Alan Mays' photos with the clothes

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

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

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

Ticket for a Chance on a $25 Suit of Clothes

Ticket for a Chance on a $25 Suit of Clothes
An early raffle ticket for a chance on a "$25 suit of clothes." It's likely that the "Liberty Band" was the one with that name based in Middletown, Pennsylvania.

"This ticket is good for one chance on a $25 suit of clothes to be chanced off by the Libert…
Added on October 15, 2018

Halloween—Witch with a Black Cat on a Pumpkin

Halloween—Witch with a Black Cat on a Pumpkin
A Halloween postcard addressed to Mrs. Chas. Studt, Lilly, Pa., and postmarked at Conemaugh, Pa., Oct. 29, 1910.

Handwritten message on back: "Dear Grandmother, I wish you were down to get some taffy & fudge and nuts. I hope you are well and I will be up…
Added on October 13, 2018

Halloween—Witch with Jack-o'-Lantern

Halloween—Witch with Jack-o'-Lantern
A Halloween postcard addressed to Mrs. C. Studt, Lilly, Pa., and postmarked at Conemaugh, Pa., Oct. 31, 1910.

Handwritten message on back: "With love, from Kit."

Printed on back: "Raphael Tuck & Sons' 'Hallowe'en' Series of Post Cards No. 174."

For ano…
Added on October 13, 2018

Cosmopolitan Club, Springfield College, 1926

Cosmopolitan Club, Springfield College, 1926
The Cosmopolitan Club was the precursor to the International Students Organization at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Springfield College Digital Collections contains additional Cosmopolitan Club photos from various years.
Added on September  3, 2018

If He Gets No Puncture—Kreider Shoe Manufacturing Company, Elizabethtown, Pa.

If He Gets No Puncture—Kreider Shoe Manufacturing Company, Elizabethtown, Pa.
A humorous "advance card" for the A. S. Kreider Shoe Manufacturing Company in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. Salesmen from the company sent postcards like this in advance of their trips to let store owners know when they planned to visit.

The salesman depi…
Added on October  9, 2018

Getting the Pumpkin Ready for Halloween

Getting the Pumpkin Ready for Halloween
A Halloween postcard illustrated by H. B. Griggs (H.B.G.). For another postcard by Griggs, see May Love Light Your Halloween Lantern!

Addressed on the other side to Miss Edith Yoder, 322 N. Pine St., Lancaster, Pa., and postmarked Portland, Ore., Oct. 27…
Added on September 30, 2018

Mr. E. H. White, Calling Card with Photograph

Mr. E. H. White, Calling Card with Photograph
A Victorian-era calling card for "Mr. E. H. White" along with his photograph, which looks like it may have been copied from a CDV. Anyone recognize the typeface?

For similar cards, see my album of Calling Cards with Photographs.
Added on September 30, 2018

Mary and Her Little Lamb

Mary and Her Little Lamb
An early twentieth-century postcard with a parody of the well-known nursery rhyme.

Mary and Her Little Lamb

Mary had a little lamb
You've often heard it said
The lamb that Mary took to school
Was on a slice of bread.

Blackboard: The dog and cat / a big…
Added on September 27, 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

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

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

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