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HISTORY POSTCARDS & POST CARDS
Distinguishing regular & continental postcards,
followed by a section of social history publications.
See also: Labor Union postcards, Human Rights topical covers,
Social history topical covers, Black history magazines
& Women--feminism postcards all at this site.
SOCIAL HISTORY POST CARDS & POSTCARDS--REGULAR SIZE
"14.--La femme avocat. / Les hommes font-ils meilleure besogne en politique? Quel mépris nous vient au cœur pour eux devant let faits. / La France divisée en partis ennemis s'entredechirant, la haine des classes attisée, devenue en moyen de gouverneur, les / déclassés remplissant les villes et les campagnes manquant de bras; les sinécures, les concussions, les pots-de-vin partout; la / dette grossissant de milliard en milliard en pleine paix; à toutes les aventures. Hommes, il n'y a pas lieu d'être fiers de votre œuvre. / Je salue l'aurore des temps nouveaux, l'avènement aux affaire de la femme." Image of woman in lawyer robes standing behind a child. French is colloquial, argumentative & sarcastic-- something to the effect "Why not women lawyers? Men do a lousy job at it! Look what they have done in politics & public affairs ... I greet the advent of new times when women are in business." Undivided back postcard, mailed circa 1900 - 1903, small corner crease, minor edge wear, album impressions at the corners. The baby in the picture probably symbolizes the non-voting status of women under the Napoleonic code, under which they were essentially treated as children. Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 splw(s)#
"1 Japanese Tea Pickers" including many children, also captioned in Japanese; unused circa-1908 carte postale made in Japan, trivial wear at 2 corners, 2 tiny impressions in the top edge. $10.00 jps [お茶のピッカー] NEW / NOV / OPKOMEND
"4063X. Cottages, S. O. Home, / Normal, Ill." postcard mailed there 1914, faint corner crease, minor wear to a lower corner. S. O. abbreviates Soldiers' Orphans'; the difficulty in punctuating it correctly (with 2 apostrophes) probably accounts for the preference by many to use its initials. $6.00 i(n)s
"721 / HERE'S TO THE GOOD GIRL, / NOT TOO GOOD, / FOR THE GOOD DIE YOUNG / AND WE DON'T LIKE DEAD ONES." black & white art postcard depicting a saloon setting, a little writing on front, writing on back, corner crease, edge wear. $3.25 s
"8407. Helen Hunt's Grave, Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado" marked by initials in trees, post card circa 1915, unused. Helen Hunt Jackson was a social activist who published a novel highlighting the injustices done to California's Indians--see Image File, Vol. 11, No. 2, published by the Lake County Museum. $3.00 (asw)
"Aerial View / PINEY WOODS SCHOOL / PINEY WOODS, MISS." with each of its buildings labeled--e.g., each workshop, boy's & girl's dorms, and library; unused Curteich linen postcard with good edges. Circa 1956. As back points out it does not, however, show their new post office. This is a historically black boarding school which successfully dealt with many at-risk middle- & high-school students, sending most on to college. $6.00 mbs
"Aerial View / PINEY WOODS SCHOOL / PINEY WOODS, MISS." with each of its buildings labeled--e.g., each workshop, boy's & girls dorms, and library; unused chrome postcard with good edges. No text on back about post office & post office not shown; Curteich reprinted the postcard when they had one but did not change the image. This is a historically black boarding school which successfully dealt with many at-risk middle- & high school students, sending most on to college. $2.75 mbs
"A Mexican 'Criada' House Servant. All / the work about native households is performed by such women." color photochrom post card, unused, circa 1913, minor corner & edge wear, very light toning on back. $5.00 sm&
"ACT NOW / MOBILIZE FOR PEACE / 1948 / Commitment / " from United Council of Church Women on yellowish paper, prayer on back, no postcard back, torn neatly from something else. $2.00 s
"ALLEN COUNTY INFIRMARY, LIMA, OHIO." white-border era postcard mailed OCT 14 1917 (fairly clear DETROIT & CIN. TR 58 R.P.O. hand cancel) to Miss Rhea Snyder in Dayton Ohio, small part of one lower corner chipped away, short internal crease from the top edge, splotch of cancel ink mostly in the sky & front border, old price on back may not erase well (we will try). The name of this structure was an euphemism for poorhouse. Some children, mentally ill, and epileptics were also housed there prior to 1898. Not easy to find! $10.00 o(l)s
"AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT HANDBOOK" business reply card for book with that title, circa July 1991, unused. $1.00 s
"A. M. GUTTERSON / MANAGING DIRECTOR // Prince / George / Hotel / 5th Avenue and 28th Street / New York // English Tap Room" showing its interior with quality art to the right, unused post card. Water stain to back bottom and slight waviness to the paper (iron would probably remedy), hint of toning in the lower right front corner. Changed considerably in the 1980's to become a welfare hotel servicing about 1,600 people(!), and a lesser number of the homeless today. $7.50 n(n)sgi(h)
"AMSTERDAM / Burger Weeshuis - Kerkgang" showing girls at a municipal orphanage ready to go to church; circa 1910 briefkaart with very late usage at Straubvill North Dakota, mild corner wear & rounding, upper corner creased twice (but faintly), at little toning near one back bottom corner. Unusual subject matter on an uncommon card. $8.00 nsg
"At Work in the Slums" black & white postcard solicitation for the Salvation Army Home Service Fund, unmailed, showing 2 women & 4 well-dressed children on a littered street, 2 small corner creases, corner wear, toned back. Circa 1919. The woman being visited stands in the shadows for anonymity. $8.00 s
"AUDITORIUM AND SCHOOL BUILDINGS, SCHOOL / FOR THE DEAF, AT NIGHT FAIRBAULT, MINN." black & white post card, unused, a little edge wear. Now the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 mse*
