, cars, and other subjects like advertising, politics, food, history, science and my favorite, vintage restaurant postcards.  Also, that eBay auction has opening bids of 50 cents.  You can get a number of good postcards at that price, so long as you don't get in a bidding war with someone.   
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 20, 2018, 04:00:42 PM
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This colorful postcard shows us Grant Park in Chicago.  The park is still there and better yet, it is still called Grant Park.  This park goes way back in time, to April 29, 1844 as a matter of fact.  It was a big park to begin with and, when debris from the Great Chicago Fire was dumped in the waters edge in 1871, it made the park even bigger.

Information on Grant Park: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grant_Park_(Chicago)

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Note where the postcard was sent, 232 South Street.  The house (at one time a school for Black kids and then a church) has since been converted into an Odd Fellows hall.


Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 21, 2018, 01:39:24 PM
A postcard showing mountain man Jim Bridger.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 22, 2018, 11:18:16 PM
Took part in a big postcard auction earlier today and while I won some good ones, I lost some too.  Here are some that I wanted but didn't get.  But who knows, I might see them show up again someday.

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I really wanted this Coral Castle card but I was out of the house when the bid expired.  When you snooze, you lose.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on July 23, 2018, 10:35:09 AM
Going through some old boxes. Some random postcards. Both unsent. One a political endorsement postage-paid that you were supposed to send out to friends and family. Another the City Walls of Canterbury (but printed in Ireland) and car out of focus. (Cards might have been out of focus also cause took with my camera.)  And several non-postcards of LBJ and various events and with people that I don't know who they are. I will include one of LBJ with a kid. Not sure who?

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: 2Lord2Grantham on July 23, 2018, 01:12:35 PM
Going through some old boxes. Some random postcards. Both unsent. One a political endorsement postage-paid that you were supposed to send out to friends and family. Another the City Walls of Canterbury (but printed in Ireland) and car out of focus. (Cards might have been out of focus also cause took with my camera.)  And several non-postcards of LBJ and various events and with people that I don't know who they are. I will include one of LBJ with a kid. Not sure who?

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Shivers sounds like quite the character. He ran for governor as a Democrat and a Republican AT THE SAME TIME.

Gubernatorial election in Texas, 1952
Party   Candidate   Votes   Percentage
Democratic   Allan Shivers   1,375,547   74.60%
Republican   Allan Shivers   468,319   25.40%
Totals   1,843,866   100.00%   
"Subsequently, Texas law was changed to remove the "No Preference" option and to prohibit an individual from being the candidate of more than one political party in any race."
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 23, 2018, 02:34:17 PM
Shivers sounds like quite the character. He ran for governor as a Democrat and a Republican AT THE SAME TIME.

Gubernatorial election in Texas, 1952
Party   Candidate   Votes   Percentage
Democratic   Allan Shivers   1,375,547   74.60%
Republican   Allan Shivers   468,319   25.40%
Totals   1,843,866   100.00%   
"Subsequently, Texas law was changed to remove the "No Preference" option and to prohibit an individual from being the candidate of more than one political party in any race."

Shivers was a conservative democrat and his more liberal party members called him and his followers Shivercrats.  Despite some corruption charges, Shivers remained popular with the public for the rest of his life, serving on college boards and what not.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allan_Shivers
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 23, 2018, 02:43:12 PM
I will include one of LBJ with a kid. Not sure who?

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What an intriguing pic of old LBJ who, I would guess, is letting his grandson play with a real telephone that has been placed outdoors at the Johnson ranch in Texas.  Having phones outside for easy access is like something that LBJ would have done.  He especially liked to drive guests into a nearby river and, much to their surprise, he was operating a car-boat and would drive them across to the other side of the river.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: tootsie_wootsy on July 23, 2018, 04:43:26 PM
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Post by: Rikki Gins on July 23, 2018, 05:22:49 PM
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Oh, what a cool postcard, Tootsie.  I believe that stamp dates back to 1907.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on July 23, 2018, 05:26:37 PM
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I wonder if the name has changed? The only reference to "colonarum" is some paper on parasites of "agama" lizards and the postcard seems like "Agama agama" looks like the lizard. Cool and weird card.

https://www.jstor.org/stable/3224042?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents


From a google search that refused to open a page:
"Agama colonarum is the name of a species, part of the genus Agama. This species has been described by null in null under the rules of the International Code of ....."

Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: tootsie_wootsy on July 23, 2018, 05:45:22 PM
Oh, what a cool postcard, Tootsie.  I believe that stamp dates back to 1907.

thanks .:)
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 23, 2018, 06:02:36 PM
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Here we have the charcoal making department at Jack Daniel's.  I'd love to have that guy's job of watering down the flames.  I'd put that hose on a holder though, so that I could sneak away to the aging room and sample some of the product.

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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on July 23, 2018, 06:06:24 PM
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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 24, 2018, 02:20:46 PM
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Perry used a Hayden Mill-A-Gram to wish his friend Marilyn a happy birthday.

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The Hayden Flour Co. of Tecumseh, Michigan started production back in 1858 and lasted until 1951 though the big building was used for other purposes throughout the years, finally becoming a community center in 1961.  http://historictecumseh.org/history/haydens/

Perry mailed his card on August 28, 1942 while World War Two was going on.  Aside from the war, several other things happened on that day.

1. The 9th NFL Chicago All-Star Game was held and the Chicago Bears beat the All-Stars by a score of 21 to nothing.
2. Gunther Hagg from Sweden set a world record for the 3,000m. race by clocking a time of 8:01.2.
3. Transport #25 departed with French Jews to nazi-Germany.  (I guess item number three had something to do with the war.)
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on July 25, 2018, 10:28:49 AM
Oh, what a cool postcard, Tootsie.  I believe that stamp dates back to 1907.

Is that one you would bid on, Rikki?
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on July 25, 2018, 10:30:51 AM
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I tried looking up the address but is seems 242 does not exist anymore and have been replaced by apartments.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 25, 2018, 01:26:57 PM
Is that one you would bid on, Rikki?

Oh yes, Bart, I would bid on that card in a hot second, though it is a step up from most of the postcards that appear on that weekly auction.  Pretty sure that I'd get outbid on it.  The guy who runs the auction manages to move up to 2,000 postcards every Sunday until 6:00 pm Pacific time.  I don't know how he does it because once one auction ends, another one starts right up, with 2,000 more postcards that can be bid on for almost a full week.  That French postcard with the girl on the lizard would certainly stand out and one thing I have noticed is that most of the postcards are from the U.S.  There are very few postcards from other countries on that auction.  I'm no expert, but I'd be willing to bet that the card would go for at least $20.00 or higher if it were to appear on that auction.  Of course, if it is a real collectable type of card, it might fetch thousands.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 25, 2018, 01:40:24 PM
I tried looking up the address but is seems 242 does not exist anymore and have been replaced by apartments.

Yes, it's fun to look up the addresses to see if the houses, restaurants and other buildings are still there or not.   
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 25, 2018, 02:29:41 PM
Here are some more pics and a postcard from the U.S.S. Huron's tour of the Philippines back in 1925 or 1926.

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That is a real postcard of Luneta Park in Manila at the top, followed by a real picture taken by the photographer from the Huron.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 26, 2018, 02:31:23 PM
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If I were a millionaire, I would happily invite and transport Bart and all other EllGabbers to the world famous Palace Hotel in San Francisco.  (I could really do it too because the Palace Hotel is still there.)  First we could have some drinks in the Pied Piper bar, followed by lunch in the stain glassed domed Garden Court.  Then we would make our way to the GC lounge for tea in the afternoon and
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savory bites, signature cocktails, curated wines, and decadent desserts at night.
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/luxury/property/dining/index.html?propertyID=373

There is so much history in this postcard that I hardly know where to start.  First, Lotta Crabtree.  That must be her wearing the big dress in the painting to the right.  Despite the comical name, Lotta was a real woman who arrived with her family, in San Francisco during the gold rush days.  She made a big fortune by singing and dancing and it probably didn't hurt that she was, in my opinion, a very beautiful woman.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotta_Crabtree

In later years, Lotta used some of her money to build a fountain
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at the intersection of Market Street, where Geary and Kearny Streets connect in downtown San Francisco, California.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotta%27s_Fountain

A large number of people met at the fountain shortly after the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906.  The Palace Hotel itself burned up after the quake but thankfully it was rebuilt.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1906_San_Francisco_earthquake
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palace_Hotel,_San_Francisco

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So there you have it.  I would like to propose a toast to the memory of Lotta Crabtree.

 
 
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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on July 27, 2018, 09:30:21 AM
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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on July 27, 2018, 12:56:30 PM
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Mata Hari?
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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on July 27, 2018, 01:33:29 PM
Mata Hari?

Louise Brooks
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Post by: Rikki Gins on July 27, 2018, 02:49:41 PM
Louise Brooks


Louise and Mata Hari were alive at the same time for awhile.  Louise was ten years old when Mata Hari was killed.  Very pretty lady, or ladies, I should say.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 27, 2018, 02:56:04 PM
Another postcard in the U.S. Postal Service's Old West set.

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There are also more postcards of Kit Carson out there in the world.  Here is one of them:

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: tootsie_wootsy on July 27, 2018, 03:49:57 PM

Louise and Mata Hari were alive at the same time for awhile.  Louise was ten years old when Mata Hari was killed.  Very pretty lady, or ladies, I should say.
  Love Louise Brooks fashion and bob hairstyle :)
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Post by: Jólakötturinn on July 27, 2018, 05:49:49 PM
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Beautiful!
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Post by: K_Dubb on July 27, 2018, 06:02:04 PM
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...
So there you have it.  I would like to propose a toast to the memory of Lotta Crabtree.

 

To Mme Crabtree!  And thank you for the great history.  I wonder what she drank; champagne cocktails most likely.  Interesting murals; the figure on the far right looks like it escaped out of one of Matisse's.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: ShayP on July 27, 2018, 07:19:00 PM
  I wonder what she drank; champagne cocktails most likely.

My gut tells me 'high balls.'  Gin or Vodka with either Orange or Grapefruit juice. 
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on July 27, 2018, 08:52:47 PM
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Perry used a Hayden Mill-A-Gram to wish his friend Marilyn a happy birthday.

... Perry mailed his card on August 28, 1942 while World War Two was going on...

In addition to using the free card Hayden Flour gave out for advertising, it's also interesting that Perry added a non-postage stamp sticker to the front of his postcard to Marilyn.  Perhaps he worked there

''Read the Bible.  The Sword of the Spirit.''
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on July 27, 2018, 09:01:02 PM
... In later years, Lotta used some of her money to build a fountain  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotta%27s_Fountain

A large number of people met at the fountain shortly after the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906...

Survivors of the earthquake met at Lotta's Fountain every year on April 18 at 5:12 am, until around 10 years ago, when the last survivors (babies at the time) had either passed on or were too frail to attend.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on July 27, 2018, 09:10:26 PM
If I were a millionaire, I would happily invite and transport Bart and all other EllGabbers to the world famous Palace Hotel in San Francisco.  (I could really do it too because the Palace Hotel is still there.)  First we could have some drinks in the Pied Piper bar, followed by lunch in the stain glassed domed Garden Court.  Then we would make our way to the GC lounge for tea in the afternoon...

Ok, I've walked right by this building any number of times a barely noticed it.  I could say the same for dozens of other incredible buildings.

From now on when I'm in SF during the day, I'm going to at least check a few out.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on July 27, 2018, 09:51:14 PM
My gut tells me 'high balls.'  Gin or Vodka with either Orange or Grapefruit juice.

Highballs all around it is!
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: tootsie_wootsy on July 28, 2018, 02:55:14 AM
Beautiful!

Thank you
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Post by: ShayP on July 28, 2018, 07:42:27 AM
Highballs all around it is!

Cheers!  :D

By the way K_Dubb, it seems we don't cross paths too much here.  That being said...it is good to see you!  :)
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 28, 2018, 02:02:57 PM
Ok, I've walked right by this building any number of times a barely noticed it.  I could say the same for dozens of other incredible buildings.

From now on when I'm in SF during the day, I'm going to at least check a few out.

I envy you PB.  That would be so great to be able to check out some of those buildings and you are right, San Francisco has a lot of them.  I'd like to see this building on the corner of 202 Green Street.  I noticed a plaque there on the corner.  This is the site where Philo T. Farnsworth had his laboratory back in the 1920's when he was working on his invention, something that we would come to know as television.  I guess that might be a modern building, though it looks old to me.  (It would still be an interesting area to visit.)  There is a hill at the back and I think it comes right down to the building because Philo said that rocks and boulders would occasionally roll down the slope and crash against his lab.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philo_Farnsworth
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On September 7, 1927, Farnsworth's image dissector camera tube transmitted its first image, a simple straight line, to a receiver in another room of his laboratory at 202 Green Street in San Francisco.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on July 28, 2018, 03:48:38 PM
Cheers!  :D

By the way K_Dubb, it seems we don't cross paths too much here.  That being said...it is good to see you!  :)

Cheers to you, too, Shay.  I'm so glad we ran into each other in a respectable place like Rix's rather than the bathroom thread.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: WhiteCrow on July 28, 2018, 04:20:29 PM

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I wonder if the name has changed? The only reference to "colonarum" is some paper on parasites of "agama" lizards and the postcard seems like "Agama agama" looks like the lizard. Cool and weird card.

https://www.jstor.org/stable/3224042?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents


From a google search that refused to open a page:
"Agama colonarum is the name of a species, part of the genus Agama. This species has been described by null in null under the rules of the International Code of ....."

Excellant  post card  Tootsie. , thanks for posting it.

A few pages behind.  Looks like political satire.

Wild speculation:

Royalty's children riding a lizard with parasites.  LOL

Royality are parasites too?

is that a British Crown on the Lizard?

Could a Lizard be used in place of a Lion to mock Rolyality?


Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: tootsie_wootsy on July 28, 2018, 04:46:32 PM
Excellant  post card  Tootsie. , thanks for posting it.

A few pages behind.  Looks like political satire.

Wild speculation:

Royalty's children riding a lizard with parasites.  LOL

Royality are parasites too?

is that a British Crown on the Lizard?

Could a Lizard be used in place of a Lion to mock Rolyality?

could be.. reptilian overlords   ;)
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: WhiteCrow on July 28, 2018, 04:48:25 PM
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If I were a millionaire, I would happily invite and transport Bart and all other EllGabbers to the world famous Palace Hotel in San Francisco.  (I could really do it too because the Palace Hotel is still there.)  First we could have some drinks in the Pied Piper bar, followed by lunch in the stain glassed domed Garden Court.  Then we would make our way to the GC lounge for tea in the afternoon and http://www.starwoodhotels.com/luxury/property/dining/index.html?propertyID=373

There is so much history in this postcard that I hardly know where to start.  First, Lotta Crabtree.  That must be her wearing the big dress in the painting to the right.  Despite the comical name, Lotta was a real woman who arrived with her family, in San Francisco during the gold rush days.  She made a big fortune by singing and dancing andit probably didn't hurt that she was, in my opinion, a very beautiful woman.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotta_Crabtree

In later years, Lotta used some of her money to build a fountain  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotta%27s_Fountain

A large number of people met at the fountain shortly after the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906.  The Palace Hotel itself burned up after the quake but thankfully it was rebuilt.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1906_San_Francisco_earthquake
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palace_Hotel,_San_Francisco

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So there you have it.  I would like to propose a toast to the memory of Lotta Crabtree.

 

Here you go Mr Rixs.. 120 Lotto Crabtree  imagines   :-*

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.pinterest.com/amp/hebert2793/lotta-crabtree/

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on July 28, 2018, 05:27:27 PM
...  I'd like to see this building on the corner of 202 Green Street.  I noticed a plaque there on the corner.  This is the site where Philo T. Farnsworth had his laboratory back in the 1920's when he was working on his invention, something that we would come to know as television.  I guess that might be a modern building, though it looks old to me.  (It would still be an interesting area to visit.)  There is a hill at the back and I think it comes right down to the building because Philo said that rocks and boulders would occasionally roll down the slope and crash against his lab...

Yes, the hill behind it Telegraph Hill.  At the top is Coit Tower, donated by Lillie Hitchcock Coit in honor of firemen.  The art deco tower looks like the end of a fire hose.

I've walked around the area, and up and down the hill during lunchtime - there are pathways that lead past homes with no road access.  The famous parrots of Telegraph Hill can often be seen.  Levi's HQ is nearby

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 28, 2018, 06:45:45 PM
Excellant  post card  Tootsie. , thanks for posting it.

A few pages behind.  Looks like political satire.

Wild speculation:

Royalty's children riding a lizard with parasites.  LOL

Royality are parasites too?

is that a British Crown on the Lizard?

Could a Lizard be used in place of a Lion to mock Rolyality?

Good questions there WC.  I certainly don't have any answers because my searches didn't bring the postcard up.  Perhaps Tootsie knows something about it?  I did come across this one, though:

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 28, 2018, 06:49:34 PM
Here you go Mr Rixs.. 120 Lotto Crabtree  imagines   :-*

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.pinterest.com/amp/hebert2793/lotta-crabtree/

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Thank you so much, WC.  It would be fun to smoke a cigar with Lotta.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: WhiteCrow on July 28, 2018, 07:25:59 PM
Thank you so much, WC.  It would be fun to smoke a cigar with Lotta.

Did you see how they cheap'in Lotta's legacy by using her cigar smoking picture to sell a modern magazine?

"Soiled Doves of the Old West"
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: WhiteCrow on July 28, 2018, 07:43:49 PM
On the hunt.

Found the Lizard imagine. The Lizard, cactus and text are from an 1883 French publication.

The child and crown are key.

Speculation:

It could be a Prussian crown and the time frame maybe  around the first Moroccan crises? British and French vs Germany. Precursor to WW1

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Moroccan_Crisis
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 28, 2018, 08:30:22 PM
On the hunt.

Found the Lizard imagine. The Lizard, cactus and text are from an 1883 French publication.

The child and crown are key.

Speculation:

It could be a Prussian crown and the time frame maybe  around the first Moroccan crises? British and French vs Germany. Precursor to WW1

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Moroccan_Crisis

Great sleuthing there, WC.  The dates certainly come together nicely and the card's 1907 stamp is the piece de resistance.
I think you've got it.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on July 28, 2018, 08:39:34 PM
Yes, the hill behind it Telegraph Hill.  At the top is Coit Tower, donated by Lillie Hitchcock Coit in honor of firemen.  The art deco tower looks like the end of a fire hose.

I've walked around the area, and up and down the hill during lunchtime - there are pathways that lead past homes with no road access.  The famous parrots of Telegraph Hill can often be seen.  Levi's HQ is nearby

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Telegraph Hill, Wow!  I had no idea that was it back there.  That tower is something else.  Thanks for the information, PB.  I've got a number of San Francisco restaurant postcards that I will be posting sooner or later, including a couple that show the Cliff House.
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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on July 29, 2018, 10:36:25 AM
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Post by: Rikki Gins on July 29, 2018, 02:29:03 PM
Another nice postcard from Tootsie!
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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on July 29, 2018, 02:32:02 PM
Another nice postcard from Tootsie!

thanks.. glad you like it  :)
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Post by: Rikki Gins on July 29, 2018, 02:38:12 PM
To Mme Crabtree!  And thank you for the great history.  I wonder what she drank; champagne cocktails most likely.  Interesting murals; the figure on the far right looks like it escaped out of one of Matisse's.

I'm glad you like the history behind these postcards, K.  I had a dream last night in which I went into the past to meet Lotta.  I offered her a crystal goblet full of expensive bubbly but she declined.  Despite the rebuff, she told me that she wanted to sail across the face of the sun with me.  Her statement shook me awake.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: WhiteCrow on July 29, 2018, 02:54:56 PM
I'm glad you like the history behind these postcards, K.  I had a dream last night in which I went into the past to meet Lotta.  I offered her a crystal goblet full of expensive bubbly but she declined.  Despite the rebuff, she told me that she wanted to sail across the face of the sun with me.  Her statement shook me awake.

Hope lovely Lotta comes back tonight in your dreams and you two can share a cigar.

Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: WhiteCrow on July 29, 2018, 03:00:33 PM
Great sleuthing there, WC.  The dates certainly come together nicely and the card's 1907 stamp is the piece de resistance.
I think you've got it.

I'm not satisfied yet. Crown is most likely Prussian but don't  understand the meaning. Need to ID the rider. Only hope is that he or she royality.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on July 29, 2018, 03:14:17 PM
I'm glad you like the history behind these postcards, K.  I had a dream last night in which I went into the past to meet Lotta.  I offered her a crystal goblet full of expensive bubbly but she declined.  Despite the rebuff, she told me that she wanted to sail across the face of the sun with me.  Her statement shook me awake.

What an odd choice of words!  The rest of the details I think I could take a fair crack at, but not that.  The image, once you get past its romantic sweep, is one of eclipse, seen by a projected third person, where your personalities are reduced to two-dimensional silhouettes.  Striking.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 29, 2018, 03:38:59 PM
Hope lovely Lotta comes back tonight in your dreams and you two can share a cigar.

Thank you for the nice sentiment WC.  Of course, you know me.  I fall in love with all beautiful women, past or present.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 29, 2018, 03:43:05 PM
What an odd choice of words!  The rest of the details I think I could take a fair crack at, but not that.  The image, once you get past its romantic sweep, is one of eclipse, seen by a projected third person, where your personalities are reduced to two-dimensional silhouettes.  Striking.

What a wonderful dream analysis, K.  Very intellectual and poetic at the same time.  Thank you. 
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on July 29, 2018, 04:07:38 PM
What a wonderful dream analysis, K.  Very intellectual and poetic at the same time.  Thank you.

Thank you for sharing it.  You are charitable to call it analysis, but I am no Joseph; it is mere symbolism, an approach common to literature and art.  As for the rest of it, Lotta is, of course, (b)ellgab, to whom you daily offer champagne when something like off-brand diet soda is preferred hahaha
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 29, 2018, 04:54:14 PM
Thank you for sharing it.  You are charitable to call it analysis, but I am no Joseph; it is mere symbolism, an approach common to literature and art.  As for the rest of it, Lotta is, of course, (b)ellgab, to whom you daily offer champagne when something like off-brand diet soda is preferred hahaha

So nice of you to say.  Perhaps I should bring forth one of my signature scrambled egg cakes?  That might wow even the diet soda crowd.  haha
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 29, 2018, 05:06:25 PM
Here is a real photograph that had been turned into a postcard and sent through the mail some 108 years ago.

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P.S.  Don't look up Woodville, Oregon on a map.  Its name was changed to Rogue River back in 1912.  Woodville itself was named after a guy whose last name was Wood.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on July 29, 2018, 05:16:38 PM
So nice of you to say.  Perhaps I should bring forth one of my signature scrambled egg cakes?  That might wow even the diet soda crowd.  haha

Ha I'll try anything once!  That one has me stumped.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on July 29, 2018, 05:19:04 PM
Here is a real photograph that had been turned into a postcard and sent through the mail some 108 years ago.


The question here is which is lazy Susie and which is the rather-shrewish Mary -- I assume they are the two flanking Mama.  I know my picks!
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 29, 2018, 06:51:58 PM
The question here is which is lazy Susie and which is the rather-shrewish Mary -- I assume they are the two flanking Mama.  I know my picks!

I was chuckling at the way Mary wrote 'Sectary'  in front of her name.  But much to my chagrin, there really is a word with that spelling.  It has to do with being a nonconforming Protestant.

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/sectary 

Nah, I think she simply misspelled secretary.








 
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: tootsie_wootsy on July 30, 2018, 10:55:46 AM
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Post by: Rikki Gins on July 30, 2018, 02:28:48 PM
Oh wow, that bird looks almost 3-D to me, Tootsie.
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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on July 30, 2018, 02:31:20 PM
Oh wow, that bird looks almost 3-D to me, Tootsie.

 :)
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 30, 2018, 03:27:26 PM
Here is an advertising postcard for the Oceans West Gallery and Gift Shop in Lincoln City, Oregon.  The town sits next to the Pacific Ocean.  I don't think we could have bought postcards at the place.  They seem to have sold artists paintings and the like.  Bottles of wine, too.  Free wine tasting.

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I couldn't find any current information on the business but I did locate the building.  I can't make out the sign but it appears to be a surfboard shop now.

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Post by: albrecht on July 30, 2018, 05:22:05 PM
Here is an advertising postcard for the Oceans West Gallery and Gift Shop in Lincoln City, Oregon.  The town sits next to the Pacific Ocean.  I don't think we could have bought postcards at the place.  They seem to have sold artists paintings and the like.  Bottles of wine, too.  Free wine tasting.

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I couldn't find any current information on the business but I did locate the building.  I can't make out the sign but it appears to be a surfboard shop now.

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That is why we can't have records:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D_River

"The world's shortest title was lost in 1989 when Guinness named the Roe River in Montana as the world's shortest. Attempting to reclaim the title, the people of Lincoln City submitted a new measurement to Guinness of about 120 feet (37 m) marked at "extreme high tide".  At that time, Lincoln City's Chamber of Commerce described the Roe as a "drainage ditch surveyed for a school project." Montana supporters shot back that the D was merely an "ocean water backup," pointed out that there was an alternative fork to the Roe which was only 30 feet (9.1 m) long, and suggested that a new survey be conducted. Guinness apparently never ruled on the dispute, leaving the claim by the Roe stand, but instead chose to no longer list a shortest river, possibly as a result of this ongoing dispute. Starting in 2006, the Guinness Book of World Records did not list a category for shortest river"
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Post by: Rikki Gins on July 30, 2018, 05:50:05 PM
That is why we can't have records:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D_River

"The world's shortest title was lost in 1989 when Guinness named the Roe River in Montana as the world's shortest. Attempting to reclaim the title, the people of Lincoln City submitted a new measurement to Guinness of about 120 feet (37 m) marked at "extreme high tide".  At that time, Lincoln City's Chamber of Commerce described the Roe as a "drainage ditch surveyed for a school project." Montana supporters shot back that the D was merely an "ocean water backup," pointed out that there was an alternative fork to the Roe which was only 30 feet (9.1 m) long, and suggested that a new survey be conducted. Guinness apparently never ruled on the dispute, leaving the claim by the Roe stand, but instead chose to no longer list a shortest river, possibly as a result of this ongoing dispute. Starting in 2006, the Guinness Book of World Records did not list a category for shortest river"

Ha.  Well if that's the case, I won't bother bringing up the Link River (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Link_River) in Klamath Falls, Oregon.  I had heard somewhere that it was the shortest river but after some research it looks to be the seventh smallest in North America.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shortest_river

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   North America
Roe River, Great Falls, Montana, United States, 61 meters (201 feet)
Rio Los Patos, Barahona, Dominican Republic, 61 meters
D River, Oregon, United States, 130 meters
Chute River, Maine, United States, 320 meters
Nautley River, British Columbia, Canada, 800 meters
Powell River, British Columbia, Canada, 1005 meters or 3297 feet, around 5/8 of a mile. It is a natural river.
Link River, Oregon, United States, 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers)
Comal River, Texas, United States, 2.5 miles (4 kilometers)
Dunn's River, Jamaica, 180+ meters.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: tootsie_wootsy on July 31, 2018, 07:37:33 AM
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Post by: PB on July 31, 2018, 08:08:20 AM
Here is an advertising postcard for the Oceans West Gallery and Gift Shop in Lincoln City, Oregon.  The town sits next to the Pacific Ocean...

Growing up, our family would stay overnight in Lincoln City at least once a year on the way to visiting our grandparents.  As a kid, the sign 'D River, the world's shortest river' intrigued me to no end.

Beachcombing was amazing, as a person could pick up handfuls of agates - red, blue, green, yellow, white, opaque...  and the roadside tourist shops selling driftwood art and all that shizzle were full of them too

I don't remember that building or business, but we always ate at least one meal here.  I'm almost certain I bought at least one postcard featuring this place and still have them somewhere.  That's Highway 101 in the foreground

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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on July 31, 2018, 08:16:20 AM
Growing up, our family would stay overnight in Lincoln City at least once a year on the way to visiting our grandparents.  As a kid, the sign 'D River, the world's shortest river' intrigued me to no end.

Beachcombing was amazing, as a person could pick up handfuls of agates - red, blue, green, yellow, white, opaque...  and the roadside tourist shops selling driftwood art and all that shizzle were full of them too

I don't remember that building or business, but we always ate at least one meal here.  I'm almost certain I bought at least one postcard featuring this place and still have them somewhere.  That's Highway 101 in the foreground

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Post by: Rikki Gins on July 31, 2018, 01:56:02 PM
Great stuff, PB.  I wish Pixieland was still there but it looks as though the area is being restored to wetlands.
http://offbeatoregon.com/H0912c_Pixieland.htm
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on July 31, 2018, 02:26:43 PM
Here are some more pics and a postcard from the U.S.S. Huron's tour of the Philippines back in 1925 or 1926.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: 2Lord2Grantham on August 01, 2018, 07:31:20 AM
Here are some more pics and a postcard from the U.S.S. Huron's tour of the Philippines back in 1925 or 1926.

Some info on the South Dakota Huron, flagship of the Asiatic fleet.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_South_Dakota_(ACR-9)
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 01, 2018, 03:52:41 PM
Some info on the South Dakota Huron, flagship of the Asiatic fleet.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_South_Dakota_(ACR-9)

Nice link.  I was reading some microfilm reels at the local library many years back and saw that a number of local boys had joined the navy in 1917. Some of them saw service aboard the South Dakota.

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On 2 November 1918, she escorted troop convoys from the east coast to the mid-Atlantic rendezvous point where British cruisers joined the convoy.

This would almost put those troops into France when the war ended, or shortly thereafter.  Hard to believe but a lot of them were probably disappointed in missing out on the fighting.
 
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 01, 2018, 06:33:03 PM
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Well this relaxing, candlelit room would have been a fun place for us to eat dinner but unfortunately, it stopped being a restaurant back in 2011.  The Marlborough Tavern has quite a history though and the building itself is still there.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlborough_Tavern

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That part of the message where Ruth says she is watching the Joey B. show probably refers to Joey Bishop who did indeed have a nightly, televised talk show back in the late 1960's.  I actually got to catch the show where Joey got mad about his contract negotiations (I think) and literally got up from his seat and left in a huff. 

“You can leave in a huff.  Or you can leave in a minute and a huff.”  Groucho Marx. 
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Post by: K_Dubb on August 01, 2018, 06:46:59 PM
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Well this relaxing, candlelit room would have been a fun place for us to eat dinner but unfortunately, it stopped being a restaurant back in 2011.  The Marlborough Tavern has quite a history though and the building itself is still there.

Nice place, Rix!  Unless I am mistaken, the lower picture shows an old stable with the mangers still against the back wall.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on August 01, 2018, 07:17:22 PM
Nice place, Rix!  Unless I am mistaken, the lower picture shows an old stable with the mangers still against the back wall.

Oh yes, K. that must be the old stable.  The intrapreneur in me wants to hire an authentic blacksmith so that we can watch him make horseshoes as we chomp on our steaks.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: 2Lord2Grantham on August 02, 2018, 07:36:28 AM
Here's one for you, vintage style postcards of modern buildings.

https://detroit.curbed.com/2018/8/1/17638910/vintage-style-postcards-old-new-buildings-land-downtown
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on August 02, 2018, 05:19:17 PM
Here's one for you, vintage style postcards of modern buildings.

https://detroit.curbed.com/2018/8/1/17638910/vintage-style-postcards-old-new-buildings-land-downtown

Nice!
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 02, 2018, 05:27:05 PM
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Biography of Chief Joseph: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief_Joseph

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Chief Joseph's grave in Nespelem, Washington.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 03, 2018, 02:56:57 PM
I should have saved this card for Winter.  It would have warmed us up.

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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 04, 2018, 01:57:28 PM
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I love watching trains go by.

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Post by: Gd5150 on August 05, 2018, 09:26:32 AM
The Kalakala, an historic and unique Washington State ferry constructed in an art deco style that operated in the Puget Sound between 1935 and 196

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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 05, 2018, 03:09:51 PM
The Kalakala, an historic and unique Washington State ferry constructed in an art deco style that operated in the Puget Sound between 1935 and 196

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Wow.  I'd like to take that ferry and make a house out of it.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 05, 2018, 03:18:48 PM
Here are some more pics and a postcard from the U.S.S. Huron's tour of the Philippines back in 1925 and 1926.

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Post by: PB on August 05, 2018, 04:29:23 PM
I sent myself one like this on a trip to Thailand.  One of the kings barges, in front of the current Grand Palace.

They have a whole fleet of antique royal barges - generally kept on display in a museum - that are bought out on very special occasions.

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Post by: PB on August 05, 2018, 04:34:29 PM
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 06, 2018, 06:23:37 PM
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It would have been fun to eat at the Top of the Marine restaurant but unfortunately it closed back in 2001.  The vacated space was taken over by offices.  https://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/stories/2001/12/17/tidbits.html

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Ellen really knows how to live it up.  She went through the Johnson Wax offices and the zoo, all in one day.
 

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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 07, 2018, 02:56:59 PM
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I like this old truck postcard but it's not part of my collection.  I couldn't find any information on it but the truck's sign points out the town of Truro in Cornwall, England.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truro
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Post by: K_Dubb on August 07, 2018, 04:01:11 PM
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It would have been fun to eat at the Top of the Marine restaurant but unfortunately it closed back in 2001.  The vacated space was taken over by offices.  https://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/stories/2001/12/17/tidbits.html

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Ellen really knows how to live it up.  She went through the Johnson Wax offices and the zoo, all in one day.

Enjoy delicious Stouffer food!  You don't suppose they just warmed it up, do you?
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 07, 2018, 04:08:16 PM
Enjoy delicious Stouffer food!  You don't suppose they just warmed it up, do you?

Haha, I hadn't thought of that.  I'm still trying to figure out what Ellen found so fascinating about the Johnson Wax offices.
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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on August 08, 2018, 02:46:56 PM
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 08, 2018, 02:56:12 PM
Another postcard from the Post Office's Legends of the West series.
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Another postcard with a buffalo on it.

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Your postcards are dream like, Tootsie.  Nice Willy Shakespeare sonnet below and to the right.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 09, 2018, 02:07:54 PM
Another train.  This one is from Illinois.

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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on August 09, 2018, 02:41:57 PM
Your postcards are dream like, Tootsie.  Nice Willy Shakespeare sonnet below and to the right.

thanks so much  :)
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 10, 2018, 03:40:56 PM
Normally, I can hardly see the color red but in this case the 'flames' are so vibrant that I can.

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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on August 11, 2018, 06:01:38 AM
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 12, 2018, 03:19:05 PM
Here are some more pics and a postcard from the U.S.S. Huron's tour of the Philippines back in 1925 and 1926.

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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 13, 2018, 05:15:53 PM
At  last, a restaurant where we can gather at to eat because it is still open.

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Brennan's Restaurant in New Orleans.  In fact it is kind of an institution in the Crescent City.  Kind of ritzy too.  We dudes aren't allowed to wear tank tops, cut-offs or athletic shorts. 

Info on Brennan's: http://www.brennansneworleans.com/
                            http://www.frenchquarter.com/brennan-family-legacy/

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What say I order us the Grilled Prime New York Strip with Braised Gem Lettuce, Potato Gaufrettes, and Northshore Chanterelle Vinaigrette.  That is a $42.00 dollar dish, so I figure 2,000 EllGabbers, comes out to $84,000.00.  Well boys, looks like I might be needing some help with the tip.   
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 14, 2018, 01:24:55 PM
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The fish come pretty big up there in Toronto - Ontario, Canada.  At least they did back in 1910.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 15, 2018, 06:37:45 PM
This postcard shows President Reagan honoring some notables back in 1981.  Cary Grant is there, sitting next to Helen Hayes.

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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 16, 2018, 07:08:08 PM
This interesting postcard shows a French war memorial statue that was put in place sometime after the war ended.  Dedicated to those who died (possibly from a certain town) from 1914 to 1918.

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If I read the date correctly, the postcard was mailed on August 29, 1924. The German Reichstag voted 314 to 117 to accept the London protocol on the Dawes report. The Dawes Plan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawes_Plan) dealt with the problems that arose with the initial reparations that were placed on Germany shortly after WWI.  Erich Ludendorff didn't like it.  He marched out after the vote and called it "infamous".  Also on August 29, 1924,  Edward, Prince of Wales arrived in New York City aboard the RMS Berengaria and began his visit to the United States and Canada.  And finally, comedian Buddy Hackett would be born two days later on the 31st.
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Post by: Bart Ell on August 16, 2018, 07:35:39 PM
Bon souvenir is good (happy) memory
Affectueux baiser is affectionate kiss.

When people say baiser now they are usually referring to sex but this was a different time, Mr Rikki!
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 16, 2018, 07:47:43 PM
Bon souvenir is good (happy) memory
Affectueux baiser is affectionate kiss.

When people say baiser now they are usually referring to sex but this was a different time, Mr Rikki!

Oh thank you, Bart.  I really appreciate the nice info. 
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Post by: Bart Ell on August 16, 2018, 08:06:25 PM
Some more info -

Place Du Poilu had me confused. I know poilu as hairy but it turns out it refers to French World War I infantryman.

A ses enfants la commune reconnaissante means to our children, a grateful community.

Patrie means country.

I found one page with some info. It's in French but one thing that stuck out was this -

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Au recensement de 1911, Saint-Alban-des-Villards compte 511 habitants ; 49 sont morts pour la France, soit 9.5 % de la population

In the 1911 census, Saint-Alban-des-Villards had 511 inhabitants; 49 died for France, or 9.5% of the population.

http://www.saint-alban-des-villards.fr/notre-village/patrimoine.html
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 16, 2018, 08:18:02 PM
Some more info -

Place Du Poilu had me confused. I know poilu as hairy but it turns out it refers to French World War I infantryman.

A ses enfants la commune reconnaissante means to our children, a grateful community.

Patrie means country.

I found one page with some info. It's in French but one thing that stuck out was this -

In the 1911 census, Saint-Alban-des-Villards had 511 inhabitants; 49 died for France, or 9.5% of the population.

http://www.saint-alban-des-villards.fr/notre-village/patrimoine.html

Wahoo!  I was hoping you would come up with some more translations.  Nice link and fun to see the statue in color.  Thanks again, Bart.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 17, 2018, 06:24:36 PM
An unsent, World War One postcard.

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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 18, 2018, 01:47:33 PM
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Buffalo Bill

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Another Buffalo Bill postcard.
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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on August 19, 2018, 10:30:59 AM
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 19, 2018, 02:39:28 PM
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Bingo!  We get to eat at this cool looking restaurant in Dubuque, Illinois.  Timmerman's Supper club was founded back in 1961 and it is still there to this day. 

Info on Timmerman's: http://timmermanssupperclub.com/about-us/

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Grandma and Marion took six people (including the lady who wrote on the postcard) to Timmerman's for dinner on September 25, 1960.  If there were any baseball fans in the party, they might have been aware that for the first time since 1927, the Pirates clinched the NL pennant and the New York Yankees clinched the AL pennant.  Also, the Phillies beat the Reds 7-1, ending 16 consecutive Sunday loses. 

One item of news might have been on everyon's minds, since the club was run by a lady who demanded certain aspects of ettiquite (see link above) while dining at her establishment;  Emily Post, author of books on etiquette, died at the age of 86 on September 25, 1960.

But enough of the past.  What do you want to eat?  How about we go for the Famous Seafood Platter for $36.00?  Slipper lobster, Alaskan king crab legs, scallops, shrimp, and cod; our choice of deep fried or broiled with butter. All served with drawn butter and cocktail sauce. Yum!


