Sunday, January 25, 2015

Red Room Bar & Green Room Restaurant -- Milwaukee

• Fine domestic and imported liquors and the highest quality entertainment have made the 
popular with visitors from coast to coast.

is Milwaukee's most popular restaurant, serving breakfast, luncheon and dinner in a delightful atmosphere. Dinner music nightly.

Smorgasbord Sundays (SS) 

Friday, January 23, 2015

GGIE: Ripley's "Believe-It-Or-Not"

Golden Gate International Exposition of 1940
Treasure Island, San Francisco, California

MARVELLO • Fingerless pianist who has overcome his handicap and plays 500 classical and popular selections.

CLARENCE THORPE • Unusual cartoonist who draws two pictures at once, one with his hand and one with his foot. Also sketches while blindfolded.

Look for more World's Fair Postcards on the Postcardy Blog on Fridays.

To view past World's Fair posts, click here or on the exposition label.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Puffer-Hubbard Wire Sewed Folding Delivery Boxes

This postcard advertises Puffer-Hubbard's wire-sewed folding delivery boxes. The top half of the card shows the boxes when they were open and loaded on a horse drawn deliver wagon. The bottom half of the card shows the boxes when they were empty and folded flat.

The back of this postcard, used in 1910, points out some of the advantages of using these boxes: "They take up less room in your store, give your wagons an up-to-date appearance, prevent loss of articles and insure their safe delivery."

There were at least a couple styles of  Puffer-Hubbards's boses. Here are some images and description of "Folding Reshipment Hampers" for shipping light bulky goods  from a 1902 Iron Age:

Here the "Folding Delivery Boxes" are described with some of their features and advantages for use in co-operative delivery (Detailed Plans and Instructions for Organizing and Operating a Co-operative Delivery System -- Google eBook, 1917):


 Here are a couple of more ads related to bakers and bread delivery:

bakers review, volume 34, november 1916

The Northwestern Miller, Volume 129

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Trackless Trolley -- Seattle, Washington

Seattle has continued to use trackless trolleys which are electric busses that draw their electricity from overhead wires using spring-loaded trolley poles. Two wires and poles are required to complete the electrical circuit. This differs from a tram or streetcar, which normally uses the track as the return part of the electrical path and therefore needs only one wire and one pole (or pantograph).(source: Wikipedia)

Monday, January 19, 2015

Minneapolis Art Museum: 1915 – 2015

2015 is the 100th Anniversary of the  Minneapolis Institute of Arts, which was officially dedicated on January 7, 1915. The building is located along E. 24th Street in south Minneapolis. It was designed by the architectural firm McKim, Mead and White in a neoclassical style and was built at a cost of $500,000..

This is an early postcard view of the Minneapolis Art Museum, originally made in 1914. It appears to be based on a drawing of the building and surrounding streets, with automobiles and people added by the postcard artist.


Friday, January 16, 2015

New York World's Fair: Sunshine Bakers

Those very merry midget Sunshine Bakers are shown building a good foundation for a business here with one ton of Krispy Crackers — America's No. 1 Cracker! These little bakers are drawing great crowds at the Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company exhibit at the New York World's Fair, entertaining with a variety program of magic, singing, dancing and dramatic sketches. Don't miss 'em! Food North building.

Look for more World's Fair Postcards on the Postcardy Blog on Fridays.

To view past World's Fair posts, click here or on the exposition label.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

1904 Postcard Exchanges

This postcard is not the type that I usually collect. I bought it mainly because I was interested in the message written on the front of the card that mentions exchanging cards and Velox (a photographic paper used for real photo postcards).
I like Velox cards very much and would be glad to keep exchanging with you.
S. S. Wineman

This postcard also happens to be older than most postcards I have found, because postcard collecting was not yet very widespread in the United States.

When I bought this postcard a few years ago, there was a whole group of postcards addressed to H. D. Baldwin of Hampton, Iowa. I Googled both H. D. Baldwin and S. S. Wineman (the sender of the card) this week after I decided to post this card for Sepia Saturday. I discovered both names listed in the Philatelic West  journal of 1904 that was digitized by Google. Philatelic West claimed to be the largest collector's monthly of America.

 S. S. Wineman of Oxnard, California is listed as member 78 of Union Souvenir Card Exchange. H. D. Baldwin of Hampton, Iowa is listed as member 86 of American Souvenir Card Exchange Club and was also a member of American Camera Club Exchange. The American Souvenir Card Exchange was consolidated with the The Union to become The Union Souvenir Card Exchange which was organized April, 1904 as a "world wide society for active postcard collectors."

Surprisingly, I was able to see a postcard on eBay that was sent by H. D. Baldwin to a different collector, also in April, 1904. That postcard has a photo of the Court House in Hampton, Iowa (I wonder whether this was the same card sent to S. S. Wineman). I am showing the message section from the front of the card and the sender's stamps from the back. Baldwin included a membership number of the Globe Souvenir Card Exchange that was another card exchange group for American and foreign collectors.

Both Wineman and Baldwin were quite young in 1904. The full names of these collectors were Samuel S. Wineman (born 1889) and Harold Dudley Baldwin (born 1884).

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