Tag Archives: New Jersey

Ocean City Zoo

I was on the boardwalk in Ocean City a few weekends ago, and there is actually a collectibles store there amongst all the souvenir stores. The first postcard in the boxes I looked at was this one- a real photo … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Red Cross Shoes First Loves

“First Loves for the Season Perfectly Gorgeous, Perfect Fitting RED CROSS SHOES.” The Red Cross Shoes advertising card below was mailed March 29, 1939 from Woodbury, New Jersey for the C.W. Pierson store at 35 South Broad Street. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Book Review: Atlantic City 1854-1954: An Illustrated History

Of all the books I have reviewed thus far on my blog, this book might be in last place. I purchased¬†Atlantic City 1854-1954: An Illustrated History¬†by Fred and Susan Miller down the shore last summer since I like some Atlantic … Continue reading

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Try Flinging Yarn Out the Window

One of the many old Halloween superstitions is shown on this card, by artist HBG. “On Hallowe’en your ball of yarn from out the window fling, and he who is to be your fate will come to wind the string!” … Continue reading

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Friendship Firehouse, Woodbury, NJ

It is not surprising that a Woodbury postcard would be in Amelia’s collection, since she lived in Woodbury. This card shows the Friendship Fire House, which still stands today. Woodbury was incorporated as a city in 1854, and has been … Continue reading

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Amelia Ayles

Amelia Ayles was the owner of the postcards I found at my grandmom’s. She was my grandfather’s mom, on my mom’s side. She was an English teacher, and emphasized education for all 8 of her children. 3 sons became attorneys, … Continue reading

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