July 26, 2021

Year: 2021

Postcards and Coronavirus

Clarissa Ferraris

Postcards and Coronavirus

Postcards have always reflected the events of the times. Initially, they were the essential images for small accidents and large events alike. There was no TV or social media in the early 1900s to supply images of what happened. In addition, many artists have used

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Learn Today, Earn Tomorrow! – Advertising Postcards from American Business Colleges

Kyle Jolliffe

Learn Today, Earn Tomorrow!

Advertising Postcards from American Business Colleges

By the early twentieth century proprietary business colleges were fixtures in many American cities, located in three or four storey office buildings or in converted mansions. They trained students for work in the changing world of American business,

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The Here & There of Cricket

Editor’s Staff

The Here & There of Cricket

Here, in America for longer than anyone reading this can remember, cricket has been (and still is) an insect. Crickets are related to grasshoppers and the entomologists (those whose scientific research is centered on insects) have found more than nine-hundred varieties.  

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The Lilac Domino

Editor’s Staff

The Lilac Domino

A Domino Mask

From London to Laramie or from Athens to Atlantic City, if you lived and liked theater in the second decade of the 20th century you knew about and saw the operetta The Lilac Domino.

This three-act operetta by Charles Cuvillier premiered

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Nights in Harlem

Hy Mariampolski

Nights in Harlem

In the years following World War I, Harlem an area stretching from the North of Central Park to the curving shore of the Harlem River, became New York’s preeminent African American Community. It had some special areas like “Sugar Hill” north of City College, “Striver’s

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Quilts from America’s Corners

Marie Hahn

Quilts from America’s Corners

Even when dispirited by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and those it employs, long distance travelers in the 21st century have a much easier experience when compared to the effort, expense, and time it took in 1811. Egad, you ask, why 1811? I’ll tell

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My Favorite Haunted Hotels

Edith Romaine

My Favorite Haunted Hotels

Long before I could read, I was scared. I have not one speck of memory that explains why I was scared, but when I was scared as a youngster I wanted to know why. Fright did not happen regularly, but when it did, I

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Happy Birthday

Editor’s Staff

Happy Birthday

What is a birthday? It is safe to say, it is an annual, personal celebration of an event none of us remember. There is no other day in a year when we do such a thing. On our birthdays many of us expect a present. Or

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The Story of Coleman’s Frog as told by Gary and Peggy

Ray Hahn

The Story of Coleman’s Frog

as told by Gary and Peggy

Think. Try to recall something you know that weighs 42 pounds.

Maybe, your four-year old grandson. Or ten and a half bags of sugar.

Or, Coleman’s Frog?

Did you ask, “What is Coleman’s Frog?” I thought you

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Collecting on a Shoestring – In the 25¢ Boxes

Bob Toal

Collecting on a Shoestring

In the 25¢ Boxes

I am optimistic about the re-opening of postcard shows in 2021.

I offer a shopping idea, as food for thought, when you get back to those show boxes. Why not try something new that may be interesting and educational?  Shop

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