Alan Mays

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The Whole Dam Family on Their Vacation

The Whole Dam Family on Their Vacation
"The Whole Dam Family on Their Vacation. Mrs. Dam, Mr. Dam, Miss Dam, Master Dam, Cissy Dam, Kity Dam, Baby Dam, The Dam Dog. Copyright, 1905, W. G. Kress."

The "Whole Dam Family" postcard craze was in full swing when the Insurance Press asked about the Dams in its May 31, 1905, issue, p. 6:

"Whence the sudden prominence of this family of strong and sturdy patronym? At present writing, the streets of every city and town ring with the name of these celebrities. Venders, fakirs, and newsboys vie with one another in sounding their glories, and stationers' windows are graced with their smiling portraits. On poster and mailing card they are displayed--a handsome, happy group labeled 'The Whole Dam Family,' from Mr. I. B. Dam and Mrs. U. B. Dam through the grades of little Dams, down even to the Dam dog. An ideal family!"

For other "Whole Dam Family" postcards, see The Whole Dam Family and The Last of the Whole Dam Family. Or take a look at The Whole Dam Family Postcard Craze, 1905.

The Whole Dam Family The Last of the Whole Dam Family

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