Tag Archives: 1908

Princess Theater, Chicago

The Princess Theater in Chicago had its grand opening on June 1, 1908. “A Stubborn Cinderella,” with the great actor John Barrymore, was the opening show. In the theater one could find new scenery, flowers, and pretty women in costumes … Continue reading

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Happy for Family Photo

What I love about the card below is the three different facial expressions of the children. The boy on the right makes the card, it looks like he’s thinking “I’m too cool for this.” The girl in the middle looks … Continue reading

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One of F. Earl Christy’s many college series features a man and woman with a school banner. The only card I have from this series is Columbia, but I have also seen online University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Harvard, Princeton, and … Continue reading

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Bradner Smith & Co.

This postcard from 1908 shows a delivery wagon from Bradner Smith & Co. The company is still in existence today, the below excerpt is from their LinkedIn page: “Bradner Smith & Company is a leading provider of graphic papers, serving … Continue reading

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Jollies and Follies

An early series done by Dwig is his Jollies and Follies set, published by Tuck. The cards are all weather related, and feature Dwig’s beauties on moons, suns, stars, or a globe. “Cloudy and threatening, but it may pass over” … Continue reading

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Dwig Pipe Dreams- Summer Days

Dwig’s “Pipe Dreams” series published by Raphael Tuck & Sons is a similar art style to his Facts and Fancies series. It doesn’t look like a typical Dwig. This is series no. 122 and there are a total of 6 … Continue reading

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Savannah Pansy Girl

This PCK pansy girl card shows multi-views of Savannah, Georgia. Savannah was the first city in Georgia, which was founded in 1733 as America’s 13th colony. The views starting with the upper right petal and going clockwise are┬áBull Street from … Continue reading

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Senegalese Village

This postcard is of the Senegalese Village at the Franco-British Exhibition in London in 1908. It was published by Valentine & Sons. The sender wrote on the back above “Official Franco-British Exhibition” that 12 cards were sent- maybe 12 cards … Continue reading

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Excelsior Stove

This is an advertising postcard that was mailed in 1908 showing a stove from Excelsior Stove & Manufacturing Company, based in Quincy, Illinois. Excelsior also had branches in Oklahoma City, St. Paul, and Paris, Texas. Their policy in a booklet … Continue reading

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National Santa Claus- England

In the first blog post I ever did I showed my Ireland National Santa Claus. The National Santa Claus Series is published by Ullman, and done by Charles Twelvetrees. As I mentioned before, there are 6 cards in the series. … Continue reading

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