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Rock Candy

Rock Candy – Brooklyn (1894) At the turn of the 20th century, the Brooklyn waterfront was lined with industrial plants. Only in 2014 was the

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Swift’s Premium Meat

It is interesting to note how large food companies have promoted their health, safety, and quality procedures through the early 20th century. Many advertisements for

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The Purina Feed Man Cometh

In April of 1909, an enterprising feed salesman took advantage of the popularity of postcard photographs to enhance his business. The salesman, a Mr. Mosher

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Wooden Shoes

Wooden Shoes from Holland, Michigan – 1942 In the 1840’s, a number of Dutch immigrants settled in western Michigan and the settlers became the dominant

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The Reineberg Boot Shop

The Reineberg Boot Shop in York, PA – circa 1915 Members of the Reineberg family operated shoe stores in York for more than a hundred

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Barry & Zecher

Paper memorabilia can lead one into all kinds of interesting areas. Here is an advertising postcard, circa 1910, for the Barry & Zecher Company. There

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