With New Year Greetings

Happy New Year! It seems like a good time to share some early 20th century New Year’s greetings postcards. Most of these cards are embossed to add texture and to make the card feel more substantial. There were a wide variety of publishers, both known and unknown that made greeting cards. When the postcard crazeContinue reading “With New Year Greetings”

New Year’s Eve, 1977/Happy New Year, 1978

Happy New Year, everyone. planning on really ramping up the posts again for 2021. This has been a trying year for everyone. Here’s hoping for a better year! Here are two found photos of someone watching the celebration from their living room TV (with a cameo from the Christmas tree).

Park Motor Inn – Madison, Wisconsin

The Park Motor Inn at 26 Carroll Street in Capitol Square in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. The new motel was built on the site of the former Park Hotel and opened for business on April 30, 1963. The motel was part of the urban renewal of Capitol Square in Madison, Wisconsin. An article that appeared inContinue reading “Park Motor Inn – Madison, Wisconsin”

The Great Bellows Falls Fire – Bellows Falls, Vermont – March 26, 1912

WHAT: City/Building Fire WHEN: March 26, 1912 WHERE: Bellows Falls, Vermont FATALITIES: Zero dead – three building and numerous businesses were destroyed What proved to be the most disastrous fire as far as loss of property was concerned, that ever visited Bellows Falls, broke out Tuesday morning at 2 o’clock, and before It was extinguished,Continue reading “The Great Bellows Falls Fire – Bellows Falls, Vermont – March 26, 1912”

Rock Island Train Wreck – Green Mountain, Iowa

WHAT: Train wreck WHEN: March 21, 1910 – 8:17 a.m. WHERE: Between Green Mountain and Gladbrook, Iowa FATALITIES: 52 dead, 39 injured From the front page of the La Crosse Tribune, Monday, March 21, 1910: The worst wreck in the history of Iowa railroading occurred at 8:17 a. m. today four miles north of GreenContinue reading “Rock Island Train Wreck – Green Mountain, Iowa”

I Miss You Something Awful

Mailed from Boise, Idaho to Mrs. Frank Vermilya of Mount Holly, New Jersey on August 24, 1953: Dearest Darling Thelma, We arrived here at 8 to-night and have a small lay-over. I just finished shaving and changing socks. I am always thinks of you sweetheart. I miss you something awful. I’ll always love you Fran

The Ambassador Hotel – Kansas City, Missouri

Broadway at 36th Kansas City, Missouri Air Conditioned – Rooms & Apartments – Meeting Rooms – Roof Garden We are proud of our Colony Dining Room and Cocktail Lounge – one of the most unique in the Middlewest – Where Dining in an art

Carpetime Floor Covering Company – Phoenix, Arizona

Carpetime Floor Covering Company was opened by Walt Selinger sometime in 1959 at 1240 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix, Arizona. Distinctive Home Furnishings 1240 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, Arizona The store specialized in a large amount of flooring/carpeting/rugs and advertised heavily in newspapers. The advertising worked and the store became a big success.Continue reading “Carpetime Floor Covering Company – Phoenix, Arizona”

Cardboard America Update

For the past few months I have been weighing what to do with this site. I have been failing at posting much of anything on here. I work for a university life gets busy in the spring and fall. The research that goes in to the posts take a lot of time and I justContinue reading “Cardboard America Update”

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