Saturday, July 29, 2023

Summer frolic trade card sample ca. 1890

This might have been a salesman's trade card sample, with blank space on the bottom for placing the name of a store or brand name of an item such as soap, tea or coffee. The back of the card is blank, and that is usually reserved for an advertising logo and a description (and high praise) of the product.

At 3 x 5 inches, it's also possible it was promoted as a premium--a collectible card tucked into a canister of tea, flour, or coffee.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Summer Girl Sue, 1952 Saalfield


This is a nice-sized book, about 11.5 x 12 inches.

(I'll post the other doll in this book, Winter Girl Wendy, when the temperatures drop!)

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Statue of Liberty, July 1907


Postcard sent July 11, 1907, to Miss Bessie Craig of Roaring Creek, Route 1, Pa. 

No message on the back, but on the front: "Don't forget your promise." 

Signed with initials "GKR" or "SKR" .