Parking demonstration on University Avenue, Toronto, during the 1916 Victory Bond Drive.


Mormon Meteor

Mormon Meteor

The “Mormon Meteor” was a Duesenberg with a Curtiss Conqueror aircraft engine, driven by David Abbott “Ab” Jenkins who set many land speed records on the Bonneville Salt Flats between 1925 and 1940.

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Parcel Post 1

In 1912, the U.S. Postal Department introduced parcel post service for items 16 ounces or more. Almost anything could be sent via parcel post, including baby chicks, alligators and honeybees. Rural Americans used the new service to buy goods they could not get before, giving rise to mail order giants like Sears, Roebuck & Co. Twelve denominations were issued, all using the same border and color, which caused some confusion for postal workers. Less than a year later, ordinary postage was allowed for use on parcel post. These stamps were then used as regular postage until the supply was depleted.

Parcel Post 2


1921 Bootleggers Vehicle

This is from 1921, in which a bootlegger’s cargo was disguised as a load of bricks. Probably a police photo, but wouldn’t it be fun if it was in a catalog from which bootleggers could select the ideal vehicle for their operation?