Thanksgiving postcard vintage

Thanksgiving Greetings

This postcard is also unsent and undated, so it may have been from 1916 also like the one I shared yesterday. It was sent to Leta Duck’s sister Hattie. Addressed to: Miss Harriet Cogdale 525 Newport St. East Detroit, Michigan cfo. H.Addeman Wish Hattie Thanksgiving Greeting – Well when are you coming down. Am getting…

boathouse postcard 1924

1924 postcard from Muskoka

This 1924 postcard was sent to my Great grandmother from her nephew, Tom Kimmerly – a cousin to my grandfather, Donald Duck. The families were very close, and often visited and wrote to each other. I grew up in Ontario too, and we visited the Muskoka region. The place I went to summer camp, near…

antique Sir Wilfred Laurier postcard

Postcard of Sir Wilfred Laurier

Happy Canada Day! I thought this postcard would be an appropriate one to share today: Canadians will recognize this face from our five dollar bill: Wilfred Laurier. At first glance, this postcard is similar to the kind of flyer we might receive today from a political candidate. However it appears that it was signed by…

1908 Easter Greetings

1908 Easter Greetings

“Ducks are not in it when you can get chickens like these. W. R. B.” – This was the Easter Greeting sent to my great grand-mother. I wonder if the duck reference was intended to be taken at face value, because these chickens look good, or if it is related at all to the many…

1907 Detroit Tigers postcard

1907 Detroit Tigers postcard

My family boasts several generations of Detroit Tigers fans. Since the farm is only about 90 minutes from Detroit, it really was the “home team,” despite the border. This postcard was sent to my great-great grandfather in 1907. and has made its way to my brother for his birthday! He’s been a big fan all…

antique postcard 1907

Essex Explosion postcard

My Great Grandmother received this postcard, sent August 19, 1907 from Windsor, Ontario. From “Kate.” She was not yet married, so her name was Miss Mary Kimmerly of Morpeth, Ontario. No comment of any sort about this explosion. I did a quick search, and here is a link with more information about the event. In…