AUSTRALIAN-ORIENTAL LINE. Changte & Taiping. "A-O LINERS // 'CHANGTE' / AND / 'TAIPING' // AUSTRALIA -- MANILA -- PHILIPPINE ISLANDS -- HONG KONG -- CHINA -- JAPAN" showing the Taiping from the side, view looking towards shore; circa-1928 postcard, minor corner & edge wear, tiny corner creases nowhere near the image. Ports of call of these Australian-Oriental Line ships included Brisbane, Townsville, Cairns, Thursday Island, Hong Kong, and Lord Howe Island. Both ships were used in forcible deportations of ethic Chinese to China as part of the 'White Australia' policy. During World War II these refrigerated ships replenished 40+ ships of the Eastern Fleet for the Royal Navy. In the collection of the State Library Victoria, but rarely offered. $16.50 s(a)s(o)csa
"A view of the spacious lounge in the Red Shield Club for / Service men operated by The Salvation Army of York, Penna." unused black & white postcard with good edges. Uncommon; when we searched the internet we found no other offers & only one place where it was exhibited. $10.00 p(y)si
"B680G13 Perry County Infirmary, New Lexington, Ohio. / (1262)" sepia-tone post card with sky tint, mailed JUN 6 1909 from Somerset Ohio to Miss Lillian McCandless in Newark Ohio, mild corner & edge wear, approximately 1/2" internal crease from bottom edge is hard to see from the front. The name of the institution was a euphemism for poor house. $10.00 o(n)s
"BLOWING UP OF A CAR / COL. O." showing a crowd around a 'COURT HOUSE' streetcar during the strike of 1910, a horse-drawn wagon at the left & a vintage auto on the right; sepia-tone real photo, a little cancel ink detectable in the smoky areas. Post card sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 ossu
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"Cape Coast Castle" continental-size multiview post card showing President Obama's 11 July 2009 visit to the place where up to a thousand slaves at a time were held awaiting transport to the Americas (especially the Caribbean), published by Majesty Cards Productions (their ref. 070), back with a lot of light spotty toning, good edges. $2.50 gps NEW / NOV / OPKOMEND
"Cartagena.-Casa del Niño." with several Colombian children standing outside its office, sign reading 'JUNTA LOCAL / DE / PROTECCION A LA INFANCIA Y REPRESION DE LA MENDICIDAD' (local board of child protection and repression of begging); black & white postcard on paper yellowing with age, 2 small corner creases. A rare piece of social history. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 scc
"CLEVELAND BOARD OF EDUCATION / Guidance and Placement--Room 146 / " Ohio employment referral in 1941 on government postal card, from Mildred M. Hickman supervisor, trivial edge wear. $2.00 so
"Cleveland Orphan Home. Versailles, Ky." postcard mailed there MAR 31 1910, small upper corner crease, another upper corner creased twice, bottom corner crease, minor corner wear, approximately 1/2" tear from the center right front edge closes inconspicuously. Hard to find in any condition. Not in the impressive collection of the Kentucky Historical Society, for example. $12.00 k(v)s
"CLUB PARADISE / PROUDLY PRESENTS / T3 / TEEN YOUNG ADULT NIGHT / ... / SATURDAY: JULY 7, 2001" unused continental postcard offering discounted admission to 3 levels of dance floors, near mint. Both sides colorful. (4 available) $1.25 each. nds
"Coal Mining: Homeward Bound 584-14" post card showing child coal-pickers and wheelbarrows up close, color, unused, small corner crease, minor edge wear, light toning on back. Likely in Pennsylvania. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 s
"Columbus O. Ohio School for Blind." showing its exterior in color, postcard with COLUMBUS, OHIO / TRANS. CLK. NOV 10 1909 cancel clearly struck tying 1-c Franklin stamp, minor corner & edge wear. Still vital & important today. $8.00 os-o
"Commitment Card / I join with other women in the mobilization for peace" unused post card, addressed to the United Council of Church Women, 1-c rate era. $2.50 s
"COMPLETE, SANITARY, CONVENIENT, WHITE ATTENDANTS, THIS MEANS SERVICE / BUCKSTAFF BATHS, U. S. RESERVATION, HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, ARK. WRITE FOR INFORMATION" linen postcard published by Mrs. F. C. Boving, writing on back, yellowish paper on back. Back printing continues "A course of baths will add years to your life." $10.00 as
"COPYRIGHT 1907 // PHOTO BY Grossman / DAYTON, O. // THIER ONLY SUPPORT / Neck broken October 23, 1906, while decorating new office building, / N. C. R., Dayton, O. Was stooped over in the act of removing rubbish, / plank fell striking edgewise on back of neck. / A. Souslin, R. R. 15, Dayton, O." showing the affected family. Unused postcard, upper corner crease just into the image, 2 faint internal creases from the bottom edge just into the image, light album toning both sides. Seldom seen, seldom offered. Shown left. $47.50 o(d)gsf "WILL PAPA EVER BE ABLE TO BUY ME ANY MORE TOYS? / ...(6 line poem) ... / Marion G. Souslin, age, 2 years, 7 months ; weight, 51 pounds. / Son of A. Souslin, who was so unfortunate as to get his neck broken October 23, 1906, while decorating the new N. C. R. office / building, Dayton, Ohio. A. SOUSLIN, R. R. 15, Dayton, O. // TYPOGRAPHICAL / UNION LABEL / DAYTON, O." showing the boy standing amidst an assortment of toys, clutching a baseball bat. Black & white post card with 1907 copyright, from a photo by Grossman in Dayton, light album toning both sides. In those days there was no worker's compensation insurance! Seldom seen; seldom offered. Shown right. $47.50 o(d)gsf
"Costume della Misericordia Firenze" showing a funeral procession with open coffin, writing on front dates to 1899, This burial confraternity survives to this day, carrying out the burial of the dead & friendless as an act of charity. The costumes used are deliberately fashioned to hide the identities of the members. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 ims
"COSTUMES WORN BY NIGHT RIDERS / ON THE NIGHT OF THE MURDER OF CAPT. RANKIN / AT REELFOOT LAKE" black-and-white on browning paper with edge toning, corners worn & rounded, 2 long internal creases. Reelfoot Lake is between Lake & Obion Counties in Tennessee. The night referred to was October 19 / 20 1908. Some of the settlers around the lake formed the Night Riders to combat the land company that was asserting its lake Rights due to old land grants issued by states before the area was submerged by a significant earthquake. Captain Quintin Rankin was hung & shot in this incident; another man, a land company lawyer the Night Riders were intent on killing, escaped. For obvious reasons a rare post card. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 stmg%!!
