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"13. STRASBOURG (Alsace) - Une Rue (Photo 1918) M. D." showing horse- mounted cavalry in the liberation parade; unused postcard with green back. $4.00 ahp NEW / UUSI / NOU
"1906" on which someone has correctly written 'Scene at Shelby Mich', sepia-tone Azo (squares in corners, PLACE/ONE CENT/STAMP/HERE in stamp box) undivided back real photo postcard with readable signage: 'PLUMMER / DENTIST' at left & on right 'MEAT MARKET', 'SHELBY SHOE STORE' & 'CITY DRUG STORE' over what looks like 'F. W. Renner'. Oxidation consistent with caption age. Obviously a parade situation. , very light toning on back, slight curl to the paper. 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(s)p
"217 . TETUAN / El JALIFA EN LA PLAZA DE ESPAÑA" showing a procession watched by many people in Spanish Morocco, as seen from a high vantage point; sepia-tone tarjeta postal with glossy finish & interesting composition, minor wear to the top edge, very late usage at Laporte Pennsylvania. $5.00 tp
"267 Church Parade Trau" including many priests (probably from the Benedictine monastery there), Azo real photo (triangles both ways) post card with caption from writing on back, slight waviness to the paper (won't lie flat). Now offered as part of a historical group of Dalmatian postcards.
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"34. STRASBOURG (Alsace) - Le Drapeau d'un Régiment Français (Photo 1918) M. D." including an enterprising photographer with his camera standing atop a ladder to get some shots of the liberation parade; unused postcard with green back. $4.25 app ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
"3 Million People viewed the Parade of the 27th Division" the crowd shown here assembled under a Navy Club welcoming banner (their exact location 509 Fifth Avenue, New York City) strung across the street, the Star Shoe Store at the extreme right; real photo postcard with very late usage at Donaldson Pennsylvania, tiny bit of corner knocked of top, very light toning. Troops of the US Army 27th Division (largely New York men) disembarked from the ocean liners Leviathan & Mauretania, and paraded up Fifth Avenue to celebrate the end of World War I. The caption is mute on the date, but it is March 25, 1919. See a movie of the event at the National Archives. History in your hands. $25.00 n(n)hm(a)pw
"409 NICE - La Bataille de Fleurs / Adia" showing parade floats decorated with many flowers, Les Belles Éditions Françaises, unused carte postale, minor wear on the top edge, minor bottom corner wear. $3.50 f(n)p NEW / UUSI / NOU
"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
"68 MORLAIX. -- Procession en l'Honneur de la Vierge. -- LL." a parade in honor of the Virgin Mary, black & white carte postale with green back mailed 1914 to Paris (stamp removed), minor corner rounding. In Brittany France. $5.50 f(m)pr
"Afghanistan / A military Parade in 1984 / Inset Photo: Hamid Iqbal 1998" oversize postcard with 2001 copyright, excellent condition. (2 available) $2.00 each. ap
"A. P. -- Visé Paris 1013 / Revue du 4 Juillet 1918 -- La Musique Américaine devant la statue de Washington" as a large brass band parades by the statue of George Washington for July 4th; unused carte postale with green back from Papeghin (editor at Tour & Paris), light toning near the back edges, trivial wear at one upper corner. $5.00 ff(p)p
"... auf dem Broadway / ... Mannschaft / (Pass)agiere des Luft- / New York
einge- / ... it wurden" 3-1/4" x 4-3/8" printed photo souvenir for Germans
showing the ticker-tape parade on 1.9.1929 on Broadway New York for the
passengers & crew returning from their round-the-world tour of LZ127 Graf
Zeppelin, literally millions welcoming them. Explanation penciled on back in
German, trivial wear at one bottom corner. The explanation of the inset at
the bottom right front is hard to read but we believe it shows Captain
"Baby Parade, Asbury Park, N. J. PHOTO BY MCMANUS" black & white post card with undivided back from Stern, cancel on front, corners worn, internal crease, light album marks on back. $7.50 np
"Battalion / Parade at / Culver Military / Academy, / Culver Indiana // E.
