Last week I posted a linen card that captured the start of a greyhound race, a card that I found along with this one. They make a nice pair, although clearly illustrate different races.
Greyhound racing at the Miami Beach Kennel Club, shown on this linen postcard by Curt Teich.
This unmailed comic postcard is marked on the reverse, “Cpyright by G. & B. 1909, Chicago.” (the spelling of copyright is theirs)
Postmarked in 1911, this touching card has no markings that I can decipher, only “F & W” on the illustration and “Copyright 1910 By A. Blue” below it. There’s also a message on the reverse:
“Dear Daisy: Please excuse me for not writing sooner. I have been so busy with the play that I don’t know hardly what I am doing. Wish you could be here to go to the play.”
This rather Victorian bit of humor was published by Bamforth & Co.
This well-worn, dare I say it, dog-eared, postcard is unmailed, but has an interesting message written on the back. It’s a very Victorian sentiment, and reads:
“A smile comes very easy – you can wrinkle up with cheer
A hundred times before you can squeeze out a soggy tear.
It ripples out, moreover, to the heart strings that will tug,
And always leave an echo that is easy like a hug.
So, smile away. Folks understand what by a smile is meant,
It’s worth a million dollars and doesn’t cost a cent.”
Vincent V. Colby, a publisher in Denver, Colorado, produced this cute monochromatic postcard. The postmark is difficult to read, but could be 1910.
Given the offset image on the front, one might expect this to be an undivided-back postcard, but that isn’t the case. The back is indeed divided, with no reference to the publisher or printer.