May 9, 2022

Author: Ray Hahn

The Search for Agnes Richardson

The Search for Agnes Richardson

At an unremembered postcard show, some years ago, a set of ten-postcards entitled the “Celesque Series” was found among a handful of cards in an artist signed grouping. The images were of professional quality and were obviously meant to be sold as a set. Although

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Finding Those Dam Cards – The Story of a Search

Finding Those Dam Cards

The Story of a Search

The phone rang early Sunday morning, the day after a Pennsylvania postcard show at which three new acquaintances were made. It was 8:22. Okay, thinking better about scolding whomever it may be for calling in the “middle-of-the-night.” We are not early

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A Letter from Your Editor

A Letter from Your Editor

Dear Readers,

March 15, 2021. It is unlikely that you have a specific memory of that day. If you do remember thirteen months ago, you recall that most of the country was locked-down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and we were on the edges of

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Opening Lines

Ray Hahn

Opening Lines

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season

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United States Landmarks – Quiz Two

United States Landmarks
Quiz Two

Welcome to the Postcard History
United States Landmarks Quiz
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This is the second in a series of five quizzes. Each quiz will include ten challenges. There will be fifty challenges (questions). If you answer the

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Charles Crombie, Cartoonist – The Rules of Golf Postcards

Ray Hahn

Charles Crombie, Cartoonist

The Rules of Golf Postcards

To name but a few, in the golden era of postcards with golf or golfing themes there were four cartoonists who did series of cards for Raphael Tuck & Sons or Valentine. Fred Buchanan, Lance Thackeray, and Bert Thomas worked

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The Common States of Nudity – a Gallery of Beauty, Humor, Joy, and Love

The Common States of Nudity

a Gallery of Beauty, Humor, Joy, and Love

BE ADVISED: Even in our world of postcards there are elements that may be offensive to some readers. The following article may have content (in the text or the illustrations) that some readers may find objectionable. If

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Jamestown’s First Cow

Ray Hahn

Jamestown’s First Cow

Postcard History Online Magazine became aware of Jesse Webster Foster when an album of postcards was presented to us by J. A. Lawson, a Virginia postcard dealer. John had promised a friend and client that he would learn about Mr. Foster and in turn, John

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Good Jokes from PUNCH – Do They Have a Punch?

Ray Hahn

Good Jokes from PUNCH

Do They Have a Punch?

After the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, our British cousins and we Americans have lived within the boundaries of two centuries with much in common. To that end, George Bernard Shaw once mused that we were two

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Postcard Advertising – National Union Radio Tubes

Ray Hahn

Postcard Advertising

National Union Radio Tubes

If you are aware of names the likes of R. E. (Ralph Emerson) Myers, Elmer Tiling Cunningham, and Lee De Forest, you are very well versed in the history of radio. Each was an electronic engineer who specialized in all aspects of

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