"COUNTY INFIRMARY, ZANESVILLE, O." postcard with undivided back made in Germany for A. C. Bosselman & Co., mailed 1908 to Mrs. Lida Bennet in Zanesville, browning paper & toned front corners from album contact, minor corner rounding. The name of this structure was an euphemism for poorhouse. Some children, mentally ill, and epileptics were also housed there prior to 1898. This is the earliest color view of it that we could find. $10.00 o(z)ms
"D.A.R.E. / TO KEEP KIDS / OFF DRUGS." Sticker from the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police & others, fresh appearance. $1.00 s
"D.A.R.E. / To Resist Drugs And Violence" unused Ken Church photo of Eastern Idaho Railroad diesel publicizing this elementary school program, fresh appearance. $2.00 sr
"Départ des refugiées musulmanes de Salonique" now Thessaloniki / Θεσσαλονίκη; also captioned in Greek, showing the departure of Ottoman Muslim refugees with their worldly possessions in large bags, boarding a train, during the population exchange that took place between Turkey & Greece by treaty in the spring of 1923, after the Greco-Turkish War and before the following Treaty of Lausanne; unused carte postale from Editor D. Sonides in Salonika, light toning on back, minor corner & edge wear. The exchange effectively put a halt to horrific ethnic cleansings previously experienced by civilians loyal to both sides during the war. The cost? About 500,000 Muslims & 1,500,000 Orthodox Christians were uprooted from their homes & not allowed to return. Rare, historic & unusual. Sold but front side still available for artistic study & reference as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 gths
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"Did It Ever Occur To You / THAT / THE ONLY THING SOME / PEOPLE HAVE IN BANKS / IS CONFIDENCE? / 632-15" color & embossed design, postcard mailed circa 1910 at Waterbury Connecticut, light toning on front, ink smear on back. $5.00 s
"Domestic Bliss" man holds child while wife sews nearby, black & white post card mailed 1908, stamp removed, minor corner wear & rounding. $4.25 sf
"DR. BARNARDO'S HOMES.--The Gordon Ward in H.M. Hospital, Stepney Causeway." showing several beds for boys & 2 pediatric nurses in attendance, post card, mailed 1906 but stamp removed, extensive light reddish toning near the back bottom obscures nothing, light toning on front, one small bottom corner crease (not into image) . Doctor Thomas John Barnardo was a Victorian social entrepreneur best known for rescuing homeless & afflicted children from the streets. He died in the year previous to this mailing, so the postcard may be part of a fund-raising campaign launched immediately thereafter to fill the void caused by the loss of his considerable fund-raising skills & connections. The first of many homes he established for such children was at Stepney Causeway. $10.00 spegcim(f)
"East End of Lincoln Pioneer Village, Rockport, Indiana" including a corner of the stockade & showing the memorial built with Works Progress Administration labor in 1935. This circa 1938 printing was necessary after the second phase of construction was completed in 1936. Unused linen postcard, tiny upper corner crease, otherwise fairly fresh. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 lsi
"Ebony Sea / The Story of Igbo's Landing / by Jon Onye Lockard" unused continental postcard publicizing the gallery appearance of the noted black author & painter at a 2004 Columbus Ohio event. Full color both sides--art on front, Lockard on back. Ebony Sea is the title of his children's book, illustrated by his paintings, about early slavery in islands off South Carolina & Georgia. Near mint. $2.00 bsoa
"EVERYBODY WORKS BUT FATHER / N 231" man with candle on head has hands full with 3 small children & pail, black & white post card, mailed circa 1907-8, brownish paper, album marks on back, slight trim possible or miscut on 1 edge. $2.50 s*
"Factory workers take a / 'break' on roof garden" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1964 at Mount Gilead Ohio (2 different cancels). $2.00 s
"First Lady Nancy Reagan has a big hug for Missy Jablonski, March of Dimes National Poster Child..." March 23 1981 with President Reagan, unused chrome postcard from Coral-Lee, excellent condition. $2.50 sp
"Girls' Normal School, Philadelphia, Pa." color post card mailed 1915 to publicize a reunion for the class of 1895, from Mary Gibson Wiley class secretary. $6.00 sp
"GOD'S OUT OF DOORS / THE METHODIST CHILDREN'S HOME, WORTHINGTON, OHIO" including 2 children playing; postcard mailed FEB 1913 at Plain City Ohio to Mr. Wes Edwards in London Ohio from his cousin Lawrence, long bottom corner crease, a lot of spotty toning both sides. Rare: when we searched the Internet we found no other offers, no recorded sales & no exhibits. The facility, now called the United Methodist Children's Home, serves abused children & children with mental health problems (often both). $20.00 o(w)cs
"GRAVE OF THE FEMALE STRANGER, ALEXANDRIA, VA." Unused, white-border era postcard from Kaufmann & Sons, fresh appearance. $3.75 svc
Group of 9 different publicity cards for various escort services, as handed out to men walking the Las Vegas Strip. Giving minimum rates, phone numbers, speed of service details, credit cards accepted, etc. Full color both sides, size 4-1/4"x2-7/8" & 3-7/8"x2-5/8" approximately. A social phenomenon of the 21st Century. If near-nudity & suggestive language would offend you, please do not order. $9.00 n(l)s
Group of 2 different publicity cards for escort services, as handed out to men walking the Las Vegas Strip. Giving minimum rates, phone numbers, etc. Full color both sides, one side simulating a postcard format, size 4-1/4"x2-1/2"approximately. A remarkable social phenomenon. If near-nudity & suggestive language would offend you, please do not order. $2.00 n(l)s
"Group of women at Ziara, at tomb of Sheikh Othman" with extensive commentary on the back about women in Arabia and how they had been mistreated, from the Keith-Falconer Museum of the United Free Church of Scotland, unused, corner & edge wear. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50
"Hamilton Under Martial Law. Soldiers Crossing Pontoon Bridge Across / Big Miami River. Flood, March 25, 1913, Hamilton, Ohio." unused postcard with sky tint from the Peicke-Desch Printing Company, mild wear to corners, light toning. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 osd
"Help for understanding Teenagers / / COULD SATAN SEDUCE YOUR TEEN" unused business reply card, circa August 1991, subscription card for Parents of Teenagers magazine. $1.25 ss
"HERCULES EMPLOYEES' STORE AND CLUB ROOM, HATTIESBURG, MISS.--16" linen mailed there 1942, edge ding & minor corner wear, lightly toned front. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg format $1.50 ms
"HERSHEY INN / APARTMENTS FOR SOME OF OUR EMPLOYES(sic) / Hershey Chocolate Co., Hershey, Pa." black & white postcard that is not as tall as most regular-size, mailed OCT 23 1912 from Urbana Ohio to Miss Edith Craig in Cable Ohio by her cousin Ethel, back paper browning evenly with age, upper corner crease, toning noticeable in the front sky. Interesting social history. $3.75 p(h)sg
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"High School - Greybull, Wyo." including their gymnasium at the left; unused sepia-tone Ekc real photo postcard, tiny upper corner crease, very light toning near the left back edge. Sign in front center reads 'PWA / Federal Emergency / ...', referring to the Public Works Administration of the Federal Government during the depression. This was one of many such schools built or improved in Wyoming during the New Deal. SALE IN PROGRESS w(g)s