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Post by: albrecht on August 19, 2018, 02:58:21 PM
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Bingo!  We get to eat at this cool looking restaurant in Dubuque, Illinois.  Timmerman's Supper club was founded back in 1961 and it is still there to this day. 

Info on Timmerman's: http://timmermanssupperclub.com/about-us/

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Grandma and Marion took six people (including the lady who wrote on the postcard) to Timmerman's for dinner on September 25, 1960.  If there were any baseball fans in the party, they might have been aware that for the first time since 1927, the Pirates clinched the NL pennant and the New York Yankees clinched the AL pennant.  Also, the Phillies beat the Reds 7-1, ending 16 consecutive Sunday loses. 

One item of news might have been on everyon's minds, since the club was run by a lady who demanded certain aspects of ettiquite (see link above) while dining at her establishment;  Emily Post, author of books on etiquette, died at the age of 86 on September 25, 1960.

But enough of the past.  What do you want to eat?  How about we go for the Famous Seafood Platter for $36.00?  Slipper lobster, Alaskan king crab legs, scallops, shrimp, and cod; our choice of deep fried or broiled with butter. All served with drawn butter and cocktail sauce. Yum!

I went to a Supper Club recently when I was up in Wisconsin. No dancing though, mainly just cocktails and then dinner. Apparently "Supper Clubs" it is a Upper Midwestern thing that is still going on strong, at least in Wisconsin. I had a G&T on the deck prior, hors d'oeuvres (radishes, cheeses, fresh bread, and some fried duck), a salad with blue cheese dressing, and then a good meal of fried perch (large portion), baked potato, and green beans,  and enjoyed an Old Fashioned (brandy since that's the way they like them there) to watch the sunset over the river and trees.

ps: wow, apparently there are a lot of Supper Clubs still in operation and still popular (though look at the teen and youth demographic but that would make sense since drinking ages etc.)
https://www.wisconsinsupperclubs.net/wisconsin-supper-clubs-gaining-popularity/
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Post by: K_Dubb on August 19, 2018, 03:04:44 PM
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Bingo!  We get to eat at this cool looking restaurant in Dubuque, Illinois.  Timmerman's Supper club was founded back in 1961 and it is still there to this day. 

Info on Timmerman's: http://timmermanssupperclub.com/about-us/

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Grandma and Marion took six people (including the lady who wrote on the postcard) to Timmerman's for dinner on September 25, 1960.  If there were any baseball fans in the party, they might have been aware that for the first time since 1927, the Pirates clinched the NL pennant and the New York Yankees clinched the AL pennant.  Also, the Phillies beat the Reds 7-1, ending 16 consecutive Sunday loses. 

One item of news might have been on everyon's minds, since the club was run by a lady who demanded certain aspects of ettiquite (see link above) while dining at her establishment;  Emily Post, author of books on etiquette, died at the age of 86 on September 25, 1960.

But enough of the past.  What do you want to eat?  How about we go for the Famous Seafood Platter for $36.00?  Slipper lobster, Alaskan king crab legs, scallops, shrimp, and cod; our choice of deep fried or broiled with butter. All served with drawn butter and cocktail sauce. Yum!

Oh isn't that a cool old place!  Their menu looks like it's at least 40 years old:  nice steaks and stuff, but still with a side of cottage cheese available hahaha.  I always get that when I (rarely) see it, just for the novelty, and to see if they artfully dust it with paprika.

I don't think we have supper clubs out here, though it sounds similar to what we used to call a roadhouse, a nice restaurant located some distance outside town along a major highway, combining a drive with dinner.  My dad as a teenager worked at one called Rose's Inn on old Hwy 99, a few miles south of the old Spanish Castle which is famous for some musical reason that escapes me.  He used to boast about how he could batter and fry shrimp and chicken livers better than anyone, but he stopped doing that sometime before I was born.

I did get to eat there before it burned down; excellent pan-fried chicken still.
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Post by: albrecht on August 19, 2018, 03:14:45 PM
Oh isn't that a cool old place!  Their menu looks like it's at least 40 years old:  nice steaks and stuff, but still with a side of cottage cheese available hahaha.  I always get that when I (rarely) see it, just for the novelty, and to see if they artfully dust it with paprika.

I don't think we have supper clubs out here, though it sounds similar to what we used to call a roadhouse, a nice restaurant located some distance outside town along a major highway, combining a drive with dinner.  My dad as a teenager worked at one called Rose's Inn on old Hwy 99, a few miles south of the old Spanish Castle which is famous for some musical reason that escapes me.  He used to boast about how he could batter and fry shrimp and chicken livers better than anyone, but he stopped doing that sometime before I was born.

I did get to eat there before it burned down; excellent pan-fried chicken still.
From Wiki:
"In the U.S., a supper club is a dining establishment generally found in the Upper Midwestern states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Iowa. These establishments typically are located on the edge of town in rural areas"

This was not the one I went to but might try it out next time in the area.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/vikingbar/reviews/?ref=page_internal
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Post by: Walks_At_Night on August 19, 2018, 03:21:36 PM
If you are talking Supper Clubs you are talking Nutini's! (http://www.nutinis.com/)   

An absolute *must* if you are in Hancock, Michigan [not sure why you would be]

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Post by: K_Dubb on August 19, 2018, 03:57:18 PM
From Wiki:
"In the U.S., a supper club is a dining establishment generally found in the Upper Midwestern states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Iowa. These establishments typically are located on the edge of town in rural areas"

This was not the one I went to but might try it out next time in the area.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/vikingbar/reviews/?ref=page_internal
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Now that looks like good old Midwest food!  Nothing Viking about the menu, though.  Our latest Scandinavian restaurant/bar just closed this year, making the third I can remember.  Used to have something like 25 kinds of akavit, too.  I guess nobody can make that cuisine take off, even in Ballard.

Somebody should try the smorgasbord again, they were really popular in the '60s but then I think that was the dawn of the buffet.  People liked the buffet idea, but they'd rather eat other stuff.
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Post by: K_Dubb on August 19, 2018, 04:07:10 PM
If you are talking Supper Clubs you are talking Nutini's! (http://www.nutinis.com/)   

An absolute *must* if you are in Hancock, Michigan [not sure why you would be]

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I'll have the Lake Superior White Fish, please, for $17.95.  Cool sign!  Though I see by their menu they've thrown in the towel with mexican and build-your-own pizza.
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Post by: albrecht on August 19, 2018, 04:35:14 PM
Now that looks like good old Midwest food!  Nothing Viking about the menu, though.  Our latest Scandinavian restaurant/bar just closed this year, making the third I can remember.  Used to have something like 25 kinds of akavit, too.  I guess nobody can make that cuisine take off, even in Ballard.

Somebody should try the smorgasbord again, they were really popular in the '60s but then I think that was the dawn of the buffet.  People liked the buffet idea, but they'd rather eat other stuff.
Wow so many! Nice. Was at a function recently and someone brought Alborg and apologized that no other brand could be found. I shouted "even Linie?!" And she said " not even the 'ship one'- this was in a DC suburb! I blame "the Swamp" and Cojnty Run liquor store. Outrageous.
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Post by: albrecht on August 19, 2018, 04:38:56 PM
I'll have the Lake Superior White Fish, please, for $17.95.  Cool sign!  Though I see by their menu they've thrown in the towel with mexican and build-your-own pizza.
Agreed on choice but troubled by 'white fish,' too vague for my liking. Pizza, ok, considering name of place. The "Mexican" sounds horrible but it is fun, sometimes, to have "Mexican," or better yet "Tex-Mex" in other places- some amazing bad stuff or funny stuff. Gouda in cheese enchiladas was one. And not talking some high-gilder fusion but thats the cheese they had deal.
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Post by: K_Dubb on August 19, 2018, 04:48:34 PM
Wow so many! Nice. Was at a function recently and someone brought Alborg and apologized that no other brand could be found. I shouted "even Linie?!" And she said " not even the 'ship one'- this was in a DC suburb! I blame "the Swamp" and Cojnty Run liquor store. Outrageous.

You know, I bet if you took some good cheap rye like Old Overholt or something and put a few caraway seeds in for maybe a week, it'd pass without a murmur.

Oh my god nøkkelost akavit I just thought of it!  Whole cloves and untoasted cumin seeds.
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Post by: Walks_At_Night on August 19, 2018, 05:31:11 PM
Agreed on choice but troubled by 'white fish,' too vague for my liking. Pizza, ok, considering name of place. The "Mexican" sounds horrible but it is fun, sometimes, to have "Mexican," or better yet "Tex-Mex" in other places- some amazing bad stuff or funny stuff. Gouda in cheese enchiladas was one. And not talking some high-gilder fusion but thats the cheese they had deal.

No need to be troubled - the White Fish referenced is Coregonus clupeaformis     No vagueness at all - just deliciousness

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However. this is the  place  (https://www.thelockviewrestaurant.com) to get it - caught daily by the Chippewa.

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Post by: K_Dubb on August 19, 2018, 05:45:39 PM
No need to be troubled - the White Fish referenced is Coregonus clupeaformis     No vagueness at all - just deliciousness

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However. this is the  place  (https://www.thelockviewrestaurant.com) to get it - caught daily by the Chippewa.

Now that is my kind of of place!  Grandma used to talk about buying fish off the docks back in the old country, usually some kind of flatfish, but you almost never see that here for some reason, let alone a restaurant that serves it.  Even our famous market salmon is usually from Alaska; they don't run that big here in the Sound.

I've always wanted to try walleye, have relatives in MN that talk it up something fierce.
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Post by: Walks_At_Night on August 19, 2018, 05:58:30 PM

I've always wanted to try walleye, have relatives in MN that talk it up something fierce.

You got some Swede's in the family woodpile?     :P
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Post by: K_Dubb on August 19, 2018, 06:09:59 PM
You got some Swede's in the family woodpile?     :P

Ha like my Grandma used to say vi snakker ikke om det (we don't talk about that)!  Technically from a part of Sweden they grabbed from Norway 400 years ago or so, with closer historic ties to Trondhjem than Stockholm.  But that makes me part Trønder which, from the point of view of southern Norway, is almost worse.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 19, 2018, 06:24:33 PM
You guys are making me hungry.  My bad, but I mistook the date that that lady wrote on the Timmerman's postcard.  It was September 25, 1965, not 1960.  NBA player Scottie Pippen was born on that day and the Beatle's cartoon show began playing in the USA. 
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Post by: Walks_At_Night on August 19, 2018, 06:48:08 PM
You guys are making me hungry.  My bad, but I mistook the date that that lady wrote on the Timmerman's postcard.  It was September 25, 1965, not 1960.  NBA player Scottie Pippen was born on that day and  the Beatle's cartoon show began playing in the USA.

Hungry Rix?   

Pop into Zehnder's for a German Chicken Dinner:
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 19, 2018, 06:50:50 PM
Hungry Rix?   

Pop into Zehnder's for a German Chicken Dinner:
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Just for the record, I'm always hungry.  I do love chicken though and that looks like a fun place to eat.
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Post by: Bart Ell on August 19, 2018, 06:50:58 PM
Hungry Rix?   

Pop into Zehnder's for a German Chicken Dinner:
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Just don't use the soap in the bathroom.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 19, 2018, 06:58:53 PM
Just don't use the soap in the bathroom.

Thanks for the warning, Bart.  Will do, or rather, will not do.
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Post by: Walks_At_Night on August 19, 2018, 07:02:05 PM
Just don't use the soap in the bathroom.

OMG.  That made me laugh. 

Don't have a postcard of it, but how about Turkey?   Check out the The Turkey Roost (https://www.turkeyroostrestaurant.com/)

It's still pink but they no longer have live turkey penned up out front just to creep you out as you enter...................

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Post by: Walks_At_Night on August 19, 2018, 07:11:34 PM
Thanks for the warning, Bart.  Will do, or rather, will not do.

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Post by: albrecht on August 19, 2018, 07:14:19 PM
No need to be troubled - the White Fish referenced is Coregonus clupeaformis     No vagueness at all - just deliciousness

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However. this is the  place  (https://www.thelockviewrestaurant.com) to get it - caught daily by the Chippewa.
Ok, I am mollified. I was thinking I was going to get into a situation where one gets fake Cod, for example, with the what-I-thought was a generic 'white fish' labeling. I stand corrected. Sounds tasty.

Walleye, per K_Dubb comments, is very good also. As is other perch up there. By the way were those Chippewas involved in the "Walleye Wars" like there brethren sometimes called another name in Wisconsin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisconsin_Walleye_War
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Post by: albrecht on August 19, 2018, 07:21:18 PM
You know, I bet if you took some good cheap rye like Old Overholt or something and put a few caraway seeds in for maybe a week, it'd pass without a murmur.

Oh my god nøkkelost akavit I just thought of it!  Whole cloves and untoasted cumin seeds.

In parts of Scadanavia due to taxes lots of people import via ferry duty-free stuff from abroad or make their own moonshine-style booze or make their own flavoring for the stuff. The Salmiakki licorice for example steeped in cheap vodka is something the kids do (not kids, but, high school/college) I'm told. I think Iceland actually sells a commercial produce. Think a Jagermeister-like flavor but with more salt, aluminum chloride salt, not table salt. An acquired taste.
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Post by: Walks_At_Night on August 19, 2018, 07:34:56 PM

By the way were those Chippewas involved in the "Walleye Wars" like there brethren sometimes called another name in Wisconsin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisconsin_Walleye_War

AFAIK they are all Ojibwe but different bands. I know there has been some minor friction in Michigan but nothing like what you referenced
there.   That's cheese heads for you, I guess.  Looks as if the State of Michigan DNR does have to remind some to mellow out:
http://www.sooeveningnews.com/article/20110315/NEWS/303159952 and that's sufficient.

Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on August 19, 2018, 07:39:15 PM
Sorry for shit posting in your Postcard thread, Rix.

Here is a funny postcard that I actually have somewhere.   

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Post by: 2Lord2Grantham on August 20, 2018, 06:25:07 AM
Hungry Rix?   

Pop into Zehnder's for a German Chicken Dinner:
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You know I grew up not to far from Frankenmuth, I have never once had dinner at Zehnder's or the Bavarian Inn.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 20, 2018, 03:23:21 PM
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This is an old postcard.  No date on it but I think that one cent Ben Franklin stamp was produced from 1910 to 1911.
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Post by: Walks_At_Night on August 20, 2018, 04:35:38 PM
You know I grew up not to far from Frankenmuth, I have never once had dinner at Zehnder's or the Bavarian Inn.

@2Lord2Grantham  Yet you still draw breath and walk the earth!    Just kidding.  It's nice food but to be honest it's over priced
and not worth fighting off the mob of Fudgies.   Now Kern's Sausages (http://kernssausage.com/) is Da Bomb!  A must if you are in Frankenmuth.

I've been stuck in here in Raleigh forever and really miss a decent sausage.   They just have these horrid little red bastards down
here:

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Post by: albrecht on August 20, 2018, 04:42:01 PM
@2Lord2Grantham  Yet you still draw breath and walk the earth!    Just kidding.  It's nice food but to be honest it's over priced
and not worth fighting off the mob of Fudgies.   Now Kern's Sausages (http://kernssausage.com/) is Da Bomb!  A must if you are in Frankenmuth.

I've been stuck in here in Raleigh forever and really miss a decent sausage.   They just have these horrid little red bastards down
here:

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This place had some good sausage and surprisingly good frankfurters.

https://www.facebook.com/Peroutkas-Meat-Processing-134385086612848/

This place was also good. You have to love when you visit two meat markets the same day.

https://www.nueskes.com/about/wittenberg-company-store/  (hint, have the free rootbeer, friggin awesome.)

I should've bought a postcard so this would remain on subject, sorry for derailing again....
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Post by: Walks_At_Night on August 20, 2018, 04:51:58 PM
This place had some good sausage and surprisingly good frankfurters.

https://www.facebook.com/Peroutkas-Meat-Processing-134385086612848/

This place was also good. You have to love when you visit two meat markets the same day.

https://www.nueskes.com/about/wittenberg-company-store/  (hint, have the free rootbeer, friggin awesome.)

I should've bought a postcard so this would remain on subject, sorry for derailing again....

Poor Rix.  Those look good but they're in Wisconsin.   No help here in Dixie.   Once in awhile I'll have some of the Good Stuff (http://www.vollwerth.com/) shipped down
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Post by: albrecht on August 20, 2018, 04:59:51 PM
Poor Rix.  Those look good but they're in Wisconsin.   No help here in Dixie.   Once in awhile I'll have some of the Good Stuff (http://www.vollwerth.com/) shipped down

We got some good ones here in TX also...

A certain poster might have gone here before:
https://www.ainsworthmeats.com/

https://www.wideopencountry.com/10-best-meat-markets-texas/

I like the jerky this one closer to me makes:
https://johnnygmeatmarket.com/

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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 20, 2018, 06:52:50 PM
Poor Rix.

Don't worry, boys.  We're not off topic.

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Post by: Jólakötturinn on August 20, 2018, 07:58:18 PM
Don't worry, boys.  We're not off topic.

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Ah, Amana! I loved their food. and their wine.
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Post by: albrecht on August 20, 2018, 08:32:49 PM
Ah, Amana! I loved their food. and their wine.
Wine? As I recall some good, homestyle food places n antique stores.
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Post by: Jólakötturinn on August 20, 2018, 10:51:34 PM
Wine? As I recall some good, homestyle food places n antique stores.

They have a few good wineries. Ackerman Winery has really delicious fruit wines. I'd take bottles of cherry, blackberry, and cranberry wines down to my family around holiday and a blend they call Lover's Blend, sweet red plum and tart cranberries. White Cross Cellars has some good red blends wines too. Those are the two wineries I'm familiar with. They do wine tours in Amana every year, I forget for which Amana event, for people to go from winery to winery tasting a bit from each.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on August 21, 2018, 09:09:08 AM
Don't worry, boys.  We're not off topic.

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It's the shovel that makes them extra tasty!
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Post by: 2Lord2Grantham on August 21, 2018, 11:39:42 AM
It's the shovel that makes them extra tasty!

Amana - Special Reserve Floor Scrapings.
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Post by: albrecht on August 21, 2018, 03:19:48 PM
They have a few good wineries. Ackerman Winery has really delicious fruit wines. I'd take bottles of cherry, blackberry, and cranberry wines down to my family around holiday and a blend they call Lover's Blend, sweet red plum and tart cranberries. White Cross Cellars has some good red blends wines too. Those are the two wineries I'm familiar with. They do wine tours in Amana every year, I forget for which Amana event, for people to go from winery to winery tasting a bit from each.

For some reason I thought the Colonies were "Amish-like" and so booze would be verboten (I know they aren't Amish/Mennonite and think some kind of German Lutheran charismatic off-shoot.)
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 21, 2018, 04:03:21 PM
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Quick, without looking it up, do you know who Jennie Wade was?

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I guessed wrong, myself.  I had thought that Jennie was taking in wounded Union soldiers, giving them medical care during the Battle of Gettysburg, kind of a Clara Barton type.  Anyway, the house is still there and you can take a tour of the place and see actual damage from the battle.   http://jennie-wade-house.com/

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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on August 21, 2018, 04:14:45 PM
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Post by: Walks_At_Night on August 21, 2018, 06:28:43 PM

Quick, without looking it up, do you know who Jennie Wade was?


I did but I'm not normal........................      :'(
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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on August 21, 2018, 07:01:04 PM
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Quick, without looking it up, do you know who Jennie Wade was?

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I guessed wrong, myself.  I had thought that Jennie was taking in wounded Union soldiers, giving them medical care during the Battle of Gettysburg, kind of a Clara Barton type.  Anyway, the house is still there and you can take a tour of the place and see actual damage from the battle.   http://jennie-wade-house.com/

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I had to google her.. she is ghost??
https://blogs.ancestry.com/cm/the-ghost-of-jennie-wade/

"One of the most “felt” ghosts of Gettysburg isn’t a soldier. It’s the ghost of a woman often called Jennie Wade. It’s said that her ghost comforts people who are scared or upset."


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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 21, 2018, 08:22:48 PM
I had to google her.. she is ghost??
https://blogs.ancestry.com/cm/the-ghost-of-jennie-wade/

"One of the most “felt” ghosts of Gettysburg isn’t a soldier. It’s the ghost of a woman often called Jennie Wade. It’s said that her ghost comforts people who are scared or upset."


Nice sleuthing, Trixie.  Any idea what she is whispering in the vid?  I can't quite make it out.
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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on August 22, 2018, 03:18:16 AM
Nice sleuthing, Trixie.  Any idea what she is whispering in the vid?  I can't quite make it out.

I hear a whispery voice at the end, but can't make out what she's saying.. class  d evp.. :)
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 22, 2018, 02:31:43 PM
I hear a whispery voice at the end, but can't make out what she's saying.. class  d evp.. :)

Sorry, Tootsie, I didn't mean to call you Trixie.  Sometimes getting old can be a real bitch.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 22, 2018, 02:36:03 PM
Here are a couple more pics and a postcard from the U.S.S. Huron's tour of the Philippines back in 1925 and 1926.

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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on August 22, 2018, 02:40:50 PM
Sorry, Tootsie, I didn't mean to call you Trixie.  Sometimes getting old can be a real bitch.

that's ok. Trixie is a cute name... :) :)
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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on August 22, 2018, 03:36:53 PM
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Post by: Jólakötturinn on August 22, 2018, 10:23:37 PM
You're a great artist, Tootsie!
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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on August 23, 2018, 09:19:26 AM
You're a great artist, Tootsie!

 :)
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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on August 23, 2018, 09:20:13 AM
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 23, 2018, 04:57:24 PM
Here is an advertising postcard for Oakite, a cleanser that came in a box.  Powder form, I'm guessing, like baking soda or that Bon Ami stuff.

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Interestingly, Oakite is still in use today, but I think it is more for industrial use and it now comes in liquid form.  Don't quote me but I think it is unavailable for home use.  The box of Oakite shown above was being advertised back on November 1, 1948.  http://graphic-design.tjs-labs.com/show-picture?id=1181274595 

 
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 24, 2018, 02:28:40 PM
I was on ebay for a postcard auction last Sunday.  Here are some cards that I wanted but didn't get.

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Ad 1971 Mercury Cougar Convertible.

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Florida Famous Restaurant Lake Worth.

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Florida Fort Myers Beach Edison Cafeteria Lamplighter Restaurant Lounge.

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Nevada Golden Nugget Reno.

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New York Bath M&R Restaurant.
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Post by: PB on August 24, 2018, 08:39:49 PM
I was on ebay for a postcard auction last Sunday.  Here are some cards that I wanted but didn't get...

How much do these things go for?
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 25, 2018, 06:51:16 PM
How much do these things go for?

All of the seller's postcards have opening bids of 50 cents.  I'd say there are about 2,000 postcards listed on the Lightfoot auction.  You can bid on the postcards for a full week until the bids start to expire on Sunday.  As soon as that auction is over, another one starts right in, and I honestly don't understand where the guy finds the time to list all the cards plus describe each and every one and also take photos of them.  I'd say a good half of the postcards that I bid on go for 50 cents, meaning that nobody else bid on them.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 25, 2018, 07:15:15 PM
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Here is a look at the Bronze Room from inside the Hotel Cleveland.  The building is still there but I'm not too sure about the Bronze Room.  There have been a number of renovations throughout the years and also some changes of ownership.  It is now called the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.

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The back of the card says Famous for Dining and Dancing.  There is some truth to that because.....
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Eliot Ness and his wife Evaline frequently danced in the hotel's famous Bronze Room during his time in Cleveland.
Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance_Cleveland_Hotel

Here is another postcard that shows the Cleveland Hotel.

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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 26, 2018, 04:18:42 PM
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Here we have a postcard showing a restaurant at the Chicago Zoo.  I doubt that this very restaurant is still there, but you can still get lots of lunchtime eats at the zoo.  https://www.czs.org/Home.aspx  You can choose just about anything, from hamburgers, to taco salads.  Speaking of hamburgers, there are a lot of fancy burger dishes served there.

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Daddy sent the postcard on July 23, 1945.  After visiting the zoo, he could have taken in a movie, namely The Shanghai Cobra.  Lucky Dad.   The Shanghai Cobra was a Charlie Chan film starring the great Sidney Toler and Mantan Moreland.  It was a Monogram Pictures release and it doesn't have quite the production qualities of earlier Chan movies but it does have lots of fun, somewhat quirky scenes in it.  For instance, the movie starts out in a greasy spoon restaurant where the cook has made a glorious pot of beef stew and yet everybody that comes in wants coffee instead.  There is a jukebox there that you walk up to and a voice comes out of it, asking what you want to hear.  A lady, situated in another building, has voice and video connection via the jukebox and she can see and hear what goes on in the restaurant.  Anyway, if she has the record requested, she will play it for you, for a nickel.     
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Post by: albrecht on August 26, 2018, 07:54:18 PM
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Here we have a postcard showing a restaurant at the Chicago Zoo.  I doubt that this very restaurant is still there, but you can still get lots of lunchtime eats at the zoo.  https://www.czs.org/Home.aspx  You can choose just about anything, from hamburgers, to taco salads.  Speaking of hamburgers, there are a lot of fancy burger dishes served there.

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Daddy sent the postcard on July 23, 1945.  After visiting the zoo, he could have taken in a movie, namely The Shanghai Cobra.  Lucky Dad.   The Shanghai Cobra was a Charlie Chan film starring the great Sidney Toler and Mantan Moreland.  It was a Monogram Pictures release and it doesn't have quite the production qualities of earlier Chan movies but it does have lots of fun, somewhat quirky scenes in it.  For instance, the movie starts out in a greasy spoon restaurant where the cook has made a glorious pot of beef stew and yet everybody that comes in wants coffee instead.  There is a jukebox there that you walk up to and a voice comes out of it, asking what you want to hear.  A lady, situated in another building, has voice and video connection via the jukebox and she can see and hear what goes on in the restaurant.  Anyway, if she has the record requested, she will play it for you, for a nickel.   

Nice cards and reference to Chan movie. In bad spot for cells and no online but managed a low bar n check ellgab and needed to credit a Charlie Chan, and Moreland, reference. Btw I sent some postcards today.
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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on August 27, 2018, 05:27:09 PM
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 28, 2018, 03:10:33 PM
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Jim Beckwourth

Bio of James Beckwourth: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Beckwourth

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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 29, 2018, 05:07:28 PM
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I'm not really into wines all that much but apparently the Italian Swiss Colony brand is no more.  The wine tasting room is still there though.  According to the following link, it has been restored.  The winery is called Cellar Number 8 at Asti Winery, now.   https://www.sfgate.com/wine/tastingroom/article/Cellar-No-8-at-Asti-Winery-packed-with-history-3164056.php 
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Post by: Bart Ell on August 30, 2018, 08:47:35 AM
Daddy sent the postcard on July 23, 1945. 

Daddy was a man of many words!
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Post by: 2Lord2Grantham on August 30, 2018, 01:19:33 PM
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A postcard from Chicago. Postmarked in D.C.

Something isn't adding up with dad's story.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 30, 2018, 01:37:26 PM
A postcard from Chicago. Postmarked in D.C.

Something isn't adding up with dad's story.

I noticed that too.  I guess he could have visited the zoo and purchased the card on the previous day, then traveled to D.C. and mailed it from there.  At least that would be my story, in case 'Mommy' was wondering what I was up to on my business trip.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 30, 2018, 04:03:55 PM
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I thought that this was a cool looking house at first, but actually it is a library.  The James Prendergast Library, as it is called now.

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The card was mailed on September 17, 1943.  A load of ammunition exploded at Norfolk Naval Air Station on that day, and the Soviet city of Bryansk was liberated from the Nazis because it was like WWII at the time.  Also, astronaut Samuel T Durrance, (STS 35, STS 67), was born in Tallahassee, Florida on that day.  Sam is still with us.  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_T._Durrance) 

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The library is still there, by the way.  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Prendergast_Library)  It looks like nothing much has changed, from the outside anyway. 

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A photograph of the James Prendergast Library taken facing the northeast.
By Smtayl - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45352769
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Post by: Rikki Gins on August 31, 2018, 07:21:48 PM
Here are some more pics and a postcard from the U.S.S. Huron's tour of the Philippines back in 1925 and 1926.  (Note orbs and ghost in bottom photo.)


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Post by: Rikki Gins on September 01, 2018, 05:07:23 PM
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It would have been fun for us to eat some crafted burgers in The Harrisburger Caucus Room but the place has been gone for a long time.  In fact, I don't know when it opened or when it closed.  Some other guy in Harrisburg, Penn. opened a Harrisburger back in 2012 but it was just a lunch counter, set up by a street, I think.  It went out of business after three years.

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I did see a big Hotel Harrisburger online.  Not sure if the building is still there but further resarch has shown that the Caucas Room was inside of the Hotel Harrisburg.

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Hotel Harrisburger

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Post by: Rikki Gins on September 02, 2018, 06:20:18 PM
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Now this would be a fun place to eat on a Sunday.  Looks pretty ritzy though.  We would have to wear our Sunday best.

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The hotel is still there in Spokane.  http://www.davenporthotelcollection.com/our-hotels/the-historic-davenport-hotel/  I'm not sure if the Conservatory is still there though, because the place was totally renovated back in 2002.  Pretty much everybody who is anybody has stopped there for lodgings.  Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart,  Doobie Brothers, Ed Asner, Cheap Trick,  Pat Benatar, Amelia Earhart, Ringo Starr, Mary Pickford, Jay Leno, Lawrence Welk, Cheech & Chong, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, BB King, Snoop Dogg, Don Rickles, Benny Goodman, John Travolta, Burt Reynolds, Dennis Miller, Babe Ruth, Wayne Newton, Samuel L Jackson, 50 Cent, Howie Mandel and John F. Kennedy, just to mention a few.
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Post by: albrecht on September 02, 2018, 07:10:00 PM
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Now this would be a fun place to eat on a Sunday.  Looks pretty ritzy though.  We would have to wear our Sunday best.

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The hotel is still there in Spokane.  http://www.davenporthotelcollection.com/our-hotels/the-historic-davenport-hotel/  I'm not sure if the Conservatory is still there though, because the place was totally renovated back in 2002.  Pretty much everybody who is anybody has stopped there for lodgings.  Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart,  Doobie Brothers, Ed Asner, Cheap Trick,  Pat Benatar, Amelia Earhart, Ringo Starr, Mary Pickford, Jay Leno, Lawrence Welk, Cheech & Chong, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, BB King, Snoop Dogg, Don Rickles, Benny Goodman, John Travolta, Burt Reynolds, Dennis Miller, Babe Ruth, Wayne Newton, Samuel L Jackson, 50 Cent, Howie Mandel and John F. Kennedy, just to mention a few.
Ive suggested Paladin1991 take the missus there. Even if just for dinner or drinks. Great hotel and I've known people who buy the mattresses after spending some nights there. So comfortable. (They buy mattress from the company that makes them, not the actual bed.) A great history and so glad it was saved and restored. Anyone visiting Spokane should go there, even just for a drink or coffee. And then head down E Sprague and check out the other side of Spo-compton. Hell's Angels clubhouse, recovery clinics, army-navy stores, street walkers, and derelicts, though a good meat market and also new condos where gentrification happening. I dont think there is zoning or HOAs so odd. Nice places and then almost abandoned place n meth heads n junkies living in cars. Weird. Davenport is awesome though. So are some other buildings built when mining/timber king. They rebuilt Spokane for a World's Fair Expo. Where it was used to hobo seedy area because all the railroads etc.
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Post by: GravitySucks on September 02, 2018, 07:17:00 PM
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Now this would be a fun place to eat on a Sunday.  Looks pretty ritzy though.  We would have to wear our Sunday best.

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The hotel is still there in Spokane.  http://www.davenporthotelcollection.com/our-hotels/the-historic-davenport-hotel/  I'm not sure if the Conservatory is still there though, because the place was totally renovated back in 2002.  Pretty much everybody who is anybody has stopped there for lodgings.  Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart,  Doobie Brothers, Ed Asner, Cheap Trick,  Pat Benatar, Amelia Earhart, Ringo Starr, Mary Pickford, Jay Leno, Lawrence Welk, Cheech & Chong, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, BB King, Snoop Dogg, Don Rickles, Benny Goodman, John Travolta, Burt Reynolds, Dennis Miller, Babe Ruth, Wayne Newton, Samuel L Jackson, 50 Cent, Howie Mandel and John F. Kennedy, just to mention a few.

I guess there was only one Mrs Hendrick in Riceville, Iowa back in the day.
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Post by: albrecht on September 02, 2018, 07:24:59 PM
I guess there was only one Mrs Hendrick in Riceville, Iowa back in the day.
Do they grow rice in Iowa? I could see, I guess with some rivers n floods,, but never thought about that crop in Iowa. Also only someone from small town Iowa would consider Spokane a busy/fast place. My experiences there has been everything moves slow, places shut down early, and weird business hours.
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Post by: GravitySucks on September 02, 2018, 07:28:26 PM
Do they grow rice in Iowa? I could see, I guess with some rivers n floods,, but never thought about that crop in Iowa. Also only someone from small town Iowa would consider Spokane a busy/fast place. My experiences there has been everything moves slow, places shut down early, and weird business hours.

Apparently platted in 1855 by three Rice brothers. Only 502 in the last census. That is about how many people were living in Magnolia, TX when I moved there in 1972.
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Post by: albrecht on September 02, 2018, 08:06:53 PM
Apparently platted in 1855 by three Rice brothers. Only 502 in the last census. That is about how many people were living in Magnolia, TX when I moved there in 1972.
I was thinking that a "Rice" of Houston fame might have started. You know how folks back when used to do such. Fordlandia and Post, TX etc. I could see someone from that place thinking Spokane fast n hopping, esp back then.
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Post by: Jólakötturinn on September 02, 2018, 10:20:35 PM
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That Lover's Lane sounds like a pretty cool place to live.  http://loverslanesaintjo.com/
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Post by: Jólakötturinn on September 02, 2018, 11:31:56 PM
That Lover's Lane sounds like a pretty cool place to live.  http://loverslanesaintjo.com/

The whole city used to be nice. I spent some time there. Unfortunately now it's gone downhill.
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Post by: pawpourri on September 02, 2018, 11:46:32 PM
The whole city used to be nice. I spent some time there. Unfortunately now it's gone downhill.

Eugene Field's home (or one of them) is downtown in my area.   :D
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Post by: Rikki Gins on September 03, 2018, 01:02:03 PM
The whole city used to be nice. I spent some time there. Unfortunately now it's gone downhill.

Well that's too bad, but thanks for the update.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on September 03, 2018, 01:05:12 PM
Eugene Field's home (or one of them) is downtown in my area.   :D

Cool!  I always like it when an EllGabber has a direct or even an indirect connection with these old postcards.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on September 03, 2018, 01:07:22 PM
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Happy Labor Day!
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Post by: pawpourri on September 03, 2018, 05:49:44 PM
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Happy Labor Day!

And a happy one to you, too, RG!  I enjoy your posts so much.  I appreciate the time and effort it takes you to do all this work.  It's very relaxing to look back in time this way.  Makes me realize we're not so very different from those who lived before us.   :)
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Post by: pawpourri on September 03, 2018, 05:52:49 PM
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Happy Labor Day!

And I love the dog under the table, waiting for scraps.  Some things never change!  ;)
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Post by: Rikki Gins on September 03, 2018, 06:05:29 PM
And I love the dog under the table, waiting for scraps.  Some things never change!  ;)

Thank you so much for the kind words.  I am always so very happy to discover that an EllGabber likes this postcard thread.  Yes, some things don't change.  That dog reminds me of my dogs!  LOL!   
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Post by: ShayP on September 04, 2018, 08:57:14 AM
I am always so very happy to discover that an EllGabber likes this postcard thread. 

This and the 100 years thread. 8)  Your research is appreciated. :)
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Post by: WhiteCrow on September 04, 2018, 09:08:58 AM
And I love the dog under the table, waiting for scraps.  Some things never change!  ;)

LOL "Some things never change" that's right they never do.

Recently had lunch at an all you can eat pizza buffet restaurant.

A woman escorted her comfort/companion dog up to the buffet table. I was amazed by the Dog's good manners, he waited until she had filled her plate with slices of pizza before snatching a slice for himself.
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Post by: WhiteCrow on September 04, 2018, 09:19:55 AM
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I've been there.. the bullet on display is supposedly the actual one removed from Jessie's head.
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Post by: WhiteCrow on September 04, 2018, 09:40:27 AM
Ok, I am mollified. I was thinking I was going to get into a situation where one gets fake Cod, for example, with the what-I-thought was a generic 'white fish' labeling. I stand corrected. Sounds tasty.

Walleye, per K_Dubb comments, is very good also. As is other perch up there. By the way were those Chippewas involved in the "Walleye Wars" like there brethren sometimes called another name in Wisconsin

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisconsin_Walleye_War

Fresh caught breaded and pan fried walleye shore lunch is absolute the best meal on the planet. Maybe the Universe?
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Post by: GravitySucks on September 04, 2018, 09:42:06 AM
Fresh caught breaded and pan fried walleye shore lunch is absolute the best meal on the planet. Maybe the Universe?

I prefer fresh brook trout pan fried in butter with eggs.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on September 04, 2018, 02:20:14 PM
This and the 100 years thread. 8)  Your research is appreciated. :)

Knowing that you enjoy the threads makes it all worthwhile, Shay.  Thank you.   
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Post by: Rikki Gins on September 04, 2018, 02:33:40 PM
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At first I thought these were bottles of wine and champagne but on closer examination I see that they are specialty juices and syrups.

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I'm particularly drawn to a flavor that isn't shown on the postcard.  Sour cherry syrup.  For some reason I would like to find a drink to mix that with.  I found some info on one of the Willenborgs: http://easthamptonstar.com/Obituaries/2017914/John-V-Willenborg-Longtime-Montauker
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Post by: Bart Ell on September 04, 2018, 05:40:49 PM
I'm particularly drawn to a flavor that isn't shown on the postcard.  Sour cherry syrup.  For some reason I would like to find a drink to mix that with.  I found some info on one of the Willenborgs: http://easthamptonstar.com/Obituaries/2017914/John-V-Willenborg-Longtime-Montauker

I mix it with a chilled cola.
RC or Coca, they both work nicely.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on September 04, 2018, 05:46:32 PM
I mix it with a chilled cola.
RC or Coca, they both work nicely.

Oh, the RC does sound good.  Thank you, Bart.
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Post by: Jólakötturinn on September 04, 2018, 06:44:21 PM
I mix it with a chilled cola.
RC or Coca, they both work nicely.

Root beer.
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Post by: albrecht on September 04, 2018, 08:47:36 PM
LOL "Some things never change" that's right they never do.

Recently had lunch at an all you can eat pizza buffet restaurant.

A woman escorted her comfort/companion dog up to the buffet table. I was amazed by the Dog's good manners, he waited until she had filled her plate with slices of pizza before snatching a slice for himself.
I saw a guy 'feed' his GSD pup some corn. It grabbed the cob on his girlfriend's playe cause she was on phone. He tried to swallow whole thing n guy got it out, held it and crazy enough the dog bite n chewed the kernels off just like a person while he rotated cob. Very amusing for passersby.
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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on September 05, 2018, 03:37:17 PM
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Post by: Rikki Gins on September 05, 2018, 04:45:28 PM
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Yet another hotel postcard.  This one shows the Beresford Hotel in San Francisco.  It's still there according to this website: http://www.beresford.com/beresford/Default.htm

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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on September 06, 2018, 01:22:28 PM
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Post by: Rikki Gins on September 06, 2018, 03:30:47 PM
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A Dolly Parton / Burt Reynolds postcard.
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Post by: albrecht on September 06, 2018, 06:07:07 PM
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A Dolly Parton / Burt Reynolds postcard.
Too soon, still grieving. But nice card n might fetch good price if signed by both.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 07, 2018, 01:27:51 PM
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As a young kid I once told my mom that I wanted to be a stagecoach driver when I grew up.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on September 07, 2018, 08:05:43 PM
As a young kid I once told my mom that I wanted to be a stagecoach driver when I grew up.

