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Monday, July 20, 2015

What Postcard Matches Your Personality!

I lack the knowledge of how many postcard publishers there were in the 20th Century, but the Curt Teich Postcard Archives houses postcards published by many companies.  The biggest collections are: Dexter Press, Detroit Publishing Company, V.O. Hammon Company, Raphael Tuck & Sons, and of course Curt Teich & Company.  Each of these five publishers printed unique and distinctive postcards.  I thought I'd have a little fun and describe the printing styles of each of these five companies, like a personality traits. Find which postcard company that best reflects you! (this is for fun, there are no truths to any of the descriptions).

Dexter Press:  You're colorful and informative, yet do not venture outside of the box.  You're not always the trendiest, but your appearance is consistent and keeps people liking you.  
Marion College Varsity Quartet, Dexter, 60121-B

Six Flags Mid-America, Dexter, 74588-C

Miles Motor Court and Cabins, Hiawathaland, Dexter, 24795-B




















Detroit Publishing Company:  You're classy and traditional, but surprisingly full of depth and unexpected spunk.  Many people like to copy you.

NYC & HRRR Stations, DPC8510

Zorayda Club, DPC8373


Pouring Copper, DPC10037

V.O. Hammon Company:  You see art all around you, from the most beautiful sunsets to the most everyday street scenes. However, you're vision doesn't always match up to what you want others to see and it comes across as a bit drab at times. 
VO1617
VO5060
VO1390
Raphael Tuck & Sons' Oilettes: Everyone looks up to your artistic abilities. You're beautifully detailed, but people wish there was more variety and less repetition in the topics you cover. 
LL194
LL305


LL972

Curt Teich & Company: It took you awhile to stand out from the crowd, but eventually you discovered a style that everyone admires and this makes you a leader. You see the world in rich colors, but always play it safe. 
A111431
A111432
9AH1914
I think I'm a Detroit Publishing Company personality. Which company best describes you!?!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Let's Go Blackhawks!

By: Corinne Court, Registrar at Curt Teich Postcard Archives

The Chicago Blackhawks find themselves one game away from winning the Stanley Cup, the third since 2010. Don't miss out watching the game on NBC at 7 pm central time. Hopefully, if the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup tonight, they'll be able to celebrate the win in front of their home fans for the first time since 1938. Let's go Hawks!

In celebration, here are a few postcards of the players from the 1970 Black Hawk season (spelled as Black Hawks before 1986, and known colloquially as the Hawks). This team advanced to the Stanley Cup, but were defeated by the Montreal Canadians.  I'm happy they're wearing their fake teeth for the photos below!


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Dennis Hull and Bobby Hull
D16637
Bobby Hull, Owner Bill Wirtz, and Stan Mikita

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General Manager Tommy Ivan and Coach Billy Reay



D17528
Patrick James Stapleton
Defense
D17468
Darryl Maggs
Left Wing
D17465
Hubert Jacques (Pit) Martin
Center
D17464
Daniel Patrick O'Shea
Forward

D16646
William Earl (Bill) White
D17355
Stan Mikita
Center

8DK702
Stan's Action Shot


D16645
Anthony James Esposito
Goalie

D16643
Cliff Koroll
Right Wing

D17529
Jerry Korab
Defense

D16642
Dennis Hull
Left Wing

D16639
Paul Shmyr
Defense

D16638
Gerald (Gerry) Desjardins
Goalie

D16640
Stan Mikita




D16641
Hubert Pit Martin







D16644
Robert Marvin Hull
Left Wint


D17528
Patrick James Stapleton
Defense
D17467
Gary Edward Smith
Goalie

D16635
Allan Gerald Pinder
Left Wing









D16636
Keith Magnuson
Defense
(What a baby face!)


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Dennis Hull

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A Postcard Tour of New York City

Dexter, 48172-B
Tonight David Letterman is ending his long running stint of Late Night with David Letterman, as it's scheduled to be his final goodbye show.  There will be special appearances, but no formal interview scheduled. His final interview was yesterday, with Bill Murray making quite an entrance...popping out of a cake, more like plopping out of a cake. 

To reconize his long career, I wanted to find postcards of the Ed Sullivan Theater, or previously known as the Manhattan Theater, or before that the Hammerstein Theater. I had no such luck. However, I did come across a postcard of Johnny Carson, but we all know how that relationship ended.  (not good, if you didn't know)
D14474, Johnny Carson
So, through all my research, the best I could come up with was a street view of Broadway Ave. I assume the theater is somewhere down there...


Since Late Night with David Letterman was taped in New York City, and his backdrop was a view of the city, why don't we take a carriage ride to all the sights the city holds.
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Aerial Views of the City:
1CH752, Mid-Town Manhattan

7EK108, The tip end of Manhattan Island

G4243, Mid town skylines, New York Airways'
Helicopters used to
ferry passengers between the New York City
Heliport to the three airports in the city

G4247, The harbors





















Statue of Liberty:
7ED104, Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan

7EK107











Iconic Buildings:
1CH735, St. Patrick's Cathedral
1CH746, Chrysler Building East and Chrysler Building

1CH749, Empire State Building

1CH753, Rockefeller Center, Time and Life Building

WOF1049, Flat Iron Building
Modes of Transportation: 
1CH755, Queen Elizabeth,
World's Largest Liner arrives in New York Harbor

G394, Hudson River Tunnel
City Hall Loop, NY Rapid Transit Tunnel






Elevated Railroad Curve at 110th Street

Times Square:
1CH736 
G2058















Central Park:
1CH754, Looking North from R.C.A. Building
7ED105, Central Park Pond

G2062, Central Park, The Lower Lake, the ducks, the Balloon Man, and the Plaza Skyscrapers
Other Points of Interests:
G2061, Washington Square looking through Washington Arch

1CH750, Rockefeller Plaza Outdoor Ice Skating Rink 
1CH751, The Channel Gardens, Rockefeller Center
1CH744, Yankee Stadium

1CH731, Madison Square Garden
7EK105, Metropolitan Opera



































Last, But Not Least:
3BH1278, Sammy's Original Bowery Gay 80's, The Only Bowery Cabaret. These people look fabulous! I wish I got to see this.