Tag Archives: V.O. Hammon

Summer Furniture

Let’s forget about the impending snowstorm this weekend and stroll through an aisle in the Summer Furniture Exhibit at Marshall Field & Co. It’s a never-ending row of white and green wicker furniture. I especially like the columns of ladies … Continue reading

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Curt Teich Postcard Archives

The Curt Teich Postcard ArchivesĀ are a valuable resource if you collect any Curt Teich series, V.O. Hammon cards, or even Century of Progress postcards. They have over 5,000 V.O. Hammon postcards, 3,000 Century of Progress postcards, over 100,000 Curt Teich … Continue reading

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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

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Promenade in Floral Garden, Garfield Park, Chicago

The above card is my favorite V.O. Hammon card. It shows the promenade in the floral garden of Garfield Park. It’s my favorite because I like the flowers, and this is also an advertising card for the Chicago Rubber Company. … Continue reading

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Lincoln Park Zoo Animals

Some of the Chicago cards published by V.O. Hammon were animals at the Lincoln Park Zoo. A few of these cards show people in the background and they all look like they’re out of a photograph! An elephant bathing. The … Continue reading

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University of Chicago

The University of Chicago was founded in 1890 by the American Baptist Education Society with help from John D. Rockefeller and land from Marshall Field. Haskell Oriental Museum, University of Chicago. Postmarked 1917. Description on back reads: “The University of … Continue reading

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Postcard Message in Praise of Chicago- Pretty Parks and Buildings

This message on the back of this postcard of Chicago’s City Hall and Court House reads: “Dear Friend, I arrived safe and think Chicago a very nice city. The parks and buildings are very pretty. I was on the seven … Continue reading

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