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Jan 31, 2014

Sepia Saturday

 Bringing new memories to old images.

When I was a child I visited this towel shop with my Aunt Hannah, her husband Stud, and granddaughter Jane.  Aunt Hannah was quite a character.  She loved to crochet, seemingly 24 hours a day.  Every towel in our house had crocheted borders.  She bought towels by the pound I think.  They made beautiful gifts for any occasion.  Actually Hannah is the inspiration for this blog.  
She was my Auntie Mame.
   
U.S. HIGHWAY NO. 29, 
CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA
TOWEL SHOP
"World's Largest Towel Manufacturing Center"
CANNON PRODUCTSTOWELS - SHEETS - HOSIERY - SPREADS - BATH SETS - DISH TOWELS & CLOTHS - BEACH TOWELS - BLANKETS - GIFT SETS.  PRICE LIST MAILED UPON REQUEST. PHONE ST 2-3593 - 736 CANNON BLVD.
CONCORD, N.C.

Card posted:
 GASTONIA N.C.  June, 8, 1965
by Me almost 50 yrs. ago to My Mother & Father,

Dear Mom,
We are leaving our motel now.  
We are having a good time.  See you soon.
Love Mike
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FORD

I want to share this fun Advertising card with you, celebrating  
~ FRIENDSHIP FRIDAY ~
It's one of my favorites.
The trucks look like toys.

the Truck
and a trade that will
save you money!
Never before has "Buy Now" meant so much.  
Don't wait! Tomorrow you'll be glad you traded today. 
Come in or give me a ring for a big money-saving deal. 
PERRY MOTORS
CUT BANK, MONT.

These Trucks appear to be from the 
1940s the best I can figure.
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Bagley Avenue, Birthplace of Ford Car,
Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan
In this brick shed at the rear of 58 Bagley Avenue,  Mr. Ford carried on some of his early automobile experiments while employed as an engineer at the Edison Illuminating Company.  Three lathes, drill presses and hand tools are those used in building his first car.  The right hand door had to be torn out and made larger because Mr. Ford forgot to measure the door when he built the car inside.

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Jan 30, 2014

Jan 29, 2014

COLISEUM

 The Coliseum is still there and functional 
and open for business.

Posted Tampa Feb. 25, 1936
Dear Rose, 
Well this is sure the land of moon shine and Oranges.  Never knew there were so many - just miles of fine orchards.  We are more than enjoying our selves.  We are going to Fort Meyers and on to Miami hope everyone at home is well.
Maudie 

VACANCY

WORTHY INN, 
MANCHESTER,  VT. 
GREEN MTS.
OPEN YEAR ROUND

Jan 28, 2014

HAPPY HOUR

COMMODORE PERRY COCKTAIL LOUNGE

HOTEL LAWRENCE, ERIE, PA.
Posted Sept. 24, 1946

Sorry I can't be with you to enjoy a splendid meal.  
Thanks loads for the invitation-
My very best wishes to all of you for a Happy New Year.
Fred

" BOTTLE HOUSE "

In the Ghost City of Rhyolite, Nevada

The "Bottle House" was built during the "Boom Days" in 1905 by Tom Kelly.  50,000 liquor bottles were used in the construction of the foundations and walls.  It is in the "Ghost City" of Rhyolite, near Daylight Pass, entering Death Valley from Beatty, Nevada.

Jan 26, 2014

* SUNDAY STAMPS *

INTERNATIONAL GEOPHYSICAL YEAR
1957-1958
 FIRST DAY OF ISSUE
CHICAGO, ILL.
MAY 31, 1958
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The Old Man of The Mountains
Franconia Notch, White Mts., N. H.
One of the wonder-works of Nature in the world --  it was venerated by the Indians as a manifestation of "The Great Spirit," and is "The Great Stone Face" of Hawthorne's story.  It is 1200 ft. above beautiful Profile Lake 

 
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The Old Man of the Mountains
150th Anniversary of Discovery
FIRST DAY OF ISSUE
FRANCONIA, N.H.
JUN. 21, 1955
NEW HAMPSHIRE 
LIVE FREE OR DIE
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Devil's Tower National Monument 
in Northeastern Wyoming.
This great uplift of Phonolite Porphyry, unlike anything else in the world, rises 800 feet from its base -- 1280 feet above the river.  First U.S. National Monument -- Created in 1906.

50th Anniversary
DEVIL'S TOWER
NATIONAL MONUMENT
FIRST DAY OF ISSUE
DEVIL'S TOWER, WYOMING
SEP. 24, 1956
Been there...
Done that!
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Mt. Rushmore National Memorial,
Black Hills, So. Dak.
World's Greatest Sculptural work began in 1927.  Gutzon Borglum World's artist and sculptor,  planned and supervised the monument.  Financed by contributions and federal funds.  Busts are proportionate to men 465 Ft. High.  Top of Washington's head to tip of chin 60 ft.  Rock is ageless granite.  Busts are of Washington, Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Lincoln.  Memorial dedicated by Calvin Coolidge, 1927.  Dedication of Washington By J.S. Cullinan 1930, Jefferson by F.D. Roosevelt 1936,  Lincoln by Sen. Burke 1937,  Roosevelt by Gov. Bushfield 1939.  Sculptor died 1941, son carries work to completion.