C. KROPP CO., MILWAUKEE." with the Riding Hall in the distance; unevenly
divided back post card
with hand-colored appearance (students are black & white); mailed 1907
(SOUTH B & T HAUTE R.P.O. cancel a bit light), minor edge wear, 4 small
spots of toning on back. Hard to find!
"CAIRO - Arab manifestation." showing a large group of people parading with many flags & banners, unused sepia-tone postcard from L. Scortzis et Co. (their number 318), paper browned evenly with age, not as tall as most regular postcards, but as wide. $5.00 ep
"CANTON. REGIMENT OF 'BRAVES' ON PARADE" showing the Muslim Kansu Braves who fought in the Boxer Rebellion / Boxer Uprising / Yihetuan Movement against foreigners, bearing pikes & war scythes; black & white post card with blue caption & undivided back, mild corner & edge wear, a little cancel ink near the top front, front lightly toned. Rare. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 cpmh
"CHRISTY BROS / ASIA" showing a circus parade wagon on exhibit at the Circus World Museum at Baraboo Wisconsin, unused chrome post card with good edges, fairly fresh. $1.75 cpm
"Church parade. Trau. 5-4-19 268" showing a street filled with people, sepia-tone Azo real photo (triangles both ways) post card with caption from writing on back, slight waviness to the paper (won't lie flat). Trau was later called Trogir, in Jugoslavia. $10.00 jp
"CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO FLOAT / Tournament of Roses Parade / Pasadena, California / Winner of Governor's Trophy / January 1, 1969" unused chrome post card, light toning near one short back edge. $2.25 s(f)pc(s)c(p)
"Class Day Processional -- Lake Erie College, Painesville, O." showing many women students in long dresses, black & white postcard with undivided back, mailed SEP 10 1904 (mostly complete RFD cancel ties stamp) to Clifton Springs New York, corner toning both sides due to album contact, minor corner rounding. Rare. $20.00 o(p)cp-o
"COLE BROS. CIRCUS / AMERICA / 72" showing a parade wagon on exhibit at the Circus World Museum at Baraboo Wisconsin, unused chrome post card with good edges, fairly fresh. $1.75 cpm
"COLUMBIA" unused & uncaptioned (so we use the brand name) circa-1912 sepia-tone Cyko real photo postcard showing a well-dressed boy just back from a parade in his beribboned pedal car. Costing $9.50 at the time (a lot of money then!), its specifications we take from an ad of that day: body made of well-seasoned wood with sheet metal front, finished special auto red, striped in bronze, green panel seat is hanged and is adjustable, body nicely stenciled, gears & wheels enameled green, starting crank, license tag & front apron gear, steering & driving gear and wheels made of steel, 18" rear wheels, 55 pounds crated (the largest size). Light toning near the back edges, minor corner rounding. $20.00 tbp
"CORN FESTIVAL OCT 5 ... SWANTON OHIO" with a large flag-bedecked steam tractor about to cross the railroad tracks, man on horseback probably the parade marshal; originally intended to be sent, the postcard was stamped but not written on, a clumsy attempt to remove the stamp effectively destroyed it, tiny pinhole in the upper left sky, approximately 1" paper bend from the center of the bottom edge. Dates to 1909 (known from other postcards for the event). $40.00 o(s)p
"CRAWFORD" horse-drawn parade float in 2 segments connected by a sturdy bridge, probably done by a collegiate school of engineering (first part electrical engineers, second part civil engineers...); unused sepia-tone KRUXO-divider real photo, very light toning near the back edges. [See "Little Charles Ruby" below for an AIEE float done for Purdue in 1910.] This type of paper was used 1911 - 1922. At first we though this a product of the Crawford School of Engineering at Norwich University, but that school was not so named until the 1990's. $10.00 p
"Die Amerikaner kommen" (the Americans are coming) political cartoon by August Roeseler showing a parade--led by a limousine bearing Americans (with real money to spend) followed by a German farmer driving a tractor pulling bags full of almost-worthless German currency. The hyperinflation referred to in the art occurred in 1922-1923, when Americans (or anyone else with real money to spend) would be treated like royalty. But the Postkarte was resurrected into use during the depression that was raging there (and elsewhere) in 1932, when again anyone with real money to spend would have been most welcome. Postkarte mailed August 2 1932 from Münich to New York City. Message partially reads 'This is how we were welcomed into Germany'. Signs in the art include: 'We speak English', 'Welcome to Germany', 'Welcome to the Beergarden, etc. The top & bottom edges were scissors cut. 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 gppa(r)n
