Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year Greetings - 1910

This New Years card has the unusual feature of a 12-month calendar stitched to it.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Blessings Bright

Postmarked 1907, this Tucks "Yuletide Series" postcard features a short poem from H.M. Burnside who wrote many children's books and poems in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

A Happy Christmas

This embossed Christmas postcard was printed in Germany and is postmarked 1907.

Santa Claus 1927

This contemporary postcard (published by Fotofolio-1980's) is of a 1927 photo of Santa Claus with mailbags of children's letters. The photo was taken in Louisville, Kentucky (photographer unknown)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Oconto, Wisconsin

The above embossed postcard seems to be a generic "Souvenir from" type that lets you fill-in-the-blank. The "Oconto, Wis." on the card is hand written.

This card of the "famous" Goodrich & Martineau Co. in Oconto, Wisconsin says on the front that the card was published by Ed Richer, Pub. I wasn't able to find any info on him. The back however says it was published by the H.G Zimmerman & Co. of Chicago. The publishers guide (http://www.metropostcard.com/metropcpublishers.html) on the Metropolitan Postcard Club of NYC website describes H.G.Z. & Co. as: 

"A publisher of poorly tinted halftone line block view-cards depicting scenes from New England to mid-West America"...Ouch!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

Bible Institute of Los Angeles

The Bible Institute of Los Angeles (now Biola University) was founded in 1908 by Lyman Stewart, president of the Union Oil Company. The building shown was demolished in 1989.

The back of the card is printed with an invitation to a lecture by Dr. A.C. Dixon. Dr. Dixon was a noted Baptist pastor, Bible expositor and evangelist popular during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Tacoma Avenue Auction House - Washington State

The back of the card identifies the auctioneer as Fred Hofstettler who I found was the President and owner of Tacoma Ave. Auction House. The stamp box puts the date anywhere from 1924-1949.