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Dec 31, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR

2014
Seems like only yesterday we were about to hit 2000
I have a couple of New Years Cards from Yesteryear.  To be precise they are from 100 years ago.
They were posted in 1913 for the New Year 1914.

Both cards were sent by lady friends of Joe in Somerset, Ohio
This Card was posted in Lancaster, Ohio
on December, 30th., 1913

Dec. 28, 1913
Dear Joe,
Your card rec.  Wish you a Merry Xmas 
Happy and prosperous New Year.  
Am going to the Convent in Jan.  
Wish you all could come over before I go.  
Sincerely, Mary

Posted in Columbus, Ohio, 
on December, 31st., 1913

Joe,
Have you attended any dances yet?
Don't forget to go.
Helen

Postage was 1 cent.
Wish you a very Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year
Miss You, Wish you were here. . . 
Michael

FABULOUS FLORIDA FAVORITES


A BASS CATCH IN 
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA

"HAPPY HOUR"

HOTEL FLORIDAN, SAPPHIRE ROOM
 Tampa Florida
James B. Picard, Manager
One of Florida's finest hotels. 
Nineteen floors of solid comfort.  Air-conditioned dining room, cocktail lounge, meeting rooms and bedrooms through the tenth floor. Splendid dining room service.

Dec 29, 2013

New Addition to my collection

The Only DOLL HOUSES in ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA
 
1325 Fourth Street, South
Doll Houses Tourist Cottages
Each with kitchenette, coil springs, inner-spring mattresses, complete bath.  Daily and weekly rates.  Close to all activities.  Private shuffleboard.
Mrs. Patricia Pils
Ownership Management

"SUNDAY FUNNIES"

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Dec 28, 2013

VACANCY

Jokake Inn, near Phoenix, Arizona
Jokake Inn is a Winter Resort Hotel situated on the Desert, on the "sunny side" of Camel Back Mountain.  The Inn is appropriately executed in Mexican and Indian architecture, and is ten miles from the center of Phoenix, Capital and largest city in Arizona.

Largest Organ in the World

Interior of Methodist Auditorium, 
showing Largest Organ in the World, 
Ocean Grove, N. J.
posted Aug; 1951
Got card from Maggie, March.  
Mother here til Labor Day. At Surf Dr. House.  
Yes we got to Yellowstone.  
Next trip California.  
Mom

Dec 27, 2013

BOULDER DAM



Bronze Figures at base of Flag Pole, Boulder Dam

IT IS FITTING THAT THE FLAG 
OF OUR COUNTRY SHOULD FLY
 HERE IN HONOR OF THOSE MEN
 WHO INSPIRED BY A VISION OF
 LONELY LANDS MADE FRUITFUL
 CONCEIVED THIS GREAT WORK
 AND OF THOSE OTHERS WHOSE
 GENIUS AND LABOR MADE THAT
 VISION  A REALITY

 Highway across Boulder Dam connecting Nevada and Arizona


Boulder Dam Power House
Nevada Wing
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 Grand Canyon and Lake Mead from Rampart Cave
 Lake Mead extends far upstream from Boulder Dam, past Boulder Canyon, the Virgin Basin, Temple Bar, Napolean's Tomb and Pierce Ferry, into the Grand Canyon.
High in the precipitous cliffs National Parks Service Naturalist are excavating Rampart Cave, where, in the debris of its floor have been found the remains of the giant ground sloth and other animals now extinct.
Visit Sepia Saturday for more fun

Dec 25, 2013

Dec 23, 2013

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

WATCH WITH CAUTION
YOU MIGHT BLOW A FUSE!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Dec 22, 2013

"SUNDAY FUNNIES"

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* SUNDAY STAMPS *


Not quite finished with Christmas yet.
1923
Just wanted to include a couple 
more of my Christmas Seals
 1929
 Have a very Merry Christmas
Another of my Christmas Card illustrations from 1940

= CENTURY OF PROGRESS =

HALL OF SCIENCE
CHICAGO WORLD'S FAIR
as seen from the main lagoon.  Notice the carillon-equipped tower, the rostrum at the right, the decorated cloth banner which serves as a background for the speaker, the three levels on which structure is built and the entrance to the medical exhibit at the lower level.  The Hall of Science is 700 by 400 feet.  At night it is brilliantly illuminated by indirect and fluctuating colored flood lights.  This structure is located at Sixteenth St. and the lake, with part of the building extending directly across Leif Erikson Drive--Chicago's famous waterfront boulevard.

