Arizona Kid and His Cow Girls, Reading, Pa., 1941

Reading and Berks County, Pa.

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  • Arizona Kid and His Cow Girls, Reading, Pa., 1941

    "Arizona Kid and His Cow Girls, Reading, Pa., 1941. Arizona Kid, Sun Set, Texas Jean, Moon Beam, Utah Ginny, Montana Patsy, Popeye, Chuckles, Winnie, and Sheriff and Cactus Sam. WYZ."

  • Earl Is as Naughty as He Can Be

    This real photo postcard doesn't bear a stamp, postmark, or date but was addressed to: "Mrs. Daniel Ohlinger. From Mrs. Edwin Ohlinger." Handwritten message on back: "Dear Mother, We are all well at present, hoping this card will find you all the same. E…

  • Rajah Shriner at the Cawston Ostrich Farm, South Pasadena, Calif.

    An ostrich for the ABC Group (4/26/2017). A souvenir photo for the Vintage Photos Theme Park. The souvenir photo category is a favorite of mine, and two of my previous theme park submissions happened to be souvenir photos (see Two Woman Posing for a Boa…


  • Don't Walk! Ride a Bicycle

    "Don't walk! Ride a bicycle. Horses are high, but bicycles are low. Good second-hand bicycles from $1.75 to $8.00....Special: new bicycles, $12.75....Geo. H. Muhlenberg, the experienced jeweler. Closed on Sundays. Phone 105. Box 8, Morgantown, Pa." Mouse…

  • Don't Walk! Ride a Bicycle (Brownies and Bicycle Detail)

    For more information, see Don't Walk! Ride a Bicycle.

  • Don't Walk! Ride a Bicycle (Brownie and Sign Detail)

    For more information, see Don't Walk! Ride a Bicycle.


  • The Ben Franklin Club, Lancaster, Pa., 1916


  • Marion Hose and Steam Fire Engine Company No. 10, Reading, Pa., Menu, 1909

    The men of the Marion Hose and Steam Fire Engine Company, No. 10, of Reading, Pennsylvania, sponsored a trip, probably as a fundraiser, to Springfield, Massachusetts, where they dined on beef and turkey at the Hotel Gilmore on October 7, 1909. This keep…

  • The Connecticut at Springfield, Mass., Mt. Tom in the Distance, 1909

    "The Connecticut at Springfield, Mass., Mt. Tom in the Distance." For additional information about this postcard, which was overprinted with a menu, see Marion Hose and Steam Fire Engine Company No. 10, Menu, Reading, Pa., 1909 (below).


  • Annual Fastnacht Social, St. Andrew's Reformed Sunday School, Reading, Pa., Feb. 21, 1950

    "Annual Fastnacht Social, sponsored by Beginner's, Primary, and Junior Depts., St. Andrew's Reformed Sunday School, Spruce Street off Perkiomen Avenue, Tuesday, February 21, 1950. Supper served from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets, 10 cents." Although "fastnachts"--…

  • Halloween Party Invitation with Bat and Witch

    A unique invitation for a Halloween party that probably took place in Reading, Pennsylvania, on Friday, October 25, 1929. The bat at left unfolds to reveal the witch at right opening her arms to invite potential partygoers to "see what fate holds through…

  • This Bat Comes from the Witches' Den to Summon You!

    "This bat comes from the witches' den to summon you!" A wide-eyed bat that reveals a Halloween party invitation when unfolded. For the complete invitation, see Halloween Party Invitation with Bat and Witch.


  • Come Take a Stir at the Witches' Brew

    "Come take a stir at the witches brew / And see what fate holds through the year for you." "At the stroke of 8. On Fri., Oct. 25th. Place 548 S. 19th St. Edna Gerber. 'MASK.'" A beckoning witch invites potential partygoers to come stir the witches' brew…

  • All Seasons Greetings from Your Milkman, St. Lawrence Dairy, Reading, Pa.

    "All Seasons Greetings from your milkman, Don Griffith, St. Lawrence Dairy. Winter. Burnish." For the entire unfolded greeting card, see:

  • All Seasons Greetings from Your Milkman, St. Lawrence Dairy, Reading, Pa. (Unfolded)

    "All Seasons Greetings from your milkman, Don Griffith, St. Lawrence Dairy. Spring. Summer. Autumn. Winter. Burnish." See also the folded view of the card:


  • Christmas Greetings from Karl Ramet, 1915

    Single-sided greeting card printed in blue with other handpainted colors. Information regarding Karl Ramet is elusive. From brief mentions here and there, I believe that he was an artist who taught drawing in the Reading, Pa., schools in the early 1910s…

  • Groundhog Lodge No. 12, Gathering, Shartlesville, Pa., May 4, 1990

    A ticket for the Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch Fersommling (Pennsylvania Dutch gathering) held at Haag's Hotel in Shartlesville, Berks County, Pa., on May 4, 1990, by the Grundsow Lodsch Nummer 12 on da Dulpehocka Pawd (Groundhog Lodge No. 12 on the Tulpehocken…

  • Roadside America, Famous Miniature Village, Route 22, Hamburg, Pa.

    "Visit Roadside America, famous miniature village, Route 22, Hamburg, Pa. Harry R. Dubbs, Allentown, Pa." A cardboard sign for Roadside America, the quintessential American roadside attraction.


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