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Friday, April 22, 2011

A JOYOUS EASTER ~ VINTAGE POSTCARD EARLY 1900's To Emil Batt from Orando Gregg

Hope that you all are having a great Easter weekend. Here is a pretty vintage postcard from the early 1900's.
A Joyous Easter is the heading. Features an adorable child reading a cook book on how to cook Egg while four adorable little bunnies hold their colored eggs.

Post card is not stamped or dated but is addressed to Master Emil Batt from Orando Gregg.
There is no address so this does not tell me where they were living at this time period.
Dear Emil
I hope you had a
happy Easter and I hope
you are better
I hope you going to be
home before we move
We are going to move

on grandpa's place a
week from Saturday
postcard was printed in Germany

Thanks for stopping by.. hope that you have enjoyed my vintage Easter postcard.. Grace

Friday, March 25, 2011

Friendship Friday ~ 1905 Bremerton Washington Street View

I love old post cards of town views. They can be a great asset to family genealogy files.

My family was not here in 1905 but I could not resist picking it up to resell.
This post card is of Pacific Avenue in Bremerton, Washington.
Postmarked Sept 29 1905 Bremerton Washington and mailed to Miss Mabel Tucker of Del Norte Colorado.
Written on the front is Puget Sound very good? Bremerton Wash 9/29/05 We have ? dock for repairs. What is written next is hard to make out for sure. Ends with regards from ?
I love the view of the street. On the right side is a barber pole. The building next to the barber pole has an awning and above is a sign that looks like ?ardshey? book store. If you look with a magnifying glass you can see a woman starting to cross the street and gentlemen in the street and what looks like buggies.
I found this information about Bremerton at Wikipedia. Here is a little information around the time the post card was mailed.
Bremerton was platted by German immigrant-turned-Seattle entrepreneur William Bremer in 1891. Three years earlier, a U.S. Navy commission determined that Point Turner, between the protected waters of Sinclair and Dyes inlets, would be the best site in the Pacific Northwest on which to establish a shipyard. Recognizing the large number of workers such a facility would employ, Bremer and his business partner and brother-in-law, Henry Hensel, purchased the undeveloped land near Point Turner at the inflated price of $200 per acre. In April 1891, Bremer arranged for the sale of 190 acres (0.77 km2) to the Navy at $50 per acre. This land became part of the initial footprint of the Puget Sound Navy Yard.

Bremerton was officially incorporated on October 15, 1901 with Alvyn Croxton serving as the city's first mayor. Progress in the new city soon faced a major crisis, as Navy Secretary Charles Darling moved all repair work to the Mare Island Navy Yard in California in November 1902. Darling cited reports from commanders that the Bremerton waterfront was rife with prostitution, opium houses and frequent strongarmed robberies of sailors. Politics were probably also at play, as local newspapers reported that the city's incorporation left the shipyard essentially landlocked without room to expand. A dispute ensued between Mayor Croxton, who wanted to shutter all saloons in Bremerton, and three members of the city council, who attempted to block his efforts. Croxton eventually won out and the council voted to revoke all liquor licenses in June 1904. With the ban, Darling reestablished the navy yard as a port of call. Saloons had begun to return to business within two years, however.

In 1908, the city library and Union High School were established to serve the educational needs of the 2,993 residents recorded in the 1910 U.S. Census. During World War I, submarine construction and the addition of a third drydock caused the shipyard's workforce to balloon to over 4,000 employees. Growth due to the war effort and the 1918 annexation of the city of Manette, east of Bremerton on the Port Washington Narrows, can be seen in the 1920 census, which reported a population of 8,918. Bremerton absorbed Charleston, its neighboring city to the south in 1927. Population reached 10,170 in 1930.
For more information click on the link.
Thanks for stopping by to visit me on Friendship Friday. Have a wonderful weekend. Grace

Friday, March 18, 2011


Here is another great vintage post card. This one is dated 1923 and sent to Kansas and to the Foster family. It was mailed from Powderly Texas. No message written which is sad. We do not know who it came from.

I love the guy sitting and scratching his head. Message is
" I like you so darn much, I can't get my mind off it!
Note the messy desk, it is as messy as mine.
Thanks for stopping by... hope that you will take a moment to look around at my other postcards... Grace

Thursday, March 10, 2011

VINTAGE POSTCARD Down Town Chicago 1950's Vintage Thingies Thursday

Today's vintage postcard is of Chicago again. This one is probably from the early 1950's judging by the cars.

This one is of down town Chicago. Looking north on State Street toward intersection of Washington and Randolph streets.