"Die Knabenkapelle." with back caption reading "KINDERZECHE-DINKELSBÜHL / 37. Die Knabenkapelle" black & white Postkarte with deckled edges as issued, light but distracting toning on much of both sides, poor printing quality. This Bavarian boys band gives concerts & participates in parades dressed in period Rococo uniforms near a Bavarian chapel. $1.50 mpbb
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"Die Olympia-Expedition Griechenlands mit / Spyridon Loues, dem Marathonsieger von / Athen (1896), an der Spitze, nach der Kranz- / niderlegung am Ehrnmal in Berlin" real photo with a parade in which a Greek Olympian (who won the first modern marathon) & a Nazi soldier are in the foreground, Sammelwerk Nr. 14 / Olympia 1936 - Band II / Bild Nr. 9 Gruppe 61. The athlete's name is sometimes seen as Spyridon Louis. Item sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 os(m)p
"ENTHUSIASTIC THOUSANDS OF NEW YORK'S CHINESE WELCOME DR. C. C. WU, / SPECIAL ENVOY OF THE NEW CHINA, CHINATOWN, NEW YORK" showing a May 1928 parade in progress for the envoy of the Chinese Nationalists, sent by Chiang Kai-shek; unused postcard given out at the Chin and Chin Lee Restaurants (Broadway & 44th, and Broadway & 49th, respectively). Heavy vertical crease is not too conspicuous by the luck of where it falls within the image, small tear in the right front margin, bottom corner crease not into the image. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 pn(n)ch
"Eucharistischer Kongress / Bitsch 26/27 Mai 1912" showing a parade of young girls with palm fronds & banners, Postkarte mailed from Breidenbach Lothringen with German 10-pfg stamp to New York City. The International Eucharistic Congress took place in September of that year, so there is not much information about this local Catholic event. Also spelled Bitche, the commune is now in the Moselle department of France. $20.00 prf(b)c
"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
"FÊTE DE L'INDEPENDANCE AMÉRICAINE A PARIS LE 4 JUILLET 1918 (4e Année de Guerre) / Devant la Statue de Strasbourg Before the Statue of Strasburg" showing a military parade; carte postale with green back, soldier mail from Private R. J. Arthur at APO 702 (American Expeditionary Force) to his sister Miss Florence Arthur in Springfield Ohio, A. E. P. PASSED AS CENSORED marking initialed on back, small bottom corner crease, top corner bend with minor wear. $5.00 ff(p)p
Flower-bedecked parade float of a three-masted ship without signage placed before a massive pipe organ; uncaptioned real photo postcard mailed at Millstone NJ (now a discontinued Post Office in Somerset County) on APR 16 AM 1906 (the day after Easter) to Mrs. Mattie Elliot in Morristown New Jersey; Newark NJ transit cancel 12:30PM that day; sender's first name written neatly top front. Parade floats for the Atlantic City Easter Parade (a huge regional event at the time) were often decorated with flowers, and we have seen such a 1906 parade float albeit different that participated in that event. The church, hall, or auditorium in which this organ was situated was undoubtedly known to both sender & recipient; but images of New Jersey organs typically emphasize the keyboard rather than the pipes, leaving us in the dark. The true location has to be near the cities mentioned here: participate in the parade, display by the organ, take then develop a photo, mail the next morning ... is all on a tight timeline. $15.00 mpn(a) NEW / UUSI / NOU
"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), bottom corner crease, trivial corner 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 format. $2.00 a(h)hp
"GOLDEN BROTHERS SHOWS" showing a circus parade wagon on exhibit at the Circus World Museum at Baraboo Wisconsin, unused chrome post card with good edges, fairly fresh. $1.75 cpm
"Greetings from the Nature Island / Dominica" unused continental post card with a close-up of a government band on parade, from a copyright photo by Cecil Clarke, excellent condition. $1.75 dmp
