Greetings from Tobacco-Land… that says it all, doesn’t it? The depicted scenes are described on the back:
Upper Left: Bright Leaf Tobacco Field.
Upper Right: Tobacco Auction.
Lower Left: Stringing Tobacco at Harvest Time.
Lower Right: Modern Method of Harvesting Tobacco.
As was the case with so many historic structures, The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida has a past riddled with disasters. First opened in 1896, the hotel burned in 1903. It was rebuilt in record time, and reopened in 1904. (the structure seen here) Fire would consume the hotel again in 1925, victim of an unattended curling iron, and was rebuilt yet again for the 1926 season.
Indian symbols and their meanings. (as interpreted by modern indian craftsmen)
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.
A little history lesson on the various Confederate flags. The postcard was produced by Tichnor Brothers, and is from their “TichnorGloss” line.
This embossed postcard was mailed in 1908, and that’s all I’m going to say about this one. Seriously.
Published by Colourpicture, this chrome postcard (“Plastichrome”, to use Colourpicture’s terminology) shows a stereotypical pheasant hunting scene.
Printed and published by M.T. Sheahan of Boston, Mass., this postcard conveys a sentiment that is just as relevant now, 100 years later.
This seaside scene probably dates from around 1912. Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, it is part of their series number 2604, “Seaside Tactics”.
A lonesome rattlesnake. On the back:
A venomous snake having a series of horny interlocking joints at the end of the tail which make a sharp rattling sound when shaken. The common rattlesnake of the Northern United States and the diamond rattlesnake of the South are best known.