I just live for alligator postcards, don’t you? This one is unusual in that it shows white kids aboard the gator. Just saying.
All manner of superstitious tales found their way onto Halloween cards, including this one about seeing the face of your true love in a mirror at midnight.
This rather understated Halloween postcard shows a boy brandishing a knife as the pumpkins quake in terror.
A New Year’s postcard with a twist, this one probably dates from around 1908.
This white border postcard was mailed to the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Cleveland, Ohio on October 2nd 1928. The card features a view of the post office in Lexington, Kentucky, and has this message written on the reverse:
Spent the evening at a Moving Picture Show at Lexington, Ky. Staying at the La Fayette Hotel. Intend to continue our trip early tomorrow morning.
Edwin & Alice
Published in the 1920s, this postcard shows the post office in Worcester, Massachusetts. On the back:
A Post Office was first established in Worcester in 1775, with Isaiah Thomas as postmaster. In 1897, the new Government Building was opened, which cost $400,000 and is one of the best and handsomest in the country.
Mailed in 1947, this linen card shows a few of the critters that can be seen at the San Diego Zoo.
An unusual image of Carlsbad Caverns, looking a bit like a watercolor painting. On the back:
THE TEMPLE OF THE SUN, BIG ROOM,
CARLSBAD CAVERNS, NEW MEXICO
The Shrine of the Sun God, before which range numerous coraline stalagmites. The stalactites form an onyx drapery above.
An “Old Timer” alligator is the subject on this linen postcard, part of Curt Teich’s “Tropical Florida” series.
I wonder, is this simply a comic allegory on drunkenness, or is this more in the nature of a political commentary from the time? The hat and whiskers may provide a clue.