Posted in Vintage Postcard Tidbits, tagged angel, angel wings, antique, antique postcard, antique postcards, blog, cupid, cupid postcard, cupids, fairy, fairy wings, PFB, post card, post cards, postcard, postcard collection, postcards, valentine, valentine postcard, valentine postcards on August 16, 2011|
I was sooo excited two weeks ago. I had found the 6th (and final) antique cupid postcard in a series published by PFB! Granted, three of the six weren’t brilliant (gold trim). I was still very happy to know what the image was on the last postcard to find. It was of a cupid with fairy wings standing on the shoulders of another cupid with bird like angel wings trying to reach a clover on a small rock cliff. So darling! I have posted images of all six antique postcards for my blog’s readers. Enjoy these treasured members of my personal postcard collection!
If anyone knows who the artist is for this series, I would be interested to know.
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Posted in Christmas, Ephemera Trivia, Vintage Postcard Tidbits, tagged advent calendar, blog, Christopher Sholes, Clapsaddle, Ellen H. Clapsaddle, ephemera, gun maker, invention, post card, post cards, postcard, postcard advent calendar, Postcard Friendship Fridays, postcards, Remington & Sons, trivia, typewriter, valentine postcard, victorian, vintage postcard, vintage postcards on December 4, 2009|
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Ellen H. Clapsaddle Valentine Postcard published by International Art
One could say the typewriter is the Victorian era’s version of today’s texting (something I have no intention of learning). The first useful version of this precursor to texting was patented by a Milwaukee, WI printer-publisher in 1867 named Christopher Sholes, with help from Carlos Glidden. This is whom I have to thank for a skill learned in high school, that to this day is still putting food on my families’ table and a roof over our heads.
Christopher Sholes licensed his patent for the first useful typewriter to Remington & Sons, a noted gun maker, in 1873 for $12,000. Remington perfected the typewriter design, then marketed it from 1874 – 1878.
Mark Twain was one of the first to purchase a Sholes & Glidden typewriter.
This week’s bit of trivia:
The least expensive typewriter, produced in the late 1800’s, cost $1.
** Don’t forget to check out my Postcard Advent Calendar where I will be activating a link to a different Christmas postcard each day thru December 25th.
Note: Marie over at The French Factrice blog is hosting Postcard Friendship Fridays. Hop on over to Marie’s and check out all the postcard enthusiasts sharing this week.
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