Tag Archives: V.O. Hammon
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
The Curt Teich Postcard Archives 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
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
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
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
This undivided back postcard published by V.O. Hammon has fancy loopy handwriting. It was postmarked in 1906, and sent to Agnes Pederson. The sender wrote a message on the bottom of the front of the card in another language.
“Marshall Field & Company traces its antecedents to a dry goods store opened at 137 Lake Street in Chicago in 1852 by Potter Palmer, eponymously named P. Palmer & Co.. Four years later, in 1856, 21-year-old Marshall Field moved to Chicago from Pittsfield, Massachusetts, finding … Continue reading