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.
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.”
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.
[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,”…
[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…
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,…
[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…
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!