I have seen hundreds of post office postcards, one of my many passions, but never one like this. The post office is in St. Joseph, Missouri, the date is April 4, 1916, and the “Human Fly” climbing its walls is Harry H. Gardiner, an American who successfully scaled more than 700 buildings in Europe and North America, usually wearing ordinary street clothes and using no special equipment. The St. Joseph Observer ran this short piece after Gardner’s climb:
A poster by Jean Raoul Chaurand-Naurac (1878-1948) for the London to Vichy Pullman Express which served passengers from 1927 to 1930, conveying them in luxury to the thermal baths at Vichy. (I’m assuming passengers had to hop a ferry from Dover to Boulogne in mid-journey.)
Found in a book at the Skaneateles Library book sale.
The Great Bell at Nara, and so tinted. Lots more here.
Art by Jules Guerin for the Panama–Pacific International Exposition, held in San Francisco in 1915.
From A Child’s Garden of Verses (1919) by Robert Louis Stevenson, the Rand McNally edition, illustrated by Ruth Mary Hallock (uncredited).