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.  

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