Postcards & Photography
Vermont Farmer First to Capture Photos of Snowflakes in 1885
It is largely due to Wilson Bentley’s pioneering photomicrographs of snow crystals that the world became aware that no two are alike.
Say Cheese(cake): Vintage Halloween Pinups a Scream
During the Golden Age of Hollywood, up-and-coming starlets show the fun and spooky spirit of the holiday, along with plenty of leg.
Antiques, Rare Photos Found in Secret Attic Heading to Auction
The finds, including several rare photos of women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony, are estimated to fetch between $150,000-$200,000 at the September 18 sale.
Sheraton's Lounge Lovelies Mixed Booze With Sex Appeal
Tame by today's standards, vintage postcards capture a provocative midcentury Sheraton Hotel business strategy: waitresses in gowns with plunging necklines and see-through skirts serving cocktails in swanky lounges. Sheraton promised “your favorite drink, mixed with a touch of genius… served with a touch of Venus.” And they delivered.