Tag Archives: 1933

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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Museum of Science and Industry

When I was in Chicago in the beginning of the month I went to Jackson Park for the first time. I went to do a free walking tour of the grounds of the 1893 Columbian Exposition given by¬†Friends of the … Continue reading

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Sky Ride Article

Back in February of 2011 I did a post on a message about seeing Amos and Andy at the Chicago World’s Fair. But here is the most recent article I did for my postcard club’s newsletter (sorry if you have … Continue reading

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Newest Japanese Painted Postcards

Since my last post on Hand Painted Japanese Postcards, I have acquired two more. I really love the coloring on this one. It was postmarked in Japan in what looks like 1926. I love the waterfall in this one. This … Continue reading

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World’s Fair Exhibit: Electrical Building

The Electrical Building is, architecturally, my favorite building of the Chicago World’s Fair, because I love the bas-relief panels. The building was semi-circular and connected to the Radio and Communication building. Twenty companies were on display in the great hall, … Continue reading

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World’s Fair Exhibit: Belgian Village

The Belgian Village at the Chicago World’s Fair consisted of 30 buildings that were exact reproductions of buildings found in Brussels or Antwerp, and even the same stone and brick pavements. The exhibit was also known as Picturesque Belgium. This … Continue reading

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World’s Fair Exhibit: Sinclair’s Dinosaurs

“The Dinosaur Exhibit built by the Sinclair Refining Company at the 1933-34 World’s Fair in Chicago is the first attempt to recreate out-of-doors a portion of the earth’s surface and animal life as they existed 100 million years ago. Brontosaurus … Continue reading

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