I hear there's an opening.  Experience in looting customer's accounts preferred

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 07, 2018, 08:58:24 PM
Ha, nice pics, PB.  Oh, wait a sec.  That's my bank!  I should talk them into letting me deliver the next gold shipment.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on September 07, 2018, 10:54:07 PM
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Post by: Rikki Gins on September 08, 2018, 05:35:50 PM
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I wish I could have taken everybody that likes pork to this place but it is no longer open.  A pity too, because The Embers in Michigan specialized in pork dishes.

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Somebody found a recipe from the place though, in case an enterprising EllGabber would like to recreate the Ember's signature dish and have us all over for dinner.  https://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/the-embers-original-1-pork-chop-365586

The Embers #1 Pork Chop Recipe

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READY IN: 26hrs 45mins
SERVES: 6-8
YIELD: 6 chops
UNITS: US
Ingredients
Nutrition
6 lbs pork chops
Marinating Sauce
2 cups soy sauce
1 cup water
1⁄2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon dark molasses
1 teaspoon salt
Red Sauce
1⁄3 cup water
1 (14 ounce) bottle Heinz ketchup
1 (12 ounce) bottle Heinz Chili Sauce
1⁄2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon dry mustard

Directions
Marinating Sauce:
Take soy sauce, water, brown sugar, molasses and salt - mix together in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
Let cool.
Put chops in a pan with bone side up.
Pour marinade over the pork chops and let stand overnight in refrigerator.
Take chops out of marinade, place in baking pan and cover tightly with foil.
Put in 375 degree oven and bake until tender - about 2 hours.
Red Sauce.
While chops are baking, combine all red sauce ingredients in heavy saucepan or double boiler.
Mix well - leaving no lumps.
Bring all ingredients to a slight boil.
After chops are tender, remove from oven and dip in red sauce.
Take chops after dipping and place in baking pan and bake for 30 minutes in 350 degree oven or until slightly glazed.
Both sauces can be reused if brought to a boil and stored in refrigerator or frozen.
For an extra flavor keep at room temperature until you are ready to put on a charcoal pit or grill. Have grill as high as possible from coals, not a large bed of coals is needed. Place finished chops on grill, let cook slowly, a little blacking does not hurt chops -- grilling should not take more than 15 minutes.

Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: tootsie_wootsy on September 09, 2018, 10:19:18 AM
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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 09, 2018, 04:45:07 PM
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This looks like a nice place to meet for Sunday dinner.  Unfortuanetly I couldn't find any information on it.  I did see some Sullivan's restaurants but none that were listed as being in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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What's really fascinating about this postcard is the date.  December 4, 1956.  It is almost hard to believe, but when the card was being mailed in Chattanooga, Johnny, Carl, Jerry and Elvis were gathered together for a jam session in a recording studio in Memphis. Cash, Perkins, Lee Lewis and Presley, that is.  They were the one, the only, Million Dollar Quartet.  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Million_Dollar_Quartet)

The back of the postcard was written in pencil and wouldn't copy.  Jan and Dee wrote to the Hoalts in Bellwood, Ill. and said that the temp. was 78 degrees.  That they had eaten in a restaurant that was high up on a mountain and that they had bought a country cured ham in the hills of Tennessee. 

 



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Post by: GravitySucks on September 09, 2018, 04:52:54 PM
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This looks like a nice place to meet for Sunday dinner.  Unfortuanetly I couldn't find any information on it.  I did see some Sullivan's restaurants but none that were listed as being in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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What's really fascinating about this postcard is the date.  December 4, 1956.  It is almost hard to believe, but when the card was being mailed in Chattanooga, Johnny, Carl, Jerry and Elvis were gathered together for a jam session in a recording studio in Memphis. Cash, Perkins, Lee Lewis and Presley, that is.  They were the one, the only, Million Dollar Quartet.  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Million_Dollar_Quartet)

The back of the postcard was written in pencil and wouldn't copy.  Jan and Dee wrote to the Hoalts in Bellwood, Ill. and said that the temp. was 78 degrees.  That they had eaten in a restaurant that was high up on a mountain and that they had bought a country cured ham in the hills of Tennessee.

Bellwood, Illinois was the home of Eugene Cernan while he was in HS, the last man to walk on the moon in 1972.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 09, 2018, 10:27:03 PM
Bellwood, Illinois was the home of Eugene Cernan while he was in HS, the last man to walk on the moon in 1972.

Cool.  Gene was 22 years old when the card was mailed.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: pawpourri on September 09, 2018, 11:04:19 PM
LOL "Some things never change" that's right they never do.

Recently had lunch at an all you can eat pizza buffet restaurant.

A woman escorted her comfort/companion dog up to the buffet table. I was amazed by the Dog's good manners, he waited until she had filled her plate with slices of pizza before snatching a slice for himself.

 ;D. Sometimes pets have better manners than some people do!
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: pawpourri on September 09, 2018, 11:17:00 PM
I saw a guy 'feed' his GSD pup some corn. It grabbed the cob on his girlfriend's playe cause she was on phone. He tried to swallow whole thing n guy got it out, held it and crazy enough the dog bite n chewed the kernels off just like a person while he rotated cob. Very amusing for passersby.

LOLOL. Wish I could've seen that!

My cat does mischievous things while I'm on the phone.  He tries to knock things off shelves, and turns and looks around to see if I'm watching him!   ::)
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: juan on September 10, 2018, 04:36:45 AM
These old restaurants has carpet on the floor, drapes on the walls and windows, tablecloths and acoustic tile ceilings. They were made to be quiet. Compare that to modern restaurants with hard tile floors, no tablecloths and no ceiling at all - merely black paint on the rafters and pipes. You used to be able to have a conversation in a restaurant. Now you compete with rock band level noise - yes, I’ve measured it.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: tootsie_wootsy on September 10, 2018, 04:50:55 PM
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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 10, 2018, 07:02:25 PM
These old restaurants has carpet on the floor, drapes on the walls and windows, tablecloths and acoustic tile ceilings. They were made to be quiet. Compare that to modern restaurants with hard tile floors, no tablecloths and no ceiling at all - merely black paint on the rafters and pipes. You used to be able to have a conversation in a restaurant. Now you compete with rock band level noise - yes, I’ve measured it.

Some pretty keen observations there, juan.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 10, 2018, 07:03:07 PM
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Beautiful card, Tootsie.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on September 10, 2018, 07:19:32 PM
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Here is the lodge at Hurricane Ridge in the mountains of Washington.  I spent lots of time looking for the lodge but couldn't find any current info on it.  That's because it went from being a lodge to a visitor's center.  I came across this particular pic and the mystery was solved...  https://www.trover.com/d/170eA-hurricane-ridge-clallam-county-washington

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This postcard was mailed on July 9, 1962.  Andy Warhol had his first West Coast gallery exhibition in the Ferus Gallery of Los Angeles (https://www.mysticstamp.com/info/this-day-in-history-july-9-1962/) and there was an atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island on July 9, 1962.  Also, Bob Dylan recorded the song "Blowin' In The Wind" on this day back in 1962.  (http://alldylan.com/july-9-bob-dylan-recorded-blowin-in-the-wind-in-1962/) 
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: tootsie_wootsy on September 11, 2018, 05:48:47 AM
Beautiful card, Tootsie.

thanks   :)
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 11, 2018, 05:53:12 PM
Another old postcard.

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Hard to read the note.  Here is what I made out of it...

Dec. 30 - 04
Dear Boy

We have not heard from you this week but hope you are OK.  I am lonesome tonight - I guess because Jim is at home alone.  Mary and children went to Evansville, will stay until Sat, night and wanted Jim to stay here - - - as you are all looking for a good time tomorrow.   Elmer Berington arrived --- and Anna Berington are going to be careful about getting ready.  Fix yourself up nice.  This is ready.  By by.

From Mother

The postcard was sent to Mr. Ott Wilten in Celina, O. (Ohio.)  Gurnsy (or Surrey) aro office.

(Theodore Roosevelt was President while Mother was writing her note.)

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Post by: Jólakötturinn on September 11, 2018, 08:34:04 PM
Another old postcard.

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Hard to read the note.  Here is what I made out of it...

Dec. 30 - 04
Dear Boy

We have not heard from you this week but hope you are OK.  I am lonesome tonight - I guess because Jim is at home alone.  Mary and children went to Evansville, will stay until Sat, night and wanted Jim to stay here - - - as you are all looking for a good time tomorrow.   Elmer Berington arrived --- and Anna Berington are going to be careful about getting ready.  Fix yourself up nice.  This is ready.  By by.

From Mother

The postcard was sent to Mr. Ott Wilten in Celina, O. (Ohio.)  Gurnsy (or Surrey) aro office.

(Theodore Roosevelt was President while Mother was writing her note.)

I think it says:

Dear Boy

We have not heard from you this week but hope you are OK.  I am lonesome tonight - I guess because Jim is at home alone.  Mary + children went to Evansville, will stay until Sat, night we wanted Jim to stay here I suppose as you are looking for a good time tomorrow.   Elmer Berington arrived + friends + their wives + Anna Berington are going. be careful about getting ready.  Fix yourself up nice.  Pa (Da?) is ready.  By by.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 12, 2018, 07:12:49 PM
I think it says:

Dear Boy

We have not heard from you this week but hope you are OK.  I am lonesome tonight - I guess because Jim is at home alone.  Mary + children went to Evansville, will stay until Sat, night we wanted Jim to stay here I suppose as you are looking for a good time tomorrow.   Elmer Berington arrived + friends + their wives + Anna Berington are going. be careful about getting ready.  Fix yourself up nice.  Pa (Da?) is ready.  By by.

I was hoping that someone would help with the translation.  Thank you, Spookcat!
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 12, 2018, 07:15:02 PM
A rare auto postcard in our collection.

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A rather strange looking family, I must say.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on September 12, 2018, 09:25:02 PM
A rare auto postcard in our collection.

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A rather strange looking family, I must say.

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THAT is awesome! So weird. I really wanna know the who, what, why, and how behind that! And looks like an 'official' photo n card so I want history of marketing guy or who made/approved.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: 2Lord2Grantham on September 13, 2018, 06:08:14 AM
A rare auto postcard in our collection.

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A rather strange looking family, I must say.

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Nothing screams "family car" quite like a coupe.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 13, 2018, 05:41:35 PM
THAT is awesome! So weird. I really wanna know the who, what, why, and how behind that! And looks like an 'official' photo n card so I want history of marketing guy or who made/approved.

I guess you would have to be an insider at Buick headquarters to find that information.  There is another postcard just like this one for sale on eBay for $1.46 plus $2.50 shipping.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 13, 2018, 05:44:29 PM
Nothing screams "family car" quite like a coupe.

Seems like it should have those spring things to make the body bounce up and down,
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 13, 2018, 06:05:27 PM
Wild Bill Hickok.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: tootsie_wootsy on September 14, 2018, 10:39:22 AM
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Post by: Rikki Gins on September 14, 2018, 01:29:25 PM
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Your cards are always so nice, Tootsie!
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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on September 14, 2018, 01:29:48 PM
Your cards are always so nice, Tootsie!

thank you  :) :)
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Post by: Rikki Gins on September 14, 2018, 01:38:48 PM
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September 30, 1943:  Naples was liberated from the Nazis.  Also, British actor Ian Ogilvy was born on this day in 1943.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on September 15, 2018, 06:54:50 PM
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This fancy looking dining room was inside of Jack's Restaurant in San Francisco.  For awhile it was known as San Francisco's second oldest restaurant but sadly it closed back in 2009.  Somebody bought the building in 2016 and it might become a...
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co-working space, with food and a bar.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack%27s_Restaurant

Some interesting info on Jack's Restaurant: https://noehill.com/sf/landmarks/sf146.asp

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Post by: Rikki Gins on September 16, 2018, 06:27:31 PM
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Creighton's Restaurant again, only this postcard shows the eatery from the outside.  Notice how close the place was to the water.  I've seen some mentions of the restaurant online but I think that the place is gone.  The restaurant anyway.  The building might still be there, I guess.

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Here is an inside look at the restaurant.  Keen eyed observers may remember this from the earlier postcard thread.

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Here is a look at the place at night. 

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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on September 17, 2018, 03:09:59 PM
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Post by: Rikki Gins on September 17, 2018, 06:02:18 PM
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I like how those cows aren't the least bit concerned with the giant Jackalope.  They seem to be far more interested in the photographer who is taking their picture.

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Post by: Jólakötturinn on September 17, 2018, 11:39:53 PM
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I like how those cows aren't the least bit concerned with the giant Jackalope.  They seem to be far more interested in the photographer who is taking their picture.

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Stupid question-- Are they actually that big?
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Post by: Rikki Gins on September 18, 2018, 08:09:45 PM
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 (https://postimg.cc/FYyFd0rT)

A nice, nighttime view of a river front in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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 (https://postimg.cc/75mcWLmx)

The card was mailed on August 18, 1949.  Nothing earthshaking happened on that day.  Yours truly was celebrating his first full week of life and a bandleader and his orchestra recorded the following song:



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Post by: GravitySucks on September 18, 2018, 08:19:38 PM
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 (https://postimg.cc/FYyFd0rT)

A nice, nighttime view of a river front in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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 (https://postimg.cc/75mcWLmx)

The card was mailed on August 18, 1949.  Nothing earthshaking happened on that day.  Yours truly was celebrating his first full week of life and a bandleader and his orchestra recorded the following song:



Oswego was named after an Iroquois word for “pouring out place”   
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 18, 2018, 08:28:32 PM

A nice, nighttime view of a river front in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


C'mon man.  This is cruel.   Did Fritz get the gig at Price Waterhouse?  What happened to Jean?  Was she okay?

I gots to know!

Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 18, 2018, 08:41:58 PM
C'mon man.  This is cruel.   Did Fritz get the gig at Price Waterhouse?  What happened to Jean?  Was she okay?

I gots to know!

Poor practice to quote your own posts but it would seem that all would be well with Fritz and Jean for many decades.

Fritz was a lucky guy - Jean was beautiful!

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/saltlaketribune/obituary.aspx?n=jean-w-wolfert&pid=16209831&fhid=4506
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 18, 2018, 09:33:45 PM
Poor practice to quote your own posts but it would seem that all would be well with Fritz and Jean for many decades.

Fritz was a lucky guy - Jean was beautiful!

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/saltlaketribune/obituary.aspx?n=jean-w-wolfert&pid=16209831&fhid=4506

Good researching there, Walks.  I looked them up and couldn't find anything on Fritz and Jean, but I did see that the dad, C.K. Wolfert was an architect and attic ventilation expert, who supplied information for the handbook "Fundamentals of Residential Attic Ventilation: A Basic Reference Handbook Covering Attic Ventilation Requirements, Available Equipment, Research Data, and Recommendations."  I made up a bunch of crap about Fritz and Jean but I pulled the post once I saw that you got Jean's obit.  Yes, a very pretty lady.   
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 19, 2018, 03:32:16 PM
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Here is a nice Shady Rest looking motel to stay at in case we are out and about in Williamsburg, Virginia.  I wonder if it is in Shay P's neck of the woods?  Is Williamsburg close to Richmond?  I think the place is still there, although some online reviews were only as recent as 2007.  The postcard has the address, so I looked it up on Google Earth and there it is, looking pretty much the same.  It should be noted that those Google Earth pics can be a number of years old, though.

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Also, there really was a Colonel Waller.

Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 19, 2018, 04:05:40 PM
Oswego was named after an Iroquois word for “pouring out place”

Interesting, Gravity.  Thank you.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: ShayP on September 20, 2018, 05:14:08 AM
Here is a nice Shady Rest looking motel to stay at in case we are out and about in Williamsburg, Virginia.  I wonder if it is in Shay P's neck of the woods?  Is Williamsburg close to Richmond?  I think the place is still there, although some online reviews were only as recent as 2007.  The postcard has the address, so I looked it up on Google Earth and there it is, looking pretty much the same.  It should be noted that those Google Earth pics can be a number of years old, though.

I have been by there quite a few times when I'd go to Colonial Williamsburg.  It's about an hour from where I live. 
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 20, 2018, 12:55:18 PM
I have been by there quite a few times when I'd go to Colonial Williamsburg.  It's about an hour from where I live.

Nice, Shay.  I always like it when EllGabbers can offer a personal touch to these postcards.  I confess though, I was hoping that you would respond to my question, and I do thank you.  ;D
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 20, 2018, 06:33:05 PM
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I have a feeling that this is a very old postcard but I have no way of telling.  I couldn't find anything on the present status of the Hotel Moreau either, though I found some interesting info on the guy who once owned it.  The more cultured members of EllGab might know the guy's name; Louis Moreau Gottschalk.  (I didn't know who he was.)  He was a famous American composer and pianist back in the 1800's.  He used to go down to Rio, as in de Janeiro, on occasion, and I guess it was during one of those trips that he purchased the hotel, or had it built, I'm not sure which.  The hotel itself played a major part in Louis' life.  He was giving a concert in Rio when he was felled by an attack of Yellow Fever.  They took him to the hotel where he died (overdosed on quinine) three weeks later.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Moreau_Gottschalk

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Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 20, 2018, 06:38:26 PM
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Well I found  this

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At the beginning of the 1880's the Hotel Villa Moreau was inaugurated, located in a farmhouse in the forest, in the street Conde de Bonfim, future neighborhood of the Plant.

Villa Moreau was known as a "French hotel" and considered an example of a hotel that has become semi-calming, according to Gilberto Freyre.

The owner Alexis Jean Moreau, who arrived in Rio de Janeiro before 1870, sold the Moreau Hotel for 120.00 contos to Mother Francisca Xavier Cabrini of the Congregation of Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The deed of sale of the hotel was signed on November 25, 1908. On February 6, 1909, classes began at Regina Coeli College.

https://de-de.facebook.com/atijucadeantigamente/photos/hotel-villa-moreauusina-1887no-in%C3%ADcio-da-d%C3%A9cada-de-1880-era-inaugurado-o-hotel-v/605891586136292/

Nice looking school
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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 20, 2018, 06:56:19 PM
Thanks, Walks.  A different Moreau!  I did see Jean's name while searching but I didn't make the connection plus this sentence threw me off track: 
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Three weeks later, on December 18, 1869, at the age of 40, he died at his hotel in Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 20, 2018, 06:58:13 PM
Thanks, Walks.  A different Moreau!  I did see Jean's name while searching but I didn't make the connection plus this sentence threw me off track:

Well at least he didn't have an Island, eh?
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 20, 2018, 07:13:38 PM
Well at least he didn't have an Island, eh?

Right, haha.  I came across a wierd site by searching the name Hotel Moreau.  It was full of anime drawings of animal headed people who worked at, (where else?) the Hotel Moreau.  I'd have dropped a link for it but the guy who runs it sounds like a real snob, so I didn't do so.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 21, 2018, 06:23:12 PM
Stupid question-- Are they actually that big?

There are no stupid questions in the postcard thread, Spook.  I happen to know that Jackalopes are as big as horses.  Sadly, they are nearly extinct but a few of them still live on...in postcards.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 21, 2018, 08:00:46 PM
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Interested in Capital Airlines?  Here is a link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_Airlines
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 21, 2018, 08:14:26 PM
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Interested in Capital Airlines?  Here is a link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_Airlines

Apparently Vickers did a fine job with that aircraft.  The last one went of service in 2009!
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It is believed that the last airworthy Viscount, 9Q-COD, last flew in January 2009 for Global Airways in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers_Viscount
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 22, 2018, 03:44:04 PM
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I almost posted this card yesterday until I noticed the postal cancellation date.  So I held back on it and now we can say that we know what somebody (a male or female postal clerk) was doing at 7:00 PM, exactly 113 years ago.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on September 22, 2018, 04:45:09 PM
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I almost posted this card yesterday until I noticed the postal cancellation date.  So I held back on it and now we can say that we know what somebody (a male or female postal clerk) was doing at 7:00 PM, exactly 113 years ago.

Everyone probably already knows this, but an upside down stamp to one's bf, gf, h, w, etc was code for ''I love you''
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: juan on September 22, 2018, 06:14:39 PM
The Viscount was the first aircraft hijacked with resulting death of passengers.
A Cubana Airlines Viscount scheduled to fly from Miami to northern Cuba was hijacked in flight by pro-castro rebels on November 1, 1958. They tried to force the plane to land at night on an unlighted field near where castro had his base, but the plane ran out of fuel and crashed into the sea. Fourteen passengers and crew died.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 22, 2018, 06:28:05 PM
Everyone probably already knows this, but an upside down stamp to one's bf, gf, h, w, etc was code for ''I love you''

Well, I've never heard of that, so thanks PB.  And come to think of it, I have seen a couple of these postcard stamps placed upside down.
Coincidentally, the address on the postcard seems to be no more.  It is an open, park like space now, surrounded by tall buildings on both sides.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on September 22, 2018, 06:41:04 PM
Well, I've never heard of that, so thanks PB.  And come to think of it, I have seen a couple of these postcard stamps placed upside down..

Here's one website's interpretation.  Now you're going to have to go back through you collection...

 http://www.coxes.com/stamping/fun/position.html  (http://www.coxes.com/stamping/fun/position.html)
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 22, 2018, 06:42:45 PM
Well, I've never heard of that, so thanks PB.  And come to think of it, I have seen a couple of these postcard stamps placed upside down.
Coincidentally, the address on the postcard seems to be no more.  It is an open, park like space now, surrounded by tall buildings on both sides.


I hadn't heard about the upside down stamp thing either. 

FYI - I've started digging around on that last Viscount Vickers that went out of service in 2009.   I'll post if I learn anything worthwhile
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 22, 2018, 06:53:10 PM
Here's one website's interpretation.  Now you're going to have to go back through you collection...

 http://www.coxes.com/stamping/fun/position.html  (http://www.coxes.com/stamping/fun/position.html)

Oh, that is so cool.  Not too sure if I've ever seen any diagonally placed stamps, but you're right, I'd have to go through the collection again to make sure, haha.  I'm taking part in next week's postcard auction on eBay that starts tomorrow.  Perhaps I'll see some of those stamp positions. 
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on September 22, 2018, 07:05:43 PM
Oh, that is so cool.  Not too sure if I've ever seen any diagonally placed stamps, but you're right, I'd have to go through the collection again to make sure, haha.  I'm taking part in next week's postcard auction on eBay that starts tomorrow.  Perhaps I'll see some of those stamp positions.

I've never seen those either, and only knew of the upside down stamp.  Of course ''will you marry me'' is going to be rarer.

Now we use emoticons..
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on September 22, 2018, 07:07:59 PM
Well, I've never heard of that, so thanks PB.  And come to think of it, I have seen a couple of these postcard stamps placed upside down...

When you saw the upside down stamps, did you just think the sender was being careless?
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 22, 2018, 07:10:58 PM
When you saw the upside down stamps, did you just think the sender was being careless?

Yes, and/or that they were in a hurry.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on September 22, 2018, 09:16:20 PM
Yes, and/or that they were in a hurry.
Or just messing with people. Sometimes I write below the line, in the different space where address should be, put return address on back (Euro style), and also put novelty stamps (send without my consent to me from charities begging for money) in addition to real US post stamps not on area, etc. Unless it is an important letter, bill, RSVP, etc where getting delivered is totally desired- why not mess with them? And force person-handling versus machine handling? In a weird way I'm supporting the postmen and their jobs! I mail packages sometimes using MANY old stamps, technically legal.
ps: my personal protest against zip codes has been ended and things will be returned-to-sender or lost if one does not use. As all knows ZIP codes was a Soviet plot, hahaha... but the not using ZIP-Plus (which id's the individual address, basically,) still works. Also, technically and legally, you can still use "General Delivery" however the USPS has limited it and, if in a large town or city, usually only one place that can receive and will hold "at postmaster's discretion."
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 23, 2018, 05:28:08 PM
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Here is another motel in Virginia.  This one had a restaurant too.  According to the card it was a mere twenty miles north of Richmond, but ShayP couldn't have any remembrance of this place because I'm guessing that it went belly up back in the early 1960's.  Shortly after or before (I'm guessing again) the owner's death: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/111812242/frank-elmer-bowie

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PS, does anybody know what 'chicken in the rough' is?

 
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on September 23, 2018, 05:31:25 PM
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Here is another motel in Virginia.  This one had a restaurant too.  According to the card it was a mere twenty miles north of Richmond, but ShayP couldn't have any remembrance of this place because I'm guessing that it went belly up back in the early 1960's.  Shortly after or before (I'm guessing again) the owner's death: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/111812242/frank-elmer-bowie

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PS, does anybody know what 'chicken in the rough' is?

I think it means fried chicken you eat with your hands instead of using silverware. That’s common today but I guess today we would call it family style, or informal dining.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 23, 2018, 05:32:54 PM
Phone:  DAWN WYman     

Hehehe
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on September 23, 2018, 05:47:20 PM
... PS, does anybody know what 'chicken in the rough' is?

Apparently it was a copyrighted meal recipe consisting of 1/2 a fried chicken, shoestring string potatoes, and a biscuit with honey.  And no silverware.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on September 23, 2018, 05:55:47 PM
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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 24, 2018, 06:06:33 PM
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Interested in Capital Airlines?  Here is a link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_Airlines

Here is more information on that last Vickers Viscount that flew in service up until 2009:  http://ellgab.com/index.php?topic=34.msg70820#msg70820
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 24, 2018, 11:08:55 PM
Here is more information on that last Vickers Viscount that flew in service up until 2009:  http://ellgab.com/index.php?topic=34.msg70820#msg70820

Thanks for the link, Walks.  I really like the looks of that plane.  I wish they could have saved the last one.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 25, 2018, 05:11:28 AM
Thanks for the link, Walks.  I really like the looks of that plane.  I wish they could have saved the last one.

Yeah - after 50,000+ landings it deserved better!
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 25, 2018, 03:38:56 PM
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Here is another type of aircraft that I won at auction several months back.  Usually I am outbid on aircraft postcards but every once in awhile I get lucky.  This postcard has been colorized.  Perhaps that is why I got it, because purist collectors probably prefer the original in black and white?

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 25, 2018, 05:41:03 PM
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Here is another type of aircraft that I won at auction several months back.  Usually I am outbid on aircraft postcards but every once in awhile I get lucky.  This postcard has been colorized.  Perhaps that is why I got it, because purist collectors probably prefer the original in black and white?

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That's the Baltimore Whore in action right there! 

The B-26 Marauder was called that due to it being built by the Glenn Martin company out of Baltimore and the plane being fast and having such small wings that it had "No visible means of support"


If you are ever really bored, check out this training film on the B-26 [at least the first portion] and then compare it to this video of a German He-111.     They are both medium bombers but the contrast
is striking. 



Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 25, 2018, 06:23:56 PM
Interesting documentary on the B-26 posted over in the Aviation Thread - http://ellgab.com/index.php?topic=34.msg71933#msg71933
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 26, 2018, 05:37:40 PM
Thanks, Walks, but I think I'll pass on operating the B-26.  I got lost when they were checking out  the flaps, pre-takeoff.  I'll stick with the ground crew and help spin the props with my shoulder.  I just hope the pilot doesn't get impatient and turn the ignition on.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 26, 2018, 07:22:22 PM
Thanks, Walks, but I think I'll pass on operating the B-26.  I got lost when they were checking out  the flaps, pre-takeoff.  I'll stick with the ground crew and help spin the props with my shoulder.  I just hope the pilot doesn't get impatient and turn the ignition on.


That might smart a tad..................
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 26, 2018, 07:30:05 PM
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If you have ever wondered where Paul Revere's house is, (and I am sure many of you have,) well, here it is, in Boston.

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Of course, a place with such historical signifigence is probably well taken care of and for that reason, it is still there.  It did go through some major renovations throughoout the years and a lot of the original structure has been replaced.  For instance, none of the original glass remains in the windows of the house.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Revere_House

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Paul Revere House, North End, Boston, MA.
By Jameslwoodward - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8473201
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on September 26, 2018, 07:34:21 PM
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If you have ever wondered where Paul Revere's house is, (and I am sure many of you have,) well, here it is, in Boston.

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Of course, a place with such historical signifigence is probably well taken care of and for that reason, it is still there.  It did go through some major renovations throughoout the years and a lot of the original structure has been replaced.  For instance, there are no windows remaining from the original house.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Revere_House

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Paul Revere House, North End, Boston, MA.
By Jameslwoodward - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8473201

I went through there back about 1984 or 1985. If you are ever in Boston it is worth the effort.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 26, 2018, 07:38:31 PM
Interesting that the out of level lines in the postcard are truly there in the real home!


Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 26, 2018, 07:41:07 PM
I went through there back about 1984 or 1985. If you are ever in Boston it is worth the effort.

Oh yes, Gravity.  I would love to see it.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 26, 2018, 07:45:26 PM
Oh yes, Gravity.  I would love to see it.

Me Too!  I'd also wouldn't mind a peep at that marker where the Liberty Tree once stood. 

Guess it's a good thing old @Peter Wyngarde is fast a sleep, he'd get all freaked out.  Here's a little tune to haunt his dreams....................

Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 26, 2018, 07:45:50 PM
Interesting that the out of level lines in the postcard are truly there in the real home!

Good observation Walks.  I don't know structures but it almost seems like the connected building to the right may have shifted in the past, causing Paul's roof to buckle a little bit.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 26, 2018, 07:49:56 PM
Good observation Walks.  I don't know structures but it almost seems like the connected building to the right may have shifted in the past, causing Paul's roof to buckle a little bit.

View from around the back

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on September 26, 2018, 07:50:00 PM
Interesting that the out of level lines in the postcard are truly there in the real home!

The interior floors are tilted quite a bit if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 26, 2018, 07:53:53 PM
The interior floors are tilted quite a bit if I remember correctly.

Well something went down with it - that's for sure.  It's on a hill and looks like it the foundation is stone.  Then there is this weirdness:

A picture supposedly of the home from 1880:

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So now we gotta go find out what happened to Paul Revere's house!
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on September 26, 2018, 08:01:21 PM
Well something went down with it - that's for sure.  It's on a hill and looks like it the foundation is stone.  Then there is this weirdness:

A picture supposedly of the home from 1880:

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So now we gotta go find out what happened to Paul Revere's house!

I don’t remember if a subway runs under it or not.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on September 26, 2018, 08:10:11 PM
I toured the Old North Church as well.

@Walks_At_Night the person I am house sitting for (the one from Algonac) is related to a guy named Peter Fransisco that was stationed as a relay for the lanterns the night of Paul Revere’s ride.

He went on to be one hell of a hero during the Revolutionary War.

https://ijr.com/opinion/2015/07/245100-youve-probably-never-heard-peter-francisco-one-revolutionary-wars-biggest-heroes/
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 26, 2018, 08:19:35 PM
I toured the Old North Church as well.

@Walks_At_Night the person I am house sitting for (the one from Algonac) is related to a guy named Peter Fransisco that was stationed as a relay for the lanterns the night of Paul Revere’s ride.

He went on to be one hell of a hero during the Revolutionary War.

https://ijr.com/opinion/2015/07/245100-youve-probably-never-heard-peter-francisco-one-revolutionary-wars-biggest-heroes/

How cool would it be to have something  like that in the old family lineage?

 Not me  though :(     At that time, my folks were digging potato's for some damn Junker.   
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 27, 2018, 06:15:31 PM
Ok - I learned some more about the Paul Revere house.  Basically it's been to Hell and Back.  The home was already 90 years old when Revere bought it in 1770.  Revere sold it
in 1800 and it became a Sailor's boarding house.   At different times it was an apartment building for immigrants, a cigar factory, a fruit stand and even a bank.   Here is another
view of how it looked before it was restored:

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In 1902,  John P. Reynolds Jr a great grandson of Revere bought the home and it was restored during the 1907 and 1908 time frame.  The whole thing is way out of square

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on September 27, 2018, 06:27:13 PM
Ok - I learned some more about the Paul Revere house.  Basically it's been to Hell and Back.  The home was already 90 years old when Revere bought it in 1770.  Revere sold it
in 1800 and it became a Sailor's boarding house.   At different times it was an apartment building for immigrants, a cigar factory, a fruit stand and even a bank.   Here is another
view of how it looked before it was restored:

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In 1902,  John P. Reynolds Jr a great grandson of Revere bought the home and it was restored during the 1907 and 1908 time frame.  The whole thing is way out of square

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Nice find! Yeah, a lot of use over the years. Years as a sailor's boarding house does not wear well on a place, I imagine! Interesting also nomenclature, "best chamber" misspelling or is that what they call it up there? We use Master Bedroom or something. Racist, no doubt.  ;)
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on September 27, 2018, 07:08:34 PM
Nice find! Yeah, a lot of use over the years. Years as a sailor's boarding house does not wear well on a place, I imagine! Interesting also nomenclature, "best chamber" misspelling or is that what they call it up there? We use Master Bedroom or something. Racist, no doubt.  ;)

I think the closest equivalent in modern usage would simply be room, since the bedchamber is labelled as such.  Similar to chamber music, which was named in contrast to works requiring larger forces in a hall.  Interesting that we have discarded the French-influenced chamber/chambre (except in the sense of a judge's chamber) in favor of the Germanic-derived room, in a rare case of backwards evolution.

Also interesting that, in Norwegian at least, rom (room) denotes space, hence the old word for an astronaut is a romfartsmann, while a room in a house is a stue, which survives in English as an old word for brothels, i. e. the stews.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 27, 2018, 07:17:37 PM
Well whatever you call it, it would seem it saw alot of action.  Revere had 8 children by his first wife Sarah.   She would die giving birth to the eighth child in April of 1773.
By October of that year Revere would marry Rachel and would go on to father another 8 children with her.   Seems like he didn't care too much for his grandson  Frank.
His Will contained:

Quote
“It is my will that my Grandson Frank who now writes his name Francis Lincoln, eldest son of my late daughter Deborah, shall have no part of my estate except one dollar which is here bequeathed to him.”


https://www.biography.com/news/paul-revere-biography-ancestry
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 28, 2018, 07:11:09 PM
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Another car postcard.  I think this is the last one I've got.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 28, 2018, 07:16:34 PM
I got nothing on a '79 Buick Regal.   Now if you fast forward a few years and jump up to a Buick Grand National, well then let's talk   :D

Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on September 28, 2018, 08:32:05 PM
I think the closest equivalent in modern usage would simply be room, since the bedchamber is labelled as such.  Similar to chamber music, which was named in contrast to works requiring larger forces in a hall.  Interesting that we have discarded the French-influenced chamber/chambre (except in the sense of a judge's chamber) in favor of the Germanic-derived room, in a rare case of backwards evolution.

Also interesting that, in Norwegian at least, rom (room) denotes space, hence the old word for an astronaut is a romfartsmann, while a room in a house is a stue, which survives in English as an old word for brothels, i. e. the stews.
your "rom" reminds me but I can't place it easily of some event, like we have Beach Week or Springbreak antics, but Beach Week is more the senior drunk highjinx,  the Amish have this romspringa (sp?)deal, where they can go and experience the 'English' life for a bit, and the Norskies have this deal, name escapes me now, in some places, where the kids 'go wild.' Getting "out of hand" according to some, I think also had some root in word that was 'room' or 'rum' etc?
ps: I wonder why "hall" for us is now, except in concert venues, now means, usually, a narrow lane leading to rooms and not the biggest "room" in our house?
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on September 28, 2018, 08:33:08 PM
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Another car postcard.  I think this is the last one I've got.

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Speculation on the conversation in the background?? You post some interesting car postcards and I'm intrigue what the photographer and marketing folks were trying to convey in some? The Halloween one, this?
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on September 28, 2018, 10:02:38 PM
your "rom" reminds me but I can't place it easily of some event, like we have Beach Week or Springbreak antics, but Beach Week is more the senior drunk highjinx,  the Amish have this romspringa (sp?)deal, where they can go and experience the 'English' life for a bit, and the Norskies have this deal, name escapes me now, in some places, where the kids 'go wild.' Getting "out of hand" according to some, I think also had some root in word that was 'room' or 'rum' etc?
ps: I wonder why "hall" for us is now, except in concert venues, now means, usually, a narrow lane leading to rooms and not the biggest "room" in our house?

Yeah the Norwegian thing is called russ; I'm not sure where the name comes from ultimately.  The rum- in rumspringa (running around) is probably related to the space sense; it can mean both "a space" and "Space" like our word.

The hall question is a good one!  My guess is "hall" once meant the entire inside space which gradually became partitioned off into our various rooms until all that was left was the corridor between them, but that might just be too simple.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on September 28, 2018, 10:12:24 PM
Yeah the Norwegian thing is called russ; I'm not sure where the name comes from ultimately.  The rum- in rumspringa (running around) is probably related to the space sense; it can mean both "a space" and "Space" like our word.

The hall question is a good one!  My guess is "hall" once meant the entire inside space which gradually became partitioned off into our various rooms until all that was left was the corridor between them, but that might just be too simple.
Maybe simple is good? You could be right? In olden days etc have big 'hall'; folks just eat, drink, etc n pass out but a select few, over time, start walling of stock animals, then themselves, based on class, use, wealth, etc. Sheets, like Arabs, or then walls, in colder areas? Then progessively as wealth increases or social mores or threats change gets more and more roomed off?
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on September 28, 2018, 10:28:18 PM
Maybe simple is good? You could be right? In olden days etc have big 'hall'; folks just eat, drink, etc n pass out but a select few, over time, start walling of stock animals, then themselves, based on class, use, wealth, etc. Sheets, like Arabs, or then walls, in colder areas? Then progessively as wealth increases or social mores or threats change gets more and more roomed off?

Somewhere I remember learning that even bronze-age roundhouses were routinely partitioned, usually with woven (wicker or wattle I think) panels fixed to posts in the dirt floor, so it goes back a ways.  I suspect the main driver was the change was due to heating, i. e. from a single fire in the middle of the dwelling to stoves.

Funny to think that, a couple hundred years ago, chimneyless central fires were still common throughout rural Norway (røykstuer/smoke parlors).  We really are a stone's throw from the bronze age ourselves.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on September 28, 2018, 11:01:54 PM
Somewhere I remember learning that even bronze-age roundhouses were routinely partitioned, usually with woven (wicker or wattle I think) panels fixed to posts in the dirt floor, so it goes back a ways.  I suspect the main driver was the change was due to heating, i. e. from a single fire in the middle of the dwelling to stoves.

Funny to think that, a couple hundred years ago, chimneyless central fires were still common throughout rural Norway (røykstuer/smoke parlors).  We really are a stone's throw from the bronze age ourselves.
One wonders...are some races, not poltically-correct here, but using term at hand- "better" at CO or cold? And vice-versa? Considering conditions?
ps: amazing how certain folks figured out ceramic heaters (less fuel) and types of dwellings, even, sorta A/C. I agree with some, most, experts who think not aliens but humans have capacity to figure stuff out with what you got.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on September 28, 2018, 11:31:36 PM
One wonders...are some races, not poltically-correct here, but using term at hand- "better" at CO or cold? And vice-versa? Considering conditions?
ps: amazing how certain folks figured out ceramic heaters (less fuel) and types of dwellings, even, sorta A/C. I agree with some, most, experts who think not aliens but humans have capacity to figure stuff out with what you got.