"'I knew this union was the / only way we could have our / own voice, make ourselves a / better way of life.' / Crystal Lee // TEXTILE WORKERS UNION of AMERICA / TWUA / AFL-CIO / CLC" much pertinent information on back about the unionizing of J. P. Stevens in Roanoke Rapids North Carolina, sepia-tone image within blue border, unused post card. Bread & Roses Series #5, a few tiny spots on back, unusually detailed & unusual subject matter. $15.00 un(r)gs%
"IMAGE FILE" Volume 18 Number 2, containing an article on the bullfights in La Macarena Mexico, The Royal Wedding in the UK, and "Gender Roles & Visual Media". $2.25 the complete issue pbrs
"In Action! / Making Doughnuts at Front Line" showing female Salvation Army workers cooking for many American soldiers in France during World War I. Widely reported throughout America by hardened war correspondents, the anticipated scandals never materialized and the Salvation Army reaped millions of dollars worth of free publicity. Their charitable organization was thereby transformed. Unused post card from the 1919 Salvation Army fund-raising campaign capitalizing on that publicity. Minor corner wear, lightly toned back. $15.00 scfw
"IN A SOUTHERN HEMP FIELD" showing 3 black men harvesting many tall plants, Carolina Card Company number 10724, circa 1930 postcard, small corner crease, mild corner wear, unusual subject matter! Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 bsa
"Institution for the Blind, Columbus, O." color postcard published by the Rochester News Company, mailed 1906, back is badly stained, front is lightly but extensively toned. As is. $2.00 o(c)s
"I WANT MY / MONEY BACK" woman with baby enters insurance office, sign reads 'We protect against all accidents' unused postcard, Mayer published, minor wear at 2 corners. unusual subject matter on unplanned pregnancy. $2.00 s
"Josephinum--Pontifical College St. Vincent's Orphan Asylum" unused multiview post card from a series published by the Columbus Dispatch newspaper, tiny brown spot on front, otherwise fairly fresh. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 ocsm
"Juliette Fowler / Homes // 100-200 S. Fulton St. / Dallas, Texas" with 8 call-outs explaining the view of the complex from above; linen advertising postcard signed by K. V. Lipscomb (Vice President) on back. This home for widows & orphans is still maintained by the Christian Churches in Texas & Louisiana. $5.00 t(d)sw
"KIM BASINGER, LOS ANGELES, 1988 / PHOTOGRAPH BY GREG GORMAN" elegantly attired with wonderful lighting, unused black & white continental postcard, sold to benefit the American Foundation for AIDS Research. $3.00 ws
"Let our mobility division help you! open-aire® // If you qualify / your chair may be / COVERED BY / MEDICARE ..." picturing a Staten Island woman in one of their power chairs; advertising card in full color both sides, slightly smaller than a regular-size postcard, excellent condition. $1.00 m(p)s. Same except trivial wear at one upper corner. $0.75 m(p)s
"Life in Turkey. Working girls. 8733" showing many women & some girls working under male supervision, post card, All Round the World Series No. 4829, printed in Germany, unused & fairly fresh. Of interest to the social historian. $15.00 ts*
"LOADING COAL IN BREAKER" including child laborers (backs turned), postcard from Scranton News, mailed 1916 at Scranton Pennsylvania, long crease, corner crease, edge wear. An interesting work scene & piece of social history. $12.50 s
"LOPERS PLACE AFTER RIOT AUG 08 / AUTO BURNED SPRINGFIELD" with 'WHITE DENTAL PARLORS' above it & a Bell Telephone sign in front of it; sepia-tone real photo, insignificant corner wear. This scene is after the race riot in Springfield Illinois protesting the removal of 2 black prisoners from the local jail (to a place of relative safety in Bloomington) with the aid of restaurant owner Harry Loper. Numerous black-owned businesses suffered similar fates in the aftermath. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.50 bsgid
"LORD LEICESTER'S HOSPITAL AND COTTAGES, WARWICK PHOTO J. J. WARD, COVENTRY" unused post card printed in England for the Special Photo-Art Series No. 1048, neatly detached from a booklet, fairly fresh with good edges. Once the home of medieval Guilds, it became a retirement home for old warriors still known as 'The Brethren'. $3.00 e(w)s
"Making it great for Ohio's teachers! STRS " retirement fund sticker, fresh appearance. $1.00 so
"Männertreue, / --Kartenhaus, / Nur ein Windstoss-- / Alles aus!" translating 'Faithful husband, / house of cards-- / only a wind puff / All is lost' undivided back from Fr. A. Ackermann, unused post card, light toning on back, light toning on front. Imaginative design features playing cards & butterflies. $7.00 sp
"Marchand d'Esclave" a painting by V. Giraud showing a slave merchant attempting to sell a woman, unused postcard, minor wear at 2 corners, otherwise fresh, unusual subject matter. $3.75 s
"MICHAEL J. HALLIDAY / PROLIFIC YEARS IN COLUMBUS, 2011 - Now" publicizing an exhibition & reception at Fresh A. I. R. Gallery on North High in 2015, continental postcard in near mint condition. Artists in Recovery is a self-sustaining nonprofit gallery exhibiting works by individuals affected by mental illness and/or substance use disorders. $1.50 o(c)sa
"Mischa Auer, Tom Breneman / and 523,000 Breakfast in / Hollywood contributions to / the March of Dimes" black & white post card, unused, couple tiny spots on back. Mischa has many movie credits spanning 1927 - 1966, and was most famous for his dour 'Mad Russian'. (3 available) $4.00 each. rms
"MONROE COUNTY CHILDREN'S HOME, WOODSFIELD, OHIO" an orphanage; unused Photo Tone postcard with fresh appearance & good edges. In the Bowden Collection at Miami University, also the West Virginia & Regional History Center of West Virginia University. Seldom offered. $5.00 o(w)sc
"NEVER JUDGE A / MAN BY HIS / STYLISH CLOTHES / PERHAPS HIS WIFE PAID FOR / THEM" writing on front comments 'If I only had the clothes', 1907 postcard copyrighted by G. W. Hull, writing on back, light toning on back, light toning on front, corner wear & rounding, corner crease. $2.00 s*
"Ohio State School for the Blind / Columbus" unused 1913 continental-size postcard from a photo by Richard Arthur, #11 in a series from the Heart of Ohio Postcard Club, near-mint condition. $1.25 o(c)sp(a) NEW / NOV / OPKOMEND
"O. N. G. TRAIN WRECK AT BELLE VALLEY, O. 7/31/'10 // EN ROUTE TO ST. R. Y. STRIKE, COLUMBUS, O." with many spectators gathered round, including ladies with parasols; unused sepia-tone AZO (triangles up) real photo post card, light toning shows in the front sky. The Ohio National Guard was sent on occasion of the streetcar strike in Columbus & one cannot help but wonder if this disaster was caused by sabotage. The particular unit involved was the 1st Cavalry Squadron, shortly after its reorganization. Sold but its front is still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged & enhanced (publication-quality) 300-dpi scan in .jpg format. $3.75 m(n)o(c)us
"O. N. G. TRAIN // WRECK // BELLE VALLEY, O. // 7/31/'10" including uniformed soldiers with their horses near car number 6040; unused sepia-tone AZO (triangles up) real photo post card, small corner crease, trivial corner rounding. The Ohio National Guard was sent on occasion of the streetcar strike in Columbus & one cannot help but wonder if this disaster was caused by sabotage. The particular unit involved was the 1st Cavalry Squadron, shortly after its reorganization. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 o(b)m(n)o(c)us
"On the Fringe of No Man's Land / A Lassie meets a Laddie" showing silhouettes of a female Salvation Army worker near the front line saluting a soldier in the American Expeditionary Force in France circa 1918; unused postcard solicitation for the Salvation Army Home Service Fund, small corner crease, long internal crease, toned back, and a few small raised spots on the front (possibly from the printing process), noticeable scrape on soldier's arm. Campaign in 1919 just after the publicity that predictably followed the sending of women to the front lines. The women behaved circumspectly & with great credit to their organization; there was not even a hint of scandal. $10.00 w(s)ssw*
