Glad to see this site up and running, and in much better shape! I thought I would contribute by posting some of my favorite linen bus terminals, and I hope others will add theirs. It would be nice to have a comprehensive set, so we'd all know which ones we are missing!
To see my complete collection of them on Flickr, go here:
To see my complete collection of them on Flickr, go here:
Hartman Furniture & Carpet Company issued several attractive advertising postcards. The company headquarters was in Chicago, and there were stores in several cities. According to a 1915 article in the New York Times, the company was established in 1888, and the mail order department was started in 1907. Retail establishments were located in Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, St. Joseph, Omaha, and Peoria.
The company slogan was "Let Hartman Feather Your Nest." Birds' nest imagery is used on three of these postcards, and the backs of the cards had a birds' nest design. The card showing the catalog is ©1913. The other cards are undated and seem to be a bit earlier.
A Hartman catalog (circa 1916) is online here:
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I have come into possession of two large postcard albums with a lot of various cards a lot are from before 1920, in fact i think the oldest i have is 1922. However I came across this Edward Mitchell card whom I have researched to be a prolific card photographer. I believe this to be an Actual Photograph card printed using photogravure or the half tone method . As you can see it is an undivided back "private mailing card" I have looked in a few places and can not find any mention of this photo before so maybe it is a rare one but I am unsure. Also are Edward Mitchell cards in high demand?
Rose Cecil O'Neill (June 25, 1874 – April 6, 1944) was an American illustrator, artist, and writer who created the popular comic characters, Kewpies. After the growing popularity of O'Neill's Kewpie cartoons upon their publication in 1909, the characters were made into bisque dolls in 1912 by a German toy company, and later in composition material and celluloid. They were wildly popular in the early twentieth century, and are considered to be one of the first mass-marketed toys in America.
O'Neill also wrote several novels...
I've noticed several postings on the internet which have the wrong information regarding one of the greatest still life painters of all time, Catharina Klein, and I thought I would share with this group my research on her. Many of the reference books listing her are incorrect.
Catharina Klein is also known as Catherine Klein. Her name was Anglicized during WWI. She is sometimes mistakenly referred to as "Christine." Her signature is "C.Klein" and usually accompanies her work, especially in those postcards and prints closest to the original paintings which were in oil or gouache, an opaque watercolor paint. If her signature is underlined, it’s an indication of an earlier work. She rode the crest of chromolithography at the end of the 19th and into the 20th Century. Catharina Klein was born in 1861 in Eylau in East Prussia (what is now a Russian province called Kallinigrad which is actually separated by the Baltic States from...
Real Photo Studio Photography
By Susan Brown Nicholson (published with permission)
Originally Published: September 2005
There is no doubt real photo postcards are one of the hottest collecting areas in our hobby. Prices have soared over the last ten years from expensive being $25 to now nearly $1,000 each. I, even, purchased a Jessie Tarbox Beals real photo postcard for $900 last year. Some things you just have to have.
With the increasing number of collectors looking for their hometown, view prices have escalated a great deal, as well. Horse drawn vehicles, advertising vehicles, and unusual occupations will always demand high prices for their historical and social history value.
We must not forget, the majority of real photo postcards are one of kind glimpse out of time. This is not to say that more than one were not originally created, or that more than one might not possible exist today, what it is says is they were...
"Racey Helps was an English children's author and illustrator. His books were written in a simple style and featured woodland creatures and birds, with illustrations by the author. He is known for illustrating postcards, greeting cards, jigsaw puzzles, playing cards and wrapping paper." - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racey_Helps
Above is my favorite of the postcards done by Racy Helps. Most of his cards are animals frolicking in various glens, meadows, forests, etc., etc. I like this one because of the unique space environment and I get a chuckle out of the box of "food pills" carried by the badgernaut.
Anyone know how many unique designes by Racy Helps appear on postcards? Any Racy Helps fanatics out there want to share some more with us?
Birth and Death: Ellen Clapsaddle was born January 8, 1863 (some references denote 1865) in South Columbia, New York. She died just before her 69th birthday on January 7, 1934.
Early Years as an Artist: Clapsaddle developed her artistic skills studying at the Cooper Institute in New York City after which she spent a number of years offering art lessons to individuals, and also worked on portrait and landscape commissions for wealthy locals out of a studio in Richfield Springs, NY. She illustrated several postcards that caught the attention of International Art Publishing and was encouraged by the company to move into the city in 1890.
Working at Mid-Life: Clapsaddle honed her skills while working with International Art Publishing and her artwork was featured on calendars, trade cards, Valentine cards, and other types of ephemera from the late 1800s through the early 1900s. At the age of 40,...
"Tomtebobarnen is a fictional picture book, published in 1910 by Elsa Beskow (1874-1953). The book was written after a long stay at Liljendal in Ramsberg, Västmanland, Sweden."
"Any ideas in the book has a full page, and a short text written in rhymed verse. The book is about a little brownie family living in a Tallrot. The four brownie children are dressed in gray, but has large toadstool-like red caps with white dots."
"You can follow children and their chores during the different seasons. The children attend school in Ugglemor, playing with the animals and assist their parents to pick mushrooms and berries. When the dangerous animals like snakes will threaten them the courageous brownie father saves the children."
Thanks to Postcardy for help with translation!
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