Tuesday, December 6, 2016

An early Christmas Present part of a Facebook Group Christmas exchange

I got 2 postcards as part of a Christmas exchange along with handmade kitchen towel and other goodies. Thanks Danielle.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Flying Kewpies Postcards to make into a Holiday Ornament 1970s Rose O'Neill

To make the Flying Kewpies, first cut out both back and front views carefully.  Just before you paste the back and  front together, place the end of a string between the front and the back of the head.  Put a weight on the Kewpie to keep him flat, and when he is dry you can hang him up by his string from the chandelier,  and play he is flying.  Hang the Flying Kewpie by their loops from the twigs of your Christmas Tree.
These Kewpie Postcards are reproductions of Rose O'Neill and produced by the Drays of Savannah MO. There were a series of 12 designs and published in the 1970's  as the cards listed here.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Shared Postcard for October 21, 1916

McIntosh South Dakota Main Street showing businesses of 1911.
The only way this town is identified is that someone wrote McIntosh S D on back.


Monday, October 10, 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Why does Santa Claus enter by the chimney?

Santa Claus entering homes by Chimney is part of a European tradition.  The hearth is a sacred place because it use to be a central place for fairies and elves to enter.  It was added to American tradition with the poem "A Visit from St Nick."  Red seems to be the popular color but early Santa's wore robes of all color, as blue is popular.  

The back of these two trade cards.  

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Putting up Wall paper. Philadelphia Trade Card

This is a nice size for an advertising Trade Card
J.C. Finn & Son, Dealers in Fine Paper Hangings.  Cor 10th & Walnut Sts. Philadelphia .
It shows that a girl can apply the glue and be a Paper Hanger.  Nice details in with very large vase, a scissors and a bucket with rolls of wallpaper.

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