"ORLEANS. -- Orphelinat Serenne" with sign on gate reading "5-CORPS d'ARMEE / HOPITAL / MILITAIRE TEMPORAIRE / No26' with several soldiers nearby, black & white postcard, unused, soiled back. The orphanage was donated by the Serenne family, and also served as a temporary military hospital during World War I. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 fmsg
"Ouidah: ville d'histoire, de traditions et de culture..." unused multiview continental-size post card with 3 Bénin scenes--L'Arbre de l'Oubli (Tree of Forgetfulness about which slaves were required to revolve) at the left, Porte de non Retour (Gate of No Return) in center & a voodoo tree carving at the right; from Japhet AFFO, one corner with 2 small bends, otherwise excellent condition. The small town of Ouidah is also seen spelled Whydah, Juda & Juida. However you spell it, millions of people were sold into slavery here to Europeans and Arabs since the early 1700's. A rare postcard touching on an important subject: we could find nothing like it, offered or exhibited, when we searched the Internet. $10.00 bbs
"PAY DAY AT THE MINES, ANTHRACITE REGION, PENNSYLVANIA." showing hundred standing in line, Tichnor linen post card mailed 1939 at Lansford, extraneous writing on back, tiny spot in front upper left corner margin, unusual subject matter. $5.00 spm
"POOR HOUSE, SAUK CO. WIS" Azo (triangles point up) real photo with good focus & composition, unused, unusual subject matter. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 (ws)
Postcard Collector. May 1990 (Volume 8, Number 5). Features on drugs in America, racial issues, secessionist artists & more. $2.50 p,s
"PUBLISHED BY S. H. KNOX & CO. // 1082 / CHILDREN'S HOME, / HAMILTON, OHIO" showing its exterior, color post card mailed there 1908, a little extraneous writing on back, corner crease, long horizontal crease near bottom breaks the color in several places, as is. $1.75 os
"Quiet Widow of 28 who enjoys a cold bottle and another one would like to meet a sporty young club man (not a policeman) " and more in want ad accompanied by art, postcard mailed 1909 from Saginaw West Side Michigan, name writing on front, spots of light toning on front. $4.00 sw
"RALEIGH N. C. / Governor's / Mansion." Tuck Raphotype postcard No. 5069, mailed there 1906, corner & edge wear, cancel ink in front sky, spot of toning at one back corner. Made by convict labor, some of whose initials are carved into its bricks. $4.75 n(r)tps
Registration crowd at Chamberlain, South Dakota. Azo (triangles point up) real photo post card. Registration crowd. One spot of toning near top edge; otherwise fine. very late usage! Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 ss
"Results of the Suffrage Victory // 698/24" a woman takes a imposing stance near her husband who is seated, tending to their baby, 'God Bless Our Home' sign on the wall nearby; post card mailed in 1913 to Maggie Wilson in Columbus Ohio from her Aunt Lou, lightly toned back, some cancel ink on front. Offered elsewhere as high as $40.00, but we think our price more reasonable: $8.00 swg
"Riding is fine, / But walking for mine, / in COLUMBUS, O. // The STREET CAR STRIKE is on. // ALLIED PRINTING / TRADES COUNCIL / UNION LABEL / COLUMBUS O." showing a crowd around a streetcar deliberately abandoned in front of Union Station there, black & white post card mailed at Columbus MAY 2 1910 to Hebron Ohio, lower corner creased twice, light toning both sides, small sticker in address area obscures nothing. $25.00 o(c)ssu
"Run where you may, he will catch you some day / Copyright 1907 by J. Murray Jordan / 638" Stork with baby pursues woman, black & white post card, unused, light toning both sides due to album contact, minor corner & edge wear. $4.00 sw(s)
"RUN WHERE YOU MAY / HE WILL CATCH YOU SOME DAY" showing stork with baby chasing woman, hand-colored / tinted, unmailed leather reflecting pre-birth-control attitudes. $5.00 sl*. Black & white paper postcard, rather than leather, unused, light toning on front. Shown. $4.25 sw(s)b
"SALVATION ARMY CITADEL, CASTLE STREET, ABERDEEN 45" including car No. 6 of Corporation Tramways alongside an autobus; real photo postcard with good contrast & depth-of-field; very late usage at Tanglewood Texas, tiny spot of light toning in the left front border, good edges. Seen offered elsewhere as high as £12.99, but we ask only $7.00. bss
"Salvation Army making Doughnuts under / bombardment of German Guns, Front Line, France" showing female Salvation Army workers cooking for American soldiers during World War I. Widely reported throughout America by hardened war correspondents, the anticipated scandals never materialized and the Salvation Army reaped millions of dollars worth of free publicity. Their charitable organization was thereby transformed. Black & white postcard from the Chicago Daily News--an example of the publicity. $12.00 wsc. Same image but an unused postcard with a different back from the 1919 Salvation Army fund-raising campaign capitalizing on that publicity. Minor corner wear, lightly toned back. $15.00 wsc
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"SEIZED / GOODS / Cars, trucks, computers, / ..." black & white multiview, no post card back showing repossessed VA & HUD homes, interesting social history. $1.50 as
Sepia-tone real-photo postcard showing 2 college-age men with their musical instruments, mailed Feb 4 1914 at Lexington Nebraska. Exceptionally interesting message: "Am going uptown to-night to hear a speech against the Catholics. Are having quite a time here over religion now." According to the Clipper-Citizen weekly of Feb 6 1914, the speaker was William Lloyd Clark. He spoke to a standing-room-only crowd on February 2 & 3 (the card was mailed next day) at Smith's opera house. His pre-announced topic was an innocuous sounding 'Public Schools, Free Speech and Press'. But the local Catholics knew of the career anti-Catholic pamphleteer & speaker by reputation & promptly circulated a petition for signatures asking their city council to suppress the meeting. Some signed it, some did not & were threatened with a boycott of their businesses. The meeting was peaceful, and so too was the aftermath. William Lloyd Clark continued travelling extensively well into the mid-1920's. He later identified himself with the Independent Klan of America, which some label a splinter group of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). In any event, when the KKK began its resurgence -- some say 1914, some 1915 -- they found his many anti-Catholic pamphlets useful & circulated them widely at their meetings. Clark also published ads in the KKK Dawn asking for subscriptions. An interesting piece of social history. $30.00 n(k)src
"Slate pickers / 10295" showing many children working under watchful eye of foreman carrying a stick, color from Souvenir Post Card Co., printed in Germany, circa 1910, unused, several tiny spots of toning in one back corner area, corner & edge wear. $17.00 s
"Slum Babies / Orange Box Nursery" showing numerous Salvation Army workers standing next to several orange boxes serving as cradles for underprivileged babies; postcard solicitation for the Salvation Army Home Service Fund, heavy pencil writing on back raises the front surface a bit, small corner crease, corner wear, toned back. Circa 1919, masterfully educating the public about the other work of the Salvation Army (just after their program of sending personnel directly to the American Expeditionary Force at the front lines in France provided the initial publicity so needed to raise millions instead of tens of thousands of dollars). An unforgettable image. $16.00 sc