Haha I'm pretty sure that we're on our own figuring stuff out, except that one time when God made skin suits for Adam & Eve who were shivering in their fig leaves.  God was the original tailor.
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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 29, 2018, 07:23:50 PM
Very artistic cards, Tootsie.  Thank you.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on September 29, 2018, 07:44:31 PM
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The La Avenida Motel and Restaurant in Coronado, California, just steps away from the Pacific ocean.  The good news is that the motel is still there but the bad news is that there isn't a La Avenida restaurant anymore.  Though I think that there might be a different restaurant in its place.  Kind of hard to tell if the restaurant I looked at on Google Earth (bottom pic.) is the same building after remodeling or an entirely new one.  On the postcard there are two separate addresses for both places.  Getting back to the motel, it is now called the La Avenida Inn.

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Post by: K_Dubb on September 29, 2018, 08:32:24 PM
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The La Avenida Motel and Restaurant in Coronado, California, just steps away from the Pacific ocean.  The good news is that the motel is still there but the bad news is that there isn't a La Avenida restaurant anymore.  Though I think that there might be a different restaurant in its place.  Kind of hard to tell if the restaurant I looked at on Google Earth (bottom pic.) is the same building after remodeling or an entirely new one.  On the postcard there are two separate addresses for both places.  Getting back to the motel, it is now called the La Avenida Inn.

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That looks like a nice place to eat, Rix; I'd try that romaine salad.  Funny that a salad should be the featured item, but those were different times.  The new restaurant hasn't preserved the murals and, from the looks of it, is probably one of those places with tvs on all the time.  The motel with its plantings of fine young palms and yuccas looks tidy, too, except for all the oil drips in the parking lot -- whatever happened to those?  Are our cars less leaky now?
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on September 29, 2018, 08:39:13 PM
That looks like a nice place to eat, Rix; I'd try that romaine salad.  Funny that a salad should be the featured item, but those were different times.  The new restaurant hasn't preserved the murals and, from the looks of it, is probably one of those places with tvs on all the time.  The motel with its plantings of fine young palms and yuccas looks tidy, too, except for all the oil drips in the parking lot -- whatever happened to those?  Are our cars less leaky now?

Cars are definitely less leaky these days. Through the 60’s and 70’s most valve cover and oil pan gaskets were cork or fiber. Gaskets and seals have come a long way using various artificial rubber and other composites. 

p.s. one thing I learned quickly when I got my first motorcycle is that if you see a dark spot in the middle of the road you are about to hit a bump. The bump causes the oil drops to shed from the engine shortly after the bump. I actually submitted an unsolicited proposal to the US government trying to get a grant to analyze aerial and satellite photography to quantify the amount and severity of bumps on interstate and other highways. This was back around 1985. Never could get any interest. 
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on September 29, 2018, 08:46:26 PM
Cars are definitely less leaky these days. Through the 60’s and 70’s most valve cover and oil pan gaskets were cork or fiber. Gaskets and seals have come a long way using various artificial rubber and other composites.

Thanks; good, definitive answer.  I don't suppose it's possible to wax nostalgic over oil stains in a parking lot, but I am going to try.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on September 29, 2018, 08:48:21 PM
Thanks; good, definitive answer.  I don't suppose it's possible to wax nostalgic over oil stains in a parking lot, but I am going to try.

@K_Dubb go read my p.s.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 29, 2018, 08:49:50 PM
Thanks; good, definitive answer.  I don't suppose it's possible to wax nostalgic over oil stains in a parking lot, but I am going to try.

Well perhaps the stain came from one of these?
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Now we gotta go dig into the mural artist and the fate of those murals.............    Rix is always stirring things up!
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on September 29, 2018, 09:21:04 PM
@K_Dubb go read my p.s.

Oh good thinking!
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 29, 2018, 09:24:06 PM
Well the artist was well known, the murals were created in 1938 and they were saved.  Too tired to poke around further tonight
but am happy they were saved...........

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on September 29, 2018, 09:25:59 PM
Well perhaps the stain came from one of these?
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Now we gotta go dig into the mural artist and the fate of those murals.............    Rix is always stirring things up!

Oh that drippy old thing  ::)  (drool)

He seems to be pretty famous -- according to Wikipedia a forerunner of Diego Rivera:

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Ramos Martínez was acknowledged as a true innovator in the Mexican art world and frequently called the 'Father of Modern Mexican Art'. To quote Ramón Alva de la Canal in “Los acaparadores de murales”, "...the true force behind contemporary Mexican painting wasn't Diego Rivera; it was Alfredo Ramos Martínez.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfredo_Ramos_Mart%C3%ADnez (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfredo_Ramos_Mart%C3%ADnez)
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on September 29, 2018, 09:28:27 PM
Well the artist was well known, the murals were created in 1938 and they were saved.  Too tired to poke around further tonight
but am happy they were saved...........

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Good find!  I am happy, too.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on September 29, 2018, 09:31:46 PM
Here they are at the Coronado Public Library:

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 29, 2018, 09:31:54 PM
Good find!  I am happy, too.

This is the place to go to on the mural: https://calisphere.org/collections/5112/
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 29, 2018, 09:37:39 PM
Which leads to this: http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt8z09s0h9/?docId=kt8z09s0h9&layout=printable-details


image of La Avenida Cafe interior with the 1938 Flores de Mexico mural by Ramos Martinez, Coronado, 1955

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So what is up with this?   Different part of the  La Avenida ?  Or different La Avenida - Cafe vs Restaurant?
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on September 29, 2018, 09:38:57 PM
This is the place to go to on the mural: https://calisphere.org/collections/5112/

Much obliged, Walks!
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 29, 2018, 09:41:20 PM
Much obliged, Walks!

Tag.  You're it West Coast Boy.   Have fun in there   ;)
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on September 29, 2018, 09:44:34 PM
Which leads to this: http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt8z09s0h9/?docId=kt8z09s0h9&layout=printable-details


image of La Avenida Cafe interior with the 1938 Flores de Mexico mural by Ramos Martinez, Coronado, 1955

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So what is up with this?   Different part of the  La Avenida ?  Or different La Avenida - Cafe vs Restaurant?

Ooh nice find!  Much better when you can imagine the clink of ice cubes and low, polite conversations.  Also good to see what, at least to my eye, appear to be Harlequin Ball Jugs in their original context.

Also, Ike seems to be stepping out on poor Mamie!
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 29, 2018, 09:49:27 PM
Ooh nice find!  Much better when you can imagine the clink of ice cubes and low, polite conversations.  Also good to see what, at least to my eye, appear to be Harlequin Ball Jugs in their original context.

Oh, I know!   If it wasn't for the damn smoking back then...........    Mrs Walks and I ate at CiCi's tonight.  *sigh*
[It was near the Home Depot where I picked up the much needed Flush Valve Gasket for a Mansfield #160 Toilet]

I'm not a big praise or smiter but +1 for finding Ike cheating...........
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on September 29, 2018, 10:04:11 PM
Oh, I know!   If it wasn't for the damn smoking back then...........    Mrs Walks and I ate at CiCi's tonight.  *sigh*
[It was near the Home Depot where I picked up the much needed Flush Valve Gasket for a Mansfield #160 Toilet]

I'm not a big praise or smiter but +1 for finding Ike cheating...........

Haha the classy older lady looks none to happy about it either!  Let's put some music to it -- the photo is dated 1955 so maybe Californian Vince Guaraldi's first record from 1956?



Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 29, 2018, 10:44:40 PM
Haha the classy older lady looks none to happy about it either!  Let's put some music to it -- the photo is dated 1955 so maybe Californian Vince Guaraldi's first record from 1956?





Perfect to set the mood.

No. The Old Bird is none too happy but perhaps she is just concerned that it's Henrich Himmler serving Ike's love interest.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on September 30, 2018, 12:23:32 AM
Perfect to set the mood.

No. The Old Bird is none too happy but perhaps she is just concerned that it's Henrich Himmler serving Ike's love interest.

Great finds, boys!  I can only offer up a couple of supporting rolls.  Oliver Hardy dining under the wall light back there, and Aunt Bee sitting dead center.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 30, 2018, 06:23:19 AM
Great finds, boys!  I can only offer up a couple of supporting rolls.  Oliver Hardy dining under the wall light back there, and Aunt Bee sitting dead center.

Well of course we have Deke Slayton chatting up the lovely lady in the lower right as well......... 
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on September 30, 2018, 06:56:58 AM
Well there were several murals at the La Avenida Cafe including the one in our fun little picture.  Here is a 13 Page PDF file that
discusses the restaurant, the artist and the murals in detail.   Fun read.  Marylin Monroe, Alfred Hitchcock and Chiang Kai-shek
all make cameos in the document.


https://www.coronado.ca.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_746006/File/government/departments/library/STORY%20OF%20THE%20RAMOS%20MARTINEZ%20MURALS%207-20-17.pdf
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: tootsie_wootsy on September 30, 2018, 08:00:15 AM
Very artistic cards, Tootsie.  Thank you.

Thanks   :)
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on September 30, 2018, 09:59:38 AM
Well there were several murals at the La Avenida Cafe including the one in our fun little picture.  Here is a 13 Page PDF file that
discusses the restaurant, the artist and the murals in detail.   Fun read.  Marylin Monroe, Alfred Hitchcock and Chiang Kai-shek
all make cameos in the document.


https://www.coronado.ca.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_746006/File/government/departments/library/STORY%20OF%20THE%20RAMOS%20MARTINEZ%20MURALS%207-20-17.pdf

Great find!  So it is a Caesar salad, with a connection to the original!  That explains a lot.  There is still a place here where the guy comes out with a big wooden bowl on a tripod and makes it fresh for you at your table. 
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on September 30, 2018, 10:06:53 AM
Great find!  So it is a Caesar salad, with a connection to the original!  That explains a lot.  There is still a place here where the guy comes out with a big wooden bowl on a tripod and makes it fresh for you at your table.

Down here the big attraction is to make guacamole table side like you described. I loathe guacamole. Biting into anything avocado is like biting into a stick of butter in my opinion.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on September 30, 2018, 10:43:46 AM
Down here the big attraction is to make guacamole table side like you described. I loathe guacamole. Biting into anything avocado is like biting into a stick of butter in my opinion.

That would be fun to see; I love guacamole!  And it does go off immediately if you don't have a lot of citrus, so I guess it makes sense.  But as a table-side service I'd rather see little mexican grandmothers come out with a griddle and make you tortillas as fast as you can eat them.  I can't think of anything else where the flavor curve is so steep.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on September 30, 2018, 10:59:06 AM
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The La Avenida Motel and Restaurant in Coronado, California, just steps away from the Pacific ocean.  The good news is that the motel is still there but the bad news is that there isn't a La Avenida restaurant anymore.  Though I think that there might be a different restaurant in its place.  Kind of hard to tell if the restaurant I looked at on Google Earth (bottom pic.) is the same building after remodeling or an entirely new one.  On the postcard there are two separate addresses for both places.  Getting back to the motel, it is now called the La Avenida Inn.


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I wonder if mural is still there? An interesting artist.
https://www.alfredoramosmartinez.com/works/

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on September 30, 2018, 11:04:31 AM
That would be fun to see; I love guacamole!  And it does go off immediately if you don't have a lot of citrus, so I guess it makes sense.  But as a table-side service I'd rather see little mexican grandmothers come out with a griddle and make you tortillas as fast as you can eat them.  I can't think of anything else where the flavor curve is so steep.
I don't know why (trick the fruit into thinking it is still all together, not peeled and bashed up) but everyone here always puts the pit back into it and supposedly that, and sealing it up and some lime, will help it not 'brown' too quickly.  They pretty cool partially mechanical tortilla makers at the restaurants that you can watch and get fresh tortillas. Also ceramic deals to put in and keep warm if you want to buy tortilla for use at home. I'm not sure if I would describe as a "rube goldberg" machine though....

Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on September 30, 2018, 11:08:41 AM
I don't know why (trick the fruit into thinking it is still all together, not peeled and bashed up) but everyone here always puts the pit back into it and supposedly that, and sealing it up and some lime, will help it not 'brown' too quickly.  They pretty cool partially mechanical tortilla makers at the restaurants that you can watch and get fresh tortillas. Also ceramic deals to put in and keep warm if you want to buy tortilla for use at home. I'm not sure if I would describe as a "rube goldberg" machine though....



Oh that is cool!  I wonder if it might be repurposed for lefse...
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on September 30, 2018, 11:21:58 AM
Oh that is cool!  I wonder if it might be repurposed for lefse...
I wonder....
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 01, 2018, 02:19:55 PM
I took part in another week long postcard auction on eBay.  I did especially well in getting the items that I really wanted, but wound up spending more than I regularly would have.  Here are some postcards that I got outbid on.

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While I didn't bid on this card, it is somewhat unusual.  A postcard of a chapel in a funeral home.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on October 01, 2018, 02:25:59 PM
I took part in another week long postcard auction on eBay.  I did especially well in getting the items that I really wanted, but wound up spending more than I regularly would have.  Here are some postcards that I got outbid on.
While I didn't bid on this card, it is somewhat unusual.  A postcard of a chapel in a funeral home.

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http://www.speakschapel.com/our_heritage.html
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on October 01, 2018, 03:08:03 PM
I took part in another week long postcard auction on eBay.  I did especially well in getting the items that I really wanted, but wound up spending more than I regularly would have.  Here are some postcards that I got outbid on.


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That's an unusual bird there Rix.

Looks to be a Nihon Aircraft YS-11.  Unusual that it is a Japanese airliner - something they usually don't bother building. 
Each of the 182 built were produced at a net loss.  The planes designers had some fame - Jiro Horikoshi who designed the
famous Mitsubishi Zero and one of Hideki Tojo's sons were on the project.

There is only one plane left in operation - it flies for Aircraft for Africa.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAMC_YS-11


Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 01, 2018, 06:06:30 PM
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http://www.speakschapel.com/our_heritage.html

I see that Roland and Beth both died back in 1991.  They are both resting at Mount Washington Cemetery in Missouri, and they are in good company:

This guy: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11024606/charles-white-blair   
This guy: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11024064/robert-charles-bradshaw
This guy: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/62302896/jefferson-brumback
This guy: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/10730/herbert-h.-burr
And perhaps most famous of all, this guy: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/134/jim-bridger
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 01, 2018, 06:18:14 PM
That's an unusual bird there Rix.

Looks to be a Nihon Aircraft YS-11.  Unusual that it is a Japanese airliner - something they usually don't bother building. 
Each of the 182 built were produced at a net loss.  The planes designers had some fame - Jiro Horikoshi who designed the
famous Mitsubishi Zero and one of Hideki Tojo's sons were on the project.

There is only one plane left in operation - it flies for Aircraft for Africa.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAMC_YS-11

I'd like to fly on that one last plane.  I wish I'd have kept closer tabs on that postcard. I put an initial bid of $2.25 on it and somewhere along the line, somebody topped me with a bid of $2.50.  Oh well, I did manage to win two other aircraft postcards and I will be posting them as time goes by.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on October 01, 2018, 06:23:41 PM
I'd like to fly on that one last plane.  I wish I'd have kept closer tabs on that postcard. I put an initial bid of $2.25 on it and somewhere along the line, somebody topped me with a bid of $2.50.  Oh well, I did manage to win two other aircraft postcards and I will be posting them as time goes by.

I would as well.   Not without some risk though.   This old Convair bought the farm in Africa just a few months back


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/12/two-qantas-pilots-injured-in-fatal-vintage-plane-crash-in-south-africa
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 02, 2018, 05:28:09 PM
Here are a couple of postcards from the state of Washington.

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I was at the Seattle Art Museum a couple of times, way back when.  Pretty cool place.  I recall waking down some stairs and seeing some colorful glass art.  Also, Volunteer Park was a fun place to walk around.  Big park, and there is an adjoining cemetery there, to top things off.

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This postcard shows the tug Tatoosh saving the Washington.  Quite a story behind it: http://offbeatoregon.com/1510c.tatoosh-rescues-steam-schooner.361.html

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on October 02, 2018, 05:55:02 PM
Here are a couple of postcards from the state of Washington.

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Looks like Seattle's Art Museum was almost as grim on the outside as the one here in Raleigh.  Which is cheerier?  That mausoleum looking thing in the
post card or a Nazi Bunker overlooking Omaha Beach?   

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They finally broke down and replaced the building here in Raleigh with something that doesn't harken back to machine gun nests.........................
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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on October 02, 2018, 06:44:49 PM
Looks like Seattle's Art Museum was almost as grim on the outside as the one here in Raleigh.  Which is cheerier?  That mausoleum looking thing in the
post card or a Nazi Bunker overlooking Omaha Beach? 




THAT is hilarious and so right.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on October 02, 2018, 07:02:52 PM
Looks like Seattle's Art Museum was almost as grim on the outside as the one here in Raleigh.  Which is cheerier?  That mausoleum looking thing in the
post card or a Nazi Bunker overlooking Omaha Beach?   

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They finally broke down and replaced the building here in Raleigh with something that doesn't harken back to machine gun nests.........................
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Ok the building itself isn't the prettiest thing but it has some nice, real Art Deco fittings.  I like it better than the pop-art monstrosity that replaced it downtown, which has all the charm of a suburban food court.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 02, 2018, 07:06:45 PM
Looks like Seattle's Art Museum was almost as grim on the outside as the one here in Raleigh.  Which is cheerier?  That mausoleum looking thing in the
post card or a Nazi Bunker overlooking Omaha Beach?   

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They finally broke down and replaced the building here in Raleigh with something that doesn't harken back to machine gun nests.........................
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In all fairness to Seattle, they did move their museum downtown.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_Art_Museum  The building in Volunteer Park is now called the Seattle Asian Art museum.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_Asian_Art_Museum  There is yet a third art museum called Olympic Sculpture Park, located down on the waterfront.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_Sculpture_Park   

I should have known that things change.  It's been almost 50 years since I lived in Seattle.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 02, 2018, 07:12:59 PM
Ok the building itself isn't the prettiest thing but it has some nice, real Art Deco fittings.  I like it better than the pop-art monstrosity that replaced it downtown, which has all the charm of a suburban food court.

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Thanks for the info, K.  I still like the original building too. 
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Post by: Walks_At_Night on October 02, 2018, 07:13:02 PM
Ok the building itself isn't the prettiest thing but it has some nice, real Art Deco fittings.  I like it better than the pop-art monstrosity that replaced it downtown, which has all the charm of a suburban food court.


Plus you don't get sand in your boots trying to get in alive to see the special Rodin exhibition.   
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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on October 02, 2018, 07:26:11 PM
Ok the building itself isn't the prettiest thing but it has some nice, real Art Deco fittings.  I like it better than the pop-art monstrosity that replaced it downtown, which has all the charm of a suburban food court.

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What is with the giant shadow person?! Scare off the junkies? Are there shadow rodents also, maybe shadow Norway rats? Or was that shadow person giant just caught in the photograph- in which case send to C2C, Earthfiles, or Dreamland site NOW!
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on October 02, 2018, 07:26:55 PM
I think Motown might have the best of the lot on this page so far:

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A few years back there was talk of stripping some of the artworks out of it to help with the cities financial woes. The collection was estimated to be worth billions.  There was also concern
that Detroit no longer could afford to defend the place either.   Might have made for one hell of a heist, eh?

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-detroit-institute-of-arts-20140711-story.html
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on October 02, 2018, 07:28:11 PM
What is with the giant shadow person?! Scare off the junkies? Are there shadow rodents also, maybe shadow Norway rats? Or was that shadow person giant just caught in the photograph- in which case send to C2C, Earthfiles, or Dreamland site NOW!

Nothing like Chicago’s Picasso

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Or the Miro across the street.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on October 02, 2018, 07:31:28 PM
I think Motown might have the best of the lot on this page so far:

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A few years back there was talk of stripping some of the artworks out of it to help with the cities financial woes. The collection was estimated to be worth billions.  There was also concern
that Detroit no longer could afford to defend the place either.   Might have made for one hell of a heist, eh?

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-detroit-institute-of-arts-20140711-story.html
Detroit I'm more worried about Devil's Night and the usual, not even the looting. At least then the stuff would show up later, at some point, if done my professionals but even if just by semi-smart thieves. But like the Brazil National Museum type of situation when a city gets into bad finances and can't protect itself and stuff burns. Or stuff in the Middle East museums. Horrible. Glad we, the "royal" we, took a lot of stuff to ours earlier. And Detroit, even in good times, has had a tendency towards burning stuff.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on October 02, 2018, 07:34:30 PM
What is with the giant shadow person?! Scare off the junkies? Are there shadow rodents also, maybe shadow Norway rats? Or was that shadow person giant just caught in the photograph- in which case send to C2C, Earthfiles, or Dreamland site NOW!

Ugh.  That is Hammering Man, whose arm goes up and down (when it is working) to astonish anyone unfamiliar with the wonders of midcentury signage, alongside which such rudimentary animation pales.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on October 02, 2018, 07:36:53 PM
Ugh.  That is Hammering Man, whose arm goes up and down (when it is working) to astonish anyone unfamiliar with the wonders of midcentury signage, alongside which such rudimentary animation pales.

[Big Belly Laugh]  The Arm.  [Big Belly Laugh] Moves  Oh dear...................       

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on October 02, 2018, 07:39:44 PM
I think Motown might have the best of the lot on this page so far:


A few years back there was talk of stripping some of the artworks out of it to help with the cities financial woes. The collection was estimated to be worth billions.  There was also concern
that Detroit no longer could afford to defend the place either.   Might have made for one hell of a heist, eh?

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-detroit-institute-of-arts-20140711-story.html

Chicago has a nice Art Institute on Michigan Avenue

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Houston’s is blah

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on October 02, 2018, 07:43:58 PM
Chicago has a nice Art Institute on Michigan Avenue

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^^^^^ See boys.   Midwestern sensibility right there.   

Now what about Chicago's jingle?    It's been 40 years and I still have Detroit's stuck in my head

Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on October 02, 2018, 07:46:31 PM
Still laughing at that Hammering Man thing.....      Sorry Rix.  Sorry K_Dubb.

Motown has Hammering Men in their Art Museum and they are getting it done.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on October 02, 2018, 07:47:17 PM
[Big Belly Laugh]  The Arm.  [Big Belly Laugh] Moves  Oh dear...................       

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Haha yeah that's about it.  For several years after it was installed, we were treated to regular updates on the news as they tried to figure out how to keep it moving -- something about the humidity fouling up the little motor.  It was supposed to be a sort of mascot for the city, but, as far as I know, there is only one coffee place down there that has adopted it.  For those of us who remember the wheedle, there is no contest.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on October 02, 2018, 07:55:43 PM
Thanks for the info, K.  I still like the original building too.

It really was a nice place to visit, set in the gardens by a pool.  The last show I saw there, before it became Asian, was a huge traveling Edward Hopper exhibit, who I've loved ever since.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on October 02, 2018, 07:56:07 PM
Here it is in action.   


Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on October 02, 2018, 07:57:23 PM
See, they're laughing at it, too.  Behold our shame.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on October 02, 2018, 08:00:35 PM
See, they're laughing at it, too.  Behold our shame.

It reminds me of Yendred somehow.  The main character in the book The Planiverse   I think it's the neck.........

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on October 02, 2018, 08:22:13 PM
See, they're laughing at it, too.  Behold our shame.
It is like the hipster, grunge kids were "working." What kind of hammering is that? What work could possibly be accomplished and what a waste of effort? No way he could keep that up all day. Let the hammer do the work. Hold whatever in a free hand while hammering? That will work well. Crazy.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on October 02, 2018, 08:38:54 PM
It is like the hipster, grunge kids were "working." What kind of hammering is that? What work could possibly be accomplished and what a waste of effort? No way he could keep that up all day. Let the hammer do the work. Hold whatever in a free hand while hammering? That will work well. Crazy.

I always thought he might be a cobbler, but that isn't a shoe.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on October 02, 2018, 08:43:35 PM
I always thought he might be a cobbler, but that isn't a shoe.
Even a good cobbler usually has a set-up on which to put the shoe/boot for efficiency. Btw way I recall an old Norry sequence in which Norry said nobody knows what a cobbler was now and you can't get your shoes fixed or new heels put on (I find that hard to believe because several here and also, interesting, you know most also make keys) and Tommee didn't know the word or concept of shoe repair. And Norry was amazed and lamented and went into a working in a shoe store story.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 03, 2018, 07:28:31 PM
A couple of lover's postcards.

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Oh look.  An upside down stamp.  As PB pointed out, that is a secret symbol for I love you.  How about we eavesdrop on the note?

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"Dearest cousin" - oh oh.  Well, perhaps things were different back in 1910.  July 26, 1910, I see.  That was the day that the "Keystone Party" was founded in Pennsylvania, as an alternative to the Republican and Democrat parties.

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I should note here that these couples posing for the postcards were used for multiple pictures, not just the one.  The photographer would take one picture for a caption and then he would have the couple strike a different pose to go with another caption.  The postcard companies saved money that way.  Someone with a vast postcard collection put some of these couple's picture postcard sessions together to where it looks like you are actually watching a quick little film. 

 
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on October 03, 2018, 07:49:03 PM
Kissing Cousins?   I got nothing Rix.......   
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 03, 2018, 07:58:12 PM
Since some were posting building or Museum's .. here's one of the Dallas Science Museum

Wow!  Have you been inside there, Darth?
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Darth Maul on October 03, 2018, 08:00:57 PM
Yes i have, its really a well laid out Science Museum.. A lot to learn at that place takes several visits to grasp everything

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3778/11182797013_4b69e657ec_b.jpg


Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Darth Maul on October 03, 2018, 08:09:51 PM
Yes i have, its really a well laid out Science Museum.. A lot to learn at that place takes several visits to grasp everything

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3778/11182797013_4b69e657ec_b.jpg

   I had to post like this for some reason.. not sure how to post pics.. last one included too much of my other items in my PC.. LOL
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on October 03, 2018, 08:14:17 PM
There is a little picture icon button.

Or you use “tags” which are placed between [~~~] brackets where the tilde is the tag.

For a picture put a img tag between the brackets and another one to end the image link by using an /img in between brackets.


If you quite someone’s post that has an embedded picture you will see the format.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 03, 2018, 08:14:55 PM
   I had to post like this for some reason.. not sure how to post pics.. last one included too much of my other items in my PC.. LOL

Sure.  I think you're fine though, I only saw the one picture.  Sounds like a cool place.  I'd like to see it someday.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Darth Maul on October 03, 2018, 08:44:21 PM
There is a little picture icon button.

Or you use “tags” which are placed between [~~~] brackets where the tilde is the tag.

For a picture put a img tag between the brackets and another one to end the image link by using an /img in between brackets.


If you quite someone’s post that has an embedded picture you will see the format.

   Thank you very much.. the first pic i posted was fine but had a link to the Museum below the first pic so maybe only i could scroll thru the other pics and items on my computer.. so i just erased it and did it another way.

thank you again.. A lot of great people on this site haven't been here in awhile
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 05, 2018, 04:22:41 PM
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I wish I knew the name of this beauty because I fell in love with her.  Like Art's favorite movie 'Somewhere in Time' I'd like to journey back and look this little lady up.

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There is no name on the postcard but it appears that she was part of the American Beauties series of postcards.

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Was this considered as being softcore porn back in those days?

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on October 05, 2018, 04:36:13 PM
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I wish I knew the name of this beauty because I fell in love with her.  Like Art's favorite movie 'Somewhere in Time' I'd like to journey back and look this little lady up.


I do believe we have met her before in the 100 Years Ago today thread on the old board.  Now I am going to have to find that picture again
when I should be working for the man...................    ;)
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 05, 2018, 04:38:10 PM
I do believe we have met her before in the 100 Years Ago today thread on the old board.  Now I am going to have to find that picture again
when I should be working for the man...................    ;)

Thanks, Walks, but be careful.  Don't want to get you in trouble.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on October 05, 2018, 04:38:54 PM
Well I saved a snippet.  She was buying a hat in some Detroit Department Store round about 100 years ago. 

Close enough?
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on October 05, 2018, 04:40:11 PM
Thanks, Walks, but be careful.  Don't want to get you in trouble.

Well I'm not on the clock or anything.  A 60 hour week is a short one for me so no worries there....................
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 05, 2018, 04:41:10 PM
Well I saved a snippet.  She was buying a hat in some Detroit Department Store round about 100 years ago. 

Close enough?

Ha.  I remember that pic.  Thanks, Walks.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Darth Maul on October 05, 2018, 07:46:52 PM
 Hey Rikki i did some research and couldn't believe eBay had it.. maybe this will give you more info since there is a hand written message and name on the post card.   here's the link   https://www.ebay.ca/itm/D-Hillson-The-College-Widow-Red-Black-American-Beauties-Ser-4100-1907-Postcard/292731599245?hash=item442829b98d:g:JM0AAOSwBLdZrGLy


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I wish I knew the name of this beauty because I fell in love with her.  Like Art's favorite movie 'Somewhere in Time' I'd like to journey back and look this little lady up.

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There is no name on the postcard but it appears that she was part of the American Beauties series of postcards.

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Was this considered as being softcore porn back in those days?

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 05, 2018, 08:43:38 PM
Hey Rikki i did some research and couldn't believe eBay had it.. maybe this will give you more info since there is a hand written message and name on the post card.   here's the link   https://www.ebay.ca/itm/D-Hillson-The-College-Widow-Red-Black-American-Beauties-Ser-4100-1907-Postcard/292731599245?hash=item442829b98d:g:JM0AAOSwBLdZrGLy

The link you have posted provides some information on the artist, a man by the name of D. Hillson.  It appears that he was an artist and not, as I had supposed, a photographer.  He seemed to specialize in drawings that were designed to titillate, believe it or not, the male (predominantly anyway) populace of the early twentieth century.  The lady in your link is actually different than the one on my postcard.  The lady in your link is labeled as being 'The College Widow.' (Wow!  I definitely want to journey into the past to visit her. Haha.)  She almost looks the same as the one on my postcard.  My postcard is called 'The Girl From The Golden West.'  The two look very similar but they are wearing different hats.  Was Hillson using the same model?  I wonder.  I also found this postcard online called 'The Queen of Sports.'

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And also this link to some more of his work: https://www.tias.com/14177/PictPage/3924170762.html

I'm drawing conclusions on the guy because my search engine isn't strong enough to ferret out any definite info on him.  Also, I'm not sure why these American Beauties postcards are done up in red.  Thanks Darth, for providing another piece of the puzzle to this mysterious woman (or possibly mysterious women) from 1907.

 
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 06, 2018, 06:35:22 PM
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Now here is a first for this thread.  A postcard touting a postcard show.  I'd gladly go to it but I'd have to go back in time a good 34 years to do so.

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Here is an old postcard from WWI.  Surprisingly, it is a birthday card.

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Unless I'm wrong, I read the date as being April 28, 1918.  There was still a little under seven more months of war to go, when the note was being written.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Darth Maul on October 06, 2018, 07:08:56 PM
That is amazing information  you wrote.. now i'm looking at the older post cards..lol.. very interesting for sure
   
    found a real old post card that i believe its the same one you are interested in.

  https://www.etsy.com/listing/591033330/the-girl-from-the-golden-west-d-hilsons?ref=search_recently_viewed-2
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 06, 2018, 08:11:00 PM
That is amazing information  you wrote.. now i'm looking at the older post cards..lol.. very interesting for sure
   
    found a real old post card that i believe its the same one you are interested in.

  https://www.etsy.com/listing/591033330/the-girl-from-the-golden-west-d-hilsons?ref=search_recently_viewed-2

Haha, yup, that's the one.  If you go to your link and scroll upwards you will see another card in the series called 'Hello Girl.'
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Hello Girl - D. Hilson's American Beauties post cards- 1907 post mark - 1 cent stamp. Pensive Red Lady with graceful hat and attire of early 1900's against a black background. Beautiful gentle profile drawing. This was a 1907 copyrighted series of D. Hillson's called American Beauties, Series 4100, 23 Subjects. Card is used, slightly yellow back, very slight discoloration on black edges, and a slight small bent mark on upper corner. Collectible unusual rare series.

I think there are 23 'beauties' in the series.  It's funny but they all kind of look like the same lady to me.  Thanks again, Darth.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 08, 2018, 04:08:22 PM
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I tried to post this card yesterday so that we could have had Sunday dinner there at the Regency Dinning Room, but I got too busy with other stuff.  Anyway, here is a nice indoor shot of the room.  The restaurant sits inside the Heritage Inn at Williamsburg, Virginia.  I wonder if Shay P. has been to this place?  Quite a regal looking place to eat, huh?

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on October 08, 2018, 07:20:08 PM
Do you have an absolute favorite one, Rikki?
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 08, 2018, 07:34:55 PM
Do you have an absolute favorite one, Rikki?

I think so but I would have to go through them all to refresh my memory.  While I'm doing that, I should search for the oldest postcard in the collection.  Great question!
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 09, 2018, 03:14:43 PM
Here are a couple of female dancer postcards.

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I am a big fan of this fan dancer.  Pun intended as Hoagland would say.

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The goddess Eurydice was the wife of a musician named Orpheus.  She was dancing around in a meadow when she stepped on a viper and fell dead.  Orpheus was so distraught that he followed her soul down to Hell where he played a gig for all the underworld honchos.  He did such a good job that they let him return topside with her where hopefully, they lived happily ever after.
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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on October 09, 2018, 05:03:39 PM
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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on October 09, 2018, 09:58:04 PM
Here are a couple of female dancer postcards.

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I am a big fan of this fan dancer.  Pun intended as Hoagland would say.

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The goddess Eurydice was the wife of a musician named Orpheus.  She was dancing around in a meadow when she stepped on a viper and fell dead.  Orpheus was so distraught that he followed her soul down to Hell where he played a gig for all the underworld honchos.  He did such a good job that they let him return topside with her where hopefully, they lived happily ever after.

I love how, in art and postcards you can see changes in the "ideal female body type" of the eras.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on October 09, 2018, 11:41:47 PM
The ''Pan. Pac. Int. Expo. San Francisco'' noted on the postcard was the 1915 Panama–Pacific International Exposition, a world's fair held in San Francisco to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal.  It  was also to showcase SF's recovery from the 1906 earthquake.

Most of the buildings, artworks, etc built for the Expo were torn down afterward.  I wonder if that included this statue.  One structure still in existence is the Palace of Fine Arts complex:

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 10, 2018, 12:08:31 AM
The ''Pan. Pac. Int. Expo. San Francisco'' noted on the postcard was the 1915 Panama–Pacific International Exposition, a world's fair held in San Francisco to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal.  It  was also to showcase SF's recovery from the 1906 earthquake.

Most of the buildings, artworks, etc built for the Expo were torn down afterward.  I wonder if that included this statue.  One structure still in existence is the Palace of Fine Arts complex:

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Fascinating info and pic.  Thanks, PB.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 10, 2018, 12:09:56 AM
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Very nice cards, Tootsie.  Thank you.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on October 10, 2018, 12:21:24 AM
First of all, this isn't mine, so I might be cheating. But! I have been here :)
Postcard is from 1900.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 10, 2018, 12:27:01 AM
First of all, this isn't mine, so I might be cheating. But! I have been here :)
Postcard is from 1900.

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Beautiful!  And feel free to post any postcard that isn't in your collection.  I myself will post postcards that I find online every once in awhile.  I envy you. I have always wanted to visit Japan.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on October 10, 2018, 12:35:59 AM
Beautiful!  And feel free to post any postcard that isn't in your collection.  I myself will post postcards that I find online every once in awhile.  I envy you. I have always wanted to visit Japan.

I encourage it. It's quite beautiful and completely different culture-wise.

The garden in the postcard is very picturesque. Many wedding pictures are taken there. http://album.hamacco.net/en/sankeien/ (http://album.hamacco.net/en/sankeien/)
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: tootsie_wootsy on October 10, 2018, 07:06:49 AM
Very nice cards, Tootsie.  Thank you.

You're most Welcome  :)
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: ShayP on October 10, 2018, 12:55:45 PM
The restaurant sits inside the Heritage Inn at Williamsburg, Virginia.  I wonder if Shay P. has been to this place?  Quite a regal looking place to eat, huh?

Alas Rikki...the original Heritage Inn is no more.  I think it was torn down several years ago.  Turned into a dive before that.  One of the big chains was to purchase it.  They may have rebuilt on the lot under another name.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 10, 2018, 04:37:59 PM
Alas Rikki...the original Heritage Inn is no more.  I think it was torn down several years ago.  Turned into a dive before that.  One of the big chains was to purchase it.  They may have rebuilt on the lot under another name.

Well that's too bad.  Appreciate the update, Shay.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 10, 2018, 04:51:23 PM
A couple of tree postcards.

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I don't recall bidding on this particular postcard but there it is in my shoebox.  Some palm trees down on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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Soldier boy Billy got to send a postcard from his camp, free of charge.  Notice the cancellation mark going over where the stamp should have been

I think the cancellation date is July 2, 1942.  Vicente Fox, that former Mexican president was born on this day.  Also, the German 6th Army and 4th Panzer Army met at Stary Oskol, (Russia) but no Soviet forces were encircled.

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A study in knees.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on October 11, 2018, 06:12:27 PM
I love how, in art and postcards you can see changes in the "ideal female body type" of the eras.

And not just postcards, the ''Venus of Willendorf'' represents the feminine ideal in 30,000 BC.


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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on October 11, 2018, 06:20:08 PM
This lady was fashioned just 10,000 years ago, giving us great insight to changes in the ideal over the vast time period between her and Venus


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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 13, 2018, 06:27:57 PM
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Author Jack Kerouac died on the day that this card was being mailed.
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Post by: Walks_At_Night on October 13, 2018, 06:39:26 PM


Author Jack Kerouac died on the day that this card was being mailed.

Gertrude and Otto.  What awesome names for a couple!
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 14, 2018, 07:10:40 PM
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I like the looks of this plane.  It's from an outfit called Piedmont Airlines.


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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: K_Dubb on October 14, 2018, 07:58:22 PM
And not just postcards, the ''Venus of Willendorf'' represents the feminine ideal in 30,000 BC.


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It is probably a goddess.  I am not sure any of the well-known representations of God from western culture represent a physical ideal, at least in the sense of desirability.
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Post by: Jólakötturinn on October 14, 2018, 09:05:17 PM
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Post by: Rikki Gins on October 15, 2018, 03:51:23 PM
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Nice Halloween cards, Spookcat.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 15, 2018, 04:06:01 PM
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Here is a unique postcard put out by the Kellogg Company, sponsor of the Tom Breneman 'Breakfast in Hollywood' radio show. Of course that's Eddie Cantor there on the left.  (Ton's radio show was such a success that he opened an equally succesful restaurant in Hollywood.)

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Breneman Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Breneman
Breakfast in Hollywood: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breakfast_in_Hollywood

Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 17, 2018, 07:56:19 PM
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Here is Jesus at The Last Supper.  It's a close up shot and that's why you only see two of his disciples.  Josef Meier played Jesus and he, with his wife and some other actors, put on a full scale rendition of The Passion Play.  They had a big amphitheater set up in South Dakota and performed the play there during the Summer months and when Winter arrived, they moved the show to Florida.  Josef and his wife Clare are long gone and so is the amphitheater, which was done in by vandals.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 19, 2018, 04:02:32 PM
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I have always wanted to go to Las Vegas and gamble away my pitiful savings at the Mint Casino.  I was attracted to the Mint, not for it's association with money, but for the mental image I would get of those tasty peppermint patties that you can find at the checkout counters at restaurants.  I figured that if I could win a couple hundred thousand bucks gambling, I could treat myself to a steak and tip the cashier lady a couple hundred dollars and she would let me grab a handful of the mints without charging me.  But alas, the Mint isn't there anymore.  It got sold off back in the 1980s.  Too bad, because there was a steak house located near the top of the casino.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on October 19, 2018, 04:17:58 PM
I have always wanted to go to Las Vegas and gamble away my pitiful savings at the Mint Casino.  I was attracted to the Mint, not for it's association with money, but for the mental image I would get of those tasty peppermint patties that you can find at the checkout counters at restaurants.  I figured that if I could win a couple hundred thousand bucks gambling, I could treat myself to a steak and tip the cashier lady a couple hundred dollars and she would let me grab a handful of the mints without charging me.  But alas, the Mint isn't there anymore.  It got sold off back in the 1980s.  Too bad, because there was a steak house located near the top of the casino.

