Author: Ray Hahn

  • Lewis H. “Dude” Larsen

    Lewis H. “Dude” Larsen

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    Cowboy art and artists mesmerized the tourists of the mid-20th century. Wild west shows were the rage and souvenirs of travel west of the Mississippi River have become the rage in antique shops and malls. L. H. Larsen postcards are easy to find and inexpensive. Join the fun; search for Dude Larsen postcards.

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  • Meet the Lady Known as “La Belle”

    Meet the Lady Known as “La Belle”

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    The early 20th century was an era when young women who were willing to flaunt their private “attributes” could win the affection of many men the likes of whom could be stable-boys to kings. Caroline Otéro was one such lady. Men loved her; women were jealous. Meet the women known as “La Belle.”

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  • Dravo Corporation and the US Navy

    Dravo Corporation and the US Navy

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    The Delaware Valley’s second city, Wilmington, Delaware, was the home of the Dravo Corporation. At a time when the country needed ships, Dravo built eight vessels that helped win World War II. Learn their histories from these thumb-nail bios.

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  • Bookmark Postcards

    Bookmark Postcards

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    [elementor-template id=”3378″] Bookmark Postcards Recently a collection of eight Reutlinger (the well-known publisher in Paris) postcards came to my attention.  I have seen bookmark size cards often, but these interested me because seven of the eight appear to be addressed by the same hand to Mademoiselles at addresses in the Cher Department, a French “region,”…

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  • A Memoir of a Listener

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    [elementor-template id=”3378″] A Memoir of a Listener Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich’s exceptional career was launched in 1926 with the premiereof his first symphony – his graduation piece. He quickly established himself at the forefront of young Soviet composers. In the years since, his music has been a major component in every symphony orchestra’s repertoire – classical…

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  • Myra Hess

    Myra Hess

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    In wartime strange things happen. As bombs fell on London, musicians the likes of Myra Hess and dozens of others performed concerts in the empty National Gallery for audiences seldom seen in London’s concert halls.

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  • Two Rhode Island Postcards

    Two Rhode Island Postcards

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    On a week-end trip to New England, we stayed in a lovely B&B along a beautiful inlet of Narragansett Bay, In an antique shop nearby these two cards called to me. I know you will enjoy them, too!

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  • Frank Furness, Philadelphian

    Frank Furness, Philadelphian

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    Walking into a building for the first time seldom prompts the question, who was the architect? Names like Wright, van der Rohe, Gropius, Pei and Fuller come to mind, but Furness? – not so much. Frank Furness isn’t well known beyond his home town of Philadelphia, but his forty year career brought over six-hundred homes,…

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  • 1949: it was a very good year!

    1949: it was a very good year!

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    The wines of France set the standard for the world for many centuries, and today the French are still center stage in pleasing wine drinker around the world. Go get a glass of hardy red and enjoy this story of the 1949 Pommard.

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  • The Cayuga County Totem Tree

    The Cayuga County Totem Tree

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    [elementor-template id=”3378″] The Cayuga County Totem Tree FYI: Cayuga County, NY, is the center-most of the three counties that form New York State’s Finger Lake Region. Some of New York’s finest vineyards are in Cayuga County where wines are made that have won awards worldwide. This postcard truly tells its own story from the caption…

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Past Article

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Who is to say how the December holidays should be celebrated? In countries where Christianity is practiced, traditions vary and that is the variety that spices life! Santa Claus, families at holiday dinners, gifts, and caroling go hand-in-hand. Enjoy!

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