Mailed from Bristol & Chattanooga Railroad to Miss Neva Arnold of Cholona, Mississippi on April 14, 1909: Dear Little Girl: Have you received the album I sent you from Corinth yesterday morning? I spent last night in Chattanooga, Tenn. When you grow up we will come here. Papa
Monthly Archives: April 2017
Found Photo Friday (Two Days Late): Easter Edition
Happy Easter from Cardboard America!
Look In The Red Book
Yesterday I shared a dozen matchbook covers advertising the Yellow Pages service but did you know that Chicago also had a different classified directory service called the Red Book? These covers, from the 1940s or 1950s (?), advertise the services that Red Book could provide. As the inside of one the matchbooks states: You’ll findContinue reading “Look In The Red Book”
Wolley Segap To The Rescue
In a simpler time, companies had to advertise their businesses in the Yellow Pages. But how did the Yellow Pages advertise themselves? These 12 matchbook covers from over a 30-year span show how the service was advertised. Did you know there was even a Yellow Pages for Funeral Directors? Have you met Wolley Segap (Yellow PagesContinue reading “Wolley Segap To The Rescue”
Found Photo Friday: Elsie Bolcar
It’s the return of Found Photo Friday. This week features 11 slides in found back in 2009 of a woman named Elsie Bolcar from Haledon, New Jersey. I don’t know if these photos were shot for a contest or some other reason, but they show young Elsie in a variety of poses and outfits.
Hope To Get as Brown as a Berry
Mailed from Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania to Mr. Dan L. Mohnkern of Oil City, Pennsylvania on August 26, 1952: Dear Dan, Having a swell time. We are staying at the Lakeside, and the food is wonderful. The swimming is good but the water is quite chilly. There are many sail boats here, and one which weContinue reading “Hope To Get as Brown as a Berry”
How to Get A U.S. Government Job (1935)
How to Get a U.S. Government Job was published in 1935 by the Franklin Institute of Rochester, New York. The Franklin Institute was established in 1905 and was dedicated to the memory of Benjamin Franklin. it’s goals were to aid the American citizen in better himself. The following 30+ page booklet will tell you everythingContinue reading “How to Get A U.S. Government Job (1935)”
1970 Souvenir Program of The Grand Ole Opry
This is a 1970 souvenir program featuring the full schedule of music and events happening at the Grand Ole Opry on April 3 & April 4, 1970. You’ll notice such legends as Ernest Tubb. Earl Scruggs, Roy Acuff, Bill Monroe, Marty Robbins and others.