"Gruss vom Kaiser-Jubiläums-Huldigungs-Festzug, Wien 1908" postcard with signed C. Benesch art, mailed 1908 with Austrian stamp to Abbazia (now in Italy), trivial wear at two corners. This parade celebrated the Kaiser's 60th year on the throne. $8.00 rap
"Gruss vom / Stabenfest Nördlingen" showing a girl's school marching with flags in front of the Hotel Krone; unused postcard, Chr. Strauss 2462, back paper browning evenly with age (circa 1910), good edges. Stabenfest is a local Bavarian celebration in May that dates back into the 15th century. All school children & their teachers march in a parade with staffs (Staben) decorated with flowers, ribbons & flags. For some reason it is an uncommon subject for postcards. $20.00 bfggp
"HABANA: PASEO DE CARNAVAL EN EL MALECON. / CARNIVAL AT MALECON PROMENADE. 106670" including a parade float with w large swan figures at the front; unused circa-1925 postcard made in the USA by publisher C. Jordi, printed by Curteich, small smudge on back where a price was pencilled in, otherwise excellent condition. When we searched the Internet for this view, we found one in the Cuban Heritage Collection of the University of Miami Libraries. $8.00 cp
"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
"HIALEAH PARK M-16 PARADING IN THE PADDOCK, HIALEAH PARK, MIAMI, FLA. / 3A-H1256" just before a circa 1943 race, unused linen postcard, 5 yellowish spots on back from album paste, good edges. $2.50 rfp
"HOLLAND HAPPENING / in / Oak Harbor, Wash. / An Annual Festival..." showing the parade passing the Pioneer Department Store, unused chrome from F. J. Shaw, one corner chipped away, other corners with mild wear. $1.25 wp
"Home Coming Shawnee, O. Sept. 5th 1910" in Ohio, a well-attended parade on Main Street with a few automobiles, horse-drawn wagons, flag bearer, etc. (passing beneath a WELCOME / SPENCER DRUG CO. banner); unused Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard with good contrast & depth-of-field, trivial corner rounding. This event in modern times is held on the Saturday before Labor Day to celebrate the town's history & people; but check your calendars because September 5 1910 was the first Monday in September that year -- therefore this was also their Labor Day parade. 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. o(s)pl
"Hudson-Fulton / Celebration Commission / OFFICIAL POST CARD / NO. 16 / FLOAT--FIRST VESSEL BUILT ON MANHATTAN" color, pencil mark on back, otherwise fresh & appealing. 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 (ep)
"Hudson-Fulton / Celebration Commission / OFFICIAL POST CARD / NO. 41 / FLOAT--LEGEND OF RIP VAN WINKLE" unused, fresh & appealing. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 (ep)
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"Hudson-Fulton / Celebration Commission / OFFICIAL POST CARD / NO. 47 / FLOAT--ERIE CANAL BOAT" post card, unused, trivial wear at one corner, otherwise fresh & appealing. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.75 ep
"Hudson-Fulton / Celebration Commission / OFFICIAL POST CARD / NO. 51 / FLOAT--TITLE CAR: CARNIVAL PAGEANT" color, unused, small corner crease, tiny spot near lower right corner. $9.50 (ep)
"Hudson-Fulton / Celebration Commission / OFFICIAL POST CARD / NO. 57 / FLOAT--FAIRIES" postcard, unused, fresh & appealing. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 (epf)*
"Hudson-Fulton / Celebration Commission / OFFICIAL POST CARD / NO. 63 / FLOAT--EUROPA" unused, fresh & appealing. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 (ep)
"Inauguration Parade Passing Willard Hotel on Penna. Ave. March 4, 1909, Washington, D. C. // COPYRIGHT / 1909 BY / HARRIS & EWING" with soldiers marching down the snow-lined street, postcard published by I. & M. Ottenheimer in Baltimore, mailed at DC March 1909 to Miss Elisabeth White in Bloomsburg Pennsylvania, noticeable corner & edge wear, toning both sides. Taft was the President to be. $8.00 dpph NEW / UUSI / NOU
OF OCT 5 SWANTON OHIO" showing a group of girls named the 'Kings
Heralds' (a religious reference to Jesus Christ) wearing crowns & carrying a
publicity banner in their Corn Festival parade; sepia-tone postcard with
writing on back dating to 1909. This group was organized by Mrs. Delilah
