Tag Archives: Pennsylvania

20 Mile Run

“Dear Ruth;- I received your card. I practice in the gymnasium five times each week. I go over into West Chicago about a 20 mile run on the elevated R.R., and take a spinal adjustment each day, except Sunday. I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Messages | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

South Sterling, Pennsylvania

This real photo postcard of Brook Side in South Sterling Pennsylvania is from Amelia’s collection, and there were two of them. One of them is unused and the other postally used in 1909 with a message that says “This is … Continue reading

Posted in Amelia Ayles | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Excuse the Pencil

“Am writing this in station while waiting for train so you will excuse pencil. Joe.” Sent to Amelia Ayles when she still lived in Philadelphia. I guess it was not as proper or upscale to write postcard messages in pencil … Continue reading

Posted in Amelia Ayles | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Cute Postcard Messages- Renwick Gormley

Last year I found on eBay someone was selling Clapsaddle cards that were not listed as being Clapsaddle. Not only did I want thembecause they were Clapsaddle, but all of the cards were addressed to a boy name Renwick Gormley … Continue reading

Posted in Ellen Clapsaddle, Messages | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Amelia Ayles | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Cute Postcard Message

In keeping with the Valentine’s Day theme from the last post, pictured here is a cute “message” on the back of a Clapsaddle Valentine’s Day card. I think this is the only card I have that has a picture on … Continue reading

Posted in Ellen Clapsaddle, Messages | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Lucky Birthstone

This series is published by Adelbert Kohn of Philadelphia, PA, copyright 1907. The June card is my favorite. Each card in the series is an embossed horseshoe with the name of the month, the month’s birthstone, and a poem. Both … Continue reading

Posted in Days and Months | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment