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"1152 BOAT LANDING, SANDUSKY, O.
ILLUSTRATED POST CARD CO., N. Y." showing horse-drawn vehicles, a stopped
interurban, lake ships & many people; postcard mailed there 1906, lower
corner crease misses the image, mild edge wear, writing on front as was
permitted at that time. $7.50 o(s)s(l)h
"115. Cherrelyn Horse Car, Denver, Colo." overloaded with passengers, some seated on top, horse backed onto a platform for the downward descent to Hampden & Broadway, postcard mailed 1908 at Colorado Springs, 2 corners with heavy creases, mild wear to the other 2 corners, unfortunate cancel ink on front. As is. $2.50 sc(e)h
"12. El arrastre." three horses teamed together dragging away a dead bull from a bullfight, a man following behind to cover up traces of blood with a broom; unused postcard, 2 large spots of album paste on back, a couple of tiny scrapes near the back bottom edge, minor corner wear. $3.50 bh
"14 MENDE. - Tour et Chapelle des Pénitents. - LL" including a French horse-drawn wagon with sign reading 'DEME NA...' on its side; black & white carte postale with very late usage in Dougherty Texas, tiny corner crease, slight corner wear. $5.00 fh
"1691. Cherrelyn Horse Car, Denver Colo." post card showing it with passengers about to descend (horse backed onto the platform) to Hampden & Broadway, noticeably worn edges, pasted onto a back that simply does not belong (place or time). Despite the caption, the scene is in Englewood Colorado, which is south of Denver. The line ran from 1883 to 1910. $3.75 sc(e)h
"18003 Kaiser Bagh, Lucknow." in India, showing its exterior with 2 horse-drawn carriages nearby, black & white post card with red-brown caption from H. A. Mirza & Sonso, printed in Germany circa 1910 - 1912, back lightly toned. $3.50 ih
"199 / U. S. MAIL" uncaptioned sepia-tone real photo post card with good focus & contrast, showing mailman Julius Hoffman next to his horse-drawn delivery wagon number 199, mailed MAY 27 1912 from Canal Station there to his brother S. J. Hoffman in Sublette Illinois, minor wear at one bottom corner. The message ties it all together: "This is to show you, that I'm still 'on the job', in Chicago / Your Bro, Julius". Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 i(c)hp-i
"2066--The Midnight Fire Alarm, New York" with fire engine drawn by three horses, circa 1907 postcard, much corner & edge wear, 2 corner creases. Published by the Souvenir Post Card Company. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 fhn(n)
"2B-H698" linen postcard mailed 1942 in the re-election campaign of N. A. Thatcher, county auditor. Scene depicts the court house there in 1884, with horse-drawn trolley to Union depot, and others traveling by horse or wagon. Faint lower corner crease, some cancel ink in the sky. $4.00 cpo(c)h
"25 Equipage de Bonnelles - Dépeçage du Cerf avant la Curée" showing a hunting party at the summer home of the President of France, butchering a deer before the dogs get the rest, including a fancy horse-drawn wagon prominently at the left; black & white postcard carte postale with green back, faint small corner crease, small spots of very light toning in the sky. Writing on back from a series of messages which explained the scene to us. $12.00 hh
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"3489 EDITION PHOTOGLOB CO., ZÜRICH Bernina-Hospiz (2309)" including a departing horse-drawn coach, color carte postale, very late usage at Opal North Dakota, tape mends 1 / 2-inc tear, corner wear & rounding, crease at upper left front corner weakens the paper, as is. $2.00 sh
"409-Z / OLD MILWAUKEE DAYS - JULY 1 - 4 / SCHLITZ CIRCUS PARADE" featuring horse-drawn parade wagons, shown in vertical format, coming towards the viewer, as seen from a high vantage point; unused early chrome post card, uneven but light toning on back. $3.50 cwph
"5273. LYON - Fontaine Bartholdi Fontaine monumentale en plomb martelé et repoussé, / représentant la Rivière entraînee vers la mer par / quatre chevaux marins ..." unused carte postale from booklet, green back that is thinned in 5 spots from album removal. $1.00 nfh
"532 - Harvesting Scene, Combined Header and Thresher" loaded with men & pulled by several horses, Mitchell-published postcard with legible writing all over the back in pencil, small upper corner crease, mild wear at the other corners. This view comes with several different captions in differing colors & text; so check your album! $2.75 ahm
"53 GRENOBLE. -- La Gare -- LL. Selecta" including several horse-drawn conveyances near the ARRIVÉE sign of the depot in France, unused sepia-tone carte postale with green back, faint album marks at the corners, neatly separated from a booklet. $4.25 f(g)h
"546--Cherrelyn Horse Car, Denver" showing it fully loaded, the horse backed onto the platform for a downward ride to Hampden & Broadway, unused undivided back post card, minor corner wear. Despite the caption, the scene is in Englewood Colorado, which is south of Denver. The line ran from 1883 to 1910. $8.50 sc(e)h
"6731-- / Chemical / Fire Engine / Horses. / Wheeling / W. Va. // SOUVENIR POST CARD CO., NEW YORK" undivided back postcard mailed 1905, 2 small corner creases neither into the image, stamp corner folded in before cancel. Seldom offered; seldom seen. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 fw(w)h
"921. PARIS-Moderne - Les femmes cochers / Hé cochère ! Êtes vous libre? C. M." man hails a female driving a fiacre, asking if she is free; carte postale with subtle colors mailed 1909 from Paris to Portland Maine, stamp removed with slight thinning to the back paper, light toning both sides. The question in the caption is the beginning of at least one French joke: when the cabby replies that she is, the rejoinder is 'Alors, vive la liberté!' or 'Then long live liberty!' with so many double-entrendres that we dare not list them here. $20.00 tf(p)h
"A 4-11 FIRE ALARM, CHICAGO." signed art (looks like A. Fleury) depicting a horse-drawn fire engine racing towards a nearby blaze, postcard from V. O. Hammon (their number 518 on back), used there 1908, extensive toning on back, sender's message in the sky (permitted then) disparages the city. We doubt this postcard got much use or further printing; it was just too hard to read messages against the almost-all-dark colors. $10.00 fhi
"A C Wilson. returned cases to a customer at Peebles Ohio." showing a side view of the horse-drawn wagon with him standing beside it; Cyko real photo postcard. Albert 'Bert' C. Wilson was about 30 years old when this obviously unique photo was taken; his descendants are still prominent in that community. The best Adams County postcard we have ever seen. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 o(p)hg
"A horse car Smyrna / Turkey" showing the fully loaded car itself (rather than the horse) & a winsome girl posing nearby the single-rail line that took tourists around the bay; slight oxidation consistent with circa 1910 - 1920 age, sepia-tone Azo (triangles both ways) real photo postcard with caption from pencil writing on back from a reliable source. Rare subject, but we do believe that a photo like it is in the United States Library of Congress. Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 thg*
"A. J. Riedman--Livery--Brookville, Ind." showing a carriage available for hire there; unused sepia-tone real photo post card with divided back, light oxidation consistent with age, good edges. A livery business would generally care, feed & stable horses of others & rent out their own (for funerals, for example). As Brookville was & still is a fairly small town, we speculate that Riedman bought out the livery of Dr. Hanna there when the veterinarian obtained his degree, and then circulated some postcards associating this new name with that business. Seldom offered. Sold but its front is still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged & enhanced (publication-quality) 300-dpi scan in .jpg format. $3.75 i(b)h
"Alliance, O. / School Wagon" approximately 6-1/2"x4-3/4" sepia-tone real photo of a high school girls class posed with their teacher on a horse-drawn school wagon, uncaptioned so we used all the writing on the back. School wagons were used for field trips, and were not the same as school buses. Uncommon subject matter. $20.00 o(a)ge LOST BUT NOW FOUND!
