This linen Rally Day postcard was mailed within Fort Worth, Texas and postmarked Oct. 3, 1958. Written on the back:
We are counting on you to be in the class Rally Day Sun Oct 5th.
Joe Fogelin Sec
This interesting postcard was mailed from Chicago to West Virginia in 1913. I have to say that this particular postcard, like many others from the time, reflects some sort of Victorian sentiment that just doesn’t register in my late 20th century mind. If anyone cares to take a stab at interpreting this scene I’d like to hear from you.
Bonecrusher, The World’s Largest Captive Crocodile. On the back:
Crocodiles are found in Florida on the extreme Southern tip and the Keys. “Bonecrusher” is over 100 years old and may be seen at OWEN GODWIN’S GATORLAND between Orlando and Kissimmee, Florida on U.S. 17, 92 and 441.
Hoover’s Paradise Motel and Coffee Shop, McAllen, Texas. The postcard was mailed in 1963 and has this description on the back:
45 Units, all air-conditioned, TV, Radios, Room Phones, Refrigerators in all rooms. Swimming Pool, Shuffleboard and the most beautiful landscaped grounds in South Texas. Three blocks to shopping area and ten minutes to Old Mexico on Highway 336. We accept American Express Credit Cards. Owner Operated. Phone MU-6-2453.
Oklahoma’s Turner Turnpike. Mailed from Tulsa in 1954, there is a description on the back:
The fabulous new Turner Turnpike was completed at a cost of over $38,000,000. It has reduced the driving distance between Tulsa and Oklahoma City to 88 unimpeded miles.
This “Greetings from Florida” postcard is like so many other from the linen era, only this one is a chrome card, probably from the ’60s.
A comic linen postcard from Curt Teich. Simpler times, weren’t they?
This Sunday School reminder postcard was mailed in 1919, and has this hand-written message on the back:
Your place was vacant last Sunday by your being away, so come and fill up that space this coming Sunday.
A little history lesson on the various Confederate flags. The postcard was produced by Tichnor Brothers, and is from their “TichnorGloss” line.
The Scottish town of Dumfries wishes you good luck, as do I. The postcard was mailed from Edinburgh to Fort Worth, Texas in 1949.