  25th Anniversary
OF THE MT. RUSHMORE
NATIONAL MEMORIAL
SOUTH DAKOTA
FIRST DAY OF ISSUE
 KEYSTONE S. DAK.  
AUG 11, 1952
Been there...
Done that!
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" SUNDAY FUNNIES "

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Jan 25, 2014

INDIANA TERRITORY

FIRST CAPITOL OF INDIANA TERRITORY 
AND DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA, VINCENNES, IND.
THOUSANDS EVERY YEAR VISIT THIS BUILDING WHERE THE FIRST INDIANA LAWS WERE ENACTED.

First Capitol of Indiana Territory   This building was occupied by the Territorial Government and was situated on the south side off Main Street,  midway between Second and Third Street.  About 100 years ago it was moved to Third Street near Harrison Park and used as a residence.  In 1919 the Fortnightly Club of Vincennes, through public donation, perchased the building and moved it to its present site in Harrison Park where it now stands restored in its original condition.  The upper floor was the meeting place of the legislative body and the lower was occupied by the governor and the secretary of the Territory.
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HISTORIC OLD CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL, 
LIBRARY AND RECTORY, VINCENNES, IND.
THE LIBRARY CONTAINS SOME OF THE 
OLDEST BOOKS AND RELICS IN THE COUNTRY.

St. Francis Xavier Church was founded in 1702.  The present stately old Cathedral is the third church on this site and was projected in 1825, the corner stone being laid with elaborate ceremony in 1826.  Its two predecessors for worship were built of logs, the first of which Indian converts assisted in erecting.  Thirty nine pastors have served this church during these many years.  Seven of these have attained high positions in the church, six as bishops and one as archbishop.  The four first bishops of the diocese of Vincennes are buried in the crypt of the present church.  The diocese is now known as "Indianapolis."  The library contains some of the oldest books and rarest manuscripts in this section of the country.

Jan 24, 2014

A BITE TO EAT

With Friends on 
"FRIENDSHIP FRIDAY
at
BOOKBINDERS
SEA FOOD HOUSE INC.

215 SOUTH 15TH.
PHILADELPHIA, PA
 The only Restaurant owned and operated by "BOOKBINDERS" of the original Bookbinder family
FAMOUS FOR SEA FOODS, STEAKS AND CHOPS.
PRIVATE BANQUET ROOMS

VISIT OTHERS AT:

Jan 23, 2014

VACANCY

THE BREAKERS, PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
The new Breakers Hotel, erected at a cost of more than $4,000,000
on the site of the famous old hostelry of the same name 
which was totally destroyed by fire on March, 18, 1925.  
The new Breakers has many new and attractive features.



-MAIN STREET, TIJUANA-

Main Street, Looking North, Tijuana, Mexico





Jan 21, 2014

VACANCY

SYLACAUGA MOTEL, 
SYLACAUGA, ALABAMA
65 Rooms -- 65 Tiled Baths
(AAA)
 Posted March, 29, 1954
to carol in Indiana. 

Hi, We are spending our first night here.  
It's really nice.  We made 560 miles today 
& will be in St. Pete by tomorrow.  
Everything is so pretty down here.  
So long, Sherry

Jan 19, 2014

MICHIE TAVERN

I drove by Michie Tavern a couple of times this past summer.   Did not know anything about its history until now.  It is located on the entry road  outside Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson. 
Michie Tavern is located one mile southeast from Charlottesville, Va.  on the Monticello Road.  This historic old tavern has been restored and is furnished from Revolutionary and Colonial periods, and is open to the public. 

Visit now.

"SUNDAY FUNNIES"

 
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Jan 18, 2014

Sepia Saturday

I didn't have any Historical Sepia Cards from the Great War, 
100 years past.  But I was able to come up with this card of a young boy in uniform showing respect for the Soldiers 
who have gone before.
The card is dated 5/11/18
With Best Wishes 
to Emma and Family 
From Little Georgie Fleming

The Card has been identified at top in hand print as:
HIPPODROME PERFORMER
Looks like Little Georgie may have been on stage spreading the Patriotic Ideal.

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FABULOUS FLORIDA FAVORITES

Nothing like having fun with the girls on 
~ FRIENDSHIP FRIDAY ~
Water Skiing by Florida Aqua Maids

Jan 16, 2014

"FULL MOON"

"MAIN STREET"
Night-Time Scene
Looking Towards Capitol, Columbia, S. C.

Jan 14, 2014

San Antonio

SAN FERNANDO CATHEDRAL
The Original Parish Church of San Antonio
"The old cathedral" has watched over the city through 200 years of struggle and progress.  During the siege of the Alamo it was held by Santa Anna, and his flag flew from its towers.  From these same towers had flown Texans' flag of victory a short time before.  Tradition says that soon after the fall of the Alamo, an influential Mexican, whose sympathies were with the Texans, gathered together what bones of the heroes he could find, and buried them ,  secretly under the altar of San Fernando.  The church has always been kept in perfect repair and is in daily constant use.  Visitors are welcome.
Visit San Fernando Cathedral 

Jan 13, 2014

Jan 12, 2014

* SUNDAY STAMPS *


Introducing a little retro Americana
In recognition of the important 
service rendered their Communities 
and their Nation by America's 
NEWSPAPER BOYS
 3cent U.S. postage
Honoring the 
NEWSPAPER BOYS  
of AMERICA
Busy Boys are Better Boys 
  First Day Of Issue:
Oct. 4, 1952
 Posted in Philadelphia, PA