"AMISH COUNTRY / Amish family coming to town for their weekly / supplies" in a horse-drawn buggy as seen from the rear, Plastichrome® postcard mailed 1967, ink spot on bottom back, tiny upper corner bend, a few tiny speckles of cancel ink show in the sky. $1.25 ah
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"Ancient Houses, Staple Inn, Holborn." including horse-drawn traffic & push-carts; post card mailed 1912 at South Kensington to Miss Frances Starrett in East Cleveland Ohio, much corner wear. Wagon at left reads: G. Saxby / FRUITERER & GREENGROCER / 249 GRAY'S INN ROAD. / CONTRACTOR FOR REMOVALE." $4.25 e(h)g(s)h
"Anvers Chevaux de Corporations." showing horses
pulling a heavy load of barrels on cobbled pavement near the docks (masts
showing in the background); unused carte postale from Nels, very little
corner wear. We have seen a version of this postcard where the location was
not specified in the caption, so check your album!
"A. RITTIGSTEIN / HARDWARE & ... // 971 / BROADWAY // E. JOHNSON / CHIMNEY / SWEEP // E. JOHNSON / CHIMNEY SWEEP / 971 BROADWAY / PRONE OAK 2176" in Oakland California with attention-getting wagon & 2 workers in costume before the business (name & address on awning) established by Jewish immigrant (from Czernowitz Bukovina ) Adolph Rittigstein. Sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo divided back post card with wonderful depth-of-field & lighting that brings out the details. The Rittigstein (& Son) business prospered by supplying paints, oils, hardware, locksmithing & chimney sweeping services from 1889 - 1910. Belongs in a museum. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. c(o)pjhg
"A SHADY NOOK, NELIGH, NEB. / CLEAVER'S PHARMACY, / PHOTO BY E. WOLFE." hand-tinted postcard showing 2 families paused during their ride on their horse-drawn wagons, mailed 1910 to Miss Frances Duffill in Hebron Ohio by her aunt or uncle, small corner crease, other edge wear is minor. $6.50 n(n)g(c)hhp(w)p
"Aug. 20, 1910 / Potosia, / Iowa" showing several couples in horse-drawn vehicles (a good part of the town?) out for a picnic, caption from writing on front, sepia-tone real photo post card with slight oxidation, one corner with multiple creases & tiny tear (none of which affects the image, other corner & edge wear is minor. First names of three pictured written in by sender include George & Lillian. Possibly unique. $20.00 ih
Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard showing a fire engine on parade, fully loaded with firemen, 3 white horses pulling it at speed past admiring spectators; unused, mild oxidation consistent with age, a little wear along the top edge. $15.00 fh
"Barcelona Teatro Principal" with a horse-drawn & electrified streetcars passing in front of it, postcard with unevenly divided back mailed to Richmond Indiana & forwarded from there to Idlewild Michigan, violet handstamp of HOTEL PENINSULAR / BARCELONA in the back message area, stamp removed, 3 corners creased, 1/4-inch tear in one short edge, other noticeable wear at corners. As is. $1.50 tssh
"BEST PEDIGREED Percheron, French Coach, and / Belgian brook mares or fillies delivered at your R. R. Station. If interested: / think about it and write to AUGUST ROGY, Box 185, Central Post Office, / Paris, France // 745 ND Phot." unused divided-back postcard, light album impressions at the back corners, a little red ink transferred to the back in the production process, exceptionally fresh for its 100-year-plus age. This business is mentioned as early as 1874 in the New York Times. We found references to it in 1887 & 1892, so it was quite successful. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. hf(p)ga
"BONNE ANNÈE / PAIX ET ABONDANCE" signed Mastroianni art showing a chariot being pulled through the clouds by 4 horses, wishing the recipient peace & abundance. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 anh
"BUFFALO BILL'S DEADWOOD STAGE COACH" pulled by 6 mules, color on an undivided back postcard, light album marks at corners, mild wear at one corner, exceptionally fresh for its age but the colors are a bit off-register. Once deemed the most famous vehicle extant, 6 Wells Fargo men died defending its strongbox. $15.00 chu NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"Binghamton, N.Y. / Ross Park" showing a large crowd & many buggies, color from Hugh C. Leighton, minor corner wear & rounding, lightly toned back. $5.00 nh
"Bowery -- North from Grand St. New York" with an elevated train passing by Glassheim's Hats, several horse-drawn vehicles below; unused black & white post card from M. Ettlinger & Co. (their Series 4721), back toned & yellowing with age. $6.00 n(n)mhg
"Canadian Rural Life: 'Gathering in the Hay'" with 2 farmers filling a horse-drawn wagon, souvenir post card with undivided back printed in Great Britain, mailed 1908 from Fairville New Brunswick to Charlestown Massachusetts, toned back with partial of the wagon wheel color as well, upper corner creased twice, other corners worn, short internal crease from the bottom. $2.25 cha
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"...CAPO'S RAPID TRANSIT AT NORTH BEACH" showing a commercial horsecar loaded with passengers; unused sepia-tone Azo (triangles both ways) real photo post card, paper starting to brown evenly with age, trivial corner wear & rounding. Rare.
"CAPO'S NORTH BEACH R. R. / HARRIS" showing the horse-drawn trolley fully loaded with well-dressed passengers on tracks connecting Saint Augustine Florida to the nearby North Beach area. Unused sepia-tone real photo Cyko postcard with good contrast & focus, trivial corner wear. A little pen writing neatly near the bottom edge: "OK Show" probably a photographer's proof offered to the Capo family that never made it to commercial postcard status -- at least when we looked we could not find a single example exhibited or offered on the internet.
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"Carlinville Ill. ... 9-12-09 ...This is a picture of us driving across country from one of other farms." uncaptioned (so we quote from the back message) sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed SEP 13 1909 at Carlinville, small upper corner crease, tiny tear at top center edge, bottom corner with 2 small creases, oxidation consistent with age. The sturdiness of these horse-drawn buggies is evident as the men perch or lean on the tops. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 i(c)h
"Carrera Chile Quito [Ecuador printed at end]" with horse-drawn traffic & pedestrians, unused tarjeta postal with divided back, small red check mark inked on back, light toning both sides, minor edge wear, just a little longer than most regular-size postcards. $1.50 eh
"CHALET COCHAND STE. MARGUERITE P.Q. CANADA (COPYRIGHT E-C)" including a man on horseback, real photo post card with good contrast & focus, mailed JUL 11 47 at Ste-Marguerite Station Quebec to Mr & Mrs. Robert Hobson in Bridgeport Connecticut, minor wear to the bottom corners. $5.00 q(s)h
"CHEMICAL ENGINE No 2 / BELLAIRE FIRE DEP'T. / 182345 Bellaire, Ohio" with 2 horses pulling specialized equipment manufactured by Merryweather & Sons 1902 - 1914. The top fitting behind the drivers carried a lead bottle of sulfuric acid (punctured by turning a handle at the rear), which reacted with a water/bicarbonate solution in the lower rear copper cylinder causing carbon dioxide gas to expel the liquid at high pressure. For communities that could afford such specialization, fire fighters could provide near-instant response on arrival at a fire scene, whilst other engines were delayed getting their connections to a hydrant. There is a long horizontal crease which will not occupy your attention for long; the back is toned; the corners are rounded; the cancel is indistinct, but the message is dated January 22 1910. We are told the man holding the reins is Jacob Roy McMillen. Another example of this postcard is in the book 'Images of America / Bellaire' by Holly Bruno and Andrew Ehritz. Another is in a museum. Under high magnification a curved BELLAIRE OHIO is over the right front wagon wheel. Definitely an uncommon postcard. $25.00 fho(b)
"Chew Flat Iron / Plug Tobacco " caption from blanket on horses pulling a Summit Stores (Grocery) parade wagon, reproduced by a collector to advertise his interest in Pennsylvania postcards, corrected phone number on back but otherwise unused, low-contrast / grayish. $2.00
"Chicago / or Bust" uncaptioned (so we use all of the sign on the horse-drawn wagon) sepia-tone real photo clearly cancelled at French N. Mex. FEB 5 1913 (DPO, La Posta rarity 2). Addressee may well be in the picture, message states 'Here is the way you all looked when you left N. Mex.' Probably one-of-a-kind: no caption, no photographer attribution, no publisher mentioned. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. n(f)h-n
"Cincinnati / Fire Department / Headquarters. / Home of Fire Company No. 3,..." with three horse-drawn wagons, monochromatic dark blue, mailed there 1907, corner crease, mild edge & corner faults. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 foh
"CITY MARKET HOUSE / FORT WAYNE, IND." with several horse-drawn wagons backed up to the covered area, unused white-border postcard published by Killpatrick wholesale News Agency (their number 51323), lightly toned both sides, mild corner wear. $3.00 i(f)h
Clear AU 10 1933 Columbus Ohio machine cancel ties damaged-in-opening 3¢ Washington stamp franking #10 envelope conveying 4 full-page letter on 2 illustrated letterheads from M. Mae Palmer to her husband A. T. Palmer (proprietors of the Maeland Stock Farm in Dublin Ohio) as he travelled with the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus, next-day arrival marked by light violet double-ring Martinsburg WV hand cancel on back. These people trained and boarded horses & harnesses suitable for heavy circus work. Aside from personal remarks, the lady recounts in detail a fascinating & amusing bargaining session where a prospective customer tried to buy or rent "the tallyho" and harness for four. Their business did not last long, evidently succumbing during the Depression. We found no mention of their business at all when we searched the Internet. $30.00 o-ch
"Come to the / Galt Horse Show / June 6th, 7th and 8th, 1907 // „TILBURY” post card numbered B. K. W. 1. (Brueder Kohn Wien 1 in Vienna Austria) 865-2 on back, artist-signed (hard to read) at lower right mailed MY 31 07, published by W. G. Mac Farlane Toronto-Buffalo-Vienna, minor corner wear. The Tilbury is a light open 2-wheeled carriage developed in the early 1800's in London England by the firm with the same name; falls from such vehicles (bumps at speed) occurred & were dangerous. Sold but its front is still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged & enhanced (publication-quality) 300-dpi scan in .jpg format. $3.75o(g)h
"Compliments of the Season / Ed. R Wyrick, / Rural Letter Carrier. R. F. D. No. 1" with 16-line poem over all the back entitled 'To My Friends', art the horse-drawn wagon of a mail carrier, circa 1908, size of a regular postcard, light toning both sides from album contact. $4.50 phg-r
"Copyrighted Photograph 1908 / By W. H. Mortin // Here is the place we grow large cabbage" sepia-tone Azo real photo (triangles up) postcard, writing on back, lightly toned back, mild corner & edge wear, oxidation consistent with age. $9.00 ehfpa
"Crossing the Missouri / Near Buford, N. D." with a horse-drawn buggy on the ferry, sepia-tone real photo post card. Unmailed, tiny corner bump, otherwise good edges. Rare. Sold but its front is still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged & enhanced (publication-quality) 300-dpi scan in .jpg format. $3.75 n(b)hu
"Cutting Spring Wheat at Mac Leod, Alta." with a team of 4 horses pulling the reaper, unused private post card published by Stedman Brothers (their number S B 1877 on back), light album marks at the corners, small upper corner crease, back paper browning evenly with age (circa 1910), pen stroke over the head of one horse. Now a residential neighborhood near Edmonton, we see the name spelled McLeod. Uncommon; we could not find it offered or shown anywhere on the internet when we looked. $7.00 a(m)ah
"Dayton, Covington And Piqua Traction Co. / FREIGHT STATION. / Fast Freight and Express Service To All Points North, South, East And West" including 3 horse-drawn wagons backed into the station & an interurban waiting for a load; unused Azo (triangles up) real photo post card with wonderful contrast, composition & focus; good edges. Annotated on the back in pencil by a local historian who we know to be reliable: "Dayton, Ohio - N. W. Corner of Ludlow and Stout St. / Ticket Office 32 Ludlow at Arcade Entrance". Most likely one-of-a-kind: no publisher or photographer credit, & no caption as a commercial product would have. Belongs in a museum. $100.00 o(d)r(d)h
"Dear Brother:- " postcard addressed to Mr. Nez Thomas in Epworth Ky. but message never completed, Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard, small upper corner crease, heavily toned back, toned front message area, minor corner rounding. $5.00 hg(t)
"DESTINATION FRANKENMUTH; / A Load of fancy Poultry / Copyright 1909 by Martin Post Card Co." black & white reproduction of a 1909 exaggeration postcard by Memory Lane in Frankenmuth, unused. Shows huge chickens in horse-drawn wagon. $2.50 meh
"Divic bei Zvornik / Ducans an der Strasse" also captioned in Cyrillic, black & white village street scene with man riding cart, unused, circa 1900-1910. This Muslim suburb was allegedly the site of the first 'ethnic cleansing' in the spring of 1992. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 bh
"Driving Landau and Pair, Royal Mews, / Windsor Castle.--A driving Landau, with / the George IV. Gateway in the back- / ground." unused Tuck Oilette post card, corners noticeably worn (1 also with small crease), back toned. $3.00 hte
"D. Šreihart / Bar Glass Ware / (&) Supplies // (Bras)s & Copper Polish" uncaptioned (so we use the wagon signage) sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo addressed to Dr. Robert 'Bob' A. Blackford locally & messaged but unmailed. Established by Bohemian immigrants in Manitowoc Wisconsin, the Schreihart Brewery receives its phonetic Czech spelling here. It operated from 1891 - 1920, and its etched glassware has proven to be uncommon & quite valuable to modern collectors. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. w(m)hbg
"EMBARCADERO / ACAPULCO, GRO." including horse-drawn cabs near the water's edge, chrome postcard mailed there 1968 & forwarded from New York City, 2 corners with small bends, other edge wear is minor. $1.25 m(g)h
"E. W. CURTIS / PHOTOGRAPHER / POST OFFICE, SPANKER, OHIO. / Good Work and Low Prices. / 2817 // Harry Jackson / Carrie Davidson / Anne Jackson" with the 3 names handwritten under the photographer's handstamp on back, mounted sepia-tone real photograph (approximately 6½"x4¼"), good focus & contrast, slightly rounded corners as issued, unimportant small areas of toning near back edges obscure nothing. Spanker is very small--e.g., it does not have a Wikipedia article yet. $40.00 o(s)ph NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"EXPENDEDORES de AQUA. / REYNOSA. MÉXICO." showing several horse-drawn wagons getting loaded with water at the Rio Grande, unused Azo (squares in corners) real photo, small corner crease misses image. Unusual subject matter. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.75 m(t)h
"FARMERS(sic) WIFE" uncaptioned (so we use all the horse-drawn parade float signage) Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard including a make-shift washing machine with wringer, good edges, slight curl to the paper, trivial light toning near the back edges. $10.00 pha NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"Fire Dept Union City IND" including 2 horses & 3 firefighters, monochromatic blue post card sent by one of the firemen shown (named Thurman, x on hand in image), mailed early 1908 from there, unfortunate tape thinning to the top center of the card (causes a small indent that is hard to notice at first from the front). Hard to find in any condition. $22.50 fhi
"FIRE ENGINE AT WORK, NEW
YORK" with caption taken from back, showing a crowd gathered around the back
end of a horse-drawn fire engine with hose deployed, partial
"Flower parade Helena. We had a great time here last week at the May Festival. This is the May Queen and myself in front." Uncaptioned real photo postcard (so we used message at the bottom front, mailed at Helena Arkansas May 21 1909 with a 2-cent stamp (overpaid) to Rogers Arkansas, bottom corner crease, trivial corner wear. SALE IN PROGRESS a(h)hp
"Fort at Agra, India" including 2 horse-drawn conveyances; real photo postcard with obviously correct caption neatly written in pencil on the back, good focus & contrast, spotty toning in lower left back corner, good edges. $2.75 ih
"Frischer Morgen" color showing two people in a horse-drawn wagon in winter, signed undivided back postcard, unused, minor corner & edge wear. $14.00 ahw
"FROM / BROWN, HALL & CO. / DEALERS IN SADDLERY HARDWARE, CARRIAGE / AND WAGON GOODS Wholesale Dealers / IN IRON, STEEL, HORSE SHOES & HORSE NAILS" government postal card mailed from Vermontville Michigan in 1880's to C. Stevenson in Eaton Rapids Michigan, advising the cancellation of a date. The firm also dealt in sleighs & hunting carts. This memorabilia is early for the company which did business until at least 1896. $6.00 m(g)h
"Fruitvender(sic), / HAVANA, / Cuba" with his elaborate cart, postcard with name written on the undivided back, published by The Diamond News Company, mild corner wear & rounding, lightly toned. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00
"Fryeburg, Maine showing a trolley drawn by 2 horses, mailed there 1909 by a student (obviously at the Fryeburg Academy, a private preparatory school)who comments she has had a ride on it, and disparages Fryeburg as 'the dullest place on earth'. Corners rounded mildly, bottom corner crease not into the image, a little edge wear, long internal creases in the upper left front, as is. Hard to find in any condition. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 m(f)hs
"GARBEN'S BREAD / SPEAKS FOR ITSELF / CHAS. GARBEN
BAKING CO. / 176 N. CLARK" picturing a horse-drawn two-man wagon & 3 loaves
being delivered to a residence from this Chicago bakery; uncaptioned (so we used
the signage) sepia-tone real photo post card, addressed but conveyed in an
envelope. Message on back: 'All ready for moving day tomorrow ...The bakery is
glorious ... One of the drivers had this picture taken of one of the wagons.'
This bakery is mentioned in 1908 to 1913 newspapers, state documents &
"GARDEN CITY / BREWING CO. / MISSOULA MONT. / BEER" uncaptioned (so we use all of the sign at the image center) sepia-tone Velox (diamonds in corners) real photo postcard with matte finish, showing a horse-drawn beer delivery wagon, good focus & contrast, name written at bottom front looks like F. Burnside. A similar wagon seen at a distance is in the Maureen & Mike Mansfield Library Digital Collection, Missoula Montana. $35.00 m(m)bh NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"'Good bye, Portsmouth, O." showing the horse-drawn wagon of the Inter-State T. &. S. Co. loaded with 7 passengers, post card with unevenly divided back, mailed at Portsmouth Ohio JUN 3 1908, light album marks at the back corners, good edges. Information about that transportation company is hard to find & the postcard is hard to find too! Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. o(p)h
"GRAN RESTAURANT <<GAMBRINUS>>" with elegants in horse-drawn carriages passing the corner, black & white tarjeta postal franked by a strip of 5 4-centavos stamps cancelled in Mexico City, sent to New York, front toning confined mostly to the borders. The restaurant is on the Calzada de Guadalupe. Someone should paint this well-composed scene. Hard to find! $10.00 m(d)h
"GREENDALE AD. / 27th / & HARDESTY AV. / OFFICE / LOTS 40 ft. x 112 to 150 ft. / $160 to $360 / $10 Down & / $5 Month / T. J. - J. J. Green & Co. / 919 Baltimore" our caption from the real-estate salesman's shack, his horse-drawn buggy similarly signed; sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed AUG 30 1911 at Kansas City Missouri to Mr. J. C. Cripe in Berthold North Dakota by his nephew Bert, 2 stress marks near one bottom corner, slight oxidation consistent with age, light vertical rubber band mark above horse. The realtor is possibly Garrett Ellison who had his offices at 919 Baltimore Avenue; you can read a biography of him in the Missouri Valley Special Collections of the KC Public Library. Rare! Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. m(k)rhg(e)
"Harvest Scene." with at least 37 horses & mules hitched up to the equipment, color on yellowish paper from M. Rieder, pencil writing on back claims the scene is in Washington State, noticeable corner wear, several small dark spots of toning on back. $5.00 ah
"HAZLETON MACHINERY & SUPPLY CO." parade float drawn by 4 horses, unused sepia-tone postcard with undivided back. Their office and sales rooms were located on 242-246 West Broad street in Hazelton Pennsylvania. From various trade references, we know it operated at least from 1908 to 1933. Possibly one-of-a-kind: no caption (so we used the float banner), no photographer or publisher attribution. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 p(h)ph
Hessische Trachten. / Schwälmer Brautwagen." showing a horse-drawn bride-wagon bearing gifts for a Hessian newlywed; Postkarte mailed 1929 with 8-pfg. stamp, small bottom corner crease, other corner wear is trivial. $6.50 hh
"H. J. NEITZ / MOVING / VAN // COMPLETE HOME FURNISHER / CASH OR PAYMENTS." sepia-tone real photo on backing measuring approximately 5-3/4"x4-1/8", uncaptioned so we use all that we can read on the horse-drawn van. Their address is partially legible: it looks like ...811 S. Main St. This firm was mentioned in the Kutztown (Pennsylvania) Patriot of August 10 1901. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. p(k)hg
"Holland" showing a Friesian horse pulling a wooden carriage, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1964 at Princeton Indiana, just a few small spots of light toning on back, tiny upper corner crease. $2.00 hn
HORSE-DRAWN FURNITURE MOVING, 1905 - 1911
"HOW WE DO THINGS AT DAYTON, OHIO / STRAWBERRIES" black & white with dark red caption, exaggeration showing horse-drawn cart with three strawberries, from a photograph by R. S. Johnson, 1912 copyright, unused, minor toning along top back edge. $9.50 oeh*
"HOYT MARTINDALE / DAIRY. No. 116" a milk deliveryman stand next to his horse-drawn wagon, a bottle of milk in a carrier on the floor, our caption from the legible signage on the side; sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard, dated Sept. 25th 1910 on back, tiny upper corner crease, other corners with trivial wear. Rare! Sold but its front is still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged & enhanced (publication-quality) 300-dpi scan in .jpg format. $3.75 o(b)o(s)hfg
"IMPRENTA / DEL / COMERCIO. // GABINETE / DE / LECTURA." showing a horse-drawn wagon & people outside a business print shop & reading room; uncaptioned (so we use both signs) Cyko real photo postcard, dated 3/5/11 light by hand in the upper left front, fingerprint toning on back. Googling both phrases we got just a few hits from Mexican or Argentinean sites, so that narrows down the place a bit. $4.50 h
"Iowa State Fair, Des Moines / AUG. 25 TO SEPT. 1, 1905 / SWIFT & COMPANY PRIZE DRAFT TEAM" showing a wagon drawn by 6 horses; sepia-tone undivided back post card mailed there (during the fair) to Miss Elizabeth Hursh of Mountain Park Oklahoma, front heavily toned from album contact, arrival postal marking struck over a horse and part of the wagon. The company is still one of the world's largest processors of beef & pork. $6.50 ihf
"J. C. & W. DUNCAN / DRUGS & HARDWARE" the millinery store next door & several Amish buggies in front of both; uncaptioned (so we used the signage) sepia-tone real photo postcard with good focus & contrast, toned back, good edges. The August 1903 issue of the Western Druggist notes that 'C. D. Worthington has purchased the drug store at Killbuck formerly owned by J. C. & W. Duncan'. Quite possibly one-of-a-kind: no printed caption, no publisher information & no photographer attribution. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. o(k)ha
"J. S. WINGATE / GROCER / No. 332 Market St. Oxford" uncaptioned (so we used the horse-drawn wagon signage) sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard with good contrast & focus, slight oxidation consistent with circa-1909 age (we found mentions as early as 1906). The 332 in the address could be 333; the fabric bows a bit there. Possibly one-of-a-kind: no caption, no photographer attribution, no publisher information. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. p(o)hfg
"K38 / VICTORIA, B. C., CANADA / The Sight-Seeing Tally-ho" a tour vehicle drawn by 4 horses, passengers aboard; copyrighted Kodachrome view from the Coast Publishing Company, unused, trivial corner wear, small fingerprint smudge at top of back. $2.25 b(v)h ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
"Kate Kearney's Cottage Killarney." with 3 horse-drawn vehicles nearby, unused color postcard printed in Germany for publisher Lawrence (8207), back paper starting to brown evenly with age (circa 1905 - 1910), minor edge wear & surface cracking can be seen on the front, tiny scraped area at the top right front corner. The cottage was an illegal drinking house in the 19th century, but a nearby shed is now a legal pub! $4.50 ihga
"KINGDOM OF HORSES -- The world's largest, / most magnificent collection of horses ... / RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY / CIRCUS!" with an action scene in which a liberty horse jumps high to avoid his trainers outstretched whip, circa 1973 postcard, unused, just a touch of toning on the back, good edges. $2.50 ch
"LAFAYETTE'S VISIT, MAY 25, 1825, by Malcolm Parcell / One of a series of Murals depicting early travel along the National Pike / The Pioneer Grill / George Washington Hotel - Washington Penn." when W. R. Lippincott managed it, unused postcard, fairly fresh except for a hint of toning near the bottom front edge. $2.25 nphhg
