November 25, 2021

Author: Ray Hahn

Yellowstone National Park Postcards

Ray Hahn

Yellowstone National Park Postcards

At a postcard club meeting about five years ago, one member brought a friend along and introduced him to the group. His first words were, “I’m not a postcard collector.” He went on to tell us he had recently helped a friend empty a

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Welcome to the Old Dominion

Ray Hahn

Welcome to the Old Dominion

Richmond, Virginia, is among the oldest cities in America, but it is a city in crisis. It is a mainstream city in a lover’s quarrel with itself. It wants to be a citadel of American history and has every right to such a

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A Chautauqua Symphony Concert

Ray Hahn

A Chautauqua Symphony Concert

Chautauqua is a Native American word that is fun to say; especially when you know what it means. The etymology of the word is from the Iroquois and a literal translation is impossible but we come close in English when we say, “a bag

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A Fifth Sunday Special – another look at three odd postcards

Ray Hahn

A Fifth Sunday Special

another look at three odd postcards

Editors are teachers; they help you learn. In our world it is the learning that counts, not how a fact becomes knowledge. For example, who taught you 1 + 1 = 2? You don’t know, do you?

Charles

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The Indian – One Man’s Tribute

Ray Hahn

The Indian

One Man’s Tribute

Eighty years ago, last month, in Junction City, Kansas, U.S. Army Private Thomas P. Fazio mailed this Curt Teich linen postcard to his friend in Georgetown, Illinois. His message was heart-felt and amusing:

Sun. Sept 21, 1941
Dear Friend:
      Hello, how is every
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Henry B. Wimbush

Ray Hahn

Henry B. Wimbush

One wonderful aspect of postcard collecting are the friendships that develop because of your collecting choices. In the years since I bought my first collectible postcard at an antique shop in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, I have met many collectors with whom I have discussed

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Bob Petley


You may not recognize his face, but if you are a collector and have ever looked through a pile of comic postcards, you will certainly know this man’s name. You have seen his signature and you most likely have several of his cards in your collection. He is Robert Teeple

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There are no official A & P postcards!

There are no official A & P postcards!

The title here is quite harsh or bleak and bitter. It may be or may not be. Read on and help make a decision. Is this title True or False?

Quite often it is something learned from a postcard that is a

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Lester Ralph

Ray Hahn

Lester Ralph

Imagine, your father is Julian Ralph, a European correspondent for several American newspapers, and your mother is Isabelle Mount, a daughter of a prominent Red Bank, New Jersey family that came to fame as the largest Ford Motor Company authorized sales agency in New Jersey, might

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Herschel Logan and the Brookville Hotel: the Rest of the Story

Herschel Logan
and the Brookville Hotel:
the Rest of the Story

Previously on Postcard History . . . at the end of an article about the Old Central Hotel in Brookville, Kansas, your editor wrote:

I am mesmerized by this piece of art; the proportion is perfect, the line is

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