Indian Motorcycle Dog Card

My real photo cards of dogs with people are divided into multiple subcategories, one of which is dogs with bikes. Something caught this dog’s attention further away in the field, but I liked the card below because not only is the younger boy on a bike, a man and a woman are in an Indian motorcycle with a sidecar. Plus, their shirts are also Indian motorcycle shirts. Looks like a crew that you wouldn’t want to mess with. 🙂

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Postcarding Update

Long time no see! Even though it has been awhile since I last posted, the postcard searching and buying has been going strong! I have been focusing on my Dwig cards lately, as I have made a checklist of all his series and I am working through completing it. Life has been busy with work, going to grad school, travel, and getting ready to move, but rest assured, more posts will begin soon!

To hold you over, below are two cards from This is a series I stumbled upon in one of my saved searches on eBay, but I don’t own any right now. They are part of the “Window Garden Series” from Tuck, and there is also a “Window Garden Series II.” These postcards were meant to be cut out and then you would have little paper pots with paper flowers in them. Keep your eyes peeled- TuckDB has the estimate for these cards at $75/each!



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Message from a Solider: P.F.C. Arthur Zellner


“Hello Hank, Hoping everything is fine. Had a chance to visit Brussels, Belgium. What a place. Everything is as modern as New York. Nite clubs and all, and just as expensive. Everytime I opened my mouth it cost me a couple of bucks. Art.”

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Garfield Park Conservatory


The Garfield Park Conservatory was built in 1908 on 4.5 acres in- guess where- Garfield Park! You can still visit there today, and I have yet to be there.

The card above was mailed to Philadelphia when the conservatory was 9 years old in 1917. It was published by Henry Heininger Co. According to MetroPostcard, the publisher’s “Fac-Simile Hand Painted Nature Views” (noted on the bottom left of the front of the card) were “of course not hand colored but reproduced hand colored work in four color lithography through the use of paper grains. These cards also have a false plate mark.” You can see the “plate mark” on this card- the rectangular ridge around the image.


This is a real photo postcard of the “Fern House Garfield Park” per the sender. It was postmarked in June 1907, almost exactly 10 years before the first card. But per the Garfield Park Conservatory website, it wasn’t built until 1908. Maybe this was a precursor to the full-blown conservatory during construction?

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Give me some beer!

This group of guys may be on their lunch break, hanging out and drinking what I assume are some cold brews. The dog is in the middle wondering where his is?!

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Too Good to be True #2

I have totally slacked over the last month! The weather stopped being nice and I started to get lazy after work.

At my club’s meeting last weekend I got a bunch of soldier’s mail cards, including the “Too Good to be True!” card below. This is one of my favorite series of WWII comics. The scene shows an ice cream/soda/hot dog truck driving through a battlefield. Out of the group of 3 guys on the upper right hand side of the card, one is drinking soda while the other two are firing. Nearby is a dog that is sniffing an empty soda bottle.



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Beach Day in February

Today it was in the mid-60s, so I drove down to the shore to Ocean City. The weather was perfect, and there were so many people down there today. I had to wait 35 minutes for Mack & Manco’s (now called Manco & Manco’s, whatever). You would have thought it was the beginning of May! A few people were in bathing suits and in the water.


Greetings from Ocean City, NJ mailed September 4, 1955 to Mrs. J . Zimmerman in Mansfield, Ohio.



I had to strategically place myself on the beach  to not get people in my photos.

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