"Socitait Harmonie te Macassar" a misspelling of the Dutch "Sociëteit Harmonie Macassar' -- the Macassar Harmony Society; unused postcard published by B. Dittrich in Macassar (Celebes). The community had been the scene of social conflicts & news of those conflicts was sometimes discouraged by the Indonesian government. $5.00 is
"State School for Deaf and Dumb, / Columbus, Ohio." showing its exterior, postcard No. 2 published by Haenlein Brothers, light spotty toning on the back, mild corner & edge wear, a few speckles of cancel ink in the front sky. $4.00 o(c)se
"Street car strike / April 29, 1910. / Just after a riot." With caption from writing on back, sepia-tone real photo post card mailed there May 22 1910, brownish paper, partial cancel on front, 2 small corner creases (not into image). Shows policeman standing at the entrance of a Long & High streetcar in front of the Metropole Hotel, with a large crowd surrounding him. Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 ossu
"STREET DURING STRIKE" showing streetcar number 292 deliberately abandoned on a North 4th Street intersection of Columbus Ohio (near the Lang, Schenck & CO. liquor merchants store), 2 other streetcars further distant left, many pedestrians, and 'The Union's Clothes Sign' at the right; unused sepia-tone AZO (triangles up) real photo postcard, excellent condition. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 o(c)ssu
"STREET STORE IN GHETTO" with 3 vendors in the street facing the sidewalk--a black lady selling shoes & boots, flanked by a black lady selling vegetables & a bearded white man vending something (wares mostly hidden by boxes), horse-drawn wagons parked on the other side of the street in front of a fish market & Abrams storefront. The front edges show a lot of wear, but do not really detract from a myriad of fascinating details. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 i(c)bhsg(a)
"Stuck on the Typewriter" comic art in color showing a jokester who has just pasted a Kiss Me sign on the back of a secretary working at her typewriter, postcard mailed 1906 in New Springfield Ohio, light toning on front, soft corners, heavily toned back. Shows attitudes toward working women at the time. $5.00 ts
"Tailor Shop St. Joseph's Protec- / tory, West Seneca, N. Y." A dozen boys sewing under the watchful eye of a father, unused lithochrome post card from Buffalo News Company, minor edge wear, light toning on back. Exceptional! $25.00 snsb
"TAX PAYERS' ASSOCIATION OF COOK COUNTY / / Chicago" circa 1902 assessment for a street improvement on mailed government postal card, from R. C. Givins & G. T. Steen, light toning on back. $5.00 si
"TENNIS COURTS FOR EMPLOYEES. THE NATIONAL CASH REGISTER CO., DAYTON, OHIO" showing them in use by men & women, color Phostint post card mailed 1922, one corner multiply creased, 3 internal creases, minor corner wear & rounding. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 s(t)ois
"TEXTILE INDUSTRIAL INSTITUTE, SPARTANBURG, S. C. / BIRDSEYE VIEW OF CAMPUS, WHERE IT IS PROPOSED TO HOUSE, SUPPORT AND EDUCATE A / THOUSAND STUDENT OPERATIVES AT ONE TIME--THEY WORK IN / COTTON MILL EVERY OTHER WEEK" unused circa 1910-1911 black & white post card with red caption explaining succinctly the first cooperative education program in the USA, noticeably worn corners & edges, soiled back with 2 tiny scrapes, as is. Now called Spartanburg Methodist College. In a few important collections, but this postcard is now seldom offered. $7.00 s(s)c(t)ets
"The Altenheim (German Old Men's Home.) / Cincinnati, Ohio" corner view of its exterior in color, postcard mailed at Cincinnati May 18 1915, minor corner wear. This institution, which allowed residents to live as if they were in a private dwelling, is sometimes referred to as Deutscher Altenheim and (later) Cincinnati Altenheim. $7.00 oms!
"THE AMERICAN THEATRE WING STAGE DOOR CANTEEN. Stars of stage, screen, radio, / vaudeville and music worlds provide food, dancing and entertainment to service men--all free nightly." signed Tobey cartoon art mailed by soldier in 1943, post card printed in USA, light toning on back, 2 internal creases (one small), trace of cancel ink on front . Nice social history item. $3.00 as
"THE BABY FOLD / Normal, Illinois" showing its exterior, unused chrome postcard, trivial wear at one corner, otherwise excellent condition. Serves homeless pre-school children regardless of race, color or creed. $1.50 is
"The Boys' Gardens / The National Cash Register Co., Dayton, Ohio" postcard mailed MAY 18 1914 to Mr. Ed Grabill in Canton Ohio, writer reporting 'ready to leave after seeing the flying machines', mild corner wear & rounding, stamp damaged. An important & successful social experiment, funded by NCR, the youth of Dayton's somewhat disreputable Slidertown neighborhood transformed it with gardens & tripled nearby property values. The children were taught self-respect & the value of work, giving them a modest but important source fo income. The punctuation Boys' here is sometimes seen as Boys or Boy's on other postcards, so be sure to check your albums. $7.50 igs NEW / NOV / OPKOMEND
"THE BREAD LINE, HIGH SCHOOL BLDG. / HAMILTON, OHIO FLOOD" of 1913, showing many people carrying baskets; unused, black & white with sky tint, 2 corners creased (one is small), trivial edge wear. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 osd
"The Brethren, St. Cross Hospital, Winchester" post card mailed in the United States, Frith & Co. published. Interesting. The name of this almshouse is sometimes seen as Hospital of St. Cross and Almshouse of Noble Poverty. Its residents are sometimes referred to as 'The Brothers'. The ones pictured here belong to the Order of the Hospital of St Cross, identifiable by their silver badges in the shape of a Jerusalem Cross. $4.25 e(w)s
"THE BRITISH CONVICT SHIP 'SUCCESS' OLDEST SHIP AFLOAT, / LAUNCHED AT MOULMEIN, BURMAH 1790 / PRISONER RECEIVING / 100 LASHES WITH CAT O'NINE TAILS" with convict & guard spectators, unused sepia-tone, 2 corner creases (1 small), corner & edge wear, paper browning with age. Unusual subject matter. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 pssbh
"THE BRITISH CONVICT SHIP 'SUCCESS' OLDEST SHIP AFLOAT, / LAUNCHED AT MOULMEIN, BURMAH 1790 / ORIGINAL / INSTRUMENTS OF TORTURE" including an iron maiden & whipping post of clever design, unused sepia-tone, small corner crease, corner & edge wear, paper browning with age. Unusual subject matter. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 pssbh*#
"The Commander / With the Two Waifs // Where the 'Other Half' Lives" showing Commander Evangeline Booth (her name was not necessary, everyone called her 'The Commander') standing with 2 poor children, inset on a view of wash overhanging a slum street in America; black & white postcard solicitation for the Salvation Army Home Service Fund, unmailed, 2 small corner creases, minor corner wear, lightly toned back. Circa 1919, just after her program of sending personnel directly to the American Expeditionary Force in the front lines in France provided the publicity she needed to raise millions instead of tens of thousands of dollars. $15.00 sng
"THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE SEEING EYE, INC. / near Morristown, N. J." airview shows both the school & adjacent kennels for dogs trained to help blind people, unused linen post card, excellent condition. (2 available) $3.25 each. nds
"THE INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION OF OHIO / DEPARTMENT OF CLAIMS " government postal card on a 1918 workman's compensation award for one Owen F. Putnam, receiving mark of American Clay Machinery Co. of Bucyrus on back, holed, one back edge toned, corner crease. $2.50 s
"The Kansas State Institution for the Deaf and Dumb / at Olathe, Kansas -- Feb. 1906" sepia-tone real photo postcard, pertinent information in message written on front--which building, when completed, where located; short cut that closes well from the bottom edge affecting only one world. Probably unique because no caption. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 kse
