1920’s Young Girl With Toys on the Porch; Shadows, Toys & Fashion

There is an awful lot going on in this photo including the neat shadows on the porch from the fence slats. 

Is she a child? or a young woman?

Do you think the doll is kind of creepy looking?

Care to add your own caption?

Shadow Shot Sunday


Pan Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1915 – Indiana State Building


Mabel and I came out to the Fair for this.  M. Roosevelt is here – big crowd but not unusual.  I am not even crossing the street to see him! Would rather write some Postcards to my friends.  This ___ a building is no credit to the State, cheap looking – English architecture – supposed to cost near 75,000.00 — a house!!   Democratic management.  I am very well.  May be home soon — Your Aunt Anna.

Mrs. J. G. Kimmerman
Goodland, Indiana

Link to Information on the Panama Pacific International Exposition – the World’s Fair of 1915 in San Francisco.

1912 – Happy Birthday Wishes For You or Morton Salt’s “When It Rains it Pours”

This card is canceled on the front, but its kind of hard to read the exact date (June 5, XXXX).  There is no message on the other side, and was another card mailed to Bertha Dicus.  Based on the other cards that were with this one, I’m saying early 1900’s (plus the card itself is dated 1912 in the lower left corner).

Sharing this with you all because it reminds me of Spring Showers!  Which we have had enough of over the last few weeks.  The graphic also reminds me of the Morton Salt Girl – When it Rains it Pours!

Official Souvenir Post Card – September 22, 1904 – World’s Fair – St. Louis

You have got to love the inscription on this card:

Sept 22 — Thought of you and drank 14 beers to your health.  Chas, D. S.

A link for information on the 1904 World’s Fair – also known as the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.

March 1910 – Loving Easter Greetings (Vintage Postcard)

Another great card from Bertha (and Jim) Dicus of Alanson, Michigan.  I have quite a few cards that were sent to Bertha over the years.  Here is a Happy Easter card from her cousin Mary Bateson of Prairie Depot, Ohio dated March 24, 1910.

Prairie Depot, O.  March 23, 1910

Dear Cousin Bertha
I will try to write you a few lines to let you know we are all quite well except bad colds  hope this will find you all well.  well Bertha I have 3 children, 2 girls & 1 boy.  has your folks gone to Texas yet if they have write us their address and we will write to them  I wish I could see you and your family  come & see us when you can from your loving cousin Mary Bateson  HAPPY EASTER

1911 Vintage Postcard – Best Easter Wishes

Postmarked: March 16, 1911 in Mishawaka, Indiana

Dear Minnie did you think I had forgotten you  I guess not.  When are you coming to see me  my address is 224 South Church Street.  Now come and see me Your Friend Ethel

St. Petersburg Florida Poster Girls by Webb City (1950’s)