Smith, a Woman's Christian Temperance Union member, who saw a need for
wholesome recreation for young people -- such as hay rides at her farm one
mile north of Swanton. Many organization members went on to religious or
missionary work for the United Methodist Church. No one else can show you
"IR-233-6 / JULY 4TH PARADE, 1938 / BALBOA, CANAL ZONE" going past the Balboa Grandstand erected in 1919, near the Panama Canal Administration Building seen in the background; sepia-tone DOPS real photo post card, 2 small corner creases miss the image, writing on back named the band & was later lined out (Fl... Company Band?), soft corners, lightly toned back. $9.00 cfp
"LE FOLGOET (Finistère). ND. Phot. / Le Grand Pardon du S. Septembre, Arrivée de la Procession." showing a French religious parade, black & white carte postale from Neurdein et Cie., very late usage at Lundale West Virginia (clear hand cancel). minor wear at corners shows mostly on back. $7.50 fpr^
"LES FÊTES DE LA VICTOIRE À PARIS -- 14 JUILLET 1919 / Avant la Défilé - Maréchaux PÉTAIN & FOCH" showing the generals at the front of a victory parade, unused carte postale with green back, back edges browning with age, long but inconspicuous internal crease, minor corner rounding. $5.00 wfp
"Lilies & Smilax." showing a floral parade float carrying angels / M. RIEDER PUBL. LOS ANGELES CAL. NO. 628" unused undivided back postcard, one corner crease just into the image, the other 2 corner creases tiny & distant, toning from album contact noticeable on the back. Other names for smilax are catbriar & sarsparilla. The float number in the parade was J3. $11.00 upfa& NEW / UUSI / NOU
"LITTLE CHARLES RUBY / 31" the Purdue University AIEE homecoming parade float bearing an electrical motor, 2 gauges to measure its output & students from the Electrical Engineering Department; Charles Ruby being the instructor's name (mentioned in the 1910 Electrical Review and Western Electrician, Vol. 56 No. 2) who designed it & is probably on the float; unused sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard. Seldom seen; seldom offered. The place is Lafayette Indiana. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. epc(p)i(l)
"MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE, 1962 / PHOTOGRAPH BY WEEGEE" showing their Santa in a horizontal position, unused black & white continental post card, long crease along one edge, one corner worn. $1.25 tp
"Main Street. Old Home Week 1904. Milford Mass." with many buildings bedecked with flags & bunting as a parade passes, circa 1906 black & white postcard, weak corner due to crease, message erased off bottom of front. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 m(m)mp*
"METZ. - Fêtes en l'honneur du Président de la République, / le 8 Décembre 1918 / Défilé d'une Société escortée et suivie de jeunnes Lorraines / en costume national" showing a parade with crowds on both sides, unused sepia-tone carte postale, much toning on back, trivial corner wear. $7.00 fp
"MONTSERRAT - Processó de les palmes del Diumenge de Rams / Procesión de las palmas del Domingo de Ramos" with bilingual caption in Catalan & Spanish, showing a Palm Sunday procession; tarjeta postal with divided back, minor corner wear, light toning in the upper front border, very late usage at Ross Texas. Surprisingly hard to find. $5.00 prs
"NAVAL PARADE / HUDSON-FULTON / CELEBRATION 1909" signed C. Bernhardt Wall art showing ships of many types (on the Hudson River) within a fancy border, postcard mailed Albany New York 1909 from one who witnessed the real thing, small corner crease, edge wear. $9.00 (s(r)pe)
"No. 248 - Corregidora J. Orliz de Dominguez. Mexico, City." showing a procession & many people as viewed from above, color, unused, minor wear at corners. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 mp
"No 28 SONS OF UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS DRUM CORPS. / SCOUT YOUNG CAMP NO2 PORTLAND ORE. L. E. BEACH, INSTRUCTOR" parade scene, sepia-tone real photo. Formed from 3 smaller fraternal organizations in 1904, they eventually had other similar groups merge with them. Later, during World War II, the Scout Young Camp led the campaign to remove all Japanese from Western Oregon. This rare post card has sold but is still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $3.00 pfgo
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!
