I found a collection of postcards at my grandmother’s house in September 2008. She had passed away and as we were cleaning out the house, I was walking from the basement over to the stairs. There on a cabinet was a little green and white box. Curious, I picked it up and discovered unused Halloween cards, Watermelon Jake, and a Winsch santa, among other cards. All were my great grandmom’s.
Since then, I have started my own collection, consisting of over 4,000 postcards comprised of artist signed (Clapsaddle, Dwig, Twelvetrees), Chicago, and cards mailed by servicemen during World War II. My love of Chicago World’s Fair 1933 postcards has led me to collecting souvenirs from the fair, and I especially love Official World’s Fair Weekly magazines.