Category Archives: Chicago

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 … Continue reading

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Cy De Vry

It’s finally here, my post about Cy De Vry that’s been in the queue for months. There is a very common card published by V.O. Hammon (pulling the image from CardCow below since I don’t own it for some reason) … Continue reading

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Boston Oyster House

One of my favorite food groups are oysters. My postcard friend, Jim, collects cards of the oyster industry in New Jersey. While I don’t have any of those super cool and probably super expensive cards, I just bought the card … Continue reading

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Art Institute of Chicago Hold to Light

This is a Koehler hold to light postcard of the Art Institute of Chicago. It is interesting because the moon isn’t yellow, and the windows aren’t either. Usually on these cards the sun or moon will be yellow and the … Continue reading

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Majestic Theater Building

There are many Chicago buildings or locations I post about that are no longer in existence. But the Majestic Theater Building still stands in Chicago, albeit under a different name. The theater was opened in 1906 and became the tallest … Continue reading

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Kenwood Club

The idea of the Kenwood Club arose in 1883 when several men from Kenwood wanted a “social and family club” in their area. In June of 1884, after the group was established for a few months, the club took hold in … Continue reading

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Blackstone Barber Shop

As mentioned in my Back from Chicago post previously, below is the postcard of the Barber Shop in the Blackstone that I thought was lost forever in the mail. Below it is a picture of the Barber Shop that I … Continue reading

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