"Oldtimers parade trough(sic) the / winding streets of eureka Springs / Ark." postcard with the art of Charles Banks Wilson mailed 1958 from Osage Arkansas, minor corner wear. $2.25 a(e)p
"PARADE - WHEATON COUNTRY FAIR" in Illinois, with readable signs--including J. H. Kampp Furniture on a float, Post Office, W. S. Dollinger & Co. at the left & N. Speden Peoples Shoe Store; unused sepia-tone Kruxo real photo postcard with trivial corner rounding & oxidation consistent with circa-1908 age. Rare: when we searched the Internet we found no other examples, and only one other image for the fair. $20.00 i(w)ppf NEW / UUSI / NOU
"Pasadena / Tournament of Roses" showing the Pasadena High School Float which is explained by printing on the back, post card mailed 1909, small album adherence on the back. The girls each sport parasols & the boys are dressed like butterflies. $15.00 cp
"Pont-a-Mousson. Parade vom 14ten Juli 1914 12er Dragoner." showing German dragoons (mounted infantry) on parade in the French town that was an important river crossing during World War I, accent on the à in the town name omitted. Back reads 'Militärisch zensiert und zum freien Verkehr zugelassen. / Kunst- und Verlagsanstalt Schaar & Dathe, K.-G. a Akt. Trier // Nr. / 947' which means militarily censored & approved for homeland use. Bottom corner has a faint crease, very late usage at San Felipe Texas. $10.00 pm(g)wf(p)
"Portiuncula-Prozession i. Holzhausen bei Ambach am Starnberger See / ... 2802 ... LOUIS GLASER LEIPZIG" showing a Bavarian procession with several very high banners, post card with undivided back, mailed at Ambach 1908, mild corner & edge wear. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 bp
"PROCESSION AT THE SHRINE, OUR LADY OF CONSOLATION, CAREY, OHIO" white-border era, post card published by Hermann, fresh appearance both sides, trivial corner 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 format. $2.00 ocpr
"PROMENADE IN CARNAVAL, HAVANA" including many people & horse-drawn carriages, postcard with undivided back, one corner has small multiple creases & wear, an upper corner knocked off (both corner difficulties not affecting the image), other corner & edge wear, as is. Circa 1907. Seldom offered. $5.00 cp
"S-31--The Greatest Show on Earth / Sarasota, Fla." showing a billboard for the winter quarters of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey combined shows (tiger at the top), circa 1946 postcard, former owner's neat handstamp in back message area, small adherence in address area. $2.00 cfs
"SCHULTZ / PHOTO CALMAR" showing a 1913 parade passing between the F. C. Smith general merchandise store & the Joe A. Huber grocery store across the street, part of the Fort Atkinson post office visible in the right foreground; sepia-tone NOKO real photo post card, odd light vertical line printed through the central image that is hard to explain, unused, slight oxidation, toned back corners due to album contact. $22.50 ippg(h)
"SCHULTZ / PHOTO CALMAR" showing an auto (license 51894) carrying ladies in a 1913 parade passing in front of the post office, adult band behind them, sepia-tone NOKO real photo postcard, slight oxidation, unused, light toning on back due to album contact. $27.50 ip
"SCHULTZ / PHOTO CALMAR" with a large farm wagon loaded with men pulled by two handsome horses, passing by the post office in a Fort Atkinson Iowa 1913 parade, sepia-tone NOKO real photo postcard with good contrast & focus, slight oxidation, unused, light toning along back edges due to album contact. $27.50 ip
"SCHULTZ / PHOTO CALMAR" with a man on horseback (possibly the parade marshal) preceding an adult band passing in front of the Post Office, definitely 1913, sepia-tone NOKO real photo postcard with good contrast & focus, slight oxidation, interesting writing on back (flying machine did not get up until half past 5, threshing might begin the last of the week, Bertha's heart problem...), toned back edges due to album contact, one corner creased twice but not too noticeable. $27.50 ip
