Tag: Flu 1918

  • The Lost Summer with Sandra Cobb

    The Lost Summer with Sandra Cobb


    In the early spring of 1950 signs like this one started to appear in the front windows or on the front doors of homes across America. This one from Connecticut and ones like it appeared as warnings that a quarantine was in affect designed to prevent the spread of polio. Postcard History’s guest contributor, Sandy…

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Past Article

Ray Hahn


Leap Years have been part of our calendar for centuries, but the traditions associated with February 29 are much newer. Based on a legend centered on Saint Bridget and Saint Patrick, the Irish were the first to take-up the idea of Bachelor’s Day or as many call it,Ladies’ Privilege Day.

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