"LAKE FROM DINAS COTTAGE, / KILLARNEY" with 2 horse-drawn wagons in the foreground, color postcard with very late usage to New York, small corner crease, mild edge wear, ugly toning at back corners. $3.00 ih
"Lally's" uncaptioned (so we use the delivery wagon signage) sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed at Jamestown 2/5/11 to Mr. & Mrs. L. A. Sturdevant in Dewittville (Chautauqua County) New York by their nephew Fred, violet handstamp of photographer Joseph T. Peterson of Jamestown on back, faint small upper corner crease & tiny bottom corner crease neither near the image. The H. P. Lally Company was located at 30-32 North Main Street (in the Arcade Building), per the Jamestown Street Directory of 1909-1910. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 n(j)hg(l)g(s)p
"MARBLE ARCH" including several horse-drawn conveyances in London, one a double-decker sporting an ad for 'BROCK'S FIREWORKS', another double-decker with a 'SHOP FRONTS and FITTINGS' ad; post card mailed 1907 from Newtonsville Ohio to Miss Mae Pullin in Cincinnati by her cousin Rose (who mentions a coming visit of her father & mother); from Regal Art Publishing, their RAPCO view No. 2014; a lot of uneven toning on the back obscures nothing; mild corner wear. $5.00 g(p)e(l)hf%
"M 309 A twelve horse Team, freighting to the Mountains" in Montana, published by Chas. E. Morris in Chinook, made in Germany, mailed SEP 24 1908 from Farmington (very small town, probably only a couple of dozen people at that time, part of cancel indistinct) to Ohio. corner crease, toning at corners, trace of cancel ink on front . Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 mhu-m
"Marvin Ramsey Lassoing Five Racing Rodeo Horses / Stryker's 'Photogloss' - Rodeo Series - 22" black & white postcard mailed 1944, one corner with noticeable wear, couple tiny spots at the front edges. A remarkable sight! $12.00 cgh*
"MIDDLETOWN RAPID TRANSIT, MIDDLETOWN, O." showing a horse-drawn streetcar pausing before the Merchants National Bank (lawyer's office above it), the awning & clock sign of A. E. Axman's jewelry shop just behind; post card mailed there 1908, small upper corner crease hard to detect from the front. $20.00 o(m)nghscj
"MILBURN WAGON WORKS / TOLEDO-O. 8-2-11" with a horse-drawn wagon paused outside, unused sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo from Edw. M. Wright on Summit Street in Toledo, a little album toning on back, good edges. Not in the remarkable 'Wholly Toledo: The Business and Industry that Shaped the City' exhibit of the Ward M. Canaday Center for Special Collections, but it can be in your collection for SALE IN PROGRESS. o(t)ih
"Milk River Wagon Train" showing cowboys & covered wagons coming into town, unused, chrome era, numbered 134420 on back. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 mch
"Möbeltransport / Jean Schulthess / Oerlikon-Zürich" showing a covered wagon drawn by two horses, our caption taken from the signage on its side; unused real photo postcard with excellent focus, composition & contrast, slight oxidation suggests a circa-1910 to 1915 date, very light toning on the back. Oerlikon is a district in the north of Zürich, which contains an important railroad junction that would have given rise to this man's cartage business. Obviously unique--no caption, no photographer attribution, no publisher credit, etc. The best Swiss postcard we have ever seen. $125.00 shg& NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"Montmorency Station, Quebec / 104,392.©" showing several horse-drawn vehicles surprisingly near the tracks, a streetcar in the right foreground & a depot sign reading 'QUEBEC RY - LIGHT & POWER CO.', postcard from the Valentine & Sons Publishing Company, printed in Great Britain, unused, album impressions at the corners, extensive dark speckles in address area on back. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 qhrs
"Moser / Sabetha, Kansas" real photo showing a trotting horse, caption is embossed, paper has extensive surface cracking, circa 1920. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 rkh
"Mountain Teamsters, resting on / Horse-shoe Bend, / near Ashland, Ky." Kraemer Art post card numbered 1795 on back, printed in Germany, mailed at Ashland MAR 22 1909 to Mr. Loni Schmauch in Atlanta Georgia (from Nellie and Lillie who mention their Aunt Louise), minor corner & edge wear, rare. There are 2 wagons in line, going from left-to-right on an upward-sloping path as we see them, stopped with men dismounted to give their horses a rest. Rare: the only place we could find it was in the outstanding collection of the Kentucky Historical Society. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 k(a)kphg
"Mounted sentry of The Blues and Royals at Horse Guards, Whitehall" in London, unused continental postcard, two corners with minor wear, extensive area of light toning on back. $0.75 eh
"Mount Washington Road" including a wagon drawn by 4 horses circa 1872; engraving by S. V. Hunt with art by Harry Fenn, approximately 3-12"x7-5/8", pencil drawing on back has no effect on front, good edges, framing suggested. $7.50 n(m)mh
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"New Orleans, La. Creole Milk Maid" on a horse-drawn cart with 2 large jugs, address on side looks like '12th & Washington St.', from Tuck Post Card Series No. 2108, printed in Germany, mailed 1910, tiny bottom corner crease, minor corner & edge wear. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 l(n)htp
"NEW WASHINGTON CON. SCHOOLS № 1 / NEW WASHINGTON CON. SCHOOLS № 2" uncaptioned sepia-tone Azo (triangles up & down) real photo postcard showing four horse-drawn school buses in a line, our caption taken from the sides of the bus hitched up to the pair of horses, and the next bus behind them. Pencil writing on back specifies Washington Pennsylvania location, but that is incorrect: (1) that town is small enough that the kids can & always have walked to school, as a resident there informed us personally; and (2) the word NEW on the sides of the buses would not then be well explained! Accordingly, this is in New Washington Indiana: (1) whose population is consistent with the number of buses shown; and (2) whose name includes NEW! Rare. $67.50 p(w)hb
"NORDLANDREISEN * HAMBURG-AMERIKA LINIE * NORTHERN CRUISES / REVAL Printed in Germany" picturing several horse-drawn wagons with ramparts of the Danish castle Revele & Old Tallinn Estonia in the distance, circa 1931 monochromatic dark green postcard distributed by the ship Reliance as it arrived in New York City. Faint album toning at the corners. Nice! Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 es(o)h
"Norge. Pas Vei til Oldenvand." color, showing several horse-drawn wagons in Norway, writing on back, toning along one front edge & corner. $2.50
YOUNGSTOWN TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION No. 200 // FROM LEFT TO RIGHT / S. P. JAMES,
Chm. on Entertainment / J. B. REYNOLDS Secy-Treas. / H. DECHEND, Pres. / J.
LOOMIS V. Pres. / Frank SEELEY Sec'y Conference / W. S. FLOWER Chm.
Executive Com. // THE FIFTH SESSION / Ohio State Typographical Conference /
Meets in Youngstown, Oct. 11, '08 / Your are cordially invited to be present
/ Send notice of your acceptance not later than October 1st, to FRANK
SEELEY, Secretary // FLOAT USED IN OLD HOME WEEK" showing a wonderful
horse-drawn float bedecked with flags & signs 'DEMAND THIS LABEL ON ALL OF
YOUR PRINTED MATTER', sepia-tone postcard mailed 1908 at Youngstown to Frank
E. Bennett at the Labor Journal there. Spotty toning both sides, three
corners creased (1 long, 1 small, 1 tiny). Rare!
