Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sammy's Bowery Follies

Sammy's Bowery Follies
Sammy Fuchs (Mayor of the Bowery) Prop.
Songs & Dances of the Gay 90's
267 Bowery
GRamercy 3-9725
"The Poor Man's Club"

Oh Sammy's Bowery Follies is
The only place today
Left of the old time Bowery
That once was wild and gay
Stop in and Sammy'll tell you 'bout
that gay and hectic whirl,
When — "The Bowery, the Bowery"
Was the song of all the world. 

Smorgasbord Sundays (SS) 


Friday, March 27, 2015

International Harvester Tractors at A Century of Progress Exposition

International Harvester had exhibits displaying a variety of products at A Century of Progress Exposition held in Chicago in 1933 and 1934. The postcard above shows Miss Lillian Anderson, Queen of A Century of Progress Exposition on an International Harvester tractor. The picture on this postcard is one of many photos of International Harvester products that are shown on the Wisconsin Historical Society website here, where this tractor is identified as a W-30. The photos on that website include tractors in exhibits, in parades, and at work.

International Harvester published a booklet describing their exhibits and products. The 1934 booklet is available for viewing online at The University of Chicago Library Digital Activities & Collections website here.

Here is an excerpt from the booklet telling about the tractors:

The 1934 International Harvester postcard below shows some radio show performers posing with the radio-controlled tractor.

Page 34 of the booklet shows a 1906 model International Harvester tractor next to a modern I-30 model and speculates about the future possibilities of radio-controlled tractors.

For More Vintage Images

NYWF: Westinghouse Building

WESTINGHOUSE BUILDING — featuring the Time Capsule, the Singing Cascades, the Great Halls of Power, Science and Electrical Living. Elektro the Moto-Man and Sparko his pup, the Battle of the Centuries, the Micro-blitzkrieg, and many other outstanding Fair hits.

THE WESTINGHOUSE SINGING CASCADES — a symphony of sound, light and water. At any given instant six tons of water can be seen tumbling down the series of fifteen separate cascades. 120 feet high, it is one of the world's highest man-made waterfalls.


In New York and San Francisco
Look for more World's Fair Postcards on the Postcardy Blog on Fridays.

To view past World's Fair posts, click here or on the exposition label.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Pennsylvania Turnpike -- America's Dream Highway

East of the Blue Mt. Tunnel, the Turnpike runs straight as a string for long distances through the fertile Cumberland Valley, a stretch for thirteen miles without a curve. It is the longest straight away in Pennsylvania. One of the interchange terminus gates at Irwin and Carlisle, Pa., points of entering and leaving the Turnpike, is shown in top view.

The Transportation Label
For More Transportation Posts

Monday, March 23, 2015

Map: Lycoming Hotel, Williamsport, Pennsylvania

on the
Susquehanna Trail — WILLIAMSPORT, PA.
Home of Little League Baseball
235 Outside Rooms, All with Baths
Air-conditioned Coffee Shop and Cocktail Lounge
We feature fine foods and old time hospitality

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Irish Flowers For St. Patrick's Day

These three postcards are part of  ST. PATRICK SERIES NO. 5 by Nash.


Monday, March 16, 2015

Map: Fred Harvey Hotels Mileage Chart

     From the wheat fields of Kansas to the orange groves of California, the transcontinental highways which follow the popular "Santa Fe Route" traverse a region rich in scenic interest . . . New Mexico with its mesas and pueblos, its ancient cliff-dwellings and old Spanish missions. . . Arizona with its Grand Canyon, Painted Desert, Petrified Forest and colorful Indian Country. 
     Along the way Fred Harvey Hotels provide convenient stops for meals and lodging and ideal headquarters for information concerning interesting journeys "off the beaten path."

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