"CHICAGO, CHICAGO that toddlin town"


MORRISON HOTEL Chicago
Clark and Madison Streets
In the Heart of the Loop
46 stories high and standing 506 feet above the sidewalk.  Home of the historic Boston Oyster House and Terrace Casino.  Every room with bath, circulating ice water, grille-protected servidor.
Leonard Hicks, General Manager
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View of Loop  
Chicago River and Lake Michigan
Wacker Drive, which skirts the Chicago River through the loop was built at a cost of $8,000,000.  It consists of a lower level drive for heavy commercial traffic, and an upper level for automobiles and pedestrians.  Prominent in the group are the Wrigley Building, Tribune Tower, London Guarantee and Accident Company, Mather Building and Pure Oil Building.

VACANCY

COMMUNITY INN,
HERSHEY, PA.

Dec 18, 2013

FABULOUS FLORIDA FAVORITES

GREETINGS FROM FLORIDA
Just hanging out with the Girls

Interesting, this Florida card was posted from 
Altadena, California, December, 1, 1943
To:Dear Mrs. Moore,
Arlington, Texas
Would you like to exchange a few cards?
Sincerely,
Jane Worland
Altadena, California  

Dec 17, 2013

WRIGHT BROTHERS December 17th

The Wright Memorial Beacon,
KILL DEVIL HILLS,  N. C.
NEAR KITTY HAWK
The Wright Memorial, of North Carolina granite, is mounted on top of the principal dune of Kill Devil Hills, where Wilbur and Orville Wright experimented with their glider.  On December 17, 1903, near the foot of this hill, they successfully flew their plane under its own power, the first flight of a heavier-than-air machine ever made by man.  At night the beacon from the tower may sweep across four-mile-wide Roanoke Sound from the Birthplace of Aviation to the Birthplace of the Nation.
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This video I made on my 2011 trip to D.C. and the Smithsonian.
The movie starts with Orville and Wilbur and goes on from there. 

another Wright Brothers post click below:
http://9teen87spostcards.blogspot.com/2013/12/wilbur-wright-airplane-in-1914.html 

"CHICAGO, CHICAGO that toddlin town"

"FULL MOON"
December, 17, 2013
The new Tribune Tower Building is located near the Michigan Boulevard Bridge; is 23 stories high with a tower of 140 feet. The Chicago Tribune offered a prize of $100,000 for the plans and the result is the most beautiful office building the the world.
THE TRIBUNE TOWER, BY NIGHT
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 PALMOLIVE BUILDING, BY NIGHT
A spectacular night-time feature of the new Palmolive Building is the Lindbergh Beacon.  Mounted atop a shining bronze column, 603 feet above Chicago, its two billion candlepower beam is visible to aviators in the air as far east as Cleveland, Ohio, and as far south as St. Louis, Missouri.  Government Surveyors have determined that the location of this beam as being 41* 53'  59 1/4" N.  Longitude 87* 37' 25" W.

=CENTURY OF PROGRESS=

COURT OF ELECTRICAL GROUP
 MURALS GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY EXHIBIT
A Century of Progress
Electrical Building

-Back of Card-
THE TOASTMASTER HOSPITALITY BOOTH
Electrical Building

This is the Toastmaster Hospitality Tray 
Wonderful for informal entertaining

August 8, 1933
General Electric Exibits.
Three ways to end Kitchen Drudgery
1. Proper Food Preservation
2. Healthful food Preperation
3. Fast easy Dishwashing

Kitchens of today featured a continuous Plug in Strip.

Dec 16, 2013

COLD WINTER NIGHTS

Here is a little something to keep you warm.

Relax and listen to a little Holiday Music with Me.

Here is another piece of the Christmas Card Illustration from 1940 like the ones I posted earlier.  
Updated to Wish You a Very

VACANCY

THE MAYFAIR INN
Located on the Banks of the beautiful St. Johns River
SANFORD, FLORIDA

Dec 15, 2013

"SUNDAY FUNNIES"

 
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* SUNDAY STAMPS *


Children Building a Snowman 1982, 20¢ 
The stamp came to me on a Christmas Post Card last year.

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Gabriel Christmas stamp issued November 1st. 1968, 6¢
This stamp was on the same card as the one above.  
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And now for a couple more
Christmas Seals this week.
Let them take you back.
 1960
I remember I got Measles for Christmas that Year.
What did You Get? 
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 1970
That was the Year I graduated from High School.