“Maid” to order…

Celebrating 100 posts on this blog! This man of objectionable social behavior hasn’t learned his lesson yet, has he? Published by the Boston firm Tichnor Brothers Inc. These are color postcards with a linen texture dated ca. 1930-1945.

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Dark haired women…

Must say, I’m all in favor of her philosophy. Not much to go on as far as information. The white border, use of gaudy dyes and the one cent stamp leads me to think 1930s or 1940s. Did find a forum post that has some background on the company here. Found in a thrift store in West Fork, Arkansas.

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James Scott Memorial Fountain

Detroit, Michigan. The back has the date May 30, 1949 (*)sle. The asterisk is a tear and not legible but an educated guess would be Belle Isle (a Detroit City Park). Found in a thrift market in Prairie Grove, Arkansas.

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Indianapolis Municipal Airport

Located in Marion County, Indiana. According to internet sources, years of operation were 1930-1955. Looks to be late 1930s or early 1940s. No information provided on back. Found in a thrift shop in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Winter Wonderland

It won’t be long until Old Jack Frost makes an appearance. I’m hoping for a hard Winter here in Northwest Arkansas. The frilled edges and attire of the boy leads one to believe this was taken in the 1940s or early 1950s. But since there isn’t anything on the back of the photograph, it is only a guess. The object to the left looks like a very large flagpole? This group of photos are from up north somewhere. It never grows tiring looking at the houses from that era. Just beautiful. We need more steps and service porches today. Found in a thrift market in Lincoln, Arkansas.

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Wonder Cave

The plate on the vintage Pontiac says ’48. So, it would be a very good guess this was taken in 1948. The vehicle, by all accounts, is a 1941 Pontiac Torpedo and the bumper implores you to “See Beautiful Wonder Cave” in Monteagle, Tennessee. The Indiana plates are 864 369. Here is a very throughout web page describing the county history and cave. No other information on the photograph itself. Found in a thrift shop in Northwest, Arkansas.

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Immaculate Conceptioni Grotto

Manufactured by the Carroll Post Card Company (date unknown, guessing 1940s or 1950s), these postcard style photographs were probably sold in a tourist gift shop or what not. The Immaculate Conception Grotto was located on the grounds of St. Angela Academy in Carroll, Iowa. This grotto was built by Father Paul Dobberstein. The Academy would later become Kuemper Catholic High School. When the high school built an addition in 1957, the Immaculate Conception Grotto was dismantled by Father Louis Greving and its stones incorporated into the Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend. Found in a thrift store in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Elderberry Inn

The Elderberry Inn – K.C. Steer Steak Dinners. I searched for information on the internet about this place but like the photograph itself, it provided no clue(s) to the origins of this image. Do you know? Close inspection reveals the dark dressed woman bottle feeding a deer. Looks to be the 1940s. Found in a thrift store in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Danger…Keep Out

This well behaved youngster takes their job seriously by guarding what looks to be a greenhouse or possibly a zoo exhibit with a double-barrel shotgun. “Fritz” won’t be stealing any of our state secrets as long as this whippersnapper has a say in the matter. I’m presuming this is somewhere around the 1940s. No other information is provided on the image. Found in a thrift store in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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