Author Archives: Robert Reed

Dogs Made Some Delightful 20th Century Postcard Images

There is the story of a presidential contender who encountered a former President of the United States. When the contender asked about life in the White House, the President offered, “ I have good news and bad news. The good news is that if you are elected you will be permitted...

Boxes — simple to elaborate

From simple to elaborate,  the box took on special symbolism in the 19th century. It held one’s personal possessions. It was useful. It had an important place in the home.

Bubble gum cards brought big fun in their day

In the middle of the 20th century they were called bubble gum cards, but they could also be found in a box of cereal or a loaf of bread. The product really wasn’t that important to youngsters, but the colorful cardboard collector cards that came with it were.