Letters & postcards

15 vintage Easter cards (1900-1924)

Happy Easter! Here is a collection of 15 colorful Easter postcards from the early twentieth century! These were especially popular from around 1900 to around 1915, and, as this gallery demonstrates, such greet... Read more...

Thanks from Vice President Nixon (1961)

Somehow, I never knew about this letter my grandmother received from then-Vice President Richard Nixon until she was gone. Why was Tricky Dick corresponding with my kin the day before he left office? Apparently... Read more...

Kittens in silly storybook poses (1914-15)

The book “Little Folks of Animal Land” by Harry Whittier Frees was released in 1915, and featured mostly kittens and puppies in various human scenarios. Take a look!

Retro pink girly Valentines from the ’70s

Valentine cards in the seventies -- at least those geared toward girls -- were anything but subtle. Hot pink, pale pink and red were big, as were the doll-like little girls' eyes and heads.

San Francisco’s Cliff House (1896-1907)

One of several incarnations of the San Francisco landmark, this French Chateau version of the Cliff House -- considered by many to be the finest of them all -- opened in February 1896. (Read more about the open... Read more...

It’s a Small World after all (1967)

Once you've ridden the little boat wending its way through "It's A Small World" at Disneyland, and hear the song of the same name repeated ad infinitum (or ad nauseum), the chorus of the tune will be forever et... Read more...

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