"One of the largest funerals ever held here, this shows the silver grey car, sorrel team and colored driver, Rev. Brown in front." with many people on the stairs of the church entrance; uncaptioned (so we quote from the descriptive message) sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed SEP 1? 1912 at Covington Ohio to Mrs. Carrie Stockslager in Farmersville Ohio, trivial corner & edge wear. SOLD RECENTLY o(c)h
"OSHKOSH ST. RY. CO." with caption taken from the side of the horse-drawn trolley; sepia-tone real photo post card with divided back & low contrast, heavily toned by with deep old-price erasure. The railway operated six cars on 4.5 miles of track from 1882 - 1897, so this is an historic photo reproduced circa 1908 - 1910. Hard to find! $12.00 w(o)hr
"Ottawa, O., Fire Department / Ready for action" with a side view of their horse-drawn fire truck & 20+ firemen standing beside it, unused sepia-tone Weixelbaum postcard, minor edge wear. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 o(o)fh*
"Palais de VERSAILLES. / Marriage de Napoléon et de Marie-Louise. Wedding of Napoleon with Marie-Louise." art showing them in an ornate horse-drawn coach, sepia-tone carte postale with blue caption. Sold but still available for scholarly study & artistic research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 nfh
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"Paoli & New Albany Stages meet / at Palmyra & change horses. // Paoli, Ind. 13333 / Pub. by Downey's Studio" unused Photoette post card with sky tint made by C. U. Williams in Bloomington Illinois, good edges, back paper browning evenly with age. Interesting. The change of horses let the animals return to the familiarity of their own stable every day. Also, if one of the loads was heavier than the other, each horse only pulled it half its work day, not all of it. The route travelled is now Indiana 150, designated as an Indiana Historic Pathway. Rare: we could find no other offers when we searched the Internet. $32.50 i(p)h PRICE REDUCED RECENTLY
"Partie b. Maloja (1811 m) g. Cavloccio" including two people on a hors-drawn sleigh in Switzerland & a backpacker with his cow, black & white from Edition Photoglob, unused, rough edges as issued, spot of toning on back, corner crease, 2 small corner creases. $4.75 sh*
"Pennsylvania Dutch Country / The Family Carriage differs from the Courting / Buggy in that it is always covered and contains / a back seat for the children." Unused chrome postcard, small corner crease. $1.00 ah NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"PITTMANS & DEAN CO. / COAL & ICE / 1247 GRISWOLD ST." uncaptioned (so we used all the wagon signage) & unused Azo (triangles up & down) real photo postcard with exemplary focus & contrast, showing their horse-drawn wagon numbered 224 (used for light deliveries) & the couple who delivered from it, very light toning on back, trivial corner wear. Shown left. "PITTMANS & DEAN CO. / COAL & ICE / 8 - 10 ADAMS AVE. W." with an ice delivery being made by 3 men with tongs from their horse-drawn wagon, uncaptioned (so we used all the wagon signage) & unused Azo (triangles up & down) real photo postcard, slightly low contrast but the focus is good, very light toning on back, trivial corner wear. The Dean in the Detroit firm's name is that of Charles A. Dean, President & Treasurer; the other name refers to Stuart I. Pittman. These are circa 1917-1918. Both for $40.00 m(d)hgg
"Pony Track, Minnehaha Park." showing several pony-pulled buggies on the course in Hennepin County Minnesota, an interurban in the background; black & white postcard mailed 1912 (Detroit & Grand Rapids RPO cancel) from Minnie to her papa Mr. H. L. Stoup -- Minnie-papa, get it? Yes others have this, but as high as $15.50. All we need is $6.00. m(m)h& NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"Post Office Force, Lakeview, Mich." showing & naming the Postmaster, clerks, messengers & RFD carriers by route, postcard mailed there 1907 (straight-line cancel), minor corner wear & rounding. Marvelous! $47.50 (mpph-mr)
"Potato Market Burr Oak Mich 3" with several horse-drawn wagons near railroad cars--N&W & Big Four among them; real photo post card with focus good enough to make out most markings on the cars. writing on back comments on potato farming in the area, light toning along bottom front edge, trivial wear at one corner, grayish paper. $27.50 mhar(n)f*
"Pumpkins grown on our soil are profitable" real photo showing horse-drawn wagon with 2 men perched atop 3 giant pumpkins, mailed 1912, from North American Post Card, lightly toned back, trivial edge wear, cancel ink on front. $8.50 efh
"QUO VADIS, par Mastroianni. / 8. Vinicius et Chrysothemis. / Winiciusz i Chrysothemis / ..." also captioned in 6 other languages, couple in Roman chariot drawn by four spirited horses, signed allegory number 276, Noyer copyright 1913, pencil writing on back. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 ahu*
"Randeggfall-Hôtel und Grimselpost" showing a horse-drawn stagecoach near the Handeck Restaurant in Switzerland, black & white with dark red caption, circa 1910 but very late usage at Switzer Kentucky. considerable edge wear including a 1 / 2" tear that closes to appear smaller. $4.00 sh
"RAPID TRANSIT, MIDDLETOWN, OHIO." black & white post card published by Dysert's Art Store, mailed there in 1917 to Miss Henrietta Oberlies in Dayton, trivial wear at one corner, faint 1" internal crease from the bottom edge. $12.50 o(m)sh
"Rapid Transit / Middletown / Ohio // 347 HAND COLORED" sepia-tone post card mailed there 1907 to Miss Ada B. Brown in Muncie Indiana, not hand-colored despite what the caption says, paper browning with age darkens the image, light album toning shows in the front borders, small upper corner crease just into the view. $10.00 osh
"Recorder Printing Office / W. H. CLARK / POST OFFICE / TIM McHENRY'S BUS LINE / RISING SUN & AURORA / U. S. M." uncaptioned (so we used all the signs!) sepia-tone real photo post card with excellent focus & contrast, mailed there JUN 2 1909, small bottom corner crease, oxidation consistent with age. This is Main Street, the wagon abbreviation is for U. S. Mail, the Presbyterian Church is at the right & the Recorder was the town newspaper. Mr. Clark once served as their Postmaster; he sold millinery & shoes out of the store shown at the left. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. i(r)pngghb#
"R. F. D. / № 9 / Eaton O." sepia-tone real photo postcard with good focus & slight oxidation, showing the mailman J. Albert Gardner standing next to his horse-drawn delivery wagon, mailed circa 1910. Uncaptioned, so we used the lettering at the side of the wagon instead. Sold but its front is still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged & enhanced (publication-quality) 300-dpi scan in .jpg format. $3.75 o(e)phg(g)-r
"Rifle-Meeker Stage Teddy" side view with 4 horses hitched to a stagecoach loaded with passengers, probably in summer because the driver Rory White was not wearing his usual bear-hide coat; sepia-tone Cyko real photo postcard circa 1907-1910, sharply focused on the vehicle, unimportant light toning & paste on back from album, slight oxidation. We speculate that the stage name 'Teddy' could have arisen from the Roosevelt of the same name, because he did spend time in Meeker Colorado and could well have once been its passenger! Nice, and rare! $60.00 cuh
ROME CITY STREET RAILWAY COMPANY. Approximately 11" x 7-1/4" unused engraved stock certificate numbered 314, showing streetcar #7 pulled by 2 horses in its image engraved by the American Bank Not Company of New York. Incorporation was under the laws that state, excellent condition. Each share was $100.00 and was 'full paid and unassessable'. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 n(r)sh
"Runaway Scene in Central Park, New York 96-68" signed art (R. Rosenbaum?) depicting a mounted policeman attempting to stop a runaway horse team as they make their way through other horse-drawn vehicles; post card mailed 1910, toning on back (rain water?), some cancel ink shows in the front sky, mild corner rounding. Unusual subject matter. Nicer & not as common as the black & white version of it. $5.00 lhn(n)
"S1050 / LIBERTY HORSE. Painting by Ray Wolf." with signed art dated 1947 showing the tasseled head of a circus horse, postcard issued circa 1952, unused, good edges. A liberty horse circles its trainer in the ring, obedient to his commands (and whip). $3.75 ch
"SCHOOL HOUSE, LEROY, O." with 3 horse-drawn buses outside
it, one marked 'LEROY SCHOOL' the other marked 'DIS. NO. 3'; real photo postcard
mailed at messaged at LeRoy Ohio JUL 10 1908 & mailed same day at Seville Ohio
to Mrs. Almina Downing in Xenia Ohio, conveying a great deal of family news
(John, Sarah, Laura, Dena, Maynard, Vince, Lydia, ...) from a cousin, bottom
corner bend, slight oxidation with age. Rare. Nothing like it found when we
searched the Internet: no offers, no sales recorded, no displays.