Post card states that here are the two busiest corners of America's second largest city.
I love old post cards they can be great additions to family history. One of my ancestors lived in Chicago back in the 1890's but only stayed a few years. I have visited only once but hope to make it back again some day.
I will be sharing this over at vintage thingies thursday
Thanks for stopping by... hope to see you again here soon... Grace

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hotel Sherman Chicago Illinois 1943 Vintage Postcard

Today's vintage post card is of the Hotel Sherman in Chicago Illinois and is postmarked 1943.
The Sherman is undoubtedly one of the most famed hotels in the United States. Located in Chicago's Loop. It has 1,700 rooms.
Look at the great cars and even a vintage bus parked in front of the hotel. I love these old hotel postcards.

Addressed to Mr and Mrs Thompson of Long Beach, California
written is
Dear Mother and Dad
I'm in Chicago at my first and
only change to Tampa
Things are going fine so don't worry.
I'll be see you in two or three weeks
I love you both
love Bonnie

Sure hope Bonnie had a good time in Tampa.
Thanks for stopping by.. Grace

Monday, February 28, 2011

WASHINGTON DUKE HOTEL Durham North Carolinia 1949

I love postcards of old hotels. They stood high in the sky and seemed so elegant.
This postcard is of the Washington Duke Hotel in Durham, North Carolina.
Note the great vintage automobiles in front of the hotel.
The back of the postcard is 1949 and is addressed to the Foster family of Newton Kansas from A.J. and Opal.
Hello folks,
the weather here has been so warm
we don't even have any heat.
have had lots of rain.
Guess we will be leaving soon
We are going back through Texas.

To see another post card from North Carolina go here or other postcards that once belonged to the Foster family. Sadly they got separated from the family members.
Thanks for stopping by to view my hotel post card from North Carolina

Monday, February 14, 2011

The Old Dowlin Mill New Mexico

Traveling the United States through vintage postcards is always fun. We are in New Mexico today.
The Old Dowlin Mill
At Ruidosa, New Mexico, is about
100 years old. The 20 ft high
wheel is still turned by water
during the summer months and and
corn and wheat are ground on flint stones
inside the building. " Billy the kid"
and General Pershing were some of its more
colorful visitors.
Postmarked 1952
addressed to the Foster family of Newton Kansas
from Eva

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Part Of God's Beauty Pike's Peak At Sunrise

Today's vintage post card is of Pike's Peak at Sunrise near Colorado Springs, Colorado

The sunrise and the mountains are just a glimpse of God's beauty.

Thanks for stopping by.. hope that you will stop by again real soon.. Grace

Monday, January 31, 2011

Vintage Postcard of Paddock At Santa Anita Arcadia California

Today's vintage postcard is of The Paddock At Santa Anita Arcadia California. What a pretty scene of the horse track. Horses with their jockeys and owners in the center. Spectators around the outside trying to pick a winner.

As the snow comes down I can only wish I was in California and at the race track.

marked tishnor art company L.A. unused condition.

Thanks for stopping by.. hope that you will return real soon and I really love nice comments. Grace

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sepia Saturday Meet The Three Sisters Myrtle, Floy and Violet From Early 1900's

Thanks for visiting me on Sepia Saturday. This wonderful real picture postcard features three sisters from the early 1900's.
The stamp area is marked AZO with four triangles all pointing up dating this to 1904 to 1918.

Back of card is marked Myrtle, Floy and Violet. Sadly has no last name to help identify it.

Thanks for visiting, hope that you return real soon. Grace

Friday, January 28, 2011

Postcard Friendship Friday Remember The Alamo

Hello to Postcard Friendship Friday .. hope that you are having a great day.
This postcard is of The Alamo built 1718 in San Antonio, Texas
Very pretty and colorful. We visited San Antonio and the Alamo over 10 years ago. First time seeing the Alamo and would love to visit again.

Back of post cards says

The sacred Alamo stands within the very heart of the business district of the city of San Antonio. It was erected in 1718 by the Franciscan Monks and was originally the Chapel of the Mission of San Antonio de Valera. It was within the gray stone walls of the quaint old Chapel, March 6 1836 that Travis , Barrett, Bowie, Crockett and 170 unsung heroes gave their lives in defense of Texas liberty.

If you have never visited and get the chance to see the Alamo I recommend it. They say it is one of the most haunted places in the USA. I did not see any ghosts on my visit but I did feel a sense of sadness and quiet. It was is one of the most eerie places I have ever visited.

I am sharing this at The Best Hearts Are Crunchy for Friendship Friday

Thanks for stopping by.. I hope that you come back real soon

Monday, January 24, 2011

Vintage 1940's Postcard Lot 5 Union Oil Company Scenes Of The West

Vintage Postcard lot of (5) Royal 76 Union Oil Company Scenes Of The West series

Lake Washington Bridge, Seattle, is a tribute to the ingenuity of American Engineers. Except for entrances the bridge is full floating, being supported by pontoons. A section can be moved to accomodate navigation.

