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Antique Postcards, Group 7

Here is another lot of cartoon cards from the 1940s.  The earlier group are my favorites; there were many more clever and risqué cards with better art in that batch.  Still, I find it hard to pass up a 1940s cartoon card in general.

65 antique post card

Asheville Post Card Co., Asheville, NC series no. GC-18

These 300 dpi resolution images are from my antique post card collection for you to use and enjoy.  If you are having resolution problems, run into WordPress compression or need another file format, please contact me via email.  Right click and use “open image in a new tab” to download the full size image.  Please remember that I cannot confirm Public Domain / open source legal rights on the works.  Any further information on dating, origin and publishers is welcomed.

66 antique post card 1946

A “Colourpicture” Publication, Boston, MA, series no. 743. Post marked Winter, Wisconsin 9/3/1946.

67 antique post card 1947

Artist J. R. Willis, reverse indicates Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C.T. Art-Colourtone” Post Card. Mailed, post marked Globe, Arizona 3/25/1947.

68 antique post card 1941

Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C.T. Art-Colourtone. Post marked Minoqua, Wisconsin 7/21/1941.  This one and the next are post cards I have that were mailed to dancer Elaine Henning who I’m told was reasonable famous in her day here in Chicago:

We arrived safe and had a grand trip up here, no car trouble for which I was very glad.  It is a grand place so quiet and peaceful. I know I won’t want to leave.  Love Catherine

69 antique post card 1942

Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C.T. Art-Colourtone”. Post marked Cary, Illinois on 8/18/1942:

Dear Elaine, I’m having  swell time hope you are too.  Will see you soon.  Staying here a week.  If you have any news write  Leaving here Sunday. Love Margaret

70 antique post card 1942

Post marked Camp Carson, Colorado November 1942.  “Free” was hand written across the “Place Stamp Here” box on back and a lonely message sent back home to Lamberton, Minnesota:

Pvt Herbert Feige 37310408 Battery C 602nd 7ABNPACK Camp Carson, Colorado  Hello Bill & Ruth, well I got your letter today sure was glad to hear from you, I bought these cards awhile back so am sending em out, Im writing a letter in a say or two so you wont have to ans. this one  well hoping your O.K. will close for now wish I was with Herman Vernon  Okins is out here hes in the Medics.  Herb.

71 antique post card 1946

E. C. Kropp, Milwaukee, Wisconsin C103. Post marked 7/10/1946 Okauchee, Wisconsin.

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Beals Litho & Ptg. Co., Inc., Art Tone “Glo-Var” Finished.  Not mailed.  It has a push pin hole, so it was probably hung up as many of the popular “loose lips sink ships” slogans during WWII.

73 antique post card

MWM Color-Litho Postcards, Aurora, Missouri.  Not mailed.

74 antique post card 1944

No. 929 Comic Locals – 20 Designs.  Postmarked Three Lakes, Wisconsin 8/13/1944.

75 antique post card

Not mailed, front signed “Chelmow”.  Reverse: “Tichnor Quality Views” by Tichnor Bros., Boston, Massachusetts.  An added on letterpress [with a different colored ink] reads “Greetings from Lake City, Mich.”

76 antique post card 1950

Another to Elaine Henning of Chicago, postmarked Minneapolis, Minnesota 12/21/1950.  Cancelation from the post office reads “SAVE THE EASY WAY BUY U.S. BONDS”.  It seems like the sender may have traveled to hope and meet someone’s parents for Christmas:

Dear Elaine, I sure am having fun.  Harry and I have been sick but O.K. now.  I was over at his house Sun-day for dinner.  Love Marcia

77 antique post card 1950

“Tichnor Quality Views” by Tichnor Bros., Boston, Massachusetts.  Postmarked Daytona Beach, Florida 6/6/1950.

78 antique post card Paris photograph

This one is an oddball.  It is a photograph, on glossy photography paper and hand colored.  It had been mailed like a post card but pasted into an album then ripped out so I only have a few fragments of handwriting on the back and no date.   I am thinking it is from a boom time maybe late 1940s more likely early 1950s when a lot of people were passing through post-war Paris again and a savvy photography studio joined the post card trade to make some money.  The landmarks are timeless but the tiny cars on the road are not.

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