Back In Time

For this week's #ThrowbackThursday, here's a postcard I posted here on the site back in June of 2014:

Postcard from Tokyo, 1915:

Dear Friend,

I beg to thank you very much for your pretty card. I sent you a Japan news papers and which I beg of you to accept from. I will send you some Japan fairy tales if you send me a few United States fairy tales. I hope too that you will soon write to me.

Your loving friend


Found in "In The World's Attic" by Henrietta Sands Merrick. Published by G.P. Putnam, 1931.


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Betty Grable, We Love You


 Small card from the Peerless Vending and Weighing Machine. This card features Betty Grable on one side, and the user's weight and fortune on the other (139 pounds as of July 28, unknown year, and "YOU believe in fair play and in giving the other person an equal chance")

If you've never seen these vintage fortune and weight telling machines, they look like this:


 Found in "The Phantom Treasure" by Harriet Pyne Grove. Published by Saalfield, 1928.

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Alice In Christmasland


Christmas card.

Found in "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass" by Lewis Carroll. Published by Henry Altemus, copyright page missing, circa 1900.

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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Donna Leiter Weaver, who entered on Facebook. Thanks to all who entered, see you here on Monday.

Friday Giveaway: Ten Vintage Children's Books - contest closed


Contest now closed, winner will be announced shortly.

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Capital Idea

For #ThrowbackThursday, I'm dusting off this photo I first posted on the blog in 2009:

If you're curious, it's Ford Galaxie.

"We've Got Ideas" - 11/30/2009

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Book Worm


Found this adorable bookplate in "The Home Garden Handbooks: Gladiolus" by F.F. Rockwell. Published by Macmillan, 1947.

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Peas And Thank You


Trimmed illustration of a pea pod.

Found in "Felix O'Day" by F. Hopkinson Smith. Published by Scribners, 1915.

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Not Forgotten Part XII

Another installment! Here are parts one, twothreefourfivesix, seveneightnine, ten and eleven of this ongoing series where I feature some of the items I find that aren't quite good enough for their own post.





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Giveaway winner

This week's winner was Jessica Hatteras, who entered via email.

Thanks to all who entered, see you on Monday.
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