"THE LEWIS PLANTATION AND TURPENTINE STILL / ON U.S. 41 - BROOKSVILLE, FLA. l-747" the sign shown pointing the way to its cottages & dining room; unused circa-1947 Ekc real photo postcard, dark toning near the top back edge, noticeable toning in the front center sky. This bizarre roadside ghost recreated the Southern Plantation of the 1800's for the amusement of visitors, replete with every stereotypical black--slaves, mammies, pickaninnies, etc. Now vacant and overgrown, it was a disgusting piece of social history. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. f(b)brs
"The More we See of Some Girls, The More we See of Them" unused Hot Shot comic, series 480, postcard made in USA. Commentary on changing fashions in women's bathing attire. $4.00 sb
"The only time the firm thought / her salary wasn't high enough" drawing a secretary adjusting her nylons while male bosses look on, monochromatic dark violet postcard from Sierra's, mailed 1915, light toning on front, extraneous writing on the back, two corners badly creased, as is. $1.75 sw*
"THE / STATE OF WAR AND PEACE / ATLAS" paperbound book from the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo; 128 pages, indexed. The New Revised Third Edition, 1997 copyright. Special emphasis on conflicts in the 1990's: Afghanistan, Armenia and Azerbaijan, the Middle East, Bosnia, Cambodia, Georgia, Liberia, etc. Markings from at least 2 former owners on cover & insides are not that distracting. The content is mind-numbing and the cartography is at times brilliant. $2.50 ms
"THE STRIKE IS ON / COL. O." showing a Court House street car on the Long & High route stopped by a large crowd, readable signs include 'Coulter's LUNCH', 'PIANOS', 'METROPOLE' & 'Knox THE TAILOR'; sepia-tone real photo post card published by Myers Photo Company, mailed there AUG 1 1910, mild edge wear, bottom corner crease. Writer comments: 'That is the way they get to a card tear them to pieces and beat up the scab motormen. Things very quiet.' Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 o(c)ssu
"THE / TREE / There's something / feminine about a / tree-- / she does a strip- / tease in the fall-- " unused Elmer Anderson comic post card, dated 1951, toned back. $1.75 sa
"theweddingparty / it's a love thing / It's also a legal thing. We deserve: employment, / medical & insurance benefits, assets / transfer, social security benefits, parenting / rights and ... / We are lesbian, gay, bisexual / and transgender people. ..." art depicting 2 young men in tuxedos standing side-by-side; unused freecard publicizing a June 29 2003 event, 2 tiny corner bends not easily detected from the front. $5.00 gsf
"TOLERANCE / WORTH REACHING FOR" multi-colored sticker of the Southern Poverty Law Center, fresh appearance. $1.00 s*
"U.S. Army Corps of Engineers / SAFETY PATROL / / Junior Ranger" small badge-shaped sticker, fresh appearance. $1.00 sm
" [13 lines of Japanese captioning then] The Statue of Liberty." circa 1908 post card made in Japan, unused, heavy crease weakens the lower left front corner, a long but light internal crease from the top edge, noticeable corner wear. Japan has had its replicas of the famous statue, but the real thing is show here. The timing of this postcard circa 1908 is probably Japanese political reaction to the US curtailment of immigration of Japanese laborers (at the behest of white supremacist organizations & labor unions). $20.00 sjn(b)
"Veterans Administration / Domiciliary Form 5515 / ... / DISCHARGE / Facility Dayton, Ohio / Date Admitted Oct. 18, 1943 / Joseph Burgoon / is hereby discharged from this Facility. Reason for discharge / Maximum hospital benefit 1/24/44 / B. C. Cockrell / Manager / CLINICAL DIRECTOR" card on brown stock, size of a regular postcard but blank back. A sad piece of social history & the only example of its kind we could find when we searched the Internet. $5.00 o(d)g(b)g(c)sim
"W-9PUJ" QSL card with cartoon art depicting a hobo drinking from an NRA (National Recovery Administration) cup, mailed there 1934 by operator C. E. Maehr, a little cancel ink on front, tiny pinhole at top center as is common in this era. $2.75 i(d)s
"WEAVE ROOM, No11 MILL, / AMOSKEAG CORP., / MANCHESTER, N. H." including several employees of the once-leading cotton textile firm, one holding the hand of a little child; unused post card from an undisclosed publisher, good edges, tiny spot in the address area, otherwise fresh. This company was known to have employed child workers; see the Hine photos of 1909. $10.00 n(m)ts
"We Knew Them Over There / Now We Know Them Over Here" showing 2 servicemen & 2 Salvation Army workers posing near a large doughnut sign symbolizing their front-line meetings during World War I. Unused postcard from the 1919 Salvation Army fund-raising campaign, capitalizing on the publicity generated by sending female workers to the American Expeditionary Force front lines in France. Minor corner wear, light toning on the back, bottom corners with small creases. One of the most successful advertising ploys in history. $15.00 sfa
"WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA BLIND ASYLUM, PITTSBURG, PA." with a corner view, post card, mailed there SEP 15 1908 (clear TRIP 7 PITTSBURG STREET CAR R.P.O. flag cancel) to Mr. Earl Fitzsimmons in North Wheeling West Virginia, album toning both sides, minor wear at 3 corners. $4.00 p(p)s-r
"Where do I go from Here" solicitation for the Salvation Army Home Service Fund mailed 1919, showing a Salvation Army Shoe Shop and a hobo outside, badly stained & creased-- still striking! Extensive stain affects back edges & stamp area. Shown. $7.00 s. Same post card but unmailed, long top-to-bottom crease, small corner creases at one upper corner, mild corner wear & toned back. $6.00 s
"Wild Natives and Their Home / 143-20" postcard from Underwood & Underwood; mailed 1914 in the United States, one corner badly worn, heavily toned back. White man captures a hapless mostly nude boy near boy's home and exhibits him to the camera. A disgusting piece of social history. Both sides shown. $5.00 ps. Same view but captioned on back, heavily toned back, corner wear & rounding, one corner badly creased. $3.75 ps
"WILSON EMPLOYMENT SERVICE, INC. / Union Commerce Building, Cleveland, Ohio / ..." acknowledging receipt of 50-cent fee, contractual details on back, no postcard back, crease vertically through center. $2.00 so
"WISE HOUSEKEEPERS! / BUY HOME-MADE STOVES ONLY. / W. J. Matthias & Co., / 31 Main Street HAMILTON, OHIO / ... / HAMILTON MADE STOVES / ARE THE FINEST, BEST AND CHEAPEST / STOVES Manufactured in this Country" trade card picturing a Chinese man chasing & skewering rats from his high-wheeler bike in China. Copyrighted 1886 by Richmond & Company of Buffalo New York. While the text on the back ostensibly appeals to protectionist economics & politics, the illustration on front took advantage of racist anti-Chinese sentiments of the time. [For example, in 1882 the US Congress passed the Chinese exclusion act, which prohibited their immigration to the US for the next ten years.] A disgusting piece of social history. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 abcfos
WOMAN'S BENEFIT ASSOCIATION
"'WESTHAVEN' GARDENS ON THE ST. CLAIR RIVER, PORT HURON, MICH., HOME OF MISS BINA M. WEST" black & white with sky ting, white-border era from Curt Teich, unused, lightly toned back. Founder in 1892 of one of the first fraternal benefit societies established for and managed by women, & an outspoken supporter of women's suffrage, she represented the National Council of Women of the US at the International Council of Women in Geneva in 1908. Undoubtedly this postcard was issued on the occasion of the dedication of the Society's new home office in 1917. Many people could not tell you who she is, but the fact that women can get life insurance these days is tribute to her legacy!
