Tag: New York

  • It’s Old Home Week!

    It’s Old Home Week!

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    Small towns in New England and the Mid-Atlantic lost population as westward migration and the lure of factory work drew young people away. Old Home Week attempted to lure them back.

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  • Punny Postcards

    Punny Postcards

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    Many postcard collectors have serious collections. They’re interested in preserving home town history, amassing and cataloging every postcard printed by a particular publisher or studying the changes in technology over time. But sometimes, postcards are just plain fun!

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  • Sarah Bishop

    Sarah Bishop

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    One of the “Strangest” Postcards Ever! The postcard here is truly unique. A guess would date the card from the 1930s. It tells the story of Sarah Bishop of North Salem, New York. (North Salem and South Salem, New York are in the Taconic Valley, near the boundary line with the state of Connecticut.) Together…

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  • Who Killed Stanny White?

    Who Killed Stanny White?

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    The authors at Postcard History write with a keen sense of purpose. They draw on their knowledge and along the way to publication they pluck at our senses for reactions. In this article, you may see the joyous achievements, hear the pistol-shot, smell the gun-powder, then wait for the gavel to fall. Stanford White, his…

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  • News Travels Fast…Sharing the Morning News via Postcards

    News Travels Fast…Sharing the Morning News via Postcards

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    When the week began many of us did not know of Stanford White, and we had no idea that he was murdered. Time makes it easy to forget such events, even if you had ever heard his name. Today our contributor shows and tells the rest of the story.

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Past Article

Carol Mobley

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Coffee-makers, blenders, mixers, can-openers, toasters, juicers, ranges and refrigerators. How could we live without these appliances? We could, but life has been so easy since electricity came into America’s kitchens. Nearly a century ago, Westinghouse Electric boasted that “electricity makes women free.” It does a great deal for men, too!

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