Here it is folks, the amazing “Auto Log”! Drive up onto the log, pause to relish the spectacle, back down off the log… simpler times I suppose.
An interior view of the Ships Haven Restaurant in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. Unfortunately I don’t have a postcard that shows the exterior, which was, believe it or not, shaped like a ship. ARRR!
This linen card shows Rex, effectively the “King of the Carnival”, during New Orleans’ Mardi Gras. Of course referring to Rex as “King Rex” or the “King of Rex” (both often used) is redundant, given that the word Rex is Latin for “King”.
I’m not sure why, but postcards depicting restaurants tend to be particularly attractive. That’s certainly the case with this colorful linen card showing Lloyd’s Restaurant in Marshalltown, Iowa.
Ah yes, good ol’ McCaskey High School, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
This interesting real photo postcard was mailed in 1909 and shows two boys with a pair of horses. I particularly enjoy the typewritten message on the back, which is not only unusual but also makes for easy reading.
Yes, there was a time when a good highway was really something to brag about. Ohio was surely proud of their turnpike, the “World’s Safest Highway”.
While Curt Teich was the biggest producer of large-letter “Greetings from” postcards, other companies jumped on the new genre as well. This Greetings from Georgia card was produced by E.C. Kropp.
Here’s a classic large letter postcard from Curt Teich, the publisher most closely associated with this style of card.
Two postcards from the Zoological Park in Detroit, Michigan. Given that these linen cards date from the 1940s, it appears that Detroit was quick to provide cage-free environments for the animals.