"SLEEPING BARRACKS AT LAKE HURON CAMP, WOMAN'S BENEFIT ASSOCIATION 113473" black & white with sky tint, white-border era post card from Curt Teich & Co, unused, light toning near one front corner. Most unusual subject matter--a little known aspect of this fraternal organization's history.
Both of the above for $50.00 fwmsgi
"WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION / THE INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION OF OHIO / CLAIMS SECTION" acknowledgment of claim application on government postal card sent to Pleasantville, date cancelled is hard to read. $1.00
"World Communist Movement / SELECTIVE CHRONOLOGY 1818-1957 / PREPARED BY THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE SERVICE / OF THE / LIBRARY OF CONGRESS / VOLUME I / 1818 - 1945 / Printed for the use of the Committee on Un-American Activities" 232 pages softbound, lightly used. Interesting & now hard to find. $15.00 hs
"You couldnt pleaze / sum wimmin if you / give em the job of / cookin for angels" postcard mailed 1909 in Briggsville Wisconsin (light Doane cancel), corners badly worn and creased. $1.75 s
(Uncaptioned) AZO (triangles point up) real photo post card of 6 people on a porch, including two women in trousers.
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border, 2001 copyright, unused oversize postcard in excellent condition. $2.00 as
"BEAUTY QUEEN AT HOME, MACON, GEORGIA, 1985 / PHOTOGRAPH BY SUSAN COPEN OKEN." postcard shows little girl seated on grass surrounded by trophies. $1.25
"Beyond the Yuppies & the Yumpies The YO.DO.M.S Young downwardly mobiles" unused cartoon post card. $1.25
"BY, BUY, BYE, 1984 / PHOTOGRAPH BY DUANE MICHALS" postcard showing the faces of three women. $1.25
"Censorship / Don't Look / Here" cartoon by Pendergrast, unused post card. $1.25
"CONSUMER REPORTS TESTS SHAMPOOS, 1955 / PHOTOGRAPH BY MICHAEL MILLER" postcard showing several long detached pony-tails. $1.25
"Cross Out Slums, c. 1940 / PHOTOMONTAGE BY LESTER BEALL" Unused post card with fresh appearance & good edges. $1.50 s*+
"ESCAPE to FULFILLMENT / A THERAPY GROWTH GROUP / " Biff comic post card. $1.25
"Flasher" unused Susan King photo. Nude male with partly open raincoat displays postcards, including a Betty Page. $1.50
"Good Clean / Senseless Violence / --It's the American Way!" unused cartoon post card. $1.25
"GUN SHOP OWNERS, 1956 / PHOTOGRAPH BY MICKEY PALLAS" mom-and-pop, unused postcard. $1.50
"HONEY, HONEY, LIFE IS SO SHORT! LET'S NOT SPEND IT QUIBBLING ABOUT WHO DOES THE HOUSE WORK!" unused Kate Gowf cartoon postcard. $1.25
"I dare you / implore you, inform you / STOP HATE / www.stophate.org" with excerpts of poetry by Rhianne Paz Bergado, unused continental post card, near mint, arresting design. $2.00 sp
"JG-21 'DO THE WHITE THING' (dedicated to Spike Lee)" cartoon depicting George & Barbara Bush at an NAACP convention. Unused postcard. $1.50
"JOHN HEARTFIELD / Buchumschlag des Malik-Verlages 1931 / Vorder- und Rückseite" unused post card, depicts the love of the US dollar. $1.25
"LADIES MATINEE, 1920's / PHOTOGRAPH BY LEJAREN A HILLER" Interesting postcard for costumes and socialization. $1.75 sp+*%
"Mooning © Jill Freedman 1988" unused post card, shows a man baring his behind in a group of men at a restaurant. $1.25
"Mrs. Bomblatt decides to dedicate the rest / of her life to the promotion of birth control" Kate Gowf Cartoon depicting a housewife with unruly children. Unused postcard. $1.50 %
"MUTANT POP / FAST product / the first year plan / THE HUMAN LEAGUE / GANG OF FOUR 2-3 / SCARS The MEKONS" a mutant-pop rock group. Unused post card. $1.50 sm*+
"N. 72 © Mary Ellen MARK / Mike et Rat, Seattle 1983" showing two street youths, one pulling a handgun, unused postcard, unforgettable image. $2.00
"Our success / begins with you..." advertising card of Giant Eagle grocery stores suggesting that prospective employees visit their website, message below a face made of 2 blueberries & a banana. Near mint, no post card back. An interesting piece of social history. (2 available) $1.00 each. fs
"POPULAR FRONT DEMONSTRATION, MUR DES FEDERES, PARIS, 1936" / PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID SEYMOUR" unused real photo post card. $1.50
"theweddingparty / it's a love thing / It's also a legal thing. We deserve: employment, / medical & insurance benefits, assets / transfer, social security benefits ..." art depicting two young men in tuxedos standing side-by-side; unused freecard publicizing a June 29 2003 event, 2 tiny corner bends not easily detected from the front. $5.00 gsf
Wanted to buy--post cards with suffragette themes. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars orEuros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c
Interesting reads for students
of social history or government operations.
|"Building a Seaworthy Vessel / Ohio Bureau of Workers'
Compensation and Industrial Commission of Ohio / 1991 Annual Report" Reporting
includes claims management, permanent partial disability processing, medical provider
payments, risk management, management information systems, employee training & fraud
control. Only 4,000 copies printed, fairly fresh. $4.50 o
"THE OHIO BUREAU OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION // 1992 FIRST QUARTER REPORT" An interesting and often candid look at claims management, permanent partial disability processing, medical provider payments, risk management, and management information systems. Includes balance sheets & statements of operations with statistical trends. 44 pages plus covers, fairly fresh. $3.25 o
=> Special: both items above: $7.25 total <=
"What everyone should know / ABOUT / DRUG ABUSE" 16 page booklet including covers, designed for distribution in schools. 1989 edition, like new. $2.00 s
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| Abkürzungen erklärt auf Deutsch,_
| lühendid eestikeelsete selgituste
lyhenteet suomenkielisin selvennöksineen ja esimerkein
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