Friday, September 2, 2011

Caption this!

A great vintage photo of a woman feeding hundreds of chickens outside a large hen house...  I don't know that I would want to be standing where she is.  I wonder what she's thinking?  What do you think?
Caption this -

The back of this card is equally interesting:

Mailed to Mr & Mrs. Paule Krause in Wasuasau, WI in 1915.  The card says, (to the best of my ability to read the faded writing):
"My Dears- This is the poultry house about 1/3 of size showing + some poultry  These pictures was (sic) taken in Aug. I think we was (sic) not settled in the house at time yet.  Will write letter later. Lovingly David. (?)

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A stay at the Plaza Hotel

Looks like a great place for a holiday weekend stay, in Wheeling, West Virginia.  I can't wait to eat that the "adjoining restaurant."  Chicken in the Rough sounds delicious, doesn't it?  The back of the card announces this motel's many amenities:
This is an undated, un-circulated, vintage postcard boasting:
MWM Color-Litho "Bursheen" Finished, Made only by MWM Co. Aurora, MO
Even if it is a bit crumpled, its a beauty.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Vintage Notecards

Here's another set of vintage notecards. They are flat, with a postcard-like back.  The little images are sweet.  Feel free to use for your own project.  Simply click on the image, then right click to save to your own files.   Perfect to use for your own notecards, collages, scrapbooking or other paper project.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Jack Rabbit

Saddling up big Jack
The text on the back of this silly postcard says, "It is not unusual to break these fellows and use them for ranch work."   This is an unused, color photo postcard, printed in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  The Jackrabbit and Jackalope are a popular subject for western postcards.  I have several in my collection, including this one.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Caption this!

This is a great vintage photo postcard of a man in uniform.  There is no message or notation on the back.   What do you think?  What's the story?

Caption this:

"Welcome Home, Soldier!"

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fresh Blackberries

This card is copyright 1910 by Edward H Mitchell, San Francisco.  It is a fine example of a large fruit advertising card.  The text at the top says: "A carload of blackberries from_____________"
The back of the card, unused, would be a great image for a do-it-yourself card, collaging or scrapbooking.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Big One Got Away

This vintage postcard features a supersized fish on the back of a GTO.  The front caption says "One of the Small Ones" The back says, "The Big One Got Away."  This card is undated, published by Petley.