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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

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

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

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

You Might Get What I Gave This Stamp!

You Might Get What I Gave This Stamp!
Consider yourself quite lucky,
That you're far away in camp:
If you were here in State College, Pa.,
You might get what I gave this stamp!

Looks like that stamp is getting a licking, though I suppose she could be giving it a kiss.
Added on October  9, 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

Philadelphia Electric Company Wheel Chart, ca. 1930s (Side 2)

Philadelphia Electric Company Wheel Chart, ca. 1930s (Side 2)
The reverse of an advertising wheel chart promoting the use of electricity. For more information, see the front side.

The average cost of operating an electric refrigerator of about 7 cu. ft. capacity is $1.40 per month.

The cost to heat water on the o…
Added on September 30, 2018

Philadelphia Electric Company Wheel Chart, ca. 1930s

Philadelphia Electric Company Wheel Chart, ca. 1930s
In January 1934, the Philadelphia Electric Company (now PECO) was the first utility to license the Reddy Kilowatt character to promote electricity usage, according to Wikipedia. The early date may explain why Reddy's first name is misspelled as "Ready" on…
Added on September 30, 2018

Stick to Me and You Will Wear Diamonds, L. M. Arnold, Sand Patch, Pennsylvania

Stick to Me and You Will Wear Diamonds, L. M. Arnold, Sand Patch, Pennsylvania
The last line on this amusing acquaintance card refers to a song, "Any Old Place I Can Hang My Hat Is Home Sweet Home to Me," which was published as sheet music in 1901 and recorded on phonograph cylinder in 1902, making it likely that the card dates from…
Added on September 30, 2018

Oyster and Turkey Supper Ticket, Voganville, Pa., December 20, 1894

Oyster and Turkey Supper Ticket, Voganville, Pa., December 20, 1894
A ticket printed in 1894 by Pluck Print.

Oyster and Turkey Supper

At H. S. Keller's Hotel, Voganville, Pa. Dancing free.

On Thursday evening, Dec. 20, 1894.

Price $1.00 for gentleman only.
Price $1.50 for gentleman and lady.

Pluck Print.
Added on September 27, 2018

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

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

Glick's Hickory and Apple Wood-Smoked Meats Sign

Glick's Hickory and Apple Wood-Smoked Meats Sign
"Glick's Hikory & Apple Wood Smoked Meats. Home Made Cheese. Home Made Butter & Brooms. Bologna Sticks."

A wonderfully unpretentious hand-painted sign for Glick's Meat and Cheese stand at Root's Country Market and Auction, located near Manheim, Pennsylva…
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