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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #840 on: February 20, 2019, 05:33:14 PM »
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« Reply #841 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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« Reply #842 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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« Reply #843 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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« Reply #844 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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« Reply #845 on: February 21, 2019, 08:59:05 AM »
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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #846 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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« Reply #847 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?
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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #848 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.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #849 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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« Reply #850 on: February 22, 2019, 09:38:52 AM »
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« Reply #851 on: February 22, 2019, 09:40:08 AM »
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« Reply #852 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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