Alan Mays' photos with the cards

Jockey Chicks at the Easter Rabbit Race

Jockey Chicks at the Easter Rabbit Race
"Easter joy attend you."

For a similar postcard, see A Very Happy Easter to You.
Added on April 21, 2019

Easter Serenade for the Picnic Chicks

Easter Serenade for the Picnic Chicks
"Easter Greetings."

Compare this postcard with Best Easter Wishes from Mr. and Mrs. Bunny-Chick and Family.
Added on April 21, 2019

A Joyous Easter—His Morning Drive

A Joyous Easter—His Morning Drive
"With all good wishes for a joyous Easter. His morning drive."

A real photo postcard of a boy with his toy wagon and rooster.
Added on April 21, 2019

Easter Bunny Greetings from Putnam Dyes, ca. 1910s

Easter Bunny Greetings from Putnam Dyes, ca. 1910s
"Economize by using Putnam Dyes and Putnam Dry-Cleaner."

Printed on the back of this die-cut advertising card: "Easter Greetings from Frank P. Allen, Shanks, W. Va."

A royal rabbit wearing a crown sits on colorful Easter eggs to promote Putnam Dyes—used…
Added on April  9, 2019

J. W. Benneman, Manufacturer of Our Principal Cigars, Millersville, Pa.

J. W. Benneman, Manufacturer of Our Principal Cigars, Millersville, Pa.
"J. W. Benneman, manufacturer of Our Principal 5 cent cigars, Millersville, Pa."

A business card printed by D. B, Landis, Pluck Print, Lancaster, Pa.
Added on April  8, 2019

Crescent Electric Company, Electric Motors and Fans, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, ca. 1895

Crescent Electric Company, Electric Motors and Fans, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, ca. 1895
The business card for James D. Brinser, who was the superintendent of the Crescent Electric Company in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The card was printed by D. B, Landis, Pluck Print, Lancaster, Pa.

I relied on listings and ads in various publications for the…
Added on April  8, 2019

Easter Greetings

Easter Greetings
Added on April  8, 2019

A Very Happy Easter to You

A Very Happy Easter to You
An early twentieth-century Easter postcard.
Added on April  8, 2019

April 1st—The Sweetest Kiss

April 1st—The Sweetest Kiss
"1er Avril. Le baiser le plus doux est celui qui vient de loin!"

Google translation: April 1st. The sweetest kiss is the one that comes from far away!

A French hand-tinted real photo postcard for the first day in April.
Added on April  1, 2019

Nobody Can April-Fool Me

Nobody Can April-Fool Me
"Nobody can April-Fool me. I am a fool. Bernhardt Wall. Copyright 1909 The Ullman Mfg. Co. N.Y."

Printed on the other side of this postcard: "American Post Card. 'April Fool' Series No. 156. Subject No. 2490."

This foolish fellow didn't fall victim to t…
Added on April  1, 2019

Dear Sir, I Have a Peculiar Affliction—After Drinking Champagne, I Sing, Dance, and Spout Poetry

Dear Sir, I Have a Peculiar Affliction—After Drinking Champagne, I Sing, Dance, and Spout Poetry
For similar April Fools' Day postcards, see Dear Sir, We Have This Day Doubled Your Salary, The Boss and Dear Sir, I Have Sent You Several Boxes of Cigars.

April 1st

Dear Sir,

Pardon this intrusion, but as you seemed to scared to speak, or write, I too…
Added on April  1, 2019

Hipple Bros. & Co., Inc., Leaf Tobacco, Philadelphia and Lancaster, Pa.

Hipple Bros. & Co., Inc., Leaf Tobacco, Philadelphia and Lancaster, Pa.
For other tobacco dealer cards, see S. N. Mumma and Co., Packers of and Dealers in Leaf Tobacco, Landisville, Pa., and Benj. H. Brubaker, Dealer and Packer of Pennsylvania Seed-Leaf Tobacco, East Petersburg, Pa.

Hipple Bros. & Co., Inc.

Leaf Tobacco

M…
Added on March 21, 2019

Saint Patrick's Day Greetings

Saint Patrick's Day Greetings
An embossed Saint Patrick's Day postcard published by the Rose Company in the early twentieth century.
Added on March 17, 2019

Saint Patrick's Day Greetings with a Heart and a Hand

Saint Patrick's Day Greetings with a Heart and a Hand
"A heart and a hand, / All thy own to the last. Th. Moore."

Postmarked in Ellicottville, N.Y., March 16, 1909.

The couplet on this postcard is from a poem, "Come, Rest in This Bosom," by the Irish poet Thomas Moore.
Added on March 17, 2019

A. H. Herr, Mill Creek Dairy, Lancaster, Pa.

A. H. Herr, Mill Creek Dairy, Lancaster, Pa.
A late nineteenth- or early twentieth-century business card printed by David Bachman Landis, who operated Pluck Art Printery, which was later known as Landis Art Print.

I haven't uncovered any reference to a "Mill Creek Dairy," but it's possible that "A.…
Added on February 13, 2019

The Salesman—He Nags You Until You Must Buy

The Salesman—He Nags You Until You Must Buy
This vinegar valentine is a postcard that was addressed to H. W. Booser, 13th Street, Harrisburg, Pa. The card was postmarked first in Lewisberry, Pa., and then a second time in Harrisburg, Pa., on Feb. 14, 1908. Although the postcard was sent anonymously…
Added on February 13, 2019

I Want You To Be My Valentine

I Want You To Be My Valentine
Buster Brown and his dog Tige on a valentine postcard, circa 1907, by cartoonist Richard F. Outcault (1863-1928). For another Buster Brown valentine, see Here's a Wireless Telegram—Be My Valentine.

"I want you to be my valentine. It doesn't seem to be a…
Added on February 13, 2019

W. B. Probasco and James P. Lott, Burch House, Bloomington, Illinois, ca. 1869

W. B. Probasco and James P. Lott, Burch House, Bloomington, Illinois, ca. 1869
A business card for William B. Probasco and James P. Lott, who were the proprietors of the Burch House hotel in Bloomington, Illinois, for a number of years in the 1860s. According to various sources (see below), Probasco purchased the hotel in 1866, but…
Added on February 13, 2019