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A selection of vintage postcards, followed by a selection of business cards.

Business Name Place of business Yr Notes Item #
Augspurger, P. K. or T. R. Camden, OH 1909 Postcard announcing the auction of the Joe Henry or Haupt farm (151 acres) near Hamilton, OH by the heirs of Barbara Augspurger 10404
Cotton, C. L., Co. Earlville, NY 1900? Color postcard announcing that C. W. Partch would soon call on a customer in regard to, "Our holiday line of perfumes and toilet accessories..." 10404
Evans, L. B. Son Wakefield, MA 1903 "The original barefoot sandal". Postcard with illustrations of 3 different models. Selling agent was Harry H. Ripley of Boston, MA. 10404
Frank Tea & Spice Co. Cincinnati, OH 1900? Postcard with an illustration of a factory, announcing that Geo. D. Sudduth would soon call on a customer. 10404
Port Huron Savings Bank Port Huron, MI 1889 Postcard showing a credit of $1365.62. Bank officers are; Henry McMorran, J. H. White & C. F. Harrington. 10404
Shaw, Hammond & Carney Portland, ME 1880? Postcard from wholesale grocers announcing M. R. Hogan would be calling on a customer. Partially handwritten by Mr. Hogan. 10404
Williams & Wight Utica, NY 1900? Postcard announcing that, "Mr. T. J. Perry will be calling on you with a full line of samples of clothing". 10404


The business cards below are item # 10640

They were all in one collection, so we kept them together, I believe they are all from the same time period, about 1885 to 1905.

Business Name Place Notes
Emile Ader New York Jeweler
Exchange Buffet New York Lunch, etc…J. P. Child. Year, 1902 handwritten on front of card, 1895 on back.
Franklin Simon & Co. New York "A store of individual shops" Handwritten, "Miss  Colisa"
George A. Knott New York Agent for Edward Smith & Co.'s celebrated Varnishes, Japans, etc… Also dealer in Fine Carriages, buggies and road wagons
Henry's Retsaurant New York Eugene A. Kayser, Manager. Year, 1889 handwritten on front of card.
Herman Eblen New York "Dealers in all kinds of Delicacies, Staple & Fancy Groceries", handwritten on front, "1884".
J. Habermacher New York "Manufacturer of Fine Segars"
John Isenmann New York Butcher
Knapp & Van Nostrand New York Poultry & Game
Liftchild & Buck New York Poultry, Game, Pork, Calves, etc… Horatio T. Liftchild, Jr. & Chas. H. Buck, owners.
N Y Stadt Keller Restaurant New York Mehlich & Ruckert, Proprietors. Handwritten dates of 1892 on back & 1900-1901 on front.
T. W. Shotwell New York Real Estate & Loans
Timmins Storage Warehouses Harlem Card shows storage and labor rates. John J. Timmins, Owner & Manager.
Vanderbilt Hotel New York Matthew Clune, Proprietor
W. H. Tallmadge New York Wines & Liquors

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