Sepia-tone AZO (triangles up) real photo postcard of a fire engine being pulled by three horses, well composed, image a bit dark but focus is right so the detail is there (we discern a hay & poultry sign in the background, for example), some oxidation consistent with age. Probably one of a kind. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 fh
"Serie 414" with caption from back, fantasy art showing a horse-drawn fire engine at speed, carrying many children, unused postcard, small bottom corner crease, mild corner rounding. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 hff
"Solar Salt Vats, Syracuse, N.Y." with a horse-drawn wagon passing in between, and the sliding roofs (in the event for rain) also clearly visible; black & white postcard, unused, corner wear & rounding, lightly toned back. At one time a major local industry, the last such facility in the area closed in 1926. $6.00 n(s)ifh
"South Main Street, Adrian, Mich." prominently showing the A. B. Park Co. / Dry Goods & Carpets Building, the temporary large sign announcing the move in of the Robert Thomson & Co. with Up-to-Date Shoes next door 'about October 1st', horse & buggy & early auto at the curb, & 'ELECTRIC LIGHT / IS THE ONLY WAY' sign; unused postcard made in Germany, published for Farmer Fred in Battle Creek. Quite fresh for its age and rare! $20.00 m(a)fg(p)me
"Souvenir of / Greater New York / Grand Central Depot" including a horse-drawn streetcar alongside it, souvenir card with undivided back, mailed Jul 8 1908 (during the final 2 months when it was being torn down so excavation could began for Grand Central Terminal), corners worn & rounded, cancel along the lower left front edge, light cancel ink in the front sky, back with small dark spots of toning near the edges. The depot serviced the New York & Harlem Railroad, New York & New Haven Railroad, and New York Central & Hudson River Railroad. $10.00 n(n)shr
"Splicák. / SUMAVA. J. Prokopuv pensionát na Sumave." with a horse-drawn carriage & some Bohemian people in front, black & white, circa 1909 when in Austria, small corner crease. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 bh
"Stage Coach, Rifle, Colo." heavily laden, in front of the Bank of Rifle, black-and-white post card, printed in France & published by Peerless Jewelry Company, album adherence on back, good edges. Interesting detail because so close-up--e.g., curtains which rolled down outside to keep out dust. Rare. $50.00 cuh
"Stage Coach still in use in Mountain Section of Kentucky, / Burnside and Monticello Stage Line" unused postcard made in the USA for Wrenn & King in Lexington, light album toning on back, minor edge wear. Passengers sometimes rode atop this stagecoach. They travelled what became part of current-day Kentucky Route 90. Another version of this scene has the same caption in one line instead of two, so check your album! $5.50 k(r)uh
"St Etienne - Sept. 29 - 1905 // On the road up the mountains to Planfoy - about 50 passengers on / board. (My own make) Yours HSB" in the Loire region of France; sepia-tone real photo postcard, well composed, a bit dark but the detail is there due to good focus, mailed at St. Étienne 30 SP 05 with 10-c stamp to Blairsville Pennsylvania (receiving mark OCT 14 1905 on back), back corners toned, 1/4-inch tear into the caption area closes nicely, back corners toned from album contact, bottom corner crease not into the image, trace of cancel ink in the sky. What a load for the horses! Words 'my own make' assure us of its rarity. $225.00 f(s)h
"Stockholm. Kungl. Djurgården" including a horse-drawn carriage and several pedestrians, color from Axel Eliassons (No. 4135), unused, slight browning of the paper with age on back, minor corner & edge wear. An attractive post card. $7.00 sh
"Street Scene / Ft. Atkinson Ia." including several horse-drawn vehicles near the storefront of F. C. Smith & the HAIR SALON further down, real photo postcard with good focus, circa 1913, unused, light album marks at the corners of both sides, light spots of fingerprint toning in front sky, slight oxidation. $25.00 ibgh
"STREET STORE IN GHETTO" with 3 vendors in the street facing the sidewalk--a black lady selling shoes & boots, flanked by a black lady selling vegetables & a bearded white man vending something (wares mostly hidden by boxes), horse-drawn wagons parked on the other side of the street in front of a fish market & Abrams storefront. postcard mailed at a Chicago railroad station (by a writer who states that she wanted to show a more natural & less conventional type of Chicago scene). The front edges show a lot of wear, but do not really detract from a myriad of fascinating details. Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 i(c)bhsg(a)
"STUDEBAKER EXTENSION-FRONT BROUGHAM" horse-drawn carriage made by the Studebaker Bros. Mfg. Co. circa 1905-1906 (from ads in Country Life, The Atlantic, etc.); picturing their South Bend Carriage Works, Chicago factory & repository, and South Bend Wagon & Spring Wagon Works on the back in black & white, also listing their branch house locations on back. Size approximately 6-5/8"x4-5/8", all corners creased but not into the image, toning & a couple of tiny scrapes. Seldom offered. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. i(s)h
"Tally-Ho from Schroon Lake to Riverside, / The Adirondacks, N. Y. / Passing Under the Maples, Pottersville" showing a horse-drawn stage coach with many passengers seated on top, postcard from C. W. Hughes (their number 74), made in Germany, considerable corner wear & rounding. $10.00 nhu
"THE 'BELFRY' FOUNTAIN, / Hudson, N.Y. / 457" showing 2 horse-drawn buggies letting their horses stop for a drink, black-and-white on browning paper, mild corner & edge wear. Note the unusual shape of the fountain. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 nh
"THE BELL TELEPHONE GIVES INSTANT ALARMS" at depicting a fire engine drawn by 3 horses racing to a fire, woman with telephone in the inset; advertising postcard with undivided back, AT&T logo on back, mailed 1912 from Connecticut. 2 vertical internal creases not that conspicuous except in the top border area. Insight into how telephones were marketed at that time. $14.00 fth
"THE BIG WHITE STORE / Schipper & Block Furniture & Carpets" white horse-drawn delivery wagon before their Warehouse No. 2, uncaptioned (so we used the wagon signage) sepia-tone real photo postcard, mailed at Peoria APR 6 1909 to Amos Morgan in Monroe Indiana by his cousin (who is in the image), good focus, slight oxidation consistent with age. This firm prospered rapidly & established another store in Pekin Illinois. Their Big White Store became today's Chase Bank Building. Possibly one-of-a-kind: no caption, no photographer credit, no publisher information. $40.00 i(p)hf
"The Coronation Procession / Leaving Buckingham Palace. The State / Coach is drawned by eight Windsor greys / in gold and crimson harness..." including the Queen's bodyguard, in London 1953; unused postcard, fairly fresh. $1.50 eh
"The fifth wheel of the / NISCO permits you to turn / corners easily. // Representing / The New Idea Spreader Co. / Coldwater, Ohio." our caption from all the printing on back; real photo advertising postcard, minor corner rounding. This company specialized for a long time in manure spreading & held patents to protect their technology. NISCO mostly advertised using magazine ads, so this is a special treat. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. o(c)ha
"THE FUNERAL HEARSE, Havana, Cuba. / 28 PUBL. BY DIAMOND NEWS CO. HAVANA." showing an elaborate coach pulled by 6 horses, post card authorized by the Act of Congress of May 19 1898, unused, very light toning to the back, mild rounding to the corners. $8.00 hcc*
"THE GHETTO, NEW YORK" including many push-cart vendors & a horse-drawn streetcar nearing Remington Street on the East Side; unused white-border era postcard, numbered N. Y. 372 on back, trivial wear at one upper corner, otherwise fresh. $7.00 nsh
"This early beer delivery wagon was once used by the Miller / Brewing Company to assure its customers..." with a side view of a Miller High Life Beer wagon pulled by 2 large white horses, unused reddish-sepia chrome reproduction post card, mailed 1984. $2.00 bh
"This is Ed when he was hauling beets. This is the beet dump. Has Johns horses." showing their descent after dumping a heavy wagonload of sugar beets into a waiting Union Pacific car on the siding, undoubtedly destined for the Great Western Sugar Company mill at Longmont; uncaptioned (so we use the back message), sepia-tone real photo post card mailed at Julesburg Colorado DEC 3 1909 to Mrs. S. A. Moyer in St. Marys Ohio, back toned from album contact, long bottom corner crease, corners worn & rounded. The Union Pacific depot in Sedgwick County is now a museum. Probably one-of-a-kind: no caption, no photographer attribution, no publisher information. SALE IN PROGRESS c(s)afr(u)h