Paging @DynamoHum
I like this as much as the dreams!
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on October 19, 2018, 08:49:45 PM
I have always wanted to go to Las Vegas and gamble away my pitiful savings at [Del Webb's] Mint Casino.  I was attracted to the Mint, not for it's association with money, but for the mental image I would get of those tasty peppermint patties that you can find at the checkout counters at restaurants.  I figured that if I could win a couple hundred thousand bucks gambling, I could treat myself to a steak and tip the cashier lady a couple hundred dollars and she would let me grab a handful of the mints without charging me...   

In addition to his many other endeavors, Del Webb once owned the New York Yankees - purchasing them from the Jake Ruppert Estate in 1945 (the man who acquired Babe Ruth) with partners he soon bought out, and selling them to CBS in 1964.  The Yankees won the World Series 11 of those 20 years, and were on the losing end another 5.

CBS of course ran them into the ground, and they didn't go back to the post season again until 1976 in the Steinbrenner era

Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on October 19, 2018, 09:36:18 PM
@Rikki Gins if you have any you want me to attempt to transcribe, feel free to let me know. :)
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 19, 2018, 10:37:42 PM
Paging @DynamoHum
I like this as much as the dreams!

Ha, yes Bart, I bet you can do some great sounds of a slot machine being played and a steak being sizzled.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 19, 2018, 10:41:58 PM
In addition to his many other endeavors, Del Webb once owned the New York Yankees - purchasing them from the Jake Ruppert Estate in 1945 (the man who acquired Babe Ruth) with partners he soon bought out, and selling them to CBS in 1964.  The Yankees won the World Series 11 of those 20 years, and were on the losing end another 5.

CBS of course ran them into the ground, and they didn't go back to the post season again until 1976 in the Steinbrenner era

Thanks for the info, @PB.  Del Webb is a cool sounding name.  Bet he hobnobbed with Elvis, but I guess I could ask @Bart Ell about that.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 19, 2018, 10:44:34 PM
@Rikki Gins if you have any you want me to attempt to transcribe, feel free to let me know. :)

Thank you @Spookcat, I will.  You are a great postcard transcriber!
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on October 19, 2018, 10:55:33 PM
Thanks for the info, @PB.  Del Webb is a cool sounding name.  Bet he hobnobbed with Elvis, but I guess I could ask @Bart Ell about that.

With all those mob ties, Sinatra
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on October 19, 2018, 10:58:10 PM
Alledged
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on October 19, 2018, 11:00:43 PM
With all those mob ties

Mine?
Never mind.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: DynamoHum on October 20, 2018, 02:46:26 AM
Paging @DynamoHum
I like this as much as the dreams!

On it .. one of my personal obsessions is old Vegas casinos .. so I will enjoy this one :)
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Post by: DynamoHum on October 20, 2018, 02:55:05 AM
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I have always wanted to go to Las Vegas and gamble away my pitiful savings at the Mint Casino.  I was attracted to the Mint, not for it's association with money, but for the mental image I would get of those tasty peppermint patties that you can find at the checkout counters at restaurants.  I figured that if I could win a couple hundred thousand bucks gambling, I could treat myself to a steak and tip the cashier lady a couple hundred dollars and she would let me grab a handful of the mints without charging me.  But alas, the Mint isn't there anymore.  It got sold off back in the 1980s.  Too bad, because there was a steak house located near the top of the casino.

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The Mint became part of Binions.

Downtown Las Vegas is fabulous for Vegas history buffs. I enjoy my time on Fremont Street much more than on the strip. The steakhouse at Binions is still open even though the rest of the hotel is now closed, and is very well reviewed - maybe you can still get there @Rikki Gins ?

The coffee shop in Binions is where I had a first hand experience of old time gangster mafia bosses. That along with playing poker with Jackie Gaughan are my favourite memories of Vegas.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: DynamoHum on October 20, 2018, 03:24:20 AM
Slowish day at work has many benefits

@Bart Ell
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on October 20, 2018, 03:33:30 AM
Slowish day at work has many benefits

Nice!  :D
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 20, 2018, 03:43:24 AM
Slowish day at work has many benefits

Thank you @DynamoHum.  I'm glad things were slow at work because you sound great.  Did you win your poker game with Jackie?  I've never met a mobster myself, but I had a distant relative (since deceased) who had been a member of the mafia.  I can't remember which family, possibly Lucchese.  I'd have to look it up.  Thanks again.
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Post by: DynamoHum on October 20, 2018, 03:48:27 AM
Thank you @DynamoHum.  I'm glad things were slow at work because you sound great.  Did you win your poker game with Jackie?  I've never met a mobster myself, but I had a distant relative (since deceased) who had been a member of the mafia.  I can't remember which family, possibly Lucchese.  I'd have to look it up.  Thanks again.

Welcome :)

He was very shocked I knew who he was as I am British and also I don’t think a lot of the other people at the table knew who he was ... I gave his hands a wide berth at the table;) He was a gentleman, and treated like a king at the casino, even though he no longer owned it!
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Post by: tootsie_wootsy on October 20, 2018, 03:53:37 AM
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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 20, 2018, 03:54:44 AM
Welcome :)

He was very shocked I knew who he was as I am British and also I don’t think a lot of the other people at the table knew who he was ... I gave his hands a wide berth at the table;) He was a gentleman, and treated like a king at the casino, even though he no longer owned it!

Fascinating!
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Post by: PB on October 20, 2018, 06:27:16 AM
Thank you @DynamoHum.  I'm glad things were slow at work because you sound great.  Did you win your poker game with Jackie?  I've never met a mobster myself, but I had a distant relative (since deceased) who had been a member of the mafia.  I can't remember which family, possibly Lucchese.  I'd have to look it up.  Thanks again.

At least some of the old Italian mob families bought legitimate businesses and went straight.  Sort of.  Some more than others.  I had a consulting job at one for the better part of a year, as it slowly dawned on me that was the case at this company.  As it was a decent sized, growing company, the people they'd hired over time were normal (i.e. not from families with a mafia background)

I remember walking in every morning and always turning left at the front desk, no need at all to be over near the top exes.  It was like slowly realizing half your neighbors were cannibals. 
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: tootsie_wootsy on October 20, 2018, 11:51:00 AM
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Post by: Rikki Gins on October 20, 2018, 02:51:51 PM
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John C. Frémont   

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on October 20, 2018, 05:05:47 PM
... John C. Fremont...

I like the postcards with the preprinted stamps having the same image as the front.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on October 21, 2018, 11:26:33 PM
I like the postcards with the preprinted stamps having the same image as the front.

Yes, that is kind of cool.  After seeing so many 1 cent and 2 cent stamps on old postcards, that 19 cent stamp seems a little steep for 1993.  As of January 1st, 2017 the price to send a postcard went up to 34 cents.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on October 22, 2018, 12:01:24 AM
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This postcard was used to send a birthday wish.  I consider this to be the front of the postcard but the postal clerk cancelled the back of the card, too.

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I think that the clerk was trying to keep the cancellation date from covering up some of the message, so he or she turned the card over and put some of the cancellation marks and date on the back of the card.

January 27, 1918 was an important date in movie history.  The very first Tarzan film called "Tarzan of the Apes", premiered at the Broadway Theatre.

Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on October 22, 2018, 12:27:52 AM
Mr. Gins, you make me regret the fact I left my collection in America.
I can share some from Japan though.

Tokyo Skytree. The tallest tower in Japan and second tallest free standing structure in the world.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 22, 2018, 12:55:59 AM
Mr. Gins, you make me regret the fact I left my collection in America.
I can share some from Japan though.

Tokyo Skytree. The tallest tower in Japan and second tallest free standing structure in the world.

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Nice.  Please keep them coming.  I love Japan.
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Post by: Jólakötturinn on October 23, 2018, 02:25:16 AM
I found a website for you Rikki, if you're interested in seeing old photos.
http://www.meijishowa.com/ (http://www.meijishowa.com/)

150 Years Ago:
10-23 (1868) Meiji Period Starts


The Meiji Restoration ends the Tokugawa shogunate, which ruled for 265 years

On February 3, 1867, fifteen-year old Prince Mutsuhito succeeded his father, Emperor Komei. The era in which Emperor Mutsuhito ruled ( October 23, 1868 – July 30, 1912) was named Meiji or enlightened rule.

The Meiji Period was categorized by drastic reform that jumpstarted Japan’s modernization and rise to world power status.

The first reform was the Five Charter Oath of 1868:

    By this oath, we set up as our aim the establishment of the national wealth on a broad basis and the framing of a constitution and laws.

        Deliberative assemblies shall be widely established and all matters decided by open discussion.
        All classes, high and low, shall be united in vigorously carrying out the administration of affairs of state.
        The common people, no less than the civil and military officials, shall all be allowed to pursue their own calling so that there may be no discontent.
        Evil customs of the past shall be broken off and everything based upon the just laws of Nature.
        Knowledge shall be sought throughout the world so as to strengthen the foundation of imperial rule

To aid Japan’s modernization, the Japanese government employed over 3,000 foreign experts (o-yatoi gaikokujin or ‘hired foreigners’) and sent a large number of Japanese students to Europe and the USA.

The closely monitored and heavily subsidized process of modernization greatly enhanced the power of zaibatsu firms like Mitsui and Mitsubishi, which grew into giants during the Meiji Period.
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Post by: Walks_At_Night on October 23, 2018, 05:10:25 AM
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The address is great
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Mrs. N.P. Thomas
Wayland
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Portage Co.

It probably made it just fine to Mrs. Thomas of Wayland, Ohio in Portage County
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 23, 2018, 04:06:23 PM
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Why should I have all the fun of looking things up?  Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to find out all you can about this place.  I purposefully haven't looked anything up.  Is the cheese place still in existence?  See if you can find any information on it, such as when it first opened, who owned it, (owns it) was it torn down and replaced by another building?

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More search clues can be found on the back of the postcard.  There should be some easy to find information on the place because this is not all that old of a postcard.  There is a zip code printed on it.
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Post by: albrecht on October 23, 2018, 04:46:12 PM
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Why should I have all the fun of looking things up?  Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to find out all you can about this place.  I purposefully haven't looked anything up.  Is the cheese place still in existence?  See if you can find any information on it, such as when it first opened, who owned it, (owns it) was it torn down and replaced by another building?

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More search clues can be found on the back of the postcard.  There should be some easy to find information on the place because this is not all that old of a postcard.  There is a zip code printed on it.
Still open and apparently thriving.  There seems to be some question on location in these sources though it could be one is the legal address and the other is more of a descriptive address that makes more sense to people in area?

"A History of Quality

At the age of 16, Richard Brassel (Pops) took over the family produce stand after his father passed away. on a friends recommendation, Pops decided to start selling cheese which sold faster and lasted longer than the produce. He then established Cheesehaven in 1949 and became famous for his Swiss cheese.

In 1989, Cheesehaven moved to its current location on the corner of Rt. 163 and Rt. 53.

Pops passed away in January 2011, but CheeseHaven remains family owned and operated by his son and daughter-in-law."

http://cheesehaven.com/index1.html

https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/ohio/cheese-haven-hiding-in-ohio-oh/
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Post by: Rikki Gins on October 23, 2018, 08:47:15 PM
Still open and apparently thriving.  There seems to be some question on location in these sources though it could be one is the legal address and the other is more of a descriptive address that makes more sense to people in area?

"A History of Quality

At the age of 16, Richard Brassel (Pops) took over the family produce stand after his father passed away. on a friends recommendation, Pops decided to start selling cheese which sold faster and lasted longer than the produce. He then established Cheesehaven in 1949 and became famous for his Swiss cheese.

In 1989, Cheesehaven moved to its current location on the corner of Rt. 163 and Rt. 53.

Pops passed away in January 2011, but CheeseHaven remains family owned and operated by his son and daughter-in-law."

http://cheesehaven.com/index1.html

https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/ohio/cheese-haven-hiding-in-ohio-oh/

Well, you've pretty much covered everything.  Well done, Mr. a!  One of your links shows comments of people who have visited the store, and they were put off by the cheese personnel insisting that they (the potential customers) make known their intentions to buy before partaking of the free samples.  In the link below, Pops himself would holler at them. "Are you going to eat all my samples or are you going to buy some cheese?!!"  Apparently, the present owners have kept up with Pop's traditional way of dealing with moochers customers.

This particular link has a picture of Pops in it: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/portclintonnewsherald/obituary.aspx?pid=147957320 
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on October 23, 2018, 09:21:48 PM
Well, you've pretty much covered everything.  Well done, Mr. a!  One of your links shows comments of people who have visited the store, and they were put off by the cheese personnel insisting that they (the potential customers) make known their intentions to buy before partaking of the free samples.  In the link below, Pops himself would holler at them. "Are you going to eat all my samples or are you going to buy some cheese?!!"  Apparently, the present owners have kept up with Pop's traditional way of dealing with moochers customers.

This particular link has a picture of Pops in it: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/portclintonnewsherald/obituary.aspx?pid=147957320
There is sometimes an odd phenomena where bitter, or even rude, staff is a plus. An odd thing but the old embittered waitress, the ornery bartender, the short-fused cook, etc oddly endears people to some places. Weird thing. Maybe a reverse psychology? If you don't get 'the treatment' a bonus? Or fun or watching other get it? Usually places that have been around a long time. Sadly, at least here, that kind of service is gone, since turn-over of staff, old places gone, and "progress."
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on October 23, 2018, 10:17:11 PM
There is sometimes an odd phenomena where bitter, or even rude, staff is a plus. An odd thing but the old embittered waitress, the ornery bartender, the short-fused cook, etc oddly endears people to some places. Weird thing. Maybe a reverse psychology? If you don't get 'the treatment' a bonus? Or fun or watching other get it? Usually places that have been around a long time. Sadly, at least here, that kind of service is gone, since turn-over of staff, old places gone, and "progress."

You can always visit Falkie
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on October 23, 2018, 10:52:09 PM
There is sometimes an odd phenomena where bitter, or even rude, staff is a plus. An odd thing but the old embittered waitress, the ornery bartender, the short-fused cook, etc oddly endears people to some places. Weird thing. Maybe a reverse psychology? If you don't get 'the treatment' a bonus? Or fun or watching other get it? Usually places that have been around a long time. Sadly, at least here, that kind of service is gone, since turn-over of staff, old places gone, and "progress."

Mr. Spookcat told me on a trip to Chicago once, there was (is?) a popular pizza place where the staff are rude. It's some sort of entertainment thing. They asked what his friend wanted to drink, and when he replied "water", they came back with "You know it comes from the Lake, right? You want lake water? It's disgusting!"
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 24, 2018, 04:54:53 PM
Mr. Spookcat told me on a trip to Chicago once, there was (is?) a popular pizza place where the staff are rude. It's some sort of entertainment thing. They asked what his friend wanted to drink, and when he replied "water", they came back with "You know it comes from the Lake, right? You want lake water? It's disgusting!"

I read about a famous deli place in New York where if you asked for ketchup, the owner would throw a fit and castigate you.  All for entertainments sake and a person is supposed to laugh about it but I take that kind of stuff seriously and would probably have given the guy a knuckle sandwich...with ketchup.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 24, 2018, 05:31:17 PM
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I'm not a graphic artist but the drawing on this postcard doesn't look early 1900's to me.  More like the 1930's or 40's.

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But the postcard doesn't lie.  There is a nice postal cancellation date of August 19, 1907 on the back, making this card one of the oldest in my collection.  If you look close you can see some faded pencil scratchings that tell us that the card was mailed to Mrs. W.H. Burghardt in Salem, Oregon.  The cancellation stamp shows that the card was sent from Newport, Oregon.  Hmmmm, it looks like there was a Burghardt Law Publishing Company in Salem: https://publishers.lawin.org/wh-burghardt-company/ 
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on October 24, 2018, 05:52:06 PM
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I'm not a graphic artist but the drawing on this postcard doesn't look early 1900's to me.  More like the 1930's or 40's.

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But the postcard doesn't lie.  There is a nice postal cancellation date of August 19, 1907 on the back, making this card one of the oldest in my collection.  If you look close you can see some faded pencil scratchings that tell us that the card was mailed to Mrs. W.H. Burghardt in Salem, Oregon.  The cancellation stamp shows that the card was sent from Newport, Oregon.  Hmmmm, it looks like there was a Burghardt Law Publishing Company in Salem: https://publishers.lawin.org/wh-burghardt-company/
Hope you don't mind, Rikki, I noticed the "H.H Tammen" at the bottom.

"More about H.H. Tammen (1856-1924)
A maker of souvenirs in the west, based in Denver. They specialized in rodeo, National Park and western items. Harry Heye Tammen was born in Baltimore, Maryland on March 6, 1856, the son of a German immigrant pharmacist. He attended Knapps Academy in Baltimore, then worked in Philadelphia before moving to Denver in 1880. With his partner Charles A. Stuart he worked as a Denver bartender in 1880, and in 1881 they established the firm of H.H. Tammen & Co. (aka H.H. Tammen Curio Co.) in Denver, Colorado. The company focused on creating souvenir mineralogical curiosities of Colorado, but also sold photography (including William Henry Jackson), silver souvenir spoons, and the like. In 1895, Tammen became a co-editor of the Denver Post, and thus even more wealthy than he already had become. He was apparently behind the controversial decision of Buffalo Bill’s family, to bury him in Denver instead of his hometown of Cody, Wyoming. The H.H. Tammen Curio Co. was in business until 1953, and possibly as late as 1962."
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on October 24, 2018, 05:55:34 PM
I read about a famous deli place in New York where if you asked for ketchup, the owner would throw a fit and castigate you.  All for entertainments sake and a person is supposed to laugh about it but I take that kind of stuff seriously and would probably have given the guy a knuckle sandwich...with ketchup.

How about the places that prohibit ties, and anyone who comes in with one gets it cut off and added to the wall or rafter as another trophy.  Dang, some of things things are expensive
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on October 24, 2018, 05:58:49 PM
How about the places that prohibit ties, and anyone who comes in with one gets it cut off and added to the wall or rafter as another trophy.  Dang, some of things things are expensive

Yikes! Do they at least warn you first?
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on October 24, 2018, 06:22:46 PM
How about the places that prohibit ties, and anyone who comes in with one gets it cut off and added to the wall or rafter as another trophy.  Dang, some of things things are expensive
Yeah, that steakhouse in Pheonix comes to mind. There also is an odd tradition in Brabant, part of Germany, and part of Flanders during carnival girls cut off guys ties and kiss them and, sort of, "take over." Of course, now #metoo is trying to put an end to this and the traditional dances etc. (I won't go into the politics of this or the behavior of migrants during carnival.  I have no idea of the cutting of ties in certain restuarants is related to the carnival practice. The first place I saw it was in Phoenix. And I figured they just wanted you to buy bolo ties ala neo-western look.

https://www.dw.com/en/a-kiss-for-your-tie-why-carnival-kicks-off-with-gender-power-games/a-19022057
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on October 24, 2018, 06:27:52 PM
Hope you don't mind, Rikki, I noticed the "H.H Tammen" at the bottom.

"More about H.H. Tammen (1856-1924)
A maker of souvenirs in the west, based in Denver. They specialized in rodeo, National Park and western items. Harry Heye Tammen was born in Baltimore, Maryland on March 6, 1856, the son of a German immigrant pharmacist. He attended Knapps Academy in Baltimore, then worked in Philadelphia before moving to Denver in 1880. With his partner Charles A. Stuart he worked as a Denver bartender in 1880, and in 1881 they established the firm of H.H. Tammen & Co. (aka H.H. Tammen Curio Co.) in Denver, Colorado. The company focused on creating souvenir mineralogical curiosities of Colorado, but also sold photography (including William Henry Jackson), silver souvenir spoons, and the like. In 1895, Tammen became a co-editor of the Denver Post, and thus even more wealthy than he already had become. He was apparently behind the controversial decision of Buffalo Bill’s family, to bury him in Denver instead of his hometown of Cody, Wyoming. The H.H. Tammen Curio Co. was in business until 1953, and possibly as late as 1962."

Nice. To hear more about old companies and people and how long the businesses lasted. Mr.Tammen seems to have done quite well and profited from the "go West, young man" and the "let's go to America" ideas.
 
"Cody died on January 10, 1917. He was baptized in the Catholic Church the day before his death by Father Christopher Walsh, of the Denver Cathedral.  He received a full Masonic funeral.  Upon the news of Cody's death, tributes were made by George V, Kaiser Wilhelm II, and President Woodrow Wilson.  His funeral service was held at the Elks Lodge Hall in Denver. The governor of Wyoming, John B. Kendrick, a friend of Cody's, led the funeral procession to the cemetery.
Cody's grave in 1927"

 If Buffalo Bill died today C2C, and other shows, would have vast conspiracies about him or his death!!
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on October 24, 2018, 07:29:28 PM
Yikes! Do they at least warn you first?

Just the sign, ignore that and you're on your own - wearing the stub of what left I guess.
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Post by: Jólakötturinn on October 25, 2018, 03:06:48 AM
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Post by: Rikki Gins on October 25, 2018, 03:27:48 AM
Hope you don't mind, Rikki, I noticed the "H.H Tammen" at the bottom.

"More about H.H. Tammen (1856-1924)
A maker of souvenirs in the west, based in Denver. They specialized in rodeo, National Park and western items. Harry Heye Tammen was born in Baltimore, Maryland on March 6, 1856, the son of a German immigrant pharmacist. He attended Knapps Academy in Baltimore, then worked in Philadelphia before moving to Denver in 1880. With his partner Charles A. Stuart he worked as a Denver bartender in 1880, and in 1881 they established the firm of H.H. Tammen & Co. (aka H.H. Tammen Curio Co.) in Denver, Colorado. The company focused on creating souvenir mineralogical curiosities of Colorado, but also sold photography (including William Henry Jackson), silver souvenir spoons, and the like. In 1895, Tammen became a co-editor of the Denver Post, and thus even more wealthy than he already had become. He was apparently behind the controversial decision of Buffalo Bill’s family, to bury him in Denver instead of his hometown of Cody, Wyoming. The H.H. Tammen Curio Co. was in business until 1953, and possibly as late as 1962."

I don't mind at all, dear spookcat.  I encourage all postcard readers to dig in and find 'the rest of the story' when perusing these old postcards.  Just so you know, I will occasionally leave out certain items that can be researched, such as people's names and addresses.  In this case you came up with some sterling info on Mr. Tammen.  Great work.  I'm very proud of you. Also, thank you so very much for the nice Halloween postcards!
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Post by: Rikki Gins on October 26, 2018, 07:33:26 PM
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Here is an old postcard showing the Southern Pacific railroad depot at Monroe, Oregon.  If you look to the far right, where that bush or tree is, well, that marks the backyard area of my grandparent's back yard.  Yes, their house was that close to the depot.  I would guess that the photo was taken somewhere back in the 1930's or 40's because that side room sticking out was removed somewhere along the line.  Oddly, it looks as though the building is in a complete state of disrepair and indeed it might have been.  The building was obviously renovated because it was in pretty good shape when my older brothers and I played there back in the late 1950's.  (Imagine, just walking past your own backyard and then on up to a bonified train depot.)

Lots of fond memories there.  The depot was busy.  Lots of train traffic, and yet there were times when nothing was going on and we would play on some big wooden loading ramps and such.  Eventually, the depot was no longer needed and it was moved on down the street a ways.  The last I heard, the people of Monroe were hoping to find a historical use for it.

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This empty lot is all that remains of my grandparent's house.  You can see how close it was to the depot which would have been where that pesticide operation currently sits.


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The depot was moved down the street to this temporary lot but I'm not sure if it is still there or not.  These Google Earth pics can be rather old and I think that this one is at least four or five years old.
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Post by: albrecht on October 26, 2018, 07:57:25 PM
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Here is an old postcard showing the Southern Pacific railroad depot at Monroe, Oregon.  If you look to the far right, where that bush or tree is, well, that marks the backyard area of my grandparent's back yard.  Yes, their house was that close to the depot.  I would guess that the photo was taken somewhere back in the 1930's or 40's because that side room sticking out was removed somewhere along the line.  Oddly, it looks as though the building is in a complete state of disrepair and indeed it might have been.  The building was obviously renovated because it was in pretty good shape when my older brothers and I played there back in the late 1950's.  (Imagine, just walking past your own backyard and then on up to a bonified train depot.)

Lots of fond memories there.  The depot was busy.  Lots of train traffic, and yet there were times when nothing was going on and we would play on some big wooden loading ramps and such.  Eventually, the depot was no longer needed and it was moved on down the street a ways.  The last I heard, the people of Monroe were hoping to find a historical use for it.

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This empty lot is all that remains of my grandparent's house.  You can see how close it was to the depot which would have been where that pesticide operation currently sits.


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The depot was moved down the street to this temporary lot but I'm not sure if it is still there or not.  These Google Earth pics can be rather old and I think that this one is at least four or five years old.
Awesome and cool. A fun stories. Train kept you up or get used to it. Funny how one can get used to things in sleeping and when change locations miss it or can't!

There was some kinda old house in Spokane for years that was abandoned down by the crick that was, I think, for the power-line station or RR operator. Last time I was there it was gone. It was normal house with yard, an old swing set, and then abandoned and sorta spooky. Because down in the valley and nothing else around and right by the RR tracks and substation for high-tension powerlines. Hobos, teen drinking etc. Still, oddly, never burnt down (maybe it did with some fires some years ago or maybe destroyed for "liability?")  But there is another guy who still has a house with a spur road and own bridge across crick, now says "PRIVATE ROAD" near-by it. Road changed, I think when they built a better highway type deal. Not sure how, but cool he was able to keep his own bridge and house with nobody nearby.

They recently built a new road and highway area near me here and I noticed that they moved ALL the old buildings, barns, etc from the old ranch onto an adjacent lot several acres away. Been a few years and still sitting there on stilts, jacks, blocks. Not sure what, if anything, they are going to do with them or if it was just a "what will it take, old man, for us to buy your property and build a strip-mall and a new road? Pay you $$ and move your crap? Ok." For years I've thought, around this time of year, that would make a GREAT haunted house set-up!!
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 27, 2018, 03:17:03 PM
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This intriguing postcard states that the people above are roaming the streets of Paris, specifically the Boulevard of the Italians.

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There is a date on the back of the card and it looks like April 12, 1916 to me, but I'm guessing.  I'm kind of hoping that Bart can translate the French words on the back.  It would be fun to know what the person wrote.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on October 28, 2018, 05:49:03 AM
I'm kind of hoping that Bart can translate the French words on the back.  It would be fun to know what the person wrote.

It doesn't look French to me, I can't make out a single word.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 28, 2018, 06:22:16 AM
It doesn't look French to me, I can't make out a single word.

Yes, now that you mention it, there are no French words there.   Some of the words look kind of Grecian in nature.  Not Latin of course, and not Italian, but, to me anyway, it seems like some of the words have a 'Mediterranean' look to them.  I found a few English words here and there such as  In "Bres" (Brest, France?) will In train in ?.  The trouble with postcard messages is that  lots of people have horrible handwriting, no matter what language they are being written in, and I think that's the case here.  But thanks for looking, Bart.  I appreciate it. 
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on October 28, 2018, 06:30:37 AM
Yes, now that you mention it, there are no French words there.   Some of the words look kind of Grecian in nature.  Not Latin of course, and not Italian, but, to me anyway, it seems like some of the words have a 'Mediterranean' look to them.  I found a few English words here and there such as  In "Bres" (Brest, France?) will In train in ?.  The trouble with postcard messages is that  lots of people have horrible handwriting, no matter what language they are being written in, and I think that's the case here.  But thanks for looking, Bart.  I appreciate it. 

I could make out the word "worda" and translator came back with it being Polish. I'm not terribly sure that's right, but it's in Roman letters at least.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 30, 2018, 07:51:24 PM
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Nice Egyptian murals spaced along the side of the appropriately named Sahara Motor Hotel.  But we aren't in Egypt, nope, how about Cleveland, Ohio?

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There was evidence of a Saharan Motel at the above address but when I went to Google Earth, I saw a huge building that I think is a community college.  Not that we would want to visit the coffee shop anyway.  I noticed that the crime rate is high for the area and there are 347 registered offenders within a 1 mile radius.  But I hasten to add that it might be a nice place because I honestly can't verify the info that I have come across.  Photo of the college, below.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on October 31, 2018, 02:35:30 PM
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Happy Halloween!
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Post by: Jólakötturinn on October 31, 2018, 04:40:28 PM
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Happy Halloween!

I love the ones with the little rhymes! Happy Halloween, Rikki!
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Post by: Jólakötturinn on October 31, 2018, 08:44:26 PM
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Post by: Rikki Gins on October 31, 2018, 10:52:21 PM
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Nice!  And a Happy Halloween to you, Spookcat.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on November 02, 2018, 12:19:30 AM
Jiro Osaragi was the pen name of a famous Japanese writer who lived from 1897 to 1973.  As most of Osaragi’s novels were first serialized in newspapers and magazines, he became extremely popular with the masses, and a literary icon of his times.  Most of his historical novels were later made into films and television series as well, and in many cases Osaragi wrote the screenplays.  Although he received critical acclaim for his novel ‘Kikyo’ (Homecoming), Osaragi is probably most loved for ‘The Loyal Retainers of Ako’, his entertaining retelling of the famous forty-seven samurai story.

Osaragi is also remembered as a great cat-lover.  He himself estimated that during his lifetime, including strays, he had cared for close to 500 cats.  At the time of his death, there were no fewer than 15 cats living at his final home.  Osaragi was also instrumental in preserving the historical beauty of Kamakura by joining with other artists in the area to oppose unsightly modernization while championing the preservation of historically significant structures. This movement became the catalyst for the formation of the Japan National Trust.

Japanese Author Jirō Osaragi with some of his cats.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on November 02, 2018, 12:41:32 AM
Jiro Osaragi was the pen name of a famous Japanese writer who lived from 1897 to 1973.  As most of Osaragi’s novels were first serialized in newspapers and magazines, he became extremely popular with the masses, and a literary icon of his times.  Most of his historical novels were later made into films and television series as well, and in many cases Osaragi wrote the screenplays.  Although he received critical acclaim for his novel ‘Kikyo’ (Homecoming), Osaragi is probably most loved for ‘The Loyal Retainers of Ako’, his entertaining retelling of the famous forty-seven samurai story.

Osaragi is also remembered as a great cat-lover.  He himself estimated that during his lifetime, including strays, he had cared for close to 500 cats.  At the time of his death, there were no fewer than 15 cats living at his final home.  Osaragi was also instrumental in preserving the historical beauty of Kamakura by joining with other artists in the area to oppose unsightly modernization while championing the preservation of historically significant structures. This movement became the catalyst for the formation of the Japan National Trust.

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Nice info, Spookcat.  Sounds like he was a very nice man.  I have all the (translated) works of Yukio Mishima.  I also have a cool biography of him on video but oddly enough, I have never watched the movie that they made about him, some years back.  I have always wanted to go to Japan and pay homage to him at his grave. 
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on November 02, 2018, 01:02:57 AM
Nice info, Spookcat.  Sounds like he was a very nice man.  I have all the (translated) works of Yukio Mishima.  I also have a cool biography of him on video but oddly enough, I have never watched the movie that they made about him, some years back.  I have always wanted to go to Japan and pay homage to him at his grave.

Yukio Mishima is very interesting. I wonder whether his ideals were set growing up with his aristocratic grandmother, his authoritarian father or his own views in the ministry. I also found it interesting that he almost married the now-empress and wondered if that had any effect on his views, especially towards the end of his life.

If I make if out to the cemetery before we leave next year, I can leave an offering to him for you if you'd like.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on November 02, 2018, 01:11:26 AM
Yukio Mishima is very interesting. I wonder whether his ideals were set growing up with his aristocratic grandmother, his authoritarian father or his own views in the ministry. I also found it interesting that he almost married the now-empress and wondered if that had any effect on his views, especially towards the end of his life.

If I make if out to the cemetery before we leave next year, I can leave an offering to him for you if you'd like.

Oh thank you, that would be so nice.  I'm pretty sure that I won't be heading to Japan in the foreseeable future, unless of course, I win a big lottery.  haha 
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on November 02, 2018, 02:54:39 PM
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Here is a fun advertising postcard from 1933.  We can pick six magazines for a dollar.  Not bad, but I'm pretty sure they are doing it to acquire some yearly subscriptions from one or all six of the magazines we select.  Anyway, if I had to pick six magazines, I think that I would select:
1. American Poultry Journal
2. Illustrated Mechanics
3. Capper's Farmer
4. Pathfinder
5. Succesful Farming
6. Better Homes and Gardens.

Which ones would you pick?

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What could possibly be of interest that occured on January 4, 1933?  Well, I'll let my friends at Wikipedia answer that:
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January 4, 1933 (Wednesday)
After a ban against African-American enlistments that had begun on August 4, 1919, the United States Navy allowed Negroes to join, though only in the steward's department, in food service and as servants for officers. At the time, 0.5% of the enlisted men were black. The reversal was not prompted by racial enlightenment, but by concerns that the number of available Filipino domestic help would be dwindling.

Political enemies, Nazi Party Chairman Adolf Hitler and former German Chancellor Franz von Papen, united only by their enmity with Chancellor Kurt von Schleicher, met in Köln at the home of banker Kurt von Schröder, with the goal of forcing Schleicher from office. As a result of the negotiations, Papen would support Hitler to be named as the new Chancellor of Germany by the end of the month.

The French Line luxury ocean liner L'Atlantique caught fire while traveling, without passengers, to Le Havre for routine maintenance. Nineteen of the crew of 225 died, and the ship was destroyed. Had the fire broken out when the ship was carrying a full load of passengers, hundreds would have died.

Dr. V. Gregory Burtan (aka Valentine G. Burtan, aka William Gregory Burtan), a respected New York cardiologist and member of the Communist Party of the United States of America, was arrested as operator of a counterfeiting operation that had lasted more than five years. Starting in 1927, in an operation approved by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, tens of millions of dollars worth of realistic-looking but bogus U.S. currency had been printed and put into circulation in the United States, Europe, and China. Burtan was sentenced to 15 years in prison but would be paroled after ten years.

The 531 members of the electoral college, who had been selected by American voters in the presidential election on November 8, 1932, met in their respective state capitals to formally cast their ballots for Franklin Roosevelt or Herbert Hoover. The results, in favor of Roosevelt 472–59, would be made official on February 8.

Born:
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, American children's author best known for Shiloh, in Anderson, Indiana
René Guajardo, Mexican professional wrestler and lucha libre; in Villa Mainero, Tamaulipas state (d. 1992).

Died: Charles H. Jones, 77, American industrialist, best known as founder of the Commonwealth Shoe and Leather Company, and creator of the popular "Bostonian" shoe; in Weston, Massachusetts.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on November 02, 2018, 05:42:50 PM
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Here is a fun advertising postcard from 1933.  We can pick six magazines for a dollar.  Not bad, but I'm pretty sure they are doing it to acquire some yearly subscriptions from one or all six of the magazines we select.  Anyway, if I had to pick six magazines, I think that I would select:
1. American Poultry Journal
2. Illustrated Mechanics
3. Capper's Farmer
4. Pathfinder
5. Succesful Farming
6. Better Homes and Gardens.

Which ones would you pick?

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What could possibly be of interest that occured on January 4, 1933?  Well, I'll let my friends at Wikipedia answer that:
Number 4?

https://issuu.com/nga_geoint/stacks/9112e3b3f28b4ee3803da775590acf28
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on November 02, 2018, 06:23:09 PM
Number 4?

https://issuu.com/nga_geoint/stacks/9112e3b3f28b4ee3803da775590acf28

I think I could dig that mag.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on November 03, 2018, 05:07:56 PM
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Bio: https://www.legendsofamerica.com/we-billtilghman/
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Post by: albrecht on November 03, 2018, 06:15:08 PM
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Bio: https://www.legendsofamerica.com/we-billtilghman/
Hard to believe that not long ago the Post Office and country would produce cards lauding guys like these. And the writing even is nice and terse, that is the wrong word, laconic? Nice posts. I hope school kids are still taught about these folks though I think they likely will be vilified for being white, killing animals, killing/exploiting Indians, drinking too much, ruining the environment, and who knows what else?
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on November 04, 2018, 04:50:09 PM
Hard to believe that not long ago the Post Office and country would produce cards lauding guys like these. And the writing even is nice and terse, that is the wrong word, laconic? Nice posts. I hope school kids are still taught about these folks though I think they likely will be vilified for being white, killing animals, killing/exploiting Indians, drinking too much, ruining the environment, and who knows what else?

Yup.  I don't think we'll be seeing anymore TV shows like this one.

Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on November 04, 2018, 05:01:42 PM
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I won this in a postcard auction about a month ago.  I had to fight for it too.  Somebody else wanted it but I was able to outbid them for it.  I only liked it for the colorizing and wasn't really interested in any historical facts, though I'm sure there are some to be found.  I'm not too sure that the Singing Fountains are still there, though I might be wrong.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on November 04, 2018, 06:57:42 PM
Yup.  I don't think we'll be seeing anymore TV shows like this one.

Which would mean no more late night entertainment like this:

Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on November 04, 2018, 08:12:52 PM
Which would mean no more late night entertainment like this:


TV is dead, except the old stuff thanks to @ItsOver  where you can get the old shows and movies for free once you buy a cheap antenna.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on November 07, 2018, 02:15:54 PM
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I don't normally go out of my way to collect hospital postcards but I couldn't resist this one due to the message written on the back.

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Ron is (was?) very lucky to be alive.  A whole, entire log is rolled onto a lathe where it is then peeled into a long sheet (or skin) of wood which will later be cut, dried and processed into plywood. Hard for me to imagine being hit by a log and walking away from it...but oh yeah, Ron was carried away from it on a stretcher.  And we don't know the extent of that internal bleeding.

Gangster  Louis Fratto died on November 24, 1967, and no, he wasn't gunned down.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Fratto
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on November 07, 2018, 04:15:36 PM
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I don't normally go out of my way to collect hospital postcards but I couldn't resist this one due to the message written on the back.

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Ron is (was?) very lucky to be alive.  A whole, entire log is rolled onto a lathe where it is then peeled into a long sheet (or skin) of wood which will later be cut, dried and processed into plywood. Hard for me to imagine being hit by a log and walking away from it...but oh yeah, Ron was carried away from it on a stretcher.  And we don't know the extent of that internal bleeding.

Gangster  Louis Fratto died on November 24, 1967, and no, he wasn't gunned down.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Fratto

I hope he recovered. Lumberjacks is the most dangerous jobs per some study I saw. And sawmills and even just general construction laborers more dangerous job than cop, though recently years the stats have skewed, maybe.  :( 

 

Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on November 08, 2018, 03:03:04 PM
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Post by: Rikki Gins on November 09, 2018, 06:43:30 PM
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Two names were written on the back of this card.  Clinton Walker and Floyd Lance.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on November 10, 2018, 08:23:34 PM
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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on November 10, 2018, 11:26:28 PM
Have a good Veterans Day, Rikki.

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Post by: Rikki Gins on November 11, 2018, 03:34:27 PM
Have a good Veterans Day, Rikki.

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Thank you...hope you had a good one over there.  Beautiful card!
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Post by: Rikki Gins on November 11, 2018, 03:46:01 PM
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A notice of departure postcard given to all departing soldiers headed back to the good ole' U.S. of A.  (Courtesy of the YMCA.)

