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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Art of Selling the Holidays


I love the holidays. I mean, who doesn't? I love the string of twinkling lights running down main street, the 24-hour Christmas music on the radio all season long, and the joy I feel when I shop for the ones I love.  Besides the television and emails screaming at me to check out the stores' 'Super Sales', 'Black Friday' sales, 'Cyber Monday' sales, I do receive a large amount of postcards in the mail advertising products or wishing my family a happy holiday.

One of the main functions of a postcard is to advertise a product, and what better way to sell Christmas, then selling though postcards. Here are a few examples I found at the Curt Teich Postcard Archives.

Selling Christmas Cards:

5DK520, Hampton Personal Greeting Cards

5DK520 & 1DK663, Message from Hampton's Traditional Collection 
1DK663, Hampton's Personal Greeting Cards

Selling 'Life Size' Santa's
3DK659, A very large Santa, to greet you at your door
3DK659, 5' tall, 21' wide, That is one big ole Santa!

Selling Christmas Decorations:
4EK42, Pick a Color! I think I want Avocado. 

Selling, Using the Holidays:

1DK1485: Selling Tourism

1DK1512: Selling Cheeseburgers...yummmy

We Wish you a Joyous and Safe Holiday!

- Staff at the Curt Teich Postcard Archives

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Progress Comes in Many Forms.

By: Steve Ferrigan, Digitizer at Curt Teich Postcard Archives

As Jerry and Elaine quickly point out on the television show Seinfeld, George is quite wrong about the evolution of toilet paper. 

I was reminded of this scene recently when I cam across this postcard in our "Century of Progress" collection.

Corncobs?!?!? cop692

It really makes you wonder (or not) what the future holds.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

When witches go riding, 
and black cats are seen, 
the moon laughs and whispers,
 'tis near Halloween.

Happy Halloween!


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