September 19, 2021

Category: Articles

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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One and One and One is Three

Bob Teevan

One and One and One is Three

You may not believe it, but a bit of thought goes into my posts, although, nowhere near as much thought as may go into the design and publishing of postcards.

The card above is an example. It is one published in

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A Postcard Essay

A Postcard Essay

featuring
Girls, Sisters, Mothers, Aunts, Nieces,
Grandmothers, Granddaughters:
Their Times of Life!

In Spring
Young Miss
In Love
Saying, Yes!
Finally alone.
Motherhood
In Summer
At Odds
By his grave
Lessons from Grams

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A challenge: Leave a comment (less than 100 words, please) about

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The Brookville Hotel

Ray Hahn

The Brookville Hotel

In central Kansas, where the wind whips across the plains, there is a village named Brookville. It is so close to being halfway between Salina and Ellsworth that mentioning the difference would be silly. There is no brook in Brookville, but there is a railroad

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A House on Hancock Street

A House on Hancock Street

Have you ever looked through a box of unsorted postcards and found several addressed to the same person in the same handwriting? This is the exact way the cards featured here were found. So many questions come to mind and a real life “Who?,” “When?,”

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Crenels In America

Nathaniel Dancer

Crenels In America

During the years of renaissance living, England was beset with property law that demanded as much skill as a modern-day real estate lawyer. One of the most egregious of the laws was the control, by the King, of your ability or desire to “crenellate” your

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Charles Charlesworth

Editor's Staff

Charles Charlesworth

ATTENTION All Readers
The postcard below that suggested this Postcard History lesson is a
Curteich natural color chrome. Its production number is 9DK-698 (1969).
The following was prepared using information found at the
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
website and newspaper accounts.
Please –

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Peppermint Lounge: Twistin’ the Night Away

Hy Mariampolski

Peppermint Lounge:
Twistin’ the Night Away

Tucked away in a non-descript corner of the Times Square hotel and entertainment district, is not much of a bar that is too dark and narrow to appeal to patrons beyond the few gays that used it for furtive meetings. In 1962,

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