Alan Mays' photos with the antique

Santa Sends a Wireless Message of Christmas Cheer

Santa Sends a Wireless Message of Christmas Cheer
"Santa sends you a message of Christmas cheer."

Santa Claus always stays up to date with the latest technology. Here he is in the early part of the twentieth century using wireless telegraphy (also called radiotelegraphy) to tap out a Morse code message…
Added on December  9, 2018

Greetings from the Philco Television Convention, Atlantic City, N.J., 1953

Greetings from the Philco Television Convention, Atlantic City, N.J., 1953
"Greetings from the Philco Convention, Atlantic City."

An undated real photo postcard. As far as I can determine, the convention took place in 1953.
Added on December  9, 2018

Day of the Turkeys

Day of the Turkeys
Two men, one of whom is holding a child, pose with turkeys.
Added on November 22, 2018

A Thanksgiving Wish—A Harvest without Measure

A Thanksgiving Wish—A Harvest without Measure
A Thanksgiving greeting card with Art Deco design and color, dating to the late 1920s or early 1930s.

A Thanksgiving Wish

May this Thanksgiving bring to you
A harvest without measure:
Good cheer and joy and friendships true
And every kind of pleasure!
Added on November 22, 2018

Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving
"Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving. Ellen H. Clapsaddle. Painting only copyrighted by S. Garre, 1909."
Added on November 22, 2018

Best Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving

Best Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving
"Best Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving. Ellen H. Clapsaddle. Painting only copyrighted by S. Garre, 1909."
Added on November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving Greetings from Columbia and Her Turkeys

Thanksgiving Greetings from Columbia and Her Turkeys
A Thanksgiving postcard that shows Columbia—"the personification of the United States"—patting a turkey on the head. It's addressed on the other side to Miss Anna Johnson, Rockaway, New Jersey, Easton Heights. and postmarked Middle Valley, N.J., Nov. 25,…
Added on November 22, 2018

Hallow Eve Party Ticket, Young Men's Society, First Methodist Episcopal Church, Lancaster, Pa.

Hallow Eve Party Ticket, Young Men's Society, First Methodist Episcopal Church, Lancaster, Pa.
A Halloween party ticket, probably dating to the first decade of the twentieth century.

Hallow Eve Party
By the Young Men's Society of 1st M.E. Church, at Iris Club Building, No. 323 North Duke St., Friday, October 30. Tickets, 10 cts. Pluck Print.
Added on October 30, 2018

Halloween—A Witch Out for Mischief

Halloween—A Witch Out for Mischief
Bats, an owl, and a black cat accompany a witch as she rides her broomstick over a snow-covered landscape in this illustration from a postcard dated 1910.

For a similar postcard, see Halloween—Witch and Black Cat on a Broomstick.
Added on October 28, 2018

A Merry Halloween—Corncob Jack-o'-Lantern Scarecrow

A Merry Halloween—Corncob Jack-o'-Lantern Scarecrow
An early twentieth-century postcard with a Corncob Jack-o'-Lantern Scarecrow smoking a corncob pipe.

For another corny creature, see I'm All Ears.
Added on October 28, 2018

For Auld Lang Syne This Halloween!

For Auld Lang Syne This Halloween!
A postcard addressed to Miss Mary Elliott, c/o Mrs. R. Elliott, Milton West, Canada, and postmarked at Niagara Falls, N.Y., Oct. 29, 1909.

Handwritten message: "Hope Papa is better since he went away. Love to you all from cousin Annie."

Although Auld La…
Added on October 23, 2018

Lovey-Dovey Couple in Boat

Lovey-Dovey Couple in Boat
A photo of people exchanging "a look" that the photographer has captured perfectly for the Vintage Photos Theme Park.

Never mind that it's a fake look in a fake boat—the photographer who created this real photo postcard has captured a studio scene of a m…
Added on October 22, 2018

All Halloween Greetings—Jack-o'-Lantern Scarecrow and Witch with Crescent Moon

All Halloween Greetings—Jack-o'-Lantern Scarecrow and Witch with Crescent Moon
"All Hallowe'en Greetings."

A postcard addressed to Dessie Cable, 31 Linden Ave., Sewickley, Pa., and postmarked on Oct. 29, 1910, in Johnstown, Pa.

Handwritten message: "Hello Dessie, How's the weather there? We have snow and it's very cold. My addres…
Added on October 22, 2018

Black Cat Dance Ticket, Lancaster, Pa., October 27, 1922

Black Cat Dance Ticket, Lancaster, Pa., October 27, 1922
A Halloween dance possibly named after the Black Cat Dance (sheet music, 1916). The site of the dance was Hiemenz's Auditorium, a venue managed by H. John Hiemenz. See also Hell'o'een Masked Dance Ticket, Lancaster, Pa., October 29, 1920.

Black Cat Dance…
Added on October 22, 2018

Hell'o'een Masked Dance Ticket, Lancaster, Pa., October 29, 1920

Hell'o'een Masked Dance Ticket, Lancaster, Pa., October 29, 1920
See also Black Cat Dance Ticket, Lancaster, Pa., October 27, 1922 for another Halloween dance held in Hiemenz's Auditorium.

Hell'o'een Masked Dance

Hiemenz Auditorium, Friday, Oct. 29.

Kiphorn's Orchestra. Admission, 60 cts.
Added on October 22, 2018

Knitted, Pleated, and Plaid

Knitted, Pleated, and Plaid
A knitted photo for the Vintage Photos Theme Park.

A real photo postcard with a mother and daughter wearing knitted tops along with plaid pleated skirts.
Added on February 12, 2015

Woolen Suitings, Dress Fabrics, Housekeeping Goods! Spangler and Rich, Marietta, Pa.

Woolen Suitings, Dress Fabrics, Housekeeping Goods! Spangler and Rich, Marietta, Pa.
For the front of this advertising trade card, see Spangler and Rich, Dry Goods and Groceries, Marietta, Pa.

Woolen Suitings, Dress Fabrics, Housekeeping Goods!

Choice styles. Satisfactory prices.

An early visit is respectfully solicited from yourself a…
Added on October 15, 2018

Spangler and Rich, Dry Goods and Groceries, Marietta, Pa.

Spangler and Rich, Dry Goods and Groceries, Marietta, Pa.
"Spangler & Rich, dry goods, groceries, Marietta, Pa. Marietta Times Print."

A nineteenth-century advertising trade card for Spangler & Rich's store in Marietta, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. For the other side of this card, see Woolen Suitings, Dress…
Added on October 15, 2018