"This is my father and me Adelard and our horse. From Adelard Juneau, Franklin N. H. R.F.D.No.1" sepia-tone real photo postcard explained in the divided back message from which we quote, mailed DEC 6 1907 from Franklin to his cousin Eva Merchant in Lewiston Maine, bottom corners creased, all corners with minor rounding. $10.00 n(f)hgg PRICE REDUCED RECENTLY
"This is the post office building in Sterling / This was taking on Soldiers Reunion Day" decked out with welcome banners & flags, a horse-drawn buggy paused nearby; uncaptioned (so we used the message text) sepia-tone real photo messaged SEP 13 1911 & mailed the next day at Sterling Illinois to Della Brown in Chambersburg Pennsylvania, small lower corner bend, faint short internal crease from the bottom edge, trivial corner wear. $25.00 i(s)ph
Uncaptioned black & white postcard showing the delivery wagon of Emerson Drug Company of Baltimore Maryland being drawn by two horses, advertising signs on its side read 'Bromo-Seltzer / FOR / Headaches', 'TRIAL / 10¢ / SIZE' & picturing a bottle; unused, back paper browning with age, most of front toning is light but there is a small dark spot partly in the left border; corner creases are faint but some are long; mild corner wear. We daresay that most collectors of the bottles have never seen the likes of this image, because it is rare! Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 m(b)hm
Uncaptioned real photo postcard showing a horse-drawn flower-decorated cart full of dressed-up children, obviously for a parade, bearing the advertising sign 'HOFFSTODT'S / CITY GREEN HOUSES', sepia-tone from Mossholder's Studio in Shelby Ohio, light brownish paper. The Mansfield Telephone Company serviced Shelby; its 1902 directory for Shelby lists W. A. Hoffstodt's residence at 22 Sharon. Push-pin damage has taken two small chunks out of the bottom edge (neither anywhere near the image) & just nicked the top edge twice; framing would easily obscure that difficulty. The best Richland County Ohio postcard we have ever seen. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 ofhpg
Uncaptioned sepia-tone Aristo real photo showing an older well-dressed couple in their buggy with a boy (probably a grandchild), good focus (hairs on the horse's mane & tail, for example), album marks at back corners, good edges. Circa 1908 - 1911. $2.75 h
Uncaptioned sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard showing Standard Oil Company horse-drawn delivery wagon number 177 making a stop at Smith Hardware Company Implements, driver discharges product into a 10-gallon jug. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 oh
Uncaptioned & unused sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo post card showing a Standard Oil Company horse-drawn delivery wagon, back paper browning with age. Signage as follows (left-to-right): USE MICA AXLE GREASE, KEROSINE AND PERFECTION OIL, STANDARD OIL CO. The seemingly strange alternate spelling was used for industrial purposes because Kerosene had become a genericized trade mark. Kerosine/Kerosene was use in lamps of the day; Perfection Oil was used in smokeless oil heaters. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. oh
Uncaptioned sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard showing the horse-drawn Conestoga wagon (guarded by US troopers) recreating the shipment of powder to Perry in Erie Pennsylvania from Wilmington Delaware, part of the Perry Victory centennial 6/2/13 to 7/7/13. Good focus & contrast helps for exact location -- Jordan's Drug Store signage & Keystone in 1913 Pennsylvania license plate (auto at left) means this is Bedford Pennsylvania, where the store had mentions in the Bedford Gazette from 1908 to 1925. [Checking the map, the journey would have gone west along what is now I-76 through Bedford, before heading north on what is now I-79.] Excellent condition overall. SALE IN PROGRESS p(b)h
Uncaptioned sepia-tone real photo post card showing a uniformed fireman
ready to drive a coach-like vehicle pulled by 2 horses, intricate fittings
for multiple hoses at the side of the vehicle--to allow several shorter
hoses to be hooked up to a feeder hose coming from a distant hydrant.
Contrast is excellent & depth of field is too. We have never seen the likes
of this vehicle before. Back is toned with 'Fire Department' written twice
on it; tiny bottom corner crease; all corners with minor rounding; oxidation
consistent with circa 1908 age.
Uncaptioned sepia-tone real photo postcard showing a Wells Fargo horse-drawn wagon with a load of Crescent Macaroni & Cracker Company barrels in front of a business showing '108. / Barr & ...' in its partially obscured signage, large Ringling Brothers circus advertising their stop in Davenport Iowa on Monday July 18 1910 (their circuit comprised entirely of one-day shows then), mailed JUL 21 1910 to Miss Berta Miller in Dayton Ohio by a man named Oscar who is standing in front of the wagon. Small bottom corner crease, short internal crease near top center, oxidation consistent with age, good edges. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. i(d)hfc
"Union Square, New York" including a John Bank's Sons Piano Movers (uprights only, grand pianos would not have fit) horse-drawn wagon the foreground & a conduit electric trolley (3rd rail between main tracks); postcard mailed there 1908, made in Germany. $7.00 hnms
"Upper Queen St. Auckland" showing 2 types of streetcars (one horse-drawn) passing by a saloon in New Zealand, unused postcard with fresh appearance. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 snh
"U. S. 240. Block Island, R. I. Electric Horse Car." showing it fully loaded with passengers & conductor; miscaptioned because neither the car nor the horse was electric. Postcard mailed 1907 from Pawtucket to England with 2-c stamp, noticeable corner rounding, minor wear at top edge, front corners with light album toning, back toned especially near bottom edge. $22.50 rhe
"U. S. Mail" with a mail carrier posed next to his horse-drawn delivery wagon; sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard from W. H. Parsons & Company, photographers at Roxbury Crossing Massachusetts, 2 corners creased, all corners with minor rounding, heavily toned back a bit of which shows to the front left & bottom edges, auctioneer's address label on back. Uncaptioned so we used the lettering on the wagon itself. Postcard sold front still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 m(r)ph
"U.S. MAIL / R.F.D. / No. 2 / WESTVILL[E] / N. ..." // RURAL FREE DELIVERY" unused sepia-tone postcard with unevenly toned divided back, faint upper corner crease, minor corner wear. How do we know it is Westville New Jersey? The Westville New York post office was discontinued in 1907 (pre-divided back); there is no Westville New Hampshire; there is no Westville North Carolina; & there is no Westville North Dakota. That is how we know where this surprising scene actually was, even though they tried to obscure the last letters of the town & state abbreviation to keep us guessing. What fun! $9.00 n(w)phl%
"Valuable loads" showing 2 horse-drawn wagons with goods & 3 ladies perched upon them, unused Azo real photo (triangles up). Humor provides interesting insight into how women were regarded at that time. $20.00
"WE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY ON A PIANO / COLLER, ADDISON." with the horse-drawn delivery wagon of E. M. Coller Pianos & Organs, signage on side mentions sewing machines & nearby Tecumseh, next to several crates of upright pianos shipped from New York by Kroeger; sepia-tone Cyko real photo postcard with good focus, message written on back also in red 'Let us make you prices and terms on pianos'. Kroeger & Sons pianos are still noted for their exceptional quality & design, somewhat simpler than the highly carved Victorian styles. The Addison part of the caption is a small village in Lenawee County; the Tecumseh on the wagon may be in case the onlooker had not heard of Addison. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. m(a)mhag
"W. D. Ackerson Company Market / W. Rogers Bakery / J. F. TUTTLE" including a Swift & Company horse-drawn delivery wagon & personnel before it; uncaptioned (so we use the storefront signage) & unused real photo postcard with oxidation consistent with age, good edges. The scene is circa-1906 in Newton New Jersey; we found a mentions of Ackerson in the State Treasurer's accounts from 1902 - 1910. Possibly one-of-a-kind: no caption, no photographer credit, no publisher information. SALE IN PROGRESS n(n)gggh
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