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.
This oddly composed image (An art student would surely expect a groin kick for submitting such a poor composition) shows the interior courtyard area at Seminary South, an open air mall that once thrived in Fort Worth, Texas. On the back:
‘Holiday Festival of Light’
CHRISTMAS TIME ON THE MALL
Seminary South, Fort Worth, Texas
With myriads of colored lights radiating from Downtown Fort Worth throughout the shopping centers and home areas, this metropolitan community has gained national fame through the ‘Annual Festival of Light.’
This color picture illustrates a section of the beautiful landscaping, flowers, shrubs, lighting and restful facilities of Seminary South, one of the finest shopping centers in the country.
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.