Tag: Polio epidemic 1950

  • 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

George Miller


This bio-sketch of Edward Herbener is typical of dozens, maybe hundreds of local photographers who documented their town’s places of interest. History would be incomplete without their work products. Real photos and printed cards of “Landscape, Buildings, Animals, etc.,,” as he promised in his ads have been forever collectible.

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