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Post by: Rikki Gins on November 12, 2018, 03:25:09 PM
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An old postcard from the year 1915.

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Notice that nice ovoid shaped cancellation mark over the stamp.  I used to think that these cancels were carved out of corks by the postal clerks.  Intricate designs were carved into the corks by the clerks but this was primarily done back in the 1800's.  I think that the designs on these 20th century stamps were made of rubber.  You hardly ever see an ovoid shaped cancel so clearly as the one above.  Lots of times you will only see the top or bottom half of them.  http://hamiltonphilatelic.org/presentations/postmarks.pdf

One of my most favorite actors on the television show Green Acres was born on June 19, 1915.  I speak of Mr. Pat Buttram, the guy who played the role of  Mr. Haney.
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Buttram
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on November 14, 2018, 03:52:25 PM
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I'd like to take a ride on this showboat.  Notice that very long bridge in the backgroumd?  I count at least five spans.

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Is it still floating around?  I'll let someone else have the fun of researching it.
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Post by: albrecht on November 14, 2018, 04:54:51 PM
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I'd like to take a ride on this showboat.  Notice that very long bridge in the backgroumd?  I count at least five spans.

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Is it still floating around?  I'll let someone else have the fun of researching it.
It will not let me view the actual article because demands registration but Capt. Tom Reynolds who sold the Magestic fell into the river at 71 and drown, despite living and working on boats all his life.  The vessel seems to still be around but there are some questions on its future? Hope they keep it up. Last boat of its kind still around, apparently.

http://www.touringohio.com/southwest/hamilton/cincinnati/showboat-majestic.html

https://catalog.archives.gov/id/71989259
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on November 15, 2018, 01:28:35 AM
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"We have been spending today at a place called Yokohama + went for a drive. We saw lots of interesting things - this great big statue among them. It is hollow + we were allowed to go inside it.
Love from (mom?)"
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on November 15, 2018, 01:39:28 AM
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"We have been spending today at a place called Yokohama + went for a drive. We saw lots of interesting things - this great big statue among them. It is hollow + we were allowed to go inside it.
Love from (mom?)"

Nice postcard, Spookcat, thank you.  June 13, 1936, right?  (I had to use my magnifying glass.) haha   
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on November 15, 2018, 02:14:58 AM
Nice postcard, Spookcat, thank you.  June 13, 1936, right?  (I had to use my magnifying glass.) haha

Sorry ^^; Yes you are correct. Daibutsu is still standing today and you can still go inside.

From wikipedia:

The Great Buddha of Kamakura is a monumental outdoor bronze statue of Amitābha Buddha at the Kōtoku-in Temple in Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The bronze statue probably dates from 1252, in the Kamakura period, according to temple records. It was preceded by a giant wooden Buddha, which was completed in 1243 after ten years of continuous labor, the funds having been raised by Lady Inada (Inada-no-Tsubone) and the Buddhist priest Jōkō of Tōtōmi. That wooden statue was damaged by a storm in 1248, and the hall containing it was destroyed, so Jōkō suggested making another statue of bronze, and the huge amount of money necessary for this and for a new hall was raised for the project. The bronze image was probably cast by Ōno Gorōemon or Tanji Hisatomo, both leading casters of the time. At one time, the statue was gilded. There are still traces of gold leaf near the statue's ears.

The hall was destroyed by a storm in 1334, was rebuilt, was damaged by yet another storm in 1369, and was rebuilt yet again. The last building housing the statue was washed away in the tsunami resulting from the 1498 Meiō Nankaidō earthquake, during the Muromachi period. Since then, the Great Buddha has stood in the open air.

The statue is approximately 13.35 metres (43.8 ft) tall including the base and weighs approximately 93 tonnes (103 tons). The statue is hollow, and visitors can view the interior. Many visitors have left graffiti on the inside of the statue. At one time, there were thirty-two bronze lotus petals at the base of the statue, but only four remain, and they are no longer in place. A notice at the entrance to the grounds reads, "Stranger, whosoever thou art and whatsoever be thy creed, when thou enterest this sanctuary remember thou treadest upon ground hallowed by the worship of ages. This is the Temple of Buddha and the gate of the eternal, and should therefore be entered with reverence."

The 1923 Great Kanto earthquake destroyed the base the statue sits upon, but the base was repaired in 1925. Repairs to the statue were carried out in 1960–61, when the neck was strengthened and measures were taken to protect it from earthquakes.

In early 2016, further research, restoration, and preservation work was performed on the statue.

The statue is referred to as the ″Buddha at Kamakura″ in several verses that preface the initial chapters of the novel Kim by Rudyard Kipling (1901). The verses were taken from the poem of the same name the author wrote after visiting Kamakura in 1892. The poem appears in its entirety in Kipling′s poetry collection The Five Nations of 1903.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on November 15, 2018, 02:23:16 AM
Sorry ^^; Yes you are correct. Daibutsu is still standing today and you can still go inside.

No, don't be sorry!  You do such great work here on the postcard thread, and I really appreciate it.  Thanks for the info on the statue.  I would so love to go inside of it.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on November 15, 2018, 08:51:43 PM
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Some info on Owanita Citrus Growers Association: http://floridacitrushalloffame.com/inductees/george-h-austin/
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on November 15, 2018, 08:54:10 PM
It will not let me view the actual article because demands registration but Capt. Tom Reynolds who sold the Magestic fell into the river at 71 and drown, despite living and working on boats all his life.  The vessel seems to still be around but there are some questions on its future? Hope they keep it up. Last boat of its kind still around, apparently.

http://www.touringohio.com/southwest/hamilton/cincinnati/showboat-majestic.html

https://catalog.archives.gov/id/71989259

A gold star for mr. Albrecht.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on November 16, 2018, 12:45:12 PM
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Post by: Rikki Gins on November 17, 2018, 02:47:46 PM
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This looks to be a fun place to eat but sadly, nothing remains of it.  It looks as though the original building is no longer around either.

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I was able to find a photo of their upstairs Kings Room, however.   https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollywoodplace/18653532153
I also located an interesting newspaper article concerning a cookbook that was published and it has recipes of some of the dishes cooked at the Coach Room.  https://newspaperarchive.com/bedford-gazette-jan-23-2014-p-6/
The restaurant was founded by Robert A. Barnhart.  Here is his obituary: https://www.berkebilefuneralhome.com/notices/Robert-Barnhart
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Dancing queen on November 17, 2018, 06:00:15 PM
thx for the fun collection
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Post by: Rikki Gins on November 17, 2018, 06:31:37 PM
thx for the fun collection

My pleasure!
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: juan on November 18, 2018, 07:03:55 AM
@Rikki Gins are you related to James Lileks?
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Post by: Rikki Gins on November 18, 2018, 01:21:10 PM
@Rikki Gins are you related to James Lileks?

No @juan but I like the guy's name.  I do have a second cousin that writes for the New York Post, though I've never met him.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on November 20, 2018, 03:27:55 PM
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I just love postcards from the 1950's. 

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Can we still take a tour of the production facilities at Kellogg's?  No.  Even the 'imitation-how our cereal is made' attraction is closed.
http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMQCB
Thanks, OSHA.  In some ways, the 1950's were better.
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Post by: albrecht on November 20, 2018, 03:43:44 PM
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I just love postcards from the 1950's. 


Thanks, OSHA.  In some ways, the 1950's were better.

I like how so many are wearing those paper hats! So funny. Speaking of which as a "kid" I watched a relative do some surgeries. I don't think the patients were consulted, I was just curious about his job and how surgeries worked. I didn't faint at the blood and the patient was already under general anesthesia, so never knew I was there. It was interesting. What seems like a miracle or stressful thing to them is just a days work. Now days hospitals and doctors so concerned about HIPPA and various laws that they barely will tell you if a person made it out of surgery without some written release etc, I can't imagine a doctor bringing some kid in to watch without a huge process, consultation with patient, paperwork, approval from risk manager, etc.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on November 21, 2018, 08:04:31 PM
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Hope you all have a wonderful Cinerama Holiday.

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Post by: Jólakötturinn on November 21, 2018, 11:18:35 PM
Happy Thanksgiving, Rikki!

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Post by: Rikki Gins on November 21, 2018, 11:27:22 PM
Wonderful Thanksgiving cards, Spookcat.  And a Happy Thanksgiving to you!
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Post by: Rikki Gins on November 22, 2018, 01:25:11 PM
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Happy Thanksgiving!
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Post by: Rikki Gins on November 23, 2018, 01:36:13 PM
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I had never heard of Nellie Cashman.  I had to look her up.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nellie_Cashman  I don't know why, but for some reason she reminds me of Polka Dot's hot avatar.

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Post by: Rikki Gins on November 24, 2018, 05:20:16 PM
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Here is a fairly recent restaurant postcard, (only 34 years old) called the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn.  Wonder of wonders, it is still in existence.  There are a number of period piece buildings all in a row, in addition to the lodge. If we are in the mood for some pizza, Bavarian style, then we should order the house special, the Frankenmuth Pizza. 
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Toppings include chicken, bacon, bratwurst, green pepper, onion, garlic, Bavarian Inn sauerkraut, and a four cheese blend.
See you all there. 

History of the Frankenmuth Inn restaurant: https://bavarianinn.com/dine/restaurant-history/
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Post by: albrecht on November 24, 2018, 05:30:49 PM
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Here is a fairly recent restaurant postcard, (only 34 years old) called the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn.  Wonder of wonders, it is still in existence.  There are a number of period piece buildings all in a row, in addition to the lodge. If we are in the mood for some pizza, Bavarian style, then we should order the house special, the Frankenmuth Pizza.   See you all there. 

History of the Frankenmuth Inn restaurant: https://bavarianinn.com/dine/restaurant-history/

Interesting history and glad to see a family business still in operation over several decades. While that pizza sounds intriguing I think I will stick with the traditional menu fare but will join in the Schnitzelbank Song singing at the Lorelei Lounge over some German beer.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on November 24, 2018, 06:03:04 PM
They also have a great Glockenspiel at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth that tells the tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.


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Here is a little video that discusses the Glockenspiel's 50th Anniversary from 2017

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Post by: albrecht on November 24, 2018, 06:11:52 PM
They also have a great Glockenspiel at the Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth that tells the tale of the Pied Piper of Hamelin.


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Here is a little video that discusses the Glockenspiel's 50th Anniversary from 2017



I saw that. Cool. Here is vid for you to brush up on the song.... and a brief discussion of "D" and "T" sounds and other pronunciation stuff for @K_Dubb


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Post by: K_Dubb on November 24, 2018, 10:59:09 PM
I saw that. Cool. Here is vid for you to brush up on the song.... and a brief discussion of "D" and "T" sounds and other pronunciation stuff for @K_Dubb

Oh that is interesting.  Is there anyone who speaks German who can tell us if the und/unt pronunciation is regional?  In old war movies I associate the exaggerated "unt" pronunciation with squeaky-voiced officers doing what I take to be a Prussian caricature, but that's purely a guess.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on November 24, 2018, 11:14:48 PM
You guys go ahead and sing away and I'll eat the wienerschnitzels and drink the beer.  (After I've polished off the pizza.)
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Post by: Rikki Gins on November 25, 2018, 07:13:25 PM
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This looks like a fun place to eat.  It is located in Greene, New York and I had to research clues on the postcard to find it's location because there isn't a town or state listed on the back of the card.  The restaurant is still there despite a nasty fire that occured back on May 22, 1985.  http://www.thesilorestaurant.com/aboutus.php

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Somewhere in my Silo research I came across a hamburger called the Haystack Burger but I lost sight of it.  Now I'm not sure if it was actually from the Silo, but that's OK, I'd be just as happy ordering the Seafood Oscar, a $31.95 dish that includes...
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a Grilled Portabella Mushroom Cap topped w/ Lump Crab, Scallops, Shrimp & Hollandaise Sauce served over Grilled Asparagus Spears
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Post by: Rikki Gins on November 27, 2018, 02:37:39 PM
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Here is a fun store receipt postcard from the Hall - Mack Company of New York.  I thought it would be a cinch to get some info on the business but I actually couldn't find anything on it.  Also, I'm not quite sure what was being ordered by Miss Williams.  Rose Time?  A wall plaque, or a title to a book?  I think that the 50 in front of it is the price, as in 50 cents, but I'm not sure.  There is a stamped date of May 20, 1918 on the store receipt, but wait...   

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The post office cancellation date is May 20, 1913.  So who has the correct date?  The post office, of course.  I looked the stamp up just to be sure and found that it is a one cent Washington Single Line Watermark produced from 1912 to 1914.  But there is still some mystery concerning the postcard, in case anyone would like to look into it.
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Post by: albrecht on November 27, 2018, 03:13:35 PM
Oh that is interesting.  Is there anyone who speaks German who can tell us if the und/unt pronunciation is regional?  In old war movies I associate the exaggerated "unt" pronunciation with squeaky-voiced officers doing what I take to be a Prussian caricature, but that's purely a guess.
I'm pretty sure there is. I know there is a big differences, even whole word and common-phrase differences, between various types of "German" especially between the Southern/Alpine varieties (Bavarian, Austrian, Swiss, Tirol) and Northern and parts closer to the Low Countries. And 'German' ethnicities in what we know call Russia, Eastern Europe etc. I'm sure in the past the differences would've been even more pronounced as Germany was separate kingdoms, fiefdoms, etc and less travel and interaction between them. I thik a part of "High" versus "Low" German stuff.  The Amish, Mennonites, Hutterites, etc speak on old variety of High German that, I think, isn't really spoken there anymore? @K_Dubb
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Post by: Jólakötturinn on November 27, 2018, 03:55:54 PM
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Here is a fun store receipt postcard from the Hall - Mack Company of New York.  I thought it would be a cinch to get some info on the business but I actually couldn't find anything on it.  Also, I'm not quite sure what was being ordered by Miss Williams.  Rose Time?  A wall plaque, or a title to a book?  I think that the 50 in front of it is the price, as in 50 cents, but I'm not sure.  There is a stamped date of May 20, 1918 on the store receipt, but wait...   

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The post office cancellation date is May 20, 1913.  So who has the correct date?  The post office, of course.  I looked the stamp up just to be sure and found that it is a one cent Washington Single Line Watermark produced from 1912 to 1914.  But there is still some mystery concerning the postcard, in case anyone would like to look into it.

Would it be possible that the store date said 1913 but they had overinked the stamp and caused the 3 to bleed, looking like an 8?
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Post by: juan on November 27, 2018, 04:15:13 PM
Would it be possible that the store date said 1913 but they had overinked the stamp and caused the 3 to bleed, looking like an 8?
That’s what it looks like to me.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on November 27, 2018, 09:30:08 PM
Would it be possible that the store date said 1913 but they had overinked the stamp and caused the 3 to bleed, looking like an 8?


Very well could have been the case.  But interestingly, it didn't bleed on the 9 or the 2.  No, I think the office jerk was at work here.  He changed the last digit on the stamp just to see how long it would take Bertha the file clerk to notice. 
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Post by: Rikki Gins on November 29, 2018, 08:57:29 PM
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As we have discussed earlier, an upside down stamp might be a symbol for I love you. 

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But, as we look at the card's message, we see that it was written by Aunt Anna to her niece who was in the hospital.

Aunt Anna was nice enought to date her postcard.  December 13, 1916.  This takes us back to World War One and on this date, an avalanche killed hundreds of Austrian troops in Tyrol.  As the days passed, up to 10,000 troops (Both Austrian and Italian) would be killed by avalanches.  (Each side thought that the other was using the avalanches as a form or weaponry.)  https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soldiers-perish-in-avalanche-as-world-war-i-rages
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Hundreds of Austrian troops stationed in a barracks near the Gran Poz summit of Mount Marmolada were in particular danger. Although the camp was well-placed to protect it from Italian attack, it was situated directly under a mountain of unstable snow. On December 13, approximately 200,000 tons of snow, rock and ice plunged down the mountain directly onto the barracks. About 200 troops were pulled to safety, but 300 others died. Only a few of the bodies were recovered.
     
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Post by: Jólakötturinn on November 29, 2018, 10:19:50 PM
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As we have discussed earlier, an upside down stamp might be a symbol for I love you. 

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But, as we look at the card's message, we see that it was written by Aunt Anna to her niece who was in the hospital.

Aunt Anna was nice enought to date her postcard.  December 13, 1916.  This takes us back to World War One and on this date, an avalanche killed hundreds of Austrian troops in Tyrol.  As the days passed, up to 10,000 troops (Both Austrian and Italian) would be killed by avalanches.  (Each side thought that the other was using the avalanches as a form or weaponry.)  https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soldiers-perish-in-avalanche-as-world-war-i-rages     

Addressed to someone at Iowa City's Mercy Hospital.
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"Mercy Hospital traces its history to 1873 when the Superior of the Davenport house of the Sisters of Mercy entered into an agreement with the University of Iowa to operate a small hospital in the community. At the request of Davenport, Iowa physician Washington Freeman Peck the Superior sent a group of nuns to Iowa City to help staff the hospital. Dr. Peck and other physicians raised $5,000 to renovate a vacant school building known as Mechanics Academy into a 20-bed hospital. This arrangement lasted until 1885, when the Sisters moved to a nearby vacant mission. In 1886, the sisters established Mercy Hospital as an independent hospital. From 1911 to 1972 Mercy Hospital also operated a school of nursing which graduated more than 900 nurses."
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Post by: Rikki Gins on November 29, 2018, 11:20:11 PM
Addressed to someone at Iowa City's Mercy Hospital.
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"Mercy Hospital traces its history to 1873 when the Superior of the Davenport house of the Sisters of Mercy entered into an agreement with the University of Iowa to operate a small hospital in the community. At the request of Davenport, Iowa physician Washington Freeman Peck the Superior sent a group of nuns to Iowa City to help staff the hospital. Dr. Peck and other physicians raised $5,000 to renovate a vacant school building known as Mechanics Academy into a 20-bed hospital. This arrangement lasted until 1885, when the Sisters moved to a nearby vacant mission. In 1886, the sisters established Mercy Hospital as an independent hospital. From 1911 to 1972 Mercy Hospital also operated a school of nursing which graduated more than 900 nurses."

Nice research there, Spookcat.  Way to go.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on November 30, 2018, 11:07:20 PM
... As we have discussed earlier, an upside down stamp might be a symbol for I love you. 

But, as we look at the card's message, we see that it was written by Aunt Anna to her niece who was in the hospital...   

The upside down stamp thing wasn't limited to lovers.  Relatives and friends would also send them - for example lots of grandmothers, an in this case an aunt
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Post by: Rikki Gins on November 30, 2018, 11:12:56 PM
The upside down stamp thing wasn't limited to lovers.  Relatives and friends would also send them - for example lots of grandmothers, an in this case an aunt

Glad you noted that.  For some reason I thought it was limited to lovers.  Thanks, PB!
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Post by: Rikki Gins on December 01, 2018, 05:03:19 PM
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Here is one of the most unusual postcards in my collection. You have all heard of the upside down airplane stamps, now worth millions.  Well, here we have a postcard advertisement for American Airlines and you don't have to look close to see that the airplane is flying above some low clouds and further down, you can see a coastal land mass meeting the ocean.  You can actually see the white line of surf between land and sea.  Of course, the only thing wrong with the picture is that the airplane is flying upside down.  Not really, though.

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Here is the same postcard, and the plane is still flying above the clouds, land and the ocean, only this time it is right side up.  Nice little illusion there, right?  I really didn't notice anything unusual until I happened to glance at the card while holding it upside down.

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So, the postcard isn't worth anything, but it's still fun to look at.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on December 02, 2018, 08:33:21 PM
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Apparently this Crystal Grille was located in the basement of the Hotel Tuller in Detroit.  The building was pulled down in 1992.
History of the Hotel Tuller: http://www.forgottendetroit.com/tuller/index.html
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Post by: Rikki Gins on December 03, 2018, 07:00:20 PM
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Some nice glassware shown on this postcard.  I didn't look all that hard but while I did see some Platinum Band - Danish Modern glassware, I didn't locate any that looked like the glasses shown on the postcard. 

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They must be somewhat rare.  I think we ought to run over to Al's and take advantage of the ad.  We're only 51 years too late.  Who knows, perhaps he's got a dust covered box of the glasses, somewhere in the store's back storage area.

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Oh oh, looks like Al didn't wait around for us.  He's remodeling swimming pools, now.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on December 04, 2018, 03:38:20 PM
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Bessie wishes her friend Leah a happy marriage, on January 2, 1911.
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Post by: albrecht on December 04, 2018, 03:53:24 PM
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Some nice glassware shown on this postcard.  I didn't look all that hard but while I did see some Platinum Band - Danish Modern glassware, I didn't locate any that looked like the glasses shown on the postcard. 

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They must be somewhat rare.  I think we ought to run over to Al's and take advantage of the ad.  We're only 51 years too late.  Who knows, perhaps he's got a dust covered box of the glasses, somewhere in the store's back storage area.

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Oh oh, looks like Al didn't wait around for us.  He's remodeling swimming pools, now.
Seems like a good deal. 

https://www.replacements.com/webquote/fegdamp.htm
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Post by: albrecht on December 04, 2018, 03:55:54 PM
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Bessie wishes her friend Leah a happy marriage, on January 2, 1911.

Her son? 

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/34625689/george-h-pritchard

SPEER, IL - George H. "Jack" Pritchard, 89, formerly of Speer, died at 11:44 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2005, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Chillicothe, IL, where he was a resident since February 9, 2005.

Born October 6, 1915, in Lawn Ridge, Illinois, the son of Joseph and Leah Estelle [Estell] Pritchard, he married Marjorie Malone on February 23, 1952, in Lawn Ridge, IL. She preceded him in death on January 21, 1990, in Toulon.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on December 04, 2018, 04:43:23 PM
Her son? 

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/34625689/george-h-pritchard

SPEER, IL - George H. "Jack" Pritchard, 89, formerly of Speer, died at 11:44 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2005, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Chillicothe, IL, where he was a resident since February 9, 2005.

Born October 6, 1915, in Lawn Ridge, Illinois, the son of Joseph and Leah Estelle [Estell] Pritchard, he married Marjorie Malone on February 23, 1952, in Lawn Ridge, IL. She preceded him in death on January 21, 1990, in Toulon.


You bet it is.  Good find, mr. a.  And also her husband, old Joe himself: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/34628373/joseph-pritchard
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Post by: albrecht on December 04, 2018, 05:12:18 PM

You bet it is.  Good find, mr. a.  And also her husband, old Joe himself: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/34628373/joseph-pritchard
It would appear that the marriage was successful after all per sender's wishes.
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Post by: Jólakötturinn on December 04, 2018, 11:32:57 PM
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Bessie wishes her friend Leah a happy marriage, on January 2, 1911.

Oh the printing on those flowers is amazing! They look embroidered.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on December 05, 2018, 02:13:01 AM
Oh the printing on those flowers is amazing! They look embroidered.

They do indeed.  I have several postcards that have been embossed, giving them a three-D feel to the touch.  You can see the embossed process showing through on the back of the card.  Wishing you Joy, Spookcat.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on December 06, 2018, 06:11:09 PM
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I like the glowing moon and clouds on this postcard.  This was an unused postcard so there wasn't anything on the back of it.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on December 07, 2018, 06:25:01 PM
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Another 'Legend of the Old West' who I have never heard of.

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Charles Goodnight biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Goodnight
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Post by: albrecht on December 08, 2018, 01:23:28 PM
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Another 'Legend of the Old West' who I have never heard of.

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Charles Goodnight biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Goodnight

He is famous! Founding towns, creating famous cattle trails, etc. He also was a part of the group who helped save Cynthia Ann Parker, one of the most famous white Indian captives and sort of basis for later movie "The Searchers," considered by many to be the best Western. A somewhat sad tale because after being abducted and subject to the usual cruel ways she was essentially adopted into Comanche society and, once rescued decades later, couldn't reintegrate into "White" society. Her son Quanah Parker became a famous Comanche chief.

https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fgo11

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Quanah-Parker

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Post by: Rikki Gins on December 08, 2018, 01:40:42 PM
He is famous! Founding towns, creating famous cattle trails, etc. He also was a part of the group who helped save Cynthia Ann Parker, one of the most famous white Indian captives and sort of basis for later movie "The Searchers," considered by many to be the best Western. A somewhat sad tale because after being abducted and subject to the usual cruel ways she was essentially adopted into Comanche society and, once rescued decades later, couldn't reintegrate into "White" society. Her son Quanah Parker became a famous Comanche chief.

https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fgo11

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Quanah-Parker

Nice links, mr. a.  Thanks.  I had no idea there was a 'Searchers' connection with Charles.  Way cool.   
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Post by: albrecht on December 08, 2018, 01:49:56 PM
Nice links, mr. a.  Thanks.  I had no idea there was a 'Searchers' connection with Charles.  Way cool.
Goodnight, I think didn't have a prominent role in rescuing her but was a member of the party? (He is more famous for his cattle ranching, the famous trail makings, etc) but the "Searchers" and connection to Cynthia Ann Parker was very direct. And, like a lot of history, is fraught with various perspectives, reassessments, etc. Which swing back-n-forth, depending on time about such things.

http://www.tpr.org/post/texas-history-behind-john-fords-searchers
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Post by: Rikki Gins on December 09, 2018, 06:42:10 PM
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I guess the Old Stone Inn was closed for awhile but it re-opened just last month.  Here is a history of the place: https://oldstoneinntavern.com/ourstory/
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Post by: Rikki Gins on December 10, 2018, 05:00:49 PM
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Here is a picture of the pool at the Curtis Hotel and Motor Lodge in Minneapolis.

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Here is an article with video about the grand hotels in Minneapolis.  The Curtis Motor Lodge is mentioned in the video but if you blink, you will miss it.   http://www.startribune.com/ghost-of-a-grand-hotel-lingers-in-downtown-minneapolis/284161551/
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Post by: Rikki Gins on December 12, 2018, 10:10:39 PM
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I guess that even a dental appointment reminder can be a postcard.  Anyway, I like the cartoon teeth.

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It appears that the building is still a dental office.
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Post by: GravitySucks on December 12, 2018, 10:12:01 PM
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I guess that even a dental appointment reminder can be a postcard.  Anyway, I like the cartoon teeth.

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It appears that the building is still a dental office.

Probably couldn’t do that today. Hipaa laws probably won’t allow it.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on December 12, 2018, 10:16:46 PM
Probably couldn’t do that today. Hipaa laws probably won’t allow it.

Hipaa, Hipaa Hooray!
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Post by: Rikki Gins on December 13, 2018, 11:38:43 PM
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Here is the strange tale of the Insurrecto.  Number 18 in a series of postcards dealing with the Great West.  It is an unused postcard so there is nothing written on the back of it.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on December 14, 2018, 04:35:05 PM
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Biography of Sacagawea: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacagawea
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Post by: albrecht on December 14, 2018, 05:23:39 PM
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Here is the strange tale of the Insurrecto.  Number 18 in a series of postcards dealing with the Great West.  It is an unused postcard so there is nothing written on the back of it.

Ok, this Pio Pico guy wasn't the last Mexican "governor" of California, considering the romantic scenario and his apparent condition....

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Post by: Rikki Gins on December 15, 2018, 11:28:15 AM
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This postcard is at least 108 years old.

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I wonder what type of job Sis got to where she worked one day and wanted to quit?
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Post by: albrecht on December 15, 2018, 11:38:11 AM
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This postcard is at least 108 years old.

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I wonder what type of job Sis got to where she worked one day and wanted to quit?

Back in those days there were some rough parts of Spokane. Well, let's face it, there still are. But particularly back then with the RR's, mining and timber industry, Chinatown, etc with associated prostitution and vice. I hope she wasn't working a crib.  A lot of the blighted areas were razed for the World Expo '74.

https://spokanehistorical.org/items/show/204

https://erenow.com/common/bold-spirit-helga-estbys/7.php

http://www.historylink.org/File/8120 
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Post by: Rikki Gins on December 16, 2018, 03:24:44 PM
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I randomly pick these postcards to display and it is somewhat ironic that this one showed up.  Another early day postcard from Spokane, Washington.  It ties right in with mr. a's post about certain activities that were going on there back in the day, in this case, I assume, eating.  The restaurant was part of the famous Davenport Hotel in Spokane, which is still there, by the way.

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This is the second Davenport Hotel restaurant postcard to appear in this thread.  Here is the first one: http://ellgab.com/index.php?topic=91.msg49627#msg49627   
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Post by: albrecht on December 16, 2018, 03:35:47 PM
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I randomly pick these postcards to display and it is somewhat ironic that this one showed up.  Another early day postcard from Spokane, Washington.  It ties right in with mr. a's post about certain activities that were going on there back in the day, in this case, I assume, eating.  The restaurant was part of the famous Davenport Hotel in Spokane, which is still there, by the way.

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This is the second Davenport Hotel restaurant postcard to appear in this thread.  Here is the first one: http://ellgab.com/index.php?topic=91.msg49627#msg49627

Nice! There is another "new" Davenport also! With a cool safari-themed bar. But the "old" one is the best and great stuff. Best mattresses ever. I hope @paladin1991 takes the misses sometime there. The Ridpath, however, is abandoned. Was, formerly, a grand hotel and now meth types lurking in old doorways and abandoned. Apparently there are investors for a redo but things keep falling through. A shame.
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Post by: paladin1991 on December 17, 2018, 12:41:07 AM
Nice! There is another "new" Davenport also! With a cool safari-themed bar. But the "old" one is the best and great stuff. Best mattresses ever. I hope @paladin1991 takes the misses sometime there. The Ridpath, however, is abandoned. Was, formerly, a grand hotel and now meth types lurking in old doorways and abandoned. Apparently there are investors for a redo but things keep falling through. A shame.

I will take my daughter to the Ridpath.    Teach her how to clear a building.  It's something a girl should know and be able to do.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on December 18, 2018, 03:38:03 PM
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I saw this river exactly one time when I attended a white water festival there.  People were rubber rafting their way through some fairly sizable rapids.  Beautiful river.

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McKenzie River: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McKenzie_River_(Oregon)
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Post by: albrecht on December 18, 2018, 06:58:33 PM
I will take my daughter to the Ridpath.    Teach her how to clear a building.  It's something a girl should know and be able to do.
I hope there is a Tyvek suit, an N95 mask, and some safety goggles under the tree for Christmas before you send her in. And a truncheon or a sap in the stocking. Though, thinking on it, a good sized lump of coal in the stocking could also do the job on the "residents" in the abandoned hotel.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on December 20, 2018, 01:24:15 AM
I enjoy looking at the different ways the Santa/St. Nicholas character is portrayed.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on December 20, 2018, 04:14:08 AM
Very nice Santas, Spookcat.  Thanks!
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Post by: Rikki Gins on December 20, 2018, 06:40:11 PM
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Even recipes can show up on postcards.  Enjoy! 

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on December 21, 2018, 05:42:22 PM
I hope you are enjoying the holidays. :)

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on December 21, 2018, 06:00:52 PM
I hope you are enjoying the holidays. :)

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I certainly am, thanks.  You too, I hope. 
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on December 21, 2018, 06:13:46 PM
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Finally, a legend of the old west that I have heard of. 

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Biography of Annie Oakley: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Oakley
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Post by: albrecht on December 22, 2018, 12:20:59 PM
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Julebukk a tradition in Northern parts of Europe. In Norway the children go julebukking and get treats (like our Halloween) and adults dress up in often frightening goat costumes.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on December 23, 2018, 04:43:20 AM
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Post by: Rikki Gins on December 23, 2018, 10:22:58 PM
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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on December 24, 2018, 06:00:41 PM
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A Christmas postcard from 1911.  Merry Christmas!
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Post by: Jólakötturinn on December 24, 2018, 09:19:07 PM
Merry Christmas!

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on December 26, 2018, 07:40:04 PM
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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on December 26, 2018, 08:30:51 PM
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They sent a postcard basically saying "You've got mail"?
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on December 26, 2018, 11:14:53 PM
They sent a postcard basically saying "You've got mail"?

Yes, kind of strange, huh?  Is Midgie living at the school, or what?  Also, no id on the pic, though I'm guessing it is the Great Smokey Mountains in Tennessee, or possibly California's San Bernardino Mountains.

Info on the Conoco Touraide: http://go-star.com/antiquing/touraide.htm
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on December 27, 2018, 01:51:33 AM
Yes, kind of strange, huh?  Is Midgie living at the school, or what?  Also, no id on the pic, though I'm guessing it is the Great Smokey Mountains in Tennessee, or possibly California's San Bernardino Mountains.

Info on the Conoco Touraide: http://go-star.com/antiquing/touraide.htm

Ah! You are right, she's living at an elementary school. While I would guess that it's California, due to the long beach post stamp and the address, it almost looks a bit similar to this one I found while searching more on Conoco Touraide. It's white mountain national forest in New Hampshire.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on December 27, 2018, 02:24:40 AM
Ah! You are right, she's living at an elementary school. While I would guess that it's California, due to the long beach post stamp and the address, it almost looks a bit similar to this one I found while searching more on Conoco Touraide. It's white mountain national forest in New Hampshire.

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Wow.  Good sleuthing, Spookcat.   
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on December 27, 2018, 10:53:03 PM
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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on December 28, 2018, 04:10:24 PM
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Bill Pickett Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Pickett
Bill Pickett stamp controversy: https://www.linns.com/news/us-stamps-postal-history/2018/september/compiling-list-of-design-errors.html
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on December 29, 2018, 07:40:08 PM
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These two postcards were mailed together over 108 years ago and yet they were never separated during their long journey from home to antique store, flea market, eBay auction, or wherever.  Postcards mailed by the same sender do occasionally stay together, no matter how long ago they were mailed.

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The man and woman on the cards were actors or models, hired for the expressed purpose of appearing on postcard images.  They actually followed a script, or storyline and they would act out their assigned parts during the photo shoots.  They were usually hired by the photographer to pose for multiple scenarios.  For instance, once they were done with the swing story, they might have been taken to a lake for some boat pictures, or a park bench, or other scenic locations that would make good postcard stories.  Interestingly, enough pictures were taken during these shoots to make it seem like they 'move' when photographed a certain way. 

     
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on December 30, 2018, 09:51:27 PM
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Here is another look at the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn.  I say 'another' because there was a postcard from there that appeared earlier in this thread, and you can see it here: http://ellgab.com/index.php?topic=91.msg116790#msg116790  At first glance you would think that nothing much has changed between pics but look closer and you will see that a number of changes in décor have been made.  The one thing I can't say is which postcard picture was taken first. 

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on December 31, 2018, 12:31:43 PM
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Happy New Year!
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on January 01, 2019, 02:21:25 AM
Happy New year, Rikki!

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on January 03, 2019, 04:39:03 PM
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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on January 03, 2019, 06:17:15 PM
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So that's how they got them to stack those massive blocks of granite on top of each other - topless wimmin.  Shoulda known.

On to the next mystery..
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on January 04, 2019, 08:27:12 PM
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I believe that this wall panel illustration is made from dried, multi colored ears of corn.

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Corn Palace website: https://cornpalace.com/ 
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on January 05, 2019, 03:27:25 AM
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I believe that this wall panel illustration is made from dried, multi colored ears of corn.

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Corn Palace website: https://cornpalace.com/

Once again, I wish I had my collection with me. I have one of the corn palace in there...
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on January 06, 2019, 06:03:40 PM
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Is this jack rabbit a close cousin to the jackalope?  http://ellgab.com/index.php?topic=91.msg64406#msg64406

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on January 06, 2019, 06:06:05 PM
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Is this jack rabbit a close cousin to the jackalope?  http://ellgab.com/index.php?topic=91.msg64406#msg64406

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I had a friend who demanded I pull over so he could go punch a cow.
He jumped the fence and chickened out when he got 10 feet from the cow.
Not his fault, he was a drummer.
Happy New Year, Mr. Rikki and thanks for classing this joint up with your threads!
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on January 07, 2019, 07:00:37 PM
I had a friend who demanded I pull over so he could go punch a cow.
He jumped the fence and chickened out when he got 10 feet from the cow.
Not his fault, he was a drummer.
Happy New Year, Mr. Rikki and thanks for classing this joint up with your threads!

Thanks, Bart.  And a Happy New Year to you as well.  It is my supreme pleasure to share these postcards with you fine folk at Ellgab.  I'm very happy that you enjoy the other threads too. 
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on January 07, 2019, 07:02:41 PM
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Oh fun, a postcard from 1936.  I love to watch movies from the thirties.  A personal favorite is 1936's Charlie Chan at the Opera starring Warner Oland.

Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on January 07, 2019, 07:36:34 PM
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Oh fun, a postcard from 1936.  I love to watch movies from the thirties.  A personal favorite is 1936's Charlie Chan at the Opera starring Warner Oland.



I love Charlie Chan movies and old movies from that time-period also. That postcard is a hoot. I recall someone saying that about me as a kid at the lake.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on January 09, 2019, 03:21:52 PM
I love Charlie Chan movies and old movies from that time-period also. That postcard is a hoot. I recall someone saying that about me as a kid at the lake.

Ha, yeah, I remember my grandma calling us kids a bunch of wild Indians when we were playing and running through her house.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on January 09, 2019, 03:22:33 PM
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I used to sell a newspaper across the street from Grauman's back in the day, but  not when the movie on the postcard was being shown.  (Seven Days in May was released back in 1964.)  I did see one movie premiere from my vantage point...1969's True Grit starring John Wayne.  There was a big crowd there, of course, and I watched Glen Campbell and Kim Darby step inside of the theatre.  I didn't see The Duke anywhere, though.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on January 09, 2019, 08:31:11 PM
I won a bunch of postcards on last Sunday's auction on eBay.  Of course, there are always some that I get outbid on, like these:

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Mining Camp Restaurant.

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California, LaVerne Brethren Hillcrest Homes Birdland Postcard.

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California, San Luis Obispo Madonna Inn Sugar & Spice Postcard.

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South Carolina, Oasis Restaurant, Florence.

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Minnesota, St Paul, Hamm Rathskeller Sky Postcard.

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Ad, Automobile 1979 Buick Skylark Postcard.

I especially wanted this one because it would have easily been the oldest postcard in my collection.  It is dated April 17, 1875.
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Ad, Bliss William Presses Dies 1875 New York NY NYC Brooklyn Postcard.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on January 10, 2019, 06:50:13 PM
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I don't remember this particular postcard, but it was in my box, so will post it.  It is somewhat unusual.  I thought it would have religious connotations but the Bankers Life notation on the back dispelled that thought.

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This postcard would have worked 'upside down' if it hadn't been for the pesky pole sticking out of the bay, and the lights off to the right, or technically, to the left.

Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on January 11, 2019, 05:40:15 PM
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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on January 12, 2019, 12:56:46 PM
I won a bunch of postcards on last Sunday's auction on eBay.  Of course, there are always some that I get outbid on, like these:

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Minnesota, St Paul, Hamm Rathskeller Sky Postcard.

Hamm's!! Too bad you were outbid.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on January 12, 2019, 01:39:16 PM
Hamm's!! Too bad you were outbid.

I know.  Plus it is in Dave and Winnie's neck of the woods.  The weekly auction expires on Sunday and that doesn't work all that well for me, as I'm usually out of the house on weekends.  This means I can't be on hand to get into a bidding war with someone else who wants the card.  Usually, if I really want a particular postcard, I will put a maximum bid on it but even that doesn't always work, as the above outbid postcards illustrate.  Sometimes I will put a fat bid on a card and if nobody else bids on it, I will get it for 50 cents.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on January 12, 2019, 03:14:54 PM
... a bidding war with someone else who wants the card.  Usually, if I really want a particular postcard, I will put a maximum bid on it...