"SCHULTZ / PHOTO CALMAR" with drummer preceding 3 autos (license 15178 precedes the F. C. Smith General Mdse. car) passing the Fort Atkinson Iowa post office in a 1913 parade, sepia-tone NOKO real photo postcard with good focus & contrast, toned back corners due to album contact. Long message on back chastises recipient for not writing & implies that the scene is from their Farmer's Day parade! $35.00 ip
"SCHULTZ / PHOTO CALMAR" with drummer preceding a horse-drawn wagon with 'SCHISSELIMBCO" banner at its side, part of a 1913 Fort Atkinson Iowa parade passing the F. C. Smith storefront, many onlookers, sepia-tone NOKO real photo post card with good contrast & focus, unused, slight oxidation, toned back corners due to album contact. $32.50 ip
"SCHULTZ / PHOTO CALMAR" with drummer preceding 3 autos (license 15178 precedes the F. C. Smith General Mdse. car) passing the Fort Atkinson Iowa post office in a 1913 parade, sepia-tone NOKO real photo postcard with good focus & contrast, toned back corners due to album contact. Long message on back chastises recipient for not writing & implies that the scene is from their Farmer's Day parade! $50.00 i(f)p
"SHERIDAN AVENUE / Main street of Cody, Wyoming, gateway to the east / gate of Yellowstone Park." Showing a parade in progress going past Howard's, unused chrome postcard from booklet. $1.25 wp
"St. John's Military School, Salina, Kansas" showing artillery practice & a battalion parade in black & white, multiview postcard with red captions, writing both sides dating to 1906 (unmailed), unusual subject matter. Operating to this day & highly ranked by the United States Army Cadet Command. $6.50 k(s)pm(a)
"St. Paris O." showing a parade of automobiles going past the arcade, livery & stable, barber shop, dentist & justice of the peace (clear signage on the right side due to excellent focus) approaching a fork in the road (some autos angling to their left, some to their right); unused Cyko real photo postcard with oxidation consistent with age, lightly toned back, good edges. The distinctive style of the license plates shown (monogrammed Ohio at right of the numbers) were used 1908-1909 for some 23,139 vehicles statewide. Displays such as these were sometimes arranged by booster clubs so that the postcard purchasers could publicize the prosperity of their towns. We found no real photos for this village on display at the excellent Champaign County Historical Society website. 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(s)pa
"STRASBOURG. - 22 Novembre 1918. - Le Général Gouraude pendant le Défilé des éléments de la IVe Armée / ..." postcard with green back, writing on back, The prosthesis on the General's right arm is visible; that arm was lost when he led a French expeditionary force at the Dardanelles in 1915. He commanded the 4th Army mentioned in the caption till the end of World War I, and later served as a one-time member of the supreme war council. $8.00 am(f)wgp
"Street Scene, July 4th, 1909, Rifle, Colo." showing a parade passing by the Bank of Rifle, J. W. Hugus & Co. General Merchandise, E. McLearn Mercantile Company, and a store selling 'JEWELRY, STATIONERY & POSTCARDS'; unused sepia-tone postcard, made in Germany & published by Peerless Jewelry Company, numbered 668 on the back, small album adherence on back, good edges. Marvelous! $25.00 cpf
"Street Scrubbers on Parade, Tulip Time, Holland, Mich." passing by the Spaulding Shoes store on the left, resident's explanation of the scene written on back, post card with light toning on back & in 2 front margins. $3.00 m(h)p
"Thanksgiving Day" embossed unsigned R. T. Wealthy art showing a parade of turkeys (toms & hens) coming toward the viewer down a dirt path, from Tuck series 123, mild corner & edge wear, mailed 1909 in Pennsylvania, toning from cancel ink in upper front. $2.75 tt(s)a. Same post card but mailed 1908, minor corner & edge wear, some cancel ink on front. $2.75 tt(s)pa
