Greetings From….

Today’s offering is a baker’s dozen of Curt Teich large-letter Greetings From….postcards. Curteich was the largest producer of color and quality linen postcards for more than 5 decades. Teich postcards are easy to date, as there is a code on all codes that tells you when it was published. There is a handy dating guide…

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Fifth and Broadway – Gary, Indiana

This is a series of three postcards published in 1910 showing the corner of Fifth and Broadway in Gary, Indiana. The first card shows the intersection in 1906. The second card, featuring the intersection in 1908, shows how much Gary boomed in just two years. The final card, complete with a touched-up portrayal of Halley’s…

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1960 Robertson’s Department Store Christmas Catalog

This is a 1960 Robertson’s Department Store of South Bend, Indiana catalog. I wrote about Robertson’s last week and thought it might be fun to show a catalog from the store.

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Baer’s Home Outfitters – 1967 Christmas Mailer

Baer’s Home Outfitters was located at 313 S. Michigan St. in South Bend, Indiana. Founded in 1945 by Melvin and Lucille Baer, the store was a popular home furnishings place for quite a few years in downtown South Bend. Baer’s left Indiana years ago but is still going strong with 16 different showrooms in Florida.…

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You Don’t Need To Be Afraid

Mailed from Mishawaka, Indiana to Mrs. Luna Richafoors of South Whidbey, Indiana on September 14, 1908: Why didn’t you answer, you don’t need to be afraid – Elvira

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Oliver Hotel – South Bend, Indiana

“The Best and Most Magnificent Hotel in Indiana, one of the finest in the United States, and the Best In Any City of 40,000 Inhabitants in the World.“ James Oliver, one of America’s most influential inventors and industrialists was born on August 28, 1823, to George Oliver, a shepherd, and Elizabeth Irving, his wife, in…

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Robertson’s Department Store – South Bend, Indiana

Located at 207-217 Michigan Street across from the once-famed State Theatre, Robertson’s Department Store was the anchor of a once lively downtown shopping area in South Bend, Indiana. It would ultimately become the victim of a collapsed industry and a failed urban renewal plan would set the area back for years to come. Originally founded in…

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