Jeeze, sounds I should sell my postcards. 

I've got old ones issued by the post office (used and unused), all the ones I received in the mail when I was a kid, and a huge stack of old ones I found at a garage sale.

Two that are memorable are the Hughes Airwest postcard from my first airplane ride, and one featuring the swimming pool area of my first apartment in Berkeley fresh out of college.  Some interesting ones are a handful issued by provincial post offices during the Raj era that I bought in India.  Quite a few of the ones from the garage sale feature various holidays

I'd have to pull it out and look at it again, something like this..

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on January 12, 2019, 05:16:47 PM
Jeeze, sounds I should sell my postcards. 

I've got old ones issued by the post office (used and unused), all the ones I received in the mail when I was a kid, and a huge stack of old ones I found at a garage sale.

Two that are memorable are the Hughes Airwest postcard from my first airplane ride, and one featuring the swimming pool area of my first apartment in Berkeley fresh out of college.  Some interesting ones are a handful issued by provincial post offices during the Raj era that I bought in India.  Quite a few of the ones from the garage sale feature various holidays

I'd have to pull it out and look at it again, something like this..

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Nice.  I'd like to see the swimming pool area from your first apartment.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on January 12, 2019, 06:30:45 PM
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Have you ever seen such long rows of tables?

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Hackney's was established back in 1912 and managed to thrive until it burned down in 1963.  It was actually rebuilt and lasted for twenty plus more years but it eventually closed due to newer government regulations and whatnot.  Comedian Jerry Lewis liked to dine there.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Hackneys-Restaurant-130108723723325/reviews/?referrer=page_recommendations_see_all&ref=page_internal

Here are some other postcards that show Hackney's:

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on January 12, 2019, 08:33:27 PM
Nice.  I'd like to see the swimming pool area from your first apartment.

Just a block from the Berkeley campus, there were quite a few students living here.  Probably from experience, the manager wasted no time collecting checks, lease agreements, etc

There postcards must have been printed up when the building was new, and they must have had quite a stack of them.  When I moved in, these swimming suits were well out of fashion, perhaps someone has an idea of when this would have been taken based on the clothing and hair styles?

Berkeley HS can be seen over the fence and across the street to the left

Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on January 12, 2019, 08:47:50 PM
Nice.  I'd like to see the swimming pool area from your first apartment.

Geez Rik, I pulled out those garage sale postcards and there was a whole shoe box full I never even looked at before (there are so many that after awhile I get numb from looking at them).  It seems like she collected any and all - several themes are whimsical holiday cards, scenery (lots of waterfalls), hotels, office buildings, historic moments, 1915 Panama-Pacific Expo, 1904 St Louis World's Fair, cartoon ones with various themes, birth announcements.  There are cards from London, Paris, Rome, Spain, India, churches, paintings, advertising, coronations, infrastructure, there is a series with photos of bullfights from Gibraltar, a handful from the Winchester Mystery House before 1906 earthquake damage, on and on... it seems endless.  There are even a few of the comic style drawn ones featuring cats and their antics, so I guess fascination with cats has been around for awhile. 

They seem mostly from around 1900 to just after WWII, but mostly from those earlier years, say, 1900 to 1920. 
Quite a few don't have the stamp, and a lot of them are tattered or even cut along the edges.  Most are in decent shape though.  Are those sorts of blemishes common for older ones?
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on January 12, 2019, 11:50:27 PM
Geez Rik, I pulled out those garage sale postcards and there was a whole shoe box full I never even looked at before (there are so many that after awhile I get numb from looking at them).  It seems like she collected any and all - several themes are whimsical holiday cards, scenery (lots of waterfalls), hotels, office buildings, historic moments, 1915 Panama-Pacific Expo, 1904 St Louis World's Fair, cartoon ones with various themes, birth announcements.  There are cards from London, Paris, Rome, Spain, India, churches, paintings, advertising, coronations, infrastructure, there is a series with photos of bullfights from Gibraltar, a handful from the Winchester Mystery House before 1906 earthquake damage, on and on... it seems endless.  There are even a few of the comic style drawn ones featuring cats and their antics, so I guess fascination with cats has been around for awhile. 

They seem mostly from around 1900 to just after WWII, but mostly from those earlier years, say, 1900 to 1920. 
Quite a few don't have the stamp, and a lot of them are tattered or even cut along the edges.  Most are in decent shape though.  Are those sorts of blemishes common for older ones?

It sounds like you have a wonderful, ready made postcard collection there, PB.  You are so lucky to find a shoe box full of really old postcards.  I have looked at hundreds of postcards in flea markets and antique shops and they are mostly cards from the 1950's to 1970's.  Scenery, nature, parks and mountains mostly, that kind of stuff.  But those Winchester Mystery House cards, the 1915 Panama-Pacific Expo's and the 1904 St Louis World's Fair cards, now those might be worth something. 

You know, I don't think collectors really mind if the postcards are unused, and therefore don't have stamps on them.  A lot of the vintage restaurant cards that I bid on have never been sent through the mail, though I prefer the ones that have been post-ally used.  I don't like it (and I know you don't either) when people remove stamps from used postcards. 

I'm guessing that postcard collectors probably wouldn't buy cards that have been cut back, but a wrinkle here and there and even small stains might be ok with them if they like the subject matter enough.  Every once in a great while I will purchase a card from an antique shop and they usually have penciled prices written on them.  When I go to post them I will erase the prices before putting them in the scanner, haha.

I have been gradually putting my postcards into a binder, like those big ones at Staples.  There are postcard storage pages that you can buy online, that hold four cards per page.  (Eight if you put them back to back.)  I kind of like to look at them that way, rather than pulling them out of the box.  Food for thought, though it might be quite an undertaking for you, given the great amount of cards that you acquired.   

By the way, I really dig that pool postcard.  Those two ladies to the left have definite 1965-1966 hairstyles.


   
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on January 13, 2019, 11:05:36 AM
It sounds like you have a wonderful, ready made postcard collection there, PB.  You are so lucky to find a shoe box full of really old postcards.  I have looked at hundreds of postcards in flea markets and antique shops and they are mostly cards from the 1950's to 1970's.  Scenery, nature, parks and mountains mostly, that kind of stuff.  But those Winchester Mystery House cards, the 1915 Panama-Pacific Expo's and the 1904 St Louis World's Fair cards, now those might be worth something. 

You know, I don't think collectors really mind if the postcards are unused, and therefore don't have stamps on them.  A lot of the vintage restaurant cards that I bid on have never been sent through the mail, though I prefer the ones that have been post-ally used.  I don't like it (and I know you don't either) when people remove stamps from used postcards. 

I'm guessing that postcard collectors probably wouldn't buy cards that have been cut back, but a wrinkle here and there and even small stains might be ok with them if they like the subject matter enough.  Every once in a great while I will purchase a card from an antique shop and they usually have penciled prices written on them.  When I go to post them I will erase the prices before putting them in the scanner, haha.

I have been gradually putting my postcards into a binder, like those big ones at Staples.  There are postcard storage pages that you can buy online, that hold four cards per page.  (Eight if you put them back to back.)  I kind of like to look at them that way, rather than pulling them out of the box.  Food for thought, though it might be quite an undertaking for you, given the great amount of cards that you acquired.   

By the way, I really dig that pool postcard.  Those two ladies to the left have definite 1965-1966 hairstyles.

That's what I thought about the post cards that have parts of the edges cut off.  Some of the others the condition is more than just a wrinkle, rounded corners, or small stains.  I've seen this before with other collections (comics, cards, books, etc) where condition and keeping them in condition wasn't a consideration.  Others are pristine, ad even have their own plastic covers.

Some weren't used, but quite a few of the ones that had been used no longer have the stamps.  That really sucks, the stamp and postmark are an integral part of the card. 

But most of them are in better shape than that.  Quite a few were mailed to a certain lady in Oakland, so I figure this was her collection.  Some have the penciled prices on them, as if they'd been in an antique store - anywhere from 50c to over $10. 

They came in one shoe box plus loose cards that would probably be another couple of shoe boxes.  When I got them I looked at the loose ones, and put the ones in the shoe box aside for later and didn't get to them.


Although I have the ones I received from my grandparents, etc, as a kid, and do buy some as lightweight, inexpensive souvenirs, I'm not really a collector.  I used to collect stamps, and know a lot more about them.  The reason I bought these is because a) they're cool, b) I didn't want them to be thrown out if no one bought them, c) the whole pile was pretty cheap (I don't remember, but it wouldn't have been more than $20-30, and d) I thought there might be some old stamps or cards themselves that had some value. 

There are so many of these to look at that I didn't really pay much attention to the stamps, other than see whether they were attached, and that most were the common 2c or so variety.  Some of the foreign ones still have the foreign stamps, although a lot of those are unused.

One stamp I do recall is the 2c from the 1892 set commemorating the 500 year anniversary of the Columbus expedition.  These were interesting - oversized, each with a different scene

One eerie thing are the European scene from before WWI, knowing most of it was obliterated, o what was in store for the people with happy smiling faces.

Living in Oakland, it's perhaps weighted to Bay Area, California, and West Coast subject matter, but really there seems to be a bit of everything.  I probably should categorize them, then decide which ones to keep. 

Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on January 13, 2019, 11:12:57 AM
...  A lot of the vintage restaurant cards that I bid on have never been sent through the mail, though I prefer the ones that have been post-ally used.  I don't like it (and I know you don't either) when people remove stamps from used postcards...

By the way, I really dig that pool postcard.  Those two ladies to the left have definite 1965-1966 hairstyles.

Thanks for dating the postcard for me, I've wondered when the photo was taken and figured the clothes and hairstyles should be a dead giveaway.

Regarding subject matter, how did you come to be interested in vintage restaurants?  Your interest and enthusiasm really comes through in your posts and makes for great reading. 
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on January 13, 2019, 11:18:11 AM
PS, the 1892 Columbus stamp series (ranging from 1c to $5) are considered the first commemorative stamps issued.

This is the 2c stamp in that series from one of the post cards


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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on January 14, 2019, 06:02:23 PM
Thanks for dating the postcard for me, I've wondered when the photo was taken and figured the clothes and hairstyles should be a dead giveaway.

Regarding subject matter, how did you come to be interested in vintage restaurants?  Your interest and enthusiasm really comes through in your posts and makes for great reading.

You know, if I have a reason for liking vintage restaurant postcards I guess that it would be due to the research challenges that they carry.  I like to look them up and see if they are still there, or if any biographical information can be found regarding the owners or hosts.  Also, I don't go to restaurants anymore so it is kind of fun to fantasize about going to them and ordering anything and everything that I would want to eat and drink.  Speaking of restaurant postcards, here is another one in your neck of the woods...The Hotel St. Francis on Union Square in San Francisco.  I went on their website (I guess they call themselves The Westin now) and noticed that the Grand Ballroom is still there, though it has probably been remodeled since the postcard pic was taken.
Westin website: https://www.westinstfrancis.com/

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on January 15, 2019, 06:03:27 PM
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I visited this mission once a long time ago and I can't remember if I saw any swallows flying around.  I remember going into a chapel with hundreds of candles burning and later on, walking down a very ancient pathway outside.  Also, I recall how the sunlight radiated into my neck and arms without being overly hot and how the air itself had such a remarkable, high oxygen content to it.   

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on January 16, 2019, 11:32:18 PM
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Of course everyone at rest in a cemetery is special and should never be forgotten.  But Find-A-Grave lists two politicians as being famous.  One a Democrat and the other a Republican.
Paul Gerhart Hatfield: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6323449/paul-gerhart-hatfield
Marion E. Hay: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6885982/marion-e_-hay

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The postcard was written and mailed on December 3, 1947.  According to Wiki, the following happened on that day:
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16 were killed and about 30 injured in a train derailment in Arras, France. Authorities reported that the disaster was an act of sabotage and accused communists of being responsible in the midst of the country's ongoing labor strife.

The Motion Picture Association of America voted for stronger regulations to prevent glorification of crime on the screen, while the Screen Directors Guild barred communists from holding office.

The Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire starring Jessica Tandy and rising star Marlon Brando premiered at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on January 17, 2019, 08:50:45 PM
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A French pinup lady from Paris.

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It's funny because there was a twenty dollar amount pencilled on a corner of this postcard before I erased it, but I never pay more than three or four dollars for rare postcards.  In this case, I got three pinup themed cards for one lump sum of four dollars.

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Post by: albrecht on January 17, 2019, 09:47:44 PM
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A French pinup lady from Paris.

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It's funny because there was a twenty dollar amount pencilled on a corner of this postcard before I erased it, but I never pay more than three or four dollars for rare postcards.  In this case, I got three pinup themed cards for one lump sum of four dollars.

Wonder about her pricing back then? That would seem, not that I have prurient interests in her, a lot of money in real terms.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on January 18, 2019, 10:35:18 PM
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Bat Masterson biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat_Masterson

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Another Bat Masterson postcard.
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Post by: Bart Ell on January 21, 2019, 07:48:38 AM
How do you store your collection, @Rikki Gins ?
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Post by: Rikki Gins on January 22, 2019, 01:18:22 PM
How do you store your collection, @Rikki Gins ?

Hi @Bart Ell, thanks for the nice question.

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Once a vintage postcard with a message on the back is posted, I put it in the above photo album made up of transparent pockets that show the front of the card, and then by turning the page, you can read the message that had been written on the back of the card.  (Each page holds four postcards.)  An unused postcard (without message or stamp) that has been posted is stored in that special container to the right.  Also in the postcard box, are postcards waiting to be posted in this thread.  There is a section of unposted miscellaneous postcards in the box plus another section of vintage restaurant postcards that haven't been posted yet.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on January 23, 2019, 02:22:04 PM
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This postcard will go in the photo/see thru album.

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This interesting tidbit from Wikipedia:
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October 12, 1912.  Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt was shot and wounded by a .38 caliber bullet fired by John Schrank, a New York City saloonkeeper, who was standing at a distance of only 30 feet. The bullet was slowed when it passed through Roosevelt's metal eyeglasses case and the folded, fifty-page manuscript of Roosevelt's prepared speech, but still penetrated three inches into his chest, too close to the heart to be safely removed by surgery. Schrank was tackled by bystanders before he could fire a second shot, and Roosevelt went on to deliver his speech before getting medical treatment. Schrank would be found insane and would spend the rest of his life at a mental hospital in Waupun, Wisconsin, where he would die on September 15, 1943.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on January 24, 2019, 11:57:34 PM
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The Claxton Fruit Cake Company is still around. (https://www.claxtonfruitcake.com/)  I was actually going to order a fruit cake from them last Christmas but it skipped my mind.  Maybe next year.
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Post by: GravitySucks on January 25, 2019, 01:24:57 AM
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The Claxton Fruit Cake Company is still around. (https://www.claxtonfruitcake.com/)  I was actually going to order a fruit cake from them last Christmas but it skipped my mind.  Maybe next year.

This is my go to for fruit cakes.

https://www.collinstreet.com
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on January 25, 2019, 01:32:22 AM
This is my go to for fruit cakes.

https://www.collinstreet.com

I can see why.  That is one yummy looking fruitcake.
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Post by: Jólakötturinn on January 25, 2019, 03:18:13 AM
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A Geisha and her cat - Postcard - Japan - 1926

"According to “Things Japanese” by Basil Hall Chamberlain, first published in 1890, a cat (neko) is a nickname colloquially applied to the youngest and most attractive singing-girls (geisha), the reason being that they bewitch men with their artful ways, like magic cats with several long tails (nekomata), while young courtesans (oiran) are called foxes (kitsune) for much the same reason."
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Post by: Bobs Your Uncle on January 25, 2019, 07:04:05 AM
This is my go to for fruit cakes.

https://www.collinstreet.com

Thanks for this @GravitySucks !
My grandparents used to order fruitcakes from some place in Texas. I couldn't remember the name of the place but I think this is it.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on January 25, 2019, 10:30:12 AM
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There appears to be at least one Collin Street Bakery postcard out there somewhere.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on January 25, 2019, 11:06:19 PM
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Yellow_Kid
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Post by: PB on January 26, 2019, 03:57:32 PM
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This postcard will go in the photo/see thru album.

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This interesting tidbit from Wikipedia:

Hi Rik, awhile back we were talking about condition for older cards.  Given this card is over 100 years old, what would the condition for this card be considered (poor, fair, good, very good, etc), and would it be of interest to collectors?
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on January 26, 2019, 04:25:28 PM
Here is one of the ones I have from the collection.  It appears to be a photo that's been turned into a post card - as Rik has mentioned being somewhat common in years past.  I'm hoping someone can provide some information on the ship - type of ship, country, era, etc.

One clue may be the ''17 - '' in the lower left on the front side.  There are sailors crowded on the left side, and a few others in other parts of the ship.  The flag on the far right looks like the US flag

As two thirds of these cards are preWWI, and the others are mostly pre WWII, is this a WWI battleship?


Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on January 26, 2019, 04:30:05 PM
Here is another.  I mentioned quite a few post cards in the collection have holiday themes and are whimsical.  A certain number are of cats (heh).

This one has real pussy willow buds glued to the front, although the one on the far left is half gone and the one next to that is completely gone.  I enhanced the image of the back in order to bring out a bit of writing that I hadn't even noticed before.

Since both of these have prices penciled on the back, the person who had them must have purchased a few from shops in addition to keeping the ones people sent her.

Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on January 27, 2019, 01:37:57 AM
Here is one of the ones I have from the collection.  It appears to be a photo that's been turned into a post card - as Rik has mentioned being somewhat common in years past.  I'm hoping someone can provide some information on the ship - type of ship, country, era, etc.

One clue may be the ''17 - '' in the lower left on the front side.  There are sailors crowded on the left side, and a few others in other parts of the ship.  The flag on the far right looks like the US flag

As two thirds of these cards are preWWI, and the others are mostly pre WWII, is this a WWI battleship?

It’s not big enough to be a battleship and it doesn’t have large turrets that I can see. I would rule out a destroyer and cruiser for the same reason.  I searched for “WW I Oiler ship and found a single stack Ship that may be similar.

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 but this oiler doesn’t have a large stern like the postcard. It might be some type of Navy supply ship? The ship in the background seems to resemble it.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on January 27, 2019, 04:56:07 PM
Hi @Bart Ell, thanks for the nice question.

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Once a vintage postcard with a message on the back is posted, I put it in the above photo album made up of transparent pockets that show the front of the card, and then by turning the page, you can read the message that had been written on the back of the card.  (Each page holds four postcards.)  An unused postcard (without message or stamp) that has been posted is stored in that special container to the right.  Also in the postcard box, are postcards waiting to be posted in this thread.  There is a section of unposted miscellaneous postcards in the box plus another section of vintage restaurant postcards that haven't been posted yet.

Almost exactly how I imagined it!
One day I will get a postcard into that photo album!
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on January 27, 2019, 04:56:31 PM
Hi Rik, awhile back we were talking about condition for older cards.  Given this card is over 100 years old, what would the condition for this card be considered (poor, fair, good, very good, etc), and would it be of interest to collectors?

Hi, PB.  I would say that this postcard is in relatively poor condition, too many wrinkles and some oil spots on the back.  These type of postcards are probably a collectable to some people though, and therefore a few smudges and wrinkles wouldn't put them off from paying a little extra for them.  I could be wrong, but I kind of doubt that there would be any collectors out there that would collect them in mint condition only, because most of them that have survived to this day have been ran through the mail and have messages on them.  I have a number of these comic cards and a couple of them are unused and are in pretty decent shape but most of them, even some unused ones, have smudges or wrinkles.  Ha, they are after all, a thin piece of paper that, as you point out, are over a hundred years old. 

By the way, that man and woman on the card are actors/models who were hired by the postcard company to assume poses that reflect whatever caption is found at the bottom.  They would genearally pose for one caption and then assume another pose to reflect a different caption.  Sometimes, collectors have found enough postcard poses to film them in such a way as to give movement to them.


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Post by: Rikki Gins on January 27, 2019, 05:06:31 PM
Almost exactly how I imagined it!
One day I will get a postcard into that photo album!

Nice, Bart, I hope you do.  That picture was taken on top of my washer and dryer, by the way.  I couldn't get the flash to work on my camera, so I had to find the brightest room in the house.  haha
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on January 27, 2019, 05:37:48 PM
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PB, I took the liberty of enlarging your ship postcard pic, hope you don't mind.  I would call it a battleship, in part.  Definitely the top half of one anyway.  Unless my eyes deceive me, there is no visible hull on that ship.  It appears to have a number of flotation boats or platforms along the side of it and also, a most unusual platform structure added to the right hand side of it.  There are many things that intrigue and mystify me about the picture.  For instance, I can't picture it voyaging over the high seas, and yet all of those flags must signify different ports of call, right?  Also, I can see some guns sticking out, just over that platform thing I described.  As you pointed out, there are a bunch of sailors on the ship and that does appear to be an American flag to the right.  I checked my Jane's Book of World War One Battleships and none of the American single funnel ships looked like the one in the pic, so I guess we can rule out  it being a WWI ship.  In a way, it almost looks like the ship entered a harbor and then began to sink.  Those floatation devices are keeping it from sinking down any further than the hull.  What a cool picture postcard! 

Edit:  I guess that is a ship's hull, running along the bottom of it.  A very thin one though.  Most unusual.     
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on January 27, 2019, 05:42:08 PM
Here is one of the ones I have from the collection.  It appears to be a photo that's been turned into a post card - as Rik has mentioned being somewhat common in years past.  I'm hoping someone can provide some information on the ship - type of ship, country, era, etc.

One clue may be the ''17 - '' in the lower left on the front side.  There are sailors crowded on the left side, and a few others in other parts of the ship.  The flag on the far right looks like the US flag

As two thirds of these cards are preWWI, and the others are mostly pre WWII, is this a WWI battleship?

@PB Paper Boy, what you have there is definitely a US Navy vessel but it is not a Battleship, nor a Cruiser or Destroyer.  I don't think it is a blue water vessel at all.  I'd say it is a Monitor.  Monitors were used on rivers and protected shorelines - bays, coves, harbors and the like.
Obviously the vessel pictured would founder pretty quickly in the open ocean but it would do just fine on Hampton Roads or the Mississippi.  They played a big part in the American Civil War - afterwards the US Navy slowly phased them out but it took decades.   The vessel pictured here appears to be a "New" Monitor that was built post US Civil War.   During the Vietnam conflict  the US Navy brought the Monitor concept back (ala John Kerry).

The vessel on the postcard might be something close to USS Puritan  (BM-1) which was commissioned in 1882.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on January 27, 2019, 05:42:31 PM
@Rikki Gins I just assumed those were Navy semaphore flags. I’m on my iPhone so I can’t quite tell.
 

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on January 27, 2019, 05:46:36 PM
@Rikki Gins I just assumed those were Navy semaphore flags. I’m on my iPhone so I can’t quite tell.
 

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Oh yes, Gravity, that must be what they are.  By enlarging the picture, I could see the ship's hull better.  At first I thought there were multiple platforms running along it.  Still, it seems that there is hardly enough hull there to keep the ship afloat. haha
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on January 27, 2019, 05:54:38 PM
@PB Paper Boy, what you have there is definitely a US Navy vessel but it is not a Battleship, nor a Cruiser or Destroyer.  I don't think it is a blue water vessel at all.  I'd say it is a Monitor.  Monitors were used on rivers and protected shorelines - bays, coves, harbors and the like.
Obviously the vessel pictured would founder pretty quickly in the open ocean but it would do just fine on Hampton Roads or the Mississippi.  They played a big part in the American Civil War - afterwards the US Navy slowly phased them out but it took decades.   The vessel pictured here appears to be a "New" Monitor that was built post US Civil War.   During the Vietnam conflict  the US Navy brought the Monitor concept back (ala John Kerry).

The vessel on the postcard might be something close to USS Puritan  (BM-1) which was commissioned in 1882.

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Ha, Walks, I wish you would have posted your info a little sooner, you could have saved me some posts.  But you are right, that must be a river boat.  PB's boat does look pretty old.  Perhaps it was in use during the Civil War and lasted for awhile, into more modern times?
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Post by: Walks_At_Night on January 27, 2019, 06:01:47 PM
Ha, Walks, I wish you would have posted your info a little sooner, you could have saved me some posts.  But you are right, that must be a river boat.  PB's boat does look pretty old.  Perhaps it was in use during the Civil War and lasted for awhile, into more modern times?

The Navy kept some of the Civil War boats until around 1900 or so.  Also in the 1880's they took some, pulled them apart and rebuilt them as "New" Monitors that had designation of BM. These stayed around for quite some time and were used as far away as China.  PB's boat seems to have one fore turret but none a stern.  The ones I've checked out seem to be two turreted vessels with one for and one aft.     
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Post by: Walks_At_Night on January 27, 2019, 06:12:16 PM
Got it.  I believe it is an Arkansas class Monitor.   The US Navy had 4 of these that were built around 1899 to 1903 - USS Arkansas, USS Florida, USS Wyoming and USS Nevada.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on January 27, 2019, 07:30:09 PM
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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on January 28, 2019, 07:02:25 AM
Got it.  I believe it is an Arkansas class Monitor.   The US Navy had 4 of these that were built around 1899 to 1903 - USS Arkansas, USS Florida, USS Wyoming and USS Nevada.

Thanks everyone for the ideas and research, learned a little about ships going back to the Civil War.  Walks, it's almost certainly one of these. 

I'd wondered why someone made the photo into a post card, and since there was nothing written about it on the back whether people seeing it at the time would already be aware of it's significance.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on January 28, 2019, 07:04:03 AM
Rik, how do you post your attachments, mine look like crap unless they are images from the internet?
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on January 28, 2019, 07:39:57 AM
The Navy kept some of the Civil War boats until around 1900 or so.  Also in the 1880's they took some, pulled them apart and rebuilt them as "New" Monitors that had designation of BM. These stayed around for quite some time and were used as far away as China.  PB's boat seems to have one fore turret but none a stern.  The ones I've checked out seem to be two turreted vessels with one for and one aft.   

Complete nonsense.
Water travel was not invented until 1941.

Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on January 28, 2019, 02:18:43 PM
Rik, how do you post your attachments, mine look like crap unless they are images from the internet?

I don't quite know how it works, but after I take a postcard out of the box, I will scan it onto my desktop and from there, transport the image to a free picture processing site called Postimage (https://postimages.org/)  where I get a Direct link https code that fits inside the Insert Image brackets in the EllGab Post reply box.  The postcard image comes out nice and big, that way.  Actually your attached images look just fine and will enlarge nicely after a couple clicks.  I should use the attachment feature more often, especially in the 100 Years Ago thread.  I like how it gives you a count as to how many people are viewing the image.  I hope this helps you.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: albrecht on January 28, 2019, 04:19:38 PM
Got it.  I believe it is an Arkansas class Monitor.   The US Navy had 4 of these that were built around 1899 to 1903 - USS Arkansas, USS Florida, USS Wyoming and USS Nevada.



That class of boat looks retarded and easily swamped. Do vessels of that class also screw their sisters?  ;) 

Kidding. Good find and interesting to see the questions solved.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on January 28, 2019, 05:25:42 PM
I don't quite know how it works, but after I take a postcard out of the box, I will scan it onto my desktop and from there, transport the image to a free picture processing site called Postimage (https://postimages.org/)  where I get a Direct link https code that fits inside the Insert Image brackets in the EllGab Post reply box.  The postcard image comes out nice and big, that way.  Actually your attached images look just fine and will enlarge nicely after a couple clicks.  I should use the attachment feature more often, especially in the 100 Years Ago thread.  I like how it gives you a count as to how many people are viewing the image.  I hope this helps you.

That makes sense, you're downloading an image from the internet (after you've uploaded it there).  For some reason the forum software handles that better.

Thanks, I'll look into doing that as well
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on January 28, 2019, 05:29:20 PM
My next question is how on earth you can read the handwriting on these things...
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on January 28, 2019, 05:55:57 PM
Here's another one.  The caption on the front is the same as what was written on the original photo in white (other than the misspelling...).  Note it say General Grant, not President Grant, so the photo was prior to his election.  Was this taken during the Civil War?  A Matthew Brady?

The first handwritten line on the back starts ''Malone June 5''.  It's hard to make out, but the postmark is from Malone, NY.  The mailing date is June 5, and I think it's 1912.  No idea what the address says other than Cal(ifornia?)


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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on January 28, 2019, 06:00:36 PM
That makes sense, you're downloading an image from the internet (after you've uploaded it there).  For some reason the forum software handles that better.

Thanks, I'll look into doing that as well

If you click on Insert Attachment it will add the full sized picture to your post instead of just the thumbnail.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on January 28, 2019, 06:10:16 PM
If you click on Insert Attachment it will add the full sized picture to your post instead of just the thumbnail.

I didn't realize that was a clickable field.  I went back and modified my post, now the image is huge.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on January 28, 2019, 06:12:50 PM
I didn't realize that was a clickable field.  I went back and modified my post, now the image is huge.

It automatically resizes them to the width of the screen so nobody should have to scroll to see the whole pic
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on January 28, 2019, 08:47:44 PM
Here's another one.  The caption on the front is the same as what was written on the original photo in white (other than the misspelling...).  Note it say General Grant, not President Grant, so the photo was prior to his election.  Was this taken during the Civil War?  A Matthew Brady?

The first handwritten line on the back starts ''Malone June 5''.  It's hard to make out, but the postmark is from Malone, NY.  The mailing date is June 5, and I think it's 1912.  No idea what the address says other than Cal(ifornia?)


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Another fun postcard, PB, thanks.  I checked that stamp first, it might be a 1908 to 1909 Franklin, or a 1910 to 1911 Franklin, I can't tell which.

I am puzzled by the Grant photo.  The earliest mention I could find of Pine Camp was in 1907.  I certainly didn't know this, but President Grant had a son, one Frederick Dent Grant who was a Brigadier General himself.  He was in charge of training ten thousand troops at Pine Camp, NY back in 1908.  https://dmna.ny.gov/forts/fortsM_P/pineCamp.htm  And yet the title on that card does say U.S. Grant.  Those tents do look like the ones used during the Civil War.

I came across a Hammonton, California, which is what the town name on the card looks like to me.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammonton,_California 

I know, sometimes it is damn hard to decipher the handwriting on the backs of postcards.  What makes it hard for me is when someone writes real small and fills every little space up with lettering.  Kind of tedious, but sometimes you can enlarge the words enough to make them out.  @Spookcat  is expert at making words out.  She has helped me out a number of times.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on January 28, 2019, 09:01:14 PM
If you click on Insert Attachment it will add the full sized picture to your post instead of just the thumbnail.

Thanks, Bart.  I didn't know that.
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U.S. Grant during the Civil War.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on January 29, 2019, 01:13:41 AM
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If you were to sit with me and look at my box of postcards, I would hand you this postcard showing a long ago boy standing in front of a house and you would swear that it was a real photograph.  You can't see it on the scan, but it is nice and shiny, just like a photograph.  Actually, it is a real photograph that has been converted into a postcard.  They are called real photo postcards, in the postcard trade.

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The back of the picture shows that it is a real postcard.  There is regular textured paper on the back and it isn't smooth and glossy like the front.
 
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on January 29, 2019, 05:19:26 AM
Here's another one.  The caption on the front is the same as what was written on the original photo in white (other than the misspelling...).  Note it say General Grant, not President Grant, so the photo was prior to his election.  Was this taken during the Civil War?  A Matthew Brady?

The first handwritten line on the back starts ''Malone June 5''.  It's hard to make out, but the postmark is from Malone, NY.  The mailing date is June 5, and I think it's 1912.  No idea what the address says other than Cal(ifornia?)


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1912 is correct.

 "Malone June 5th Dear
friend Eddie received
your letter and I thank
You for your kind entrest
in my son sickness your
People are all well back here
here we are having lots
of rain and the farmers
is all backword in geting
in there crops good by
with best wishes yours
Laurence McMahon Sr"

To
 "Edward Carlin
Hammonton Cal"

From Wikipedia:
A post office operated at Hammonton from 1906 to 1957. The original name was due to gold dredging which took place in the nearby Yuba Goldfields. The current name is in honor of W.P. Hammon, gold-dredging company official.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on January 29, 2019, 06:13:25 AM
Complete nonsense.
Water travel was not invented until 1941.

What?  You mean the Irish Rovers lied?

Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Bart Ell on January 29, 2019, 06:46:11 AM
What?  You mean the Irish Rovers lied?

Yes.
They were Scottish.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on January 29, 2019, 06:45:08 PM
1912 is correct.

 "Malone June 5th Dear
friend Eddie received
your letter and I thank
You for your kind entrest
in my son sickness your
People are all well back here
here we are having lots
of rain and the farmers
is all backword in geting
in there crops good by
with best wishes yours
Laurence McMahon Sr"

To
 "Edward Carlin
Hammonton Cal"

From Wikipedia:
A post office operated at Hammonton from 1906 to 1957. The original name was due to gold dredging which took place in the nearby Yuba Goldfields. The current name is in honor of W.P. Hammon, gold-dredging company official.

Wow, Spookcat, that's amazing - thanks!.  I have to print because I can't even read my own cursive.

Were you a teacher, or have some other job where you had to be able to read lots of different handwriting?
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Jólakötturinn on January 29, 2019, 06:49:05 PM
Wow, Spookcat, that's amazing - thanks!.  I have to print because I can't even read my own cursive.

Were you a teacher, or have some other job where you had to be able to read lots of different handwriting?

No. I just occasionally log into the Smithsonian volunteer transcription stuff.  :)
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Post by: PB on January 29, 2019, 07:00:04 PM
Here's another military themed post card.  It was sent to the same person as the Gen Grant car, which I hadn't noticed until just now.

The where and when are right on the front of the card, the post mark is Nov 29 and looks like 1917.  If so the war has been going on in Europe for several years, the US would have entered the war 7 months prior in April.  The sender gives his location (Camp Mills) and company on the back in the upper left

Was a regimental hike part of boot camp/basic training?  There's a dog leading the group, several trombones, drums, trumpets, some sort of flute, and probably more to march by.  On the far right is an open-topped vehicle heading in the opposite direction.



Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on January 29, 2019, 07:06:11 PM
No. I just occasionally log into the Smithsonian volunteer transcription stuff.  :)

Sounds interesting - you're definitely good at it.

I'm still puzzled by the Grant card.  Sent in 1912 the Civil War had been over for nearly 50 years.  The scandal plagued Grant Administration had long since come and gone.  Perhaps the sender lived or was stationed there and that was the local or camp claim to fame?

Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on January 29, 2019, 07:23:03 PM
Sounds interesting - you're definitely good at it.

I'm still puzzled by the Grant card.  Sent in 1912 the Civil War had been over for nearly 50 years.  The scandal plagued Grant Administration had long since come and gone.  Perhaps the sender lived or was stationed there and that was the local or camp claim to fame?

For many, many decades after the Civil War, the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was one of the most prominent fraternal organizations in the United States. They were one of the first political advocacy groups in the US and lobbied for veterans pensions, patriotism and a Memorial Day national holiday    It was made up of Union Army, Navy and Marine veterans.   I think they peaked around 1880 to 1890 but by 1912 they probably were still a force.  Perhaps the postcard sender had kin involved in the GAR?

BTW - The Grand Army of the Republic building in Detroit is worth a visit if you are ever in the city.
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Post by: Walks_At_Night on January 29, 2019, 07:45:35 PM
Dug around a bit.  There was most definitely a GAR post in Malone, NY.    Unfortunately the post membership records do not seem to be online for either NY nor CA, so I couldn't
see if any McMahon's or Carlin's showed up.   :(    Here is a little info on the Malone, NY GAR Post

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Malone:   Post 284 Chartered Aug. 12, 1882 - Named for Captain William D. Brennan, Co. A, 142d NYSV. Born 1839; joined Aug. 21, 1862 at Malone as 1st Lt., age 22; Capt. May 1864; WIA Sept. 29, 1864 at Fort Gilmer, VA and lost a leg; discharged May 17, 1865; brevet Lt. Col. NYSV; brevet Major USV; taught school upon his return home and eventually became a lawyer; served as county treasurer and three terms in NYS Assembly; suffered a political reversal and took strychnine March 7, 1881.

Some GAR guys marching in Malone, NY in 1896

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http://www.garrecords.org/
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Post by: Rikki Gins on January 29, 2019, 08:32:40 PM
Here's another military themed post card.  It was sent to the same person as the Gen Grant car, which I hadn't noticed until just now.

The where and when are right on the front of the card, the post mark is Nov 29 and looks like 1917.  If so the war has been going on in Europe for several years, the US would have entered the war 7 months prior in April.  The sender gives his location (Camp Mills) and company on the back in the upper left

Was a regimental hike part of boot camp/basic training?  There's a dog leading the group, several trombones, drums, trumpets, some sort of flute, and probably more to march by.  On the far right is an open-topped vehicle heading in the opposite direction.

Good old Camp Mills.  The major embarkation camp for troops leaving for Europe during WWI.  I think that my three great uncles went to Europe via Camp Mills.  The camp was a gathering place for troops that had already gone through basic training, but I'm pretty sure that the soldiers were marched around on a regular basis while waiting for their transport ships to arrive.  That marching band seems a bit primitive.  Check out the trombone player in the white (?) pants.     
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Post by: Rikki Gins on January 30, 2019, 02:05:18 AM
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This postcard was sent on October 20, 1911.  A lady named Leona wrote, "My dear Fred, I will answer your most welcome card received yesterday.  We went to a big (N-word) show last night.  Brown, Ethel, Wilbert and myself.  Certainly had a fine time.  Brown and W. have rented them a large house of 2 rooms and are living happily.  They are working on carpenter work today.  Answer this real soon.  From Yours Truly, Leona."  It is strange how people were so casual in their use of racial slurs back then.  She even framed the N-word with italics. 


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Post by: Rikki Gins on January 30, 2019, 11:41:13 PM
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The mention of Hurricane Hugo puts this postcard squarly into the 1989/1990 range.

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Hurricane Hugo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Hugo
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Post by: GravitySucks on January 30, 2019, 11:50:44 PM
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The mention of Hurricane Hugo puts this postcard squarly into the 1989/1990 range.

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Hurricane Hugo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Hugo

The 15 cent postcard rate was only in affect for about 3 years.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on January 31, 2019, 12:01:41 AM
The 15 cent postcard rate was only in affect for about 3 years.

I see that it currently costs 35 cents to mail a postcard.  In fact, the rates for stamps and everything went up as of January 27th.  Glad I bought some forever stamps earlier this month.  I don't use them all that often, so they should last for quite a few years.
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Post by: PB on January 31, 2019, 10:08:51 PM
I don't quite know how it works, but after I take a postcard out of the box, I will scan it onto my desktop and from there, transport the image to a free picture processing site called Postimage (https://postimages.org/)  where I get a Direct link https code that fits inside the Insert Image brackets in the EllGab Post reply box.  The postcard image comes out nice and big, that way.  Actually your attached images look just fine and will enlarge nicely after a couple clicks.  I should use the attachment feature more often, especially in the 100 Years Ago thread.  I like how it gives you a count as to how many people are viewing the image.  I hope this helps you.

Testing this out:

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That worked great - thanks Rik.  I'm not sure why she's blue, the postcard is black on sepia

Anyone have ideas on the postmark?  To me it looks like August 21, 1897 - really hard to tell, it could also be 1907, or something else..
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Post by: PB on January 31, 2019, 10:22:44 PM
A lot (most) of these postcards were either unused or the stamp has been torn off.  But lots of them do have stamps, and quite a few are from foreign countries, and I've started paying more attention to them.  Surprised to find this one..


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Post by: Rikki Gins on January 31, 2019, 11:34:28 PM
Testing this out:

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That worked great - thanks Rik.  I'm not sure why she's blue, the postcard is black on sepia

Anyone have ideas on the postmark?  To me it looks like August 21, 1897 - really hard to tell, it could also be 1907, or something else..