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"THE TWO HEMISPHERES BANDWAGON ON DIS- / PLAY AT THE CIRCUS HALL OF FAME IN SARA- / SOTA, FLORIDA. It is the largest circus wagon / ever built and was featured in every Barnum & Bailey street parade from 1902 to 1918." postcard mailed 1964, two corners creased (one is small) both into nothing important. Shows a side view at the first Circus Hall of Fame, which survived only from 1956 to 1977. $6.00 cfps
"T. H. S. May Carnival 1915 / Taylorville, Ill. // Rex Soice / Photo." showing the parade put on for their high school event , rounding the bend in the streetcar tracks near the GEM theater, sepia-tone Kruxo real photo post card, pencil writing on lightly toned back repeats place & year, oxidation consistent with age, trivial bottom corner rounding. The local historian, armed with a good city directory, might be able to coax out the full names on the awnings in the foreground. 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(t)pp
"Tournament of Roses, Pasadena, 1922" showing a swan-shaped float with riders & attendants, Azo real photo postcard, small bottom corner crease, other corner wear minor, a little rusty toning near the edges of both sides. Writer on back describes the colors & composition, claiming an actress was aboard. $10.00 c(p)p
Two almost complete MR 4 07 / BRITISH POST OFFICE / SMYRNA hand cancels, one tying one-penny stamp overprinted LEVANT, on color postcard mailed to Ohio. Front: "Salut de Constantinople. / Yildiz-Kiosque et la revue militaire 9538" showing a military parade with spectators seen from a high vantage point. Mild corner wear, light toning in the front sky, small spot near left back edge obscures nothing. $35.00 tp-b
Uncaptioned parade scene in sepia-tones, motorized firefighting vehicle in the foreground, fully manned (a little girl with the firemen up front); unused AZO process (triangles up) post card, toning near the back edges, faint internal crease in pavement lower right. $15.00 fp
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 post card from Mossholder's Studio in Shelby Ohio, light browning of the 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 format. $2.00 ofhpg
Uncaptioned sepia-tone Azo (triangles both ways) real photo postcard showing a parade scene in a small town, extensive paste residue on back, conspicuous bottom corner crease. While there is no clue as to location, the image itself conveys the importance of the parade in small-town life by showing numerous well-dressed & attentive spectators. Not as tall as some regular postcards, so possibly trimmed & reduced at the bottom edge. $3.00 p
Uncaptioned sepia-tone real photo postcard of a horse-drawn fire engine on parade past spectators in a small town, both bottom corners with small creases most noticeable from the back. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 fp
Uncle Sam drives a parade float pulled by 2 horses, loaded with young girls (each Miss Some State) & a US flag beside Miss Liberty, an unused & uncaptioned sepia-tone Azo (triangles all up) real photo postcard. Event was probably a circa-1910 Fourth of July in California, given the prominent position of Miss California in the center near the flag. $8.00 upg NEW / UUSI / NOU
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"WAR ELEPHANT PARADE AT SURIN THAILAND" unused chrome post card from Golden Pagoda Photo, numbered 291 on back, fresh appearance, unusual subject matter. $2.50 tep
"Windsor, Castle Hill, Coldstream Guards" on parade, with a statue of Queen Victoria in the foreground; sepia-tone post card with a message written neatly over all the back, F. Frith & Company No. 66978. $3.50 e(w)p
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