Monday, June 20, 2011

Cuban Cigar Seller, circa 1910

Cuban Tobacco Cigar Street Seller, Havana, Cuba, circa 1910.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Daily Bread Delivered By Head - Cuban Bread Seller 1916

Cuban Bread Vendor, postmarked 1916
Harris Bros. Co, Havana, publishers.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Great Lakes Rail Ferry Steamers in Ice Ludington Michigan postcard

Great Lakes Steamer Railroad Ferries in Ice, Ludington Michigan, circa 1920s. 
White border postcard. Click on image for larger view.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Great Lakes Steamer Islander, St Ignace Michigan postcard

Steamer "Islander", St Ignace, Michigan postcard. Albertype Co.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Car Ferry Steamers at St Ignace Michigan postcard

Michigan State Auto Ferries at St Ignace Michigain. Albertype Co.

One Great Lakes car steamer not enough for you and your entourage? Here's two to be going on with till others arrive.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Car Ferry Steamer St Ignace Michigan postcard

Michigan State Auto Ferry Steamer "Sainte Ignace", St Ignace Michigan postcard. Albertype Co.

Don't have the time to drive around the Great Lakes on your vacation? Shorten the journey and relax by catching one of the Michigan State auto ferries.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Boating Canoeing Cass Lake Pontiac Michigan postcard

Boating & Canoeing on Cass Lake, Pontiac, Michigan undivided back postcard. Albertype Co.

If you prefer to put your oar in rather than rely on the wind in your sails try to boating or canoeing on Cass Lake, Michigan in this circa 1905 postcard.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Yachting Portage Lake Onekama Michigan postcard

Yachting Portage Lake Portage Point Inn Michigan postcard. Hand colored. Albertype.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sailing in Small Boats Onekama Michigan postcard

Yacht Racing, Twice A Week, Portage Point Inn, Michigan. Albertype Co.

Boys in small boats, a summer idyll. At the Portage Point Inn on Portage Lake and Lake Michigan, Onekama, Michigan. "One of The Most Complete Vacation Set Ups in the Midwest".

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Someone's Going to Get Something Unexpected -Twelvetrees postcard

Someone's Going to Get Something They Don't Expect, artist signed Charles Twelvetrees, postcard

As mother used to say, "don't be so full of yourself". You may be riding for a fall. Keep your eyes peeled and  that ego of yours under control.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Road Trip Find #2 - Decorated Car House of David postcard

Decorated House of David Car, Benton Harbor, Michigan postcard, circa 1920s

Road trip find #2: The House of David, a religious community in Benton Harbor, Michigan had a range of activities that attracted many visitors including miniature train, a brass band, and it's own baseball team. Here community members proudly display their decorated car that took first place in parade.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Road Trip Find #1 - Hotel Noel Nashville Tennessee linen postcard

Noel Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee linen postcard

Found on the end of May postcard buying road trip: a nice clean, crisp linen postcard of the Noel Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee circa the 1940s. Love the clean lines and perspective of this card. Who wouldn't want to stay here?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Fishing from the Jetty, Freeport Texas postcard

Fishing from the Jetty, Freeport, Texas postcard. Albertype Co.

Looks a mite uncomfortable sitting out on the jetty under the beating sun in Freeport, Texas.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Surf Fishing Asbury Park New Jersey postcard

Surf Fishing, Asbury Park, New Jersey postcard. Albertype Co.

Don't snag any swimmers, you fishers!  Move on down the beach, please...

Monday, June 6, 2011

Children at Play - Asbury Park Beach, New Jersey postcard

Children at Play, Asbury Park, New Jersey postcard. Albertype Co

If human pyramids aren't your thing, perhaps a sand castle, moat or paddling pool are more to your style and better suited to your engineering skills.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Human Pyramid on the Beach at Asbury Park New Jersey postcard

Human Pyramid at Asbury Park, New Jersey postcard, postmarked 1909

Soaking up the rays got you bored? Gentlemen, please flex your muscles for the human pyramid...

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Need Some Beach Time... Asbury Park, New Jersey postcard

Beach Crowd, Asbury Park, New Jersey, Albertype Co publisher.
Click  on image for larger view.

Time to head for the beach.... don't forget sun block, hat, sunglasses, and plenty of fresh water.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Greetings from Asbury Park Large Letter postcard

Large Letter linen postcard, Asbury Park 
Tichnor Bros. circa 1940s

The popular large letter linen format with multiple views within the letters depicting all the seaside activities to be enjoyed at Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Swan Ride Anyone?

 Swan Ride on Wesley Lake, Ocean Grove - Asbury Park, New Jersey
Tichnor linen postcard, circa 1940s.

With the beginning of summer upon us, anyone for a Swan ride during summer vacation? Pack the bags for Asbury Park - Ocean Grove, New Jersey, circa 1940s. This may be a bit too sedate for today's thrill seekers. Perhaps bungee jumping instead.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Optical Allusions, circa 1910

"Optical Allusions", circa 1910s, real photo postcard
undisclosed location, Azo stamp box. Click image for larger view.

While no illusions are involved, the man and woman in the middle of this real photo postcard appear to be checking each other out by use of early twentieth century "looking glasses". He feigns viewing her through his telescope while she appears to have reversed the binoculars, looking through the large lens end of the instrument thus giving him that "far away look", no doubt. The woman at right stands at attention, shaded by her broad rim hat, observing these country shenanigans.