Very welcome.  Your cards look great!  I can't make out the postmark date but that is definitely a 1902 1 cent Franklin stamp.  In fact, if you look closely at the top line it says, Series 1902.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on January 31, 2019, 11:51:12 PM
A lot (most) of these postcards were either unused or the stamp has been torn off.  But lots of them do have stamps, and quite a few are from foreign countries, and I've started paying more attention to them.  Surprised to find this one..


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When I first started to collect stamps, I bought some unused Hitler stamps for under a dollar. I thought they would be a collectable but as it turned out the Germans printed so many of them that they aren't the least bit scarce.  And also, people don't want them because it is, after all, the unpopular Herr Hitler being shown on the stamps.
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Post by: PB on January 31, 2019, 11:55:46 PM
Very welcome.  Your cards look great!  I can't make out the postmark date but that is definitely a 1902 1 cent Franklin stamp.  In fact, if you look closely at the top line it says, Series 1902.

The cards I've posted the last few days are somewhat faded so I've enhanced them a bit.  Writing and other things that aren't readily apparent to the eye really come out.

I enlarged it and looked again at the postmark, and I think it reads Aug, then the day, then the time, then PM, with no year.

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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 01, 2019, 12:06:21 AM
The cards I've posted the last few days are somewhat faded so I've enhanced them a bit.  Writing and other things that aren't readily apparent to the eye really come out.

I enlarged it and looked again at the postmark, that's a PM underneath, I think it reads Aug, then the day, then the time, then PM, with no year.

Great job on the enhancements, PB.  The postcards look nice and sharp.  I really like the colors on the card showing that child holding the flowers.

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Post by: PB on February 01, 2019, 12:12:35 AM
Very welcome.  Your cards look great!  I can't make out the postmark date but that is definitely a 1902 1 cent Franklin stamp.  In fact, if you look closely at the top line it says, Series 1902.

It looks like the message goes something like the following. 

''Hello:  How is
everything up
your way.
  Especially the Auto
ride.  Come over
give Lawrencey a ride
and have a game
of ball.  How do you
like my picture.  L -  ''
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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 01, 2019, 12:18:56 AM
It looks like the message goes something like the following. 

''Hello:  How is
everything up
your way.
  Especially the Auto
ride.  Come over
give Lawrencey a ride
and have a game
of ball.  How do you
like my picture.  L -  ''

A spot on translation.  This is why I like postcards that have been used.  It is fun to read the actual writing of people who lived such a long time ago.
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Post by: PB on February 01, 2019, 09:17:45 PM
This one's interesting, Red Raven was aperient water sold as a hangover cure from the 1890s into Prohibition.

https://finbotclub.blogspot.com/2015/12/red-raven-splits.html   (https://finbotclub.blogspot.com/2015/12/red-raven-splits.html)


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The back says for the address only, so she wrote the message on the front, from the left, across the bottom, to the right it looks like:

SF / Cal  4 - 11th / 07
That's the trouble

 - can't read the rest here, written on the white building -

I'm booked for Mexico.  Mae.  Get busy

There's much news to tell you
Come on up
Answer by return mail.  See



Two postmarks, the first in San Francisco where it was mailed, the other San Jose where the recipient lived
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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 01, 2019, 11:12:22 PM
Fascinating, PB.  That Red Raven postcard is something else.  Pretty rare too, I would venture to say.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 01, 2019, 11:30:31 PM
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Post by: Walks_At_Night on February 02, 2019, 05:05:00 AM
Fascinating, PB.  That Red Raven postcard is something else.  Pretty rare too, I would venture to say.

It's a great card!

Tried to see what I could learn  about Miss Freda Soto but didn't come up with much.  East San Jose was annexed by San Jose in 1911.
There is still an Adams Drive but the tract homes there were built in 1970 and the street numbers start at 1000.  Looks like you can
pick one up - 1,500 sq feet for well over a million bucks.
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Post by: PB on February 02, 2019, 06:01:29 AM
Fascinating, PB.  That Red Raven postcard is something else.  Pretty rare too, I would venture to say.

I thought the Red Raven was beer or maybe something harder right up until I posted it and figured I'd google it to see what it was.  I also thought it was much newer.  Scrolling down the bottle collector's blog I linked includes a couple different versions of the card.
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Post by: PB on February 02, 2019, 06:06:37 AM
It's a great card!

Tried to see what I could learn  about Miss Freda Soto but didn't come up with much.  East San Jose was annexed by San Jose in 1911.
There is still an Adams Drive but the tract homes there were built in 1970 and the street numbers start at 1000.  Looks like you can
pick one up - 1,500 sq feet for well over a million bucks.

Quite a few of these cards are in cartoon form, but most of those are holiday themed or general humor - this might be the only one advertising a product.

When I assumed it was booze, it never quite made sense - I thought it was perhaps a warning not to drink too much.

My uncle used to live in San Jose, and I remember the family being shocked when he bought a small house for something like $230,000 years ago.  I think he did ok on it
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Post by: PB on February 02, 2019, 10:08:35 AM
Rally Day

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Post by: PB on February 02, 2019, 04:27:11 PM
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This is such a nice scene, nice day, outdoors, friendly canoeists, bright colors, who wouldn't want to go there.  It could just as easily have been something put out by the Minnesota tourism bureau

I have tons of scenic cards, but most of them are either faded or seem so random and ordinary I wonder why anyone took the pic and then made a postcard of it...
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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 02, 2019, 08:45:10 PM
This is such a nice scene, nice day, outdoors, friendly canoeists, bright colors, who wouldn't want to go there.  It could just as easily have been something put out by the Minnesota tourism bureau

I have tons of scenic cards, but most of them are either faded or seem so random and ordinary I wonder why anyone took the pic and then made a postcard of it...

I know.  Scenic cards definitely fall into the dime a dozen category.  There are some good ones out there, of course.  If a flying saucer were to take me away on a long journey, I would grab some of my more colorful scenic cards.  They would be a nice reminder of good ol' planet earth.   
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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 02, 2019, 08:47:18 PM
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Katzenjammer_Kids
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Post by: PB on February 02, 2019, 11:43:12 PM
It's a boy.  Bold colors unfaded on this card mailed July 31,1914

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This stamp was part of a series issued in 1913 to commemorate the upcoming Panama-Pacific Exposition to be held in San Francisco in 1915.  The four stamp series attempts to associate SF with Panama, and indeed SF will be a major beneficiary of shipping passing through the canal.   The stamps in the series:

1c green ''Balboa 1513'' (first European to see the Pacific Ocean from the Americas, during his expedition that year in what is now Panama)
2c red ''Panama Canal''
5c blue SF's ''Golden Gate''
10c yellow ''Discovery of San Francisco Bay'' (by the Spanish)
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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 03, 2019, 01:13:07 AM
It's a boy.  Bold colors unfaded on this card mailed July 31,1914

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This stamp was part of a series issued in 1913 to commemorate the upcoming Panama-Pacific Exposition to be held in San Francisco in 1915.  The four stamp series attempts to associate SF with Panama, and indeed SF will be a major beneficiary of shipping passing through the canal.   The stamps in the series:

1c green ''Balboa 1513'' (first European to see the Pacific Ocean from the Americas, during his expedition that year in what is now Panama)
2c red ''Panama Canal''
5c blue SF's ''Golden Gate''
10c yellow ''Discovery of San Francisco Bay'' (by the Spanish)


I hope that baby boy had a good life.  He would be 105 if he were alive today.  Very cool stork and stamp.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on February 03, 2019, 09:50:52 AM
Souvenirs from the St Louis World's Fair. 

It's official name was The Louisiana Purchase Exposition, and was held to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase.  It was delayed until 1904 to allow participation by more states (43 of the 45 at the time) and foreign countries (more than 60).  In conjunction with the Exposition, the U.S. Post Office issued a 5 stamp series celebrating the anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase, and the Fair also hosted the 1904 Summer Olympics.

World Fairs are known for presenting new technology, innovation, and scientific discoveries.  This card is of the Palace of Electricity, where  new applications of electricity and light waves for communication and medical use were displayed.  In addition to educating and entertaining the public, one goal of the exhibitions in this building was to dispel popular misconceptions about electricity.


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The Festival Hall with it's water cascades in front was the centerpiece of the main view at the fair.  It was for entertainment and dining, - the auditorium (under the dome) had seating for 3500 people, and room on the stage for hundreds of musicians.  The East and West Cascade Restaurants (on each side of the dome) could each seat 1,200 (Rik, there must be a postcard of these restaurants out there).


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Note the logo on the back at the bottom left.  It took me awhile to realize the stylized LPE is for Louisiana Purchase Exhibition.


The cards have a bit of silvery shimmer to them that doesn't come out in these images.  The borders are actually silver and more distinct.  Neither card is quite as wide as the standard post card, and The Palace of Electricity card is a quarter of an inch or so shorter in length than the other.  Comparing the backs, it appears both were slightly trimmed - one on the right side, the other on the left
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Post by: 26 horses on February 03, 2019, 03:04:22 PM
Speaking of the World's Fair:

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on February 03, 2019, 04:29:46 PM
That's a nice card.  My grandfather was a life-long Yankees fan (ugh!), and when he and my grandmother went to the Fair he finally had a chance to go to a game at Yankee Stadium (he probably agreed to go to the Fair if he could go to a game as part of the deal)
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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 04, 2019, 12:14:24 AM
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At first I thought that big ship was the restaurant, which wouldn't be such a bad idea because you could load all the customers up and take an hour or so to circle that inlet while everyone ate, then drop anchor, unload all the stuffed passengers and take on another load of hungry folk.  But no, the restaurant is on that far shore.  From reading the attached link, I believe that the restaurant is still there, but now it is called Schaefer's Canal House.  http://www.schaeferscanalhouse.com/History-of-Schaefers-Canal-House_ep_66.html 

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Post by: 26 horses on February 04, 2019, 12:32:20 PM
That's a nice card.  My grandfather was a life-long Yankees fan (ugh!), and when he and my grandmother went to the Fair he finally had a chance to go to a game at Yankee Stadium (he probably agreed to go to the Fair if he could go to a game as part of the deal)
Nice double dip there. The GM futurama part of the fair would have been outstanding:

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Post by: PB on February 04, 2019, 06:16:23 PM
This may be the only card in the collection regarding royalty.  I imagine the coronation was a big deal at the time.  First cousin of both Czar Nicholas II of Russia (who he liked) and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany (not so much), six years later George would see Wilhelm abdicate and flee to a life of exile in The Netherlands, and Nicholas and his entire family killed at the hand of the Bolsheviks - both empires (along with several others) swept away in the wake of WWI. 

The card looks a bit odd with all the color, and the king and queen left in black and white.


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Post by: Walks_At_Night on February 04, 2019, 08:35:38 PM
This may be the only card in the collection regarding royalty.  I imagine the coronation was a big deal at the time.  First cousin of both Czar Nicholas II of Russia (who he liked) and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany (not so much), six years later George would see Wilhelm abdicate and flee to a life of exile in The Netherlands, and Nicholas and his entire family killed at the hand of the Bolsheviks - both empires (along with several others) swept away in the wake of WWI. 

The card looks a bit odd with all the color, and the king and queen left in black and white.


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The first part of this video has film of the funeral procession of Edward VII (George V's Father) and as Barbara Tuchman said "the greatest assemblage of royalty and rank ever gathered in one place and, of its kind, the last."


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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 05, 2019, 12:30:34 AM
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I don't normally purchase used postcards that have had postage stamps removed from them but in this case I made an exception.  I liked the illustration too much to let it get away.  You can't see it here, but the front of the card is covered with a nice, glossy sheen.
 
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It also has a clearly dated postmark on the back, plus a flag design with thirteen stars.

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Amy wrote this message down on October 20, 1911.  That was the day when Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen set out on a race to the South Pole. (A race that he would eventually win.)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amundsen's_South_Pole_expedition
 
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Post by: PB on February 05, 2019, 07:42:01 PM
Here are a couple of cards from SF Chinatown.  These were tucked inside a used book I bot.  No idea how old the post cards are, but the images (photos or paintings?) are from over 100 years ago based on the horse drawn wagon and carriage, automobile, and men's and women's clothing.


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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 05, 2019, 11:38:45 PM
Nice, PB.  I found a Flickr photo of the owner of Shanghai Low that you can see here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/chinatown_charlie/1617407087/
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D.W. Low enjoys a cigar at the height of his success as the owner of Chinatown's most popular night club from the 1920s until the 50s. Shanghai Low was located at 532 Grant Avenue.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 05, 2019, 11:50:33 PM
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Apparently this cemetery is closed due to vandalism, but if you have a relative resting there then you can obtain a visitation pass from a local Roman Catholic diocese.  Info on the St. Louis Cemetery No.1: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Louis_Cemetery
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In 2010, actor Nicolas Cage purchased a pyramid-shaped tomb to be his future final resting place.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on February 06, 2019, 04:01:59 AM
Rik, here's an older dining room card..  The far left of the back got cut off during the scan, it says ''Made by Neuner Corporation, Los Angeles USA''

This one must be from the 2c era 1952-58, although the post card rate was also 2c in 1917-19 and 1925-28.


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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 06, 2019, 04:24:44 AM
Rik, here's an older dining room card..  The far left of the back got cut off during the scan, it says ''Made by Neuner Corporation, Los Angeles USA''

This one must be from the 2c era 1952-58, although the post card rate was also 2c in 1917-19 and 1925-28.


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Utterly fascinating.  And to think that customers probably had to wait for a table.  The mind boggles at the number of cooks, servers and waiters that had to be on hand to move all of that food!
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Post by: 26 horses on February 06, 2019, 10:59:25 AM
Taske a "shining" to:

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on February 06, 2019, 06:20:42 PM
The collection has A LOT of seemingly random buildings - state capitals, churches, office buildings.  I guess they're interesting because they're mostly over 100 years old, most probably torn down by now.

Here's one I do like.  As the view is from Main St out, the older buildings are likely in the foreground


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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 07, 2019, 02:36:46 AM
Wonderful, PB.  This postcard really conveys the height of those building.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 07, 2019, 02:43:25 AM
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A postcard from a dear friend.

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Post by: PB on February 07, 2019, 07:26:59 AM
Not a postcard, but it came with the collection.  Our government actually doing something positive.  Post WWII?


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Post by: 26 horses on February 07, 2019, 11:53:20 AM
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Taken from over Ciudad Juarez - pre-wall construction and perhaps even pre-fencing.

El Paso's 18-foot-tall steel fence -- was built in 2008 to replace a shorter, flimsier chain-link fence known as the "tortilla curtain" because people could just lift a section to get under it.
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...interesting to see the suspension bridge has gone away in this later postcard...
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Post by: PB on February 08, 2019, 07:11:37 PM
Given the location and size of the place, this must have been where the AMC Kabuki Theater is now (and across the street on the opposite corner from the Fillmore - I'll have to take a closer look around next time I'm over that way)

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Marie & Gean -

Did not want to wake you
will see you again some time
         
              Ray
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Nemo

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Post by: 26 horses on February 09, 2019, 03:42:14 PM
His relative?

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Post by: PB on February 09, 2019, 08:42:37 PM
A nice watercolor of Trieste.  The US cancelation on the front is January 27, 1907, the cancellation on the back says it was mailed January 13.  I believe the addressee is the person who originally started this collection.

Pre WWI Trieste was the mostly landlocked Austria-Hungarian empire's port on the Adriatic.  The stamp is Franz Josef I, Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary, third longest reigning monarch of any country in European history.

It was the assassination of his nephew Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo in 1914, and Austria-Hungary's declaration of war against the Kingdom of Serbia, that activated a system of alliances resulting in World War I.  In the wake of the war, the Austro-Hungarian Empire was swept away, along with several others.


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I stepped out of my grandfather's poolhall in Monroe, Oregon one summer day and as I walked down the sidewalk I saw a complete train of covered wagons coming down the street.  The guy leading the wagon train was a Mr. George McUne, who got the idea of retracing the famous Oregon Trail, with modern day horses and covered wagons.  He had it tied in with Oregon's centennial, which was back in 1958.  So I was nine years old when the wagon train trundled by on Monroe's main street.  They were on the last leg of the trip, no doubt.  I remember that the people on the wagon train were all dressed up in pioneer clothing.  Mr. McUne would later run a tourist attraction called Pioneer Village (shown above) in the town of Jacksonville, Oregon.   
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/97652851/george-mcune
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Post by: Jólakötturinn on February 11, 2019, 02:38:54 AM
Sorry, Rikki, this will be a long one. I thought if you didn't mind, I could post a set for Valentines' week.

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Post by: PB on February 11, 2019, 03:15:43 AM
I stepped out of my grandfather's poolhall in Monroe, Oregon one summer day and as I walked down the sidewalk I saw a complete train of covered wagons coming down the street.  The guy leading the wagon train was a Mr. George McUne, who got the idea of retracing the famous Oregon Trail, with modern day horses and covered wagons.  He had it tied in with Oregon's centennial, which was back in 1958.  So I was nine years old when the wagon train trundled by on Monroe's main street.  They were on the last leg of the trip, no doubt.  I remember that the people on the wagon train were all dressed up in pioneer clothing.  Mr. McUne would later run a tourist attraction called Pioneer Village (shown above) in the town of Jacksonville, Oregon.   
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/97652851/george-mcune

That would have been a very cool sight to see!  With all the development - especially including freeways - it would probably be impossible today. 

I know there are a lot of old cars out there being kept as a hobby in people's garages, but I never see wagons, carriages, or any horse drawn vehicles.  They're probably still out there though - perhaps in barns where folks have more room.  The Wells Fargo museum in downtown SF has an old stagecoach, and the branch next to it has another one (both free to visit during business hours)
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Post by: 26 horses on February 11, 2019, 07:26:00 AM
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Post by: PB on February 11, 2019, 06:58:56 PM
People forget or may not know Canada had an 'old west' too - prairie, cattle, mining, gold, timber, furs, covered wagons, homesteading, Indians.  This scene from Winnipeg looks as if it could be from any western US city at the time.  Horse drawn wagons and carriages, a bicycle, and an electric trolley car.  No gas powered vehicles in sight at all makes me wonder if the photo was taken a few years before the card was mailed.

Check out the cancellation dates.  It was mailed from Winnipeg April 18 1906 and arrived in Oakland April 22.  Not bad.  The great SF earthquake of 1906 occurred on April 18.

The stamp is Edward VII, oldest son of Queen Victoria, whom he succeeded upon her death in 1902.
 

I'm curious what the three men in the lower right are doing.  They appear to be looking at something on the ground, possibly in or near the other set of trolley tracks.  Man on the left is poking at something with a stick
 

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Post by: albrecht on February 11, 2019, 07:13:22 PM
People forget or may not know Canada had an 'old west' too - prairie, cattle, mining, gold, timber, furs, covered wagons, homesteading, Indians.  This scene from Winnipeg looks as if it could be from any western US city at the time.  Horse drawn wagons and carriages, a bicycle, and an electric trolley car.  No gas powered vehicles in sight at all makes me wonder if the photo was taken a few years before the card was mailed.

Check out the cancellation dates.  It was mailed from Winnipeg April 18 1906 and arrived in Oakland April 22.  Not bad.  The great SF earthquake of 1906 occurred on April 18.

The stamp is Edward VII, oldest son of Queen Victoria, whom he succeeded upon her death in 1902.
 

I'm curious what the three men in the lower right are doing.  They appear to be looking at something on the ground, possibly in or near the other set of trolley tracks.  Man on the left is poking at something with a stick
 

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Works Progress Administration?

Re: earlier comment. Yes, Canada has a great Western tradition. Calgary Stampede rodeo is amazing and other events still happen. But, like the USA but even worse due to political system, the rural is totally eclipsed by the big cities on coasts and head of government, basically.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on February 11, 2019, 07:42:35 PM
Works Progress Administration?...

The writing and postmarks didn't come through well on the scanner, but on the card itself they're clear.  USA.

This is another card addressed to the person I believe started the collection, Aimie Clement.
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Post by: 26 horses on February 12, 2019, 09:12:03 AM
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Post by: PB on February 12, 2019, 06:20:36 PM
Hiawatha Hotel, Hot Springs, South Dakota

The card was never sent through the mail, at some point a kid used the back to draw on.  All it says there is 'Post Card', 'This side for Address only', and 'Place One-Cent Stamp Here'.

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Post by: PB on February 12, 2019, 06:25:19 PM
Here's another one I found of the Hiawatha just now on-line (not one of mine).

The colorized one may be somewhat newer, given the thickness of the foliage compared to the other photo, but the details of the building itself seem very similar in both

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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 12, 2019, 10:54:05 PM
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Here we have a QSL card (Q, in ham radio lingo means "I confirm reception") sent from David in Florida, to Walter (Wally) in California.     

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The two were in contact with each other on July 20, 1958.  If they were baseball fans, they might have discussed Detroit Tigers pitcher Jim Bunning's no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox.  Detroit won with a score of 3.   
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Post by: 26 horses on February 13, 2019, 07:53:22 AM
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Post by: PB on February 13, 2019, 08:37:33 AM
Here we have a QSL card (Q, in ham radio lingo means "I confirm reception") sent from David in Florida, to Walter (Wally) in California...

There are an amazing variety of post cards out there.  The 2c Jefferson red stamp sure stands out, as opposed to the greens, blues, flags, etc
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on February 13, 2019, 05:24:08 PM
Sorry, Rikki, this will be a long one. I thought if you didn't mind, I could post a set for Valentines' week.

Very nice Lover's Lane postcards.  Thank you, @Spookcat.  Here is a Valentine's Day postcard for you.

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Post by: Bart Ell on February 13, 2019, 07:40:36 PM
Here is a Valentine's Day postcard for you.

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That seems very unsafe.
BEWARE OF THE UNDERTOW!
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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 13, 2019, 11:47:52 PM
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A simple 'Seth and Annie' with no other information, so I must rely on my psychic sense to find something out about them.  I sense that Seth was into religion...I see him conducting services in a Christian Science church.  Annie played the piano and wrote religious songs that she would perform at the church.  They had two kids.   
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Post by: Jólakötturinn on February 14, 2019, 07:18:05 PM
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Post by: PB on February 15, 2019, 07:32:18 PM
Here aree a few postcards featuring cats.  The first two are not the cute adorable cats as in the current culture, these cats are a bit edgier.  Is anyone familiar with this meme, or know about when these cards would have been put out? 

The third one is German, I think reinemachen means professional office cleaning or something similar

The first two are unused, the third is dated Munich Oct 10 1929.  I'd post the back but the ink is faded and the scan is illegible.  It wasn't mailed, it must have been hand delivered or mailed inside an envelope.  It's from an older relative to a child.


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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 15, 2019, 08:36:31 PM
Most unique, PB.  Of course they made those dogs playing cards and smoking cigars illustrations but these with the cats are really something.  Very nice detail on them.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 15, 2019, 11:48:01 PM
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An electric train engine from the Dan Patch Lines of Minnesota. 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minneapolis,_Northfield_and_Southern_Railway
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Post by: 26 horses on February 16, 2019, 09:26:31 AM
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Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toonerville_Folks
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Post by: Walks_At_Night on February 16, 2019, 09:43:29 PM
I've been on The Toonerville Trolley train before into the nothingness of the U.P.   
Never realized they copped the name!


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Things here look a bit different now  :)
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Post by: 26 horses on February 17, 2019, 02:27:28 PM
I'll just bet they do! That's one of that things I love about this thread, it's a living Wayback machine on how we used to live. The growth Florida has seen since the 1950s is astounding!
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Post by: PB on February 17, 2019, 04:38:08 PM
... how we used to live...

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Upside-down stamp
Postmarked Rawhide (AZ?)
Mar 30 190 (?)


Dear Sister,
  Just a few lines
what do you think
of this 23 came in
on the stage.  Did
Billie send you any
money?  He said
he did but I didn't
believe him.  Will write
you soon.  Love & best
wishes from Lottie




 
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Post by: 26 horses on February 17, 2019, 04:44:36 PM
I wonder if this is the same Rawhide?

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It moved as an attraction from Scottsdale down to Chandler.
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Post by: PB on February 17, 2019, 04:50:33 PM
I wonder if this is the same Rawhide?

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It moved as an attraction from Scottsdale down to Chandler.

It must be, the only Rawhide that came up when I goggled it was Rawhide AZ. 

I wish there was more information:

- What was going on in Rawhide that 23 people crammed on the stage to get there?
- That must have been one dreadful ride, and hard on the horses - where did it come from?
- Why did everyone crowd into the street to be in the picture?
- What is the significance of the scene that day?  (That so many were on the stage and that brought some excitement?)
- What was Lottie doing in Rawhide?  From the photo, it doesn't appear there were many women there 
- How long had she been there?
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on February 17, 2019, 04:51:08 PM
George: All bald people look good in hats.
Elaine: You should have lived in the twenties and thirties. You know, men wore hats all the time then.
George: What a bald paradise that must have been. Nobody knew.

— Elaine Benes, George Costanza, Seinfeld: The Parking Space
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on February 17, 2019, 10:21:39 PM
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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 18, 2019, 11:51:54 PM
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Haha, the Pink Elephant Bar.  I like that.

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The French attacked Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam via parachute on November 30, 1953.

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Post by: Walks_At_Night on February 19, 2019, 05:35:25 AM
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Haha, the Pink Elephant Bar.  I like that.


How awesome is that!   I think we must find some photos of the action at the Pink Elephant.  In the mean time, Check out the Lobby:
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Post by: 26 horses on February 19, 2019, 09:37:44 AM
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Post by: Jólakötturinn on February 20, 2019, 12:37:53 AM
Wrong thread, I realize, but wasn't sure which of @Rikki Gins threads to put this in. A silent film of a Tokyo street in 1897.



and the same area today:

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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 20, 2019, 02:28:04 AM
What a fascinating snippet of film.  Thank you, @Spookcat.  I noticed a bit of drama at the 27 second mark.  Two Japanese youth wrestling over some things (food?) in one of the boy's hands.

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Post by: Jólakötturinn on February 20, 2019, 08:11:49 PM
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That must be annoying to Mrs. Bock ^^; Amusing though.  ;D
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Post by: PB on February 20, 2019, 11:08:51 PM
''Steamers Bailey Gatzert and Dalles City on the Columbia River''

Looks like Lynn can expect his Texas cousins to visit during next year's (1915's) Panama-Pacific fair..

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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 20, 2019, 11:45:25 PM
That must be annoying to Mrs. Bock ^^; Amusing though.  ;D

Ha, I know.  I wonder how much money he owed her?  I looked up Bock's Floral Shop but couldn't find any trace of it in Peoria.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 20, 2019, 11:54:24 PM
''Steamers Bailey Gatzert and Dalles City on the Columbia River''

Looks like Lynn can expect his Texas cousins to visit during next year's (1915's) Panama-Pacific fair..

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Wow, I love that postcard, PB.  Kind of dramatic too, how that boy George was paralyzed soon after giving Wanda Chester and Cousin Goldie a ride.
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Post by: 26 horses on February 21, 2019, 08:59:05 AM
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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 22, 2019, 01:04:57 AM
Here is an interesting postcard from this week's eBay auction.   

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What makes it interesting is that the lady (Martha) is entering her price amount for a Price Is Right contest.  This was common back in the 1950's to 1970's.  TV game shows would offer prizes to viewers but you had to submit your entry on a postcard. 

   
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Post by: Jólakötturinn on February 22, 2019, 01:11:36 AM
Here is an interesting postcard from this weeks eBay auction.   

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What makes it interesting is that the lady (Martha) is entering her price amount for a Price Is Right contest.  This was common back in the 1950's to 1970's.  TV game shows would offer prizes to viewers but you had to submit your entry on a postcard. 

   

What does "Midway" mean for the phone numbers?
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on February 22, 2019, 01:20:01 AM
What does "Midway" mean for the phone numbers?

I'm not sure, but it might have something to do with long ago phone exchanges, and hubs, whatever those are...
http://mentalfloss.com/article/61116/why-did-old-phone-numbers-start-letters
When I was a kid, my family had the word SPRING on the telephone dial, followed by five digits.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on February 22, 2019, 04:13:08 AM
I'm not sure, but it might have something to do with long ago phone exchanges, and hubs, whatever those are...
http://mentalfloss.com/article/61116/why-did-old-phone-numbers-start-letters
When I was a kid, my family had the word SPRING on the telephone dial, followed by five digits.

Same here, when I was a kid our phone number was Chestnut followed by a five digit number, so to call us it was something like CH1-2345. 

To reach Martha, I'd dial MI5-2306
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Post by: 26 horses on February 22, 2019, 09:38:52 AM
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Post by: PB on February 22, 2019, 06:59:13 PM
''Get Your Congressmen to vote for (funds)... California Guarantees An Exposition That Will Be A Credit To The Nation''

The woman on the left  represents the mythical Calafia, Queen of the Amazons and state namesake.  Gold miner on the right.  State bear, state flag, some native flowers, pine cones, berries, etc.  Looking out over SF Bay and the Golden Gate channel beyond, before the bridge was built.

What luxuries and other goods must be aboard that ship, having come through the Panama Canal!


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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 23, 2019, 02:16:30 AM
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krazy_Kat
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Post by: Jólakötturinn on February 23, 2019, 03:29:46 AM
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 "The Grand Hotel opened on August 16, 1873 (Meiji 6) and was soon considered the height of Western culture and elegance in Japan. It was located on the Bund and overlooked Yokohama Harbor.
 English author Rudyard Kipling stayed here and was amazed by the printed menus (menus were usually handwritten at the time), and customers ordering food by citing the menu numbers of the dishes.

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"Sadly, the hotel was totally destroyed by the devastating Great Kanto Earthquake of September 1, 1923 (Taisho 12).

In 1927 (Showa 2) the New Grand Hotel was built on a nearby location. The Main Building, which remains unchanged from 1927, has welcomed many historic figures including General MacArthur, Charlie Chaplin, and Babe Ruth."

In the 1940s:
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And today (the tall building to its right is also part of the hotel) :
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Post by: Walks_At_Night on February 23, 2019, 06:46:14 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krazy_Kat

Definitely some odd stuff

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Post by: 26 horses on February 23, 2019, 10:41:13 AM
Which no doubt informed the comic artist of:

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Post by: Jólakötturinn on February 23, 2019, 04:17:36 PM
Which no doubt informed the comic artist of:

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I love the adventures of Mooch and Earl!
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Post by: 26 horses on February 23, 2019, 05:39:37 PM
I love the adventures of Mooch and Earl!

Same here, has to be about the best cartoon going.

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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 24, 2019, 12:20:58 AM
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A fun looking cafeteria style restaurant in New York City.

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I'm not too sure if any of them are still around though.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 25, 2019, 02:21:42 AM
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Yet another New York City eatery.

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Post by: 26 horses on February 25, 2019, 10:26:22 AM
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Portland. Ore.
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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 26, 2019, 11:45:50 PM
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This interesting real photo postcard has a sort of ghostly attachment to it, at least to me, anyway.  Despite my color blindness, I can see some swaths of green on the shed to the left, and on the ground to the right.  What's funny is that as I hold the postcard in my hand, it is totally black and white with no color shadings at all.  But like I say, it could be just my quirky color blindness at play.

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There is also a rather ghostly, hard to read message on the back of the card.  Probably due to the light colored ink used, but who knows?
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Post by: GravitySucks on February 26, 2019, 11:47:13 PM
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This interesting real photo postcard has a sort of ghostly attachment to it, at least to me, anyway.  Despite my color blindness, I can see some swaths of green on the shed to the left, and on the ground to the right.  What's funny is that as I hold the postcard in my hand, it is totally black and white with no color shadings at all.  But like I say, it could be just my quirky color blindness at play.

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There is also a rather ghostly, hard to read message on the back of the card.  Probably due to the light colored ink used, but who knows?

I see Rhode Island Reds
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on February 27, 2019, 02:23:34 AM
I think the right and left edges are a bit less faded than the rest of the image.  The scan picked that up even though you can't really tell by looking at it - I have a few where that's the case also.


Brewster Jan 18 1914

Donald says tell you he
will soon be 5 years old

As I haven't received
any news from you I
suppose it is my fault
as much as yours.  We are
having fine weather  We
have the raters painted
but haven't got the paper
on yet have you.  Ida

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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 27, 2019, 02:36:52 AM

I think the right and left edges are a bit less faded than the rest of the image.  The scan picked that up even though you can't really tell by looking at it - I have a few where that's the case also.


Brewster Jan 18 1914

Donald says tell you he
will soon be 5 years old

As I haven't received
any news from you I
suppose it is my fault
as much as yours.  We are
having fine weather  We
have the raters painted
but haven't got the paper
on yet have you.  Ida


Thanks for the transcript, PB.  I was too lazy to get out my magnifying glass. 
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Post by: 26 horses on February 27, 2019, 08:14:36 AM
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Post by: Rikki Gins on February 27, 2019, 11:36:38 PM
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Ha, idiot me.  I almost mistook a D for that Y.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on February 27, 2019, 11:47:19 PM
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Ha, idiot me.  I almost mistook a D for that Y.

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I was thinking it was the Pork Lodge LOL
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: 26 horses on February 28, 2019, 08:06:07 AM
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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on February 28, 2019, 06:45:43 PM
That's gotta be on Route 66
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on February 28, 2019, 11:37:26 PM
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Now here is a classic example of how I can misread a postcard when my glasses are dirty.  At first, I thought I was looking at a bizarre  postcard showing a group of Mexican Federales lining a drug gang up against a border wall, for arrest or execution.  Thankfully, after cleaning my glasses, I saw that it was a Tom Sawyer fence painting contest in Hannibal, Missouri.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: 26 horses on March 01, 2019, 08:52:40 AM
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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on March 01, 2019, 02:35:45 PM
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This postcard was part of an auction but I didn't bid on it.  It shows the Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz, California.   https://ellgab.com/index.php?action=post;topic=91.870;last_msg=163231

A similar sight exists outside of Gold Hill, Oregon, and it is called The House of Mystery.   http://oregonvortex.com/
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on March 01, 2019, 07:05:29 PM
'Motoring''.  I have no idea what the message on the back says

Anyone know what kind of car that is?


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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on March 01, 2019, 07:08:34 PM
This postcard...

Hey Rik, I plan on going to the Oakland Museum's annual White Elephant Sale tomorrow.  I'll keep an eye out for postcard collections..
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on March 01, 2019, 07:30:10 PM
Hey Rik, I plan on going to the Oakland Museum's annual White Elephant Sale tomorrow.  I'll keep an eye out for postcard collections..

Oh great!  I hope you find something.  I went to an estate sale a couple weeks back and there were boxfuls of postcards in one room.  Trouble was, they were like new postcards and none of them were used.  I found some boxes of old postcards in another room but there was an irritating old man who had perched himself in front of them and he wouldn't budge for nothing in letting other people look at them.  I grabbed some anyway and from what I could tell, the sellers wanted five bucks a piece for them.  Too much.  No sale.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: 26 horses on March 02, 2019, 08:23:03 AM
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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on March 02, 2019, 06:29:39 PM
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Nice.  I can almost smell the grease in that service bay.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on March 02, 2019, 06:39:42 PM
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This colorful postcard shows Grant's Tomb in New York.  It is up for bid on an eBay auction but I'm not bidding on it.  It reminds me of Groucho Marx's television quiz show, You Bet Your Life.  If the contestants didn't win any money, Groucho would give them ten dollars if they knew the answer to "Who is buried in Grant's tomb?"  He would give them the ten dollars if they answered Grant, but technically Grant wasn't "buried" in the tomb.  His body is just lying inside of it.   
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on March 02, 2019, 06:42:19 PM
Nice.  I can almost smell the grease in that service bay.

That card reminded me of a gas station back home.  Seems like it is gone now.

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: GravitySucks on March 02, 2019, 06:45:50 PM
That card reminded me of a gas station back home.  Seems like it is gone now.

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That looks a lot like the building style my father had his used car business in in the late ‘60s in Bloomingdale, Illinois. Blocks from where Dave Schrader grew up.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on March 02, 2019, 06:48:06 PM
That looks a lot like the building style my father had his used car business in in the late ‘60s in Bloomingdale, Illinois. Blocks from where Dave Schrader grew up.

Back when such things had a little touch of class.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on March 02, 2019, 11:08:49 PM
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bringing_Up_Father

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: 26 horses on March 03, 2019, 12:33:09 PM

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Post by: 26 horses on March 03, 2019, 12:34:11 PM
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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on March 03, 2019, 04:14:04 PM
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I've been bidding on some postcards at auction on ebay.  Doing pretty good thus far.  I'm winning about 95% of the bids I have entered.  Here is a hot postcard...so far eleven bidders are fighting it out.  They have it up to $15.00 plus.  I'll let this one go.  Too rich for my blood.  (By the way, that's a Beechcraft Aircraft, C33 (or possibly C-11, I can't quite tell) Debonair.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Walks_At_Night on March 03, 2019, 04:21:47 PM
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I've been bidding on some postcards at auction on ebay.  Doing pretty good thus far.  I'm winning about 95% of the bids I have entered.  Here is a hot postcard...so far eleven bidders are fighting it out.  They have it up to $15.00 plus.  I'll let this one go.  Too rich for my blood.  (By the way, that's a Beechcraft Aircraft, C33 (or possibly C-11, I can't quite tell) Debonair.

She's a beaut Rix.   Not $15 beautiful though.....................
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on March 03, 2019, 04:28:08 PM

I've been bidding on some postcards at auction on ebay.  Doing pretty good thus far.  I'm winning about 95% of the bids I have entered.  Here is a hot postcard...so far eleven bidders are fighting it out.  They have it up to $15.00 plus.  I'll let this one go.  Too rich for my blood.  (By the way, that's a Beechcraft Aircraft, C33 (or possibly C-11, I can't quite tell) Debonair.

The camera loves red, so nice choice for whoever produced the card..
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on March 03, 2019, 05:04:31 PM
The camera loves red, so nice choice for whoever produced the card..

It certainly does.  Nice and shiny like the red candy apples that I used to eat as a kid.  That postcard sold for $15.50.  Looks like the Beechcraft Company put out the postcard themselves:
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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on March 03, 2019, 11:51:04 PM
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A cool looking place to stop and eat something but sadly it is closed.  There is still a road view, though, with the sign still up. https://www.bing.com/maps?q=oaks+motel+brooksville+florida&form=EDGNB2&mkt=en-us&httpsmsn=1&refig=7c314fafa3a741e2ef943a8314ebd2cd&sp=1&ghc=1&qs=AS&pq=oaks+motel%2C+brooksville%2C+florida&sc=2-32&cvid=7c314fafa3a741e2ef943a8314ebd2cd&cc=US&setlang=en-US  (If you go there, click on the street view and click to the right three or four times.)

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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: 26 horses on March 04, 2019, 09:17:57 AM
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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on March 05, 2019, 12:03:19 AM
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The postcard was mailed to Gracie on February 26, 1912.  From Wiki:
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After announcing that he would run against President Taft for the 1912 Republican nomination, former President Theodore Roosevelt was asked at a press conference in Boston whether he intended "to support the Republican nominee, whoever he may be" and replied that he would.  After Taft received the nomination, Roosevelt ran against him as candidate of the Progressive Party.
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: 26 horses on March 05, 2019, 09:21:53 AM
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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: 26 horses on March 05, 2019, 09:23:24 AM
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Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: Rikki Gins on March 05, 2019, 05:03:25 PM
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Actor Robert Morley posing with some royal guards.  This postcard was up for bid awhile back but I didn't bid on it. 
Title: Re: The Postcard Thread
Post by: PB on March 05, 2019, 05:42:21 PM