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W. R. Cheney, Carriage Builder, Lancaster, Pa.

W. R. Cheney, Carriage Builder, Lancaster, Pa.
"W. R. Cheney, Carriage Builder. Repairing and repainting done promptly. 26 North Christian St., Lancaster, Pa."

William R. Cheney (1859-1932) was a blacksmith and carriage builder in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

For similar business cards from the same job…
Added on September 14, 2018

Harvest Home Greetings, Methodist Church, Strasburg, Pa., 1909

Harvest Home Greetings, Methodist Church, Strasburg, Pa., 1909
"Harvest Home Greetings. Methodist Church, Strasburg, Pa."

Addressed on the other side to Mr. Roy D. Mowrer, Strasburg, Pa., and postmarked Iva, Pa., Oct. 20, 1909. Message: "The musical is to be held in the Hall. You know. A.B.D."

For other real photo…
Added on September 17, 2018

Harvest Service, Lutheran Church, Strasburg, Pa., 1907

Harvest Service, Lutheran Church, Strasburg, Pa., 1907
"Harvest Service, 1907. Lutheran Church, Strasburg, Pa."

For other photos that show church altars decorated for a Harvest Service (also called Harvest Home), see Harvest Home Display with Minister and Harvest Home Greetings, Methodist Church, Strasburg,…
Added on September 17, 2018

Harvest Home Display with Minister

Harvest Home Display with Minister
In this real photo postcard, a minister of a church (location and date unknown) stands in the midst of fruits and vegetables that decorate the altar in preparation for a Harvest Home service.

"Harvest Home" is a religious celebration that's still held to…
Added on September 17, 2018

Did You Know That Eleven and Twelve Make 23?

Did You Know That Eleven and Twelve Make 23?
"What time is it down there?" "Just eleven." "It's twelve up here—you know eleven and twelve make 23." Handwritten: "Did this ever occur to you?"

So what does the mother mean by yelling "eleven and twelve make 23" down at the couple hanging out on the h…
Added on September  3, 2018

Commencement Ticket, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore, Md., March 18, 1890

Commencement Ticket, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore, Md., March 18, 1890
"College of Physicians and Surgeons. 18th Annual Commencement, Academy of Music, Tuesday, March 18, 1890, 12 M. Admit bearer."

For a similar ticket, see Commencement Exercises Ticket, June 18, 1886.
Added on September  3, 2018

Greetings from the Grange Encampment and Fair, Centre Hall, Pennsylvania

Greetings from the Grange Encampment and Fair, Centre Hall, Pennsylvania
Postcard addressed on the other side to: "Prof. H. C. Klinger, Liverpool, Pa., R.F.D. #1."

Partial transcription of the message (no year and no postmark): "Sept. 17th, 9 a.m. At Grange Park C. H. in remembrance of the hunting . . . J. J. Jordan."

The…
Added on August 27, 2018

Accordion Kids (Cropped)

Accordion Kids (Cropped)
Three kids, two with accordions and one with a trumpet.

Take a look at the full version of the snapshot.
Added on August 20, 2018

Accordion Kids

Accordion Kids
A snapshot of three kids, two with accordions and one with a trumpet. Looks like the smiling boys in front are enjoying themselves, but I'm not sure whether the girl in back is having any fun.

Notice the toy cannon that's situated near the edge of the po…
Added on August 20, 2018

Steamboat Mary, Wrightsville and Columbia, Pennsylvania, ca. 1907

Steamboat Mary, Wrightsville and Columbia, Pennsylvania, ca. 1907
"Steamboat Mary, Wrightsville and Columbia, Pa. B. D. Beittel, Columbia, Pa."

An early postcard of Steamboat Mary, which evidently ran on the Susquehanna River between Wrightsville, York County, and Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The card date…
Added on August 11, 2018

Children with Their Dog and Toys

Children with Their Dog and Toys
A Vintage Photos Theme Park photo of backyard sports (e.g., croquet, badminton, horseshoe pitching, bocce ball, etc.).

A tinted French real photo postcard from the early twentieth century showing children with a dog and toys, including a hoop and stick,…
Added on July  9, 2018

Think

Think
A cigar box label.
Added on August  6, 2018

You Are Too Slow for Me

You Are Too Slow for Me
A man and a woman are riding a giant snail in this strange scene from an early twentieth-century postcard. Caption at bottom: "You Are Too Slow for Me."
Added on August  4, 2018

The Way We Catch Them

The Way We Catch Them
"The Way We Catch Them. Souvenir Post Card Co., N.Y." Postmarked Ocean City, N.J., Sept. 6, 1919.
Added on August  4, 2018

College Ribbon Cigar Box Label

College Ribbon Cigar Box Label
A colorful cigar box label.
Added on August  4, 2018

Mirror Photo of a Little Girl Standing on a Chair

Mirror Photo of a Little Girl Standing on a Chair
A Spanish real photo postcard showing a mirror photo of a little girl standing on a chair. It's dated 1919 on the other side.

For more like this, see my Mirror Photos album.
Added on July 28, 2018

Hankerchief Flirtation Card

Hankerchief Flirtation Card
The notion that men and women could use handkerchiefs to secretly signal their romantic intentions may seem far-fetched, but that's the idea behind this "Handkerchief Flirtation" list.

In fact, using hankies to flirt seems downright dangerous. You might…
Added on July 27, 2018

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, Bemidji, Minnesota

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, Bemidji, Minnesota
Sign: "Paul Bunyan, 1937." Caption (the white lettering at the bottom is almost unreadable): "Paul Bunyan and Babe, His Blue Ox. HAK, Bemidji, Minn."

A real photo postcard of a man standing between the statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, which w…
Added on August 15, 2016