Lake Crescent, a beautiful 11 mile long lake surrounded by mountains, is a resort center of the Olympic Peninsula. Reached off U. S. Highway 101 at the northern edge of Olympic National Park.

Deception Pass Bridge connecting Fidalgo and Whidby Islands presents view of Puget Sound. To drive over it take the cut off west from Mt. Vernon, off highway 99.

Stevens Pass, midway between Everett and Wentchee where U.S. Highway 2 crosses the Cascade Mountains. Elevation 4061 feet.

San Juan Island lying between Washington and Vancouver Island.

I would date these from the 1940's.
Great vintage postcards. They are not written on.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Postcard Friendship Friday Vintage Ship Ahoy Postcard Real Photo Or Not?

Welcome to Postcard Friendship Friday... this is a real cute vintage postcard that I found some time back either in California or Texas.
Adorable young boy or girl in sailor outfit looking out at the sea. Is marked on the front Copyrighted 1906 Robert McCrum.
Is postmarked Mar 15 and 9:30 in the morning but date is not there.
Addressed to Miss Adele Bach of Saint Louis. On the side is written Aunt Bessie and what looks like Camforth Publishers N.Y.

Do you think this is a real photo postcard? I am not sure.
It is adorable no matter what.

I am sharing this at Postcard Friendship Friday check out what others are posting.

Thanks for stopping by.. Grace

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Working To Identify Real Photo Postcard 1909 - 1914

Take a peek at this great Real Photo Postcard. It came out of family papers.

This group of children are standing in front of a black board with writing so they are in school.

Take a peek at their clothing. Young man second child from the right is in a sailor outfit. The hats the bonnets are amazing. There is young boy and girl second row and she is holding on to his arm. Probably her brother.

The back is unused except for a question mark some one wrote. The stamp area is marked by Velox around it with triangles dates it 1909 to 1914. Just noticed a big clue. On back is marked L E Conger Druggest, Mora Minnesota. This tells me it is from my mother's side of the family.

Such an adorable group of children. Wish I knew who they were. Need to study it more. My grandmother Grace lived in Mora at this time. She would of been 17 so not her but could very well be her younger sister born 1906 or brother born 1909.

Thanks for stopping by.. Hope that you have enjoyed seeing this real photo postcard and will come again real soon... Grace

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Vintage Post Card of Cliff House San Francisco California

Today's vintage postcard is of the Cliff House in San Francisco, California.
marked Richard Behrendt publisher San Francisco, Cal
made in Germany

Thanks for stopping by.. enjoy my other postcards and please come back again soon.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Victorian Humor Continued The Time and Tide

Here is another of my vintage postcards with victorian humor.

The time and tide

here we have a young couple in a canoe.
not sure what she is hanging off the side of the boat
almost looks like there is a fish hanging from it though.
Strange humor the victorians

post card is also addressed to Martha Kaatz
of St. Paul as others I have posted

Dear Martha,
Must answer your card of
some time ago.
was very glad to hear from
you. How are you now
and when are you coming home?
Euina? was here for
a visit for about 3 weeks.
Aug and Clara have a little baby boy.
So I'm an Aunt now otherwise
everything is the same old way. Let me hear from
you soon
love Lena
postmarked Woodlake

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Victorian Humor # 2 What Are You Doing Bridget?

okay guys.. I really do not get this one.

" What are you doing , Bridget?

Sure, yer mother sent me to see what height the glass was.

Appears to be a duster on the floor. No idea what is hanging on the wall.

Any ideas any one

Postmarked Wisconsin 1910 and addressed to Martha Kaazt of St. Paul Minn. I bought this some time ago here in Minnesota.

Hello Martha
Thank you for the card you send
we was glad to hear from you agan
How do you lik you new foreman
is he good as reddy
im having a good time out hear
close with best love to you
from anna

Thanks for stopping by.. look forward for any ideas from you on the humor side of post card

Monday, January 3, 2011

1910 Vintage Postcard with Victorian Humor

I bought some interesting vintage postcards some time ago. They are colorful with great views of clothing and furniture from the early 1900's.

But what I do not understand is what I think is humor of the time.

What is the thing he is holding in his hand. that is a couple of ugly birds...
Message is
How good of you! You shot them yourself of course?
Y yes... this morning
But are they not rather high?
No, only six and I mean ... er yes, they do fly rather high don't they
bottom of post card states copyrighted 1908 Bamforth & co
back is postmarked Feb 7 1910 some place in Minnesota ... 101 years ago
addressed to Miss Martha Kaatz of St. Paul

Hello dear ?
I am well and hope the same of you and sister
well Martha I am back to my old place agin in the hotel
it seems so funny to me
good bye dear
from loving Lana L