Friday, April 8, 2011

Postcard Friendship Friday

Happy PFF - the weeks fly by so quickly!  I will continue with some more Ft. Madison postcards I found on CardCow (I thank them for letting me use their images!).  Here is the main street - Avenue G - but long before we moved there judging from the cars parked along the curbs.  The postmark is 1947 but it seems to me that the photo was taken sometime before that.  However, I am not that knowledgeable about cars!  Can always spot one like the one I drive and maybe a VW.  Otherwise, I am unable to actually tell what make they are.    I do know quite a bit about quilt patterns and flowers   because I so love them. 
This card and the following one
were both sent by the same person to the same person.  This one shows the Sheaffer Pen Company that I mentioned on last Friday's PFF post.  The second card was written on Easter Sunday.  From what I could find on the internet, Sheaffer is now a part of BIC.  It lists Ft. Madison as a repair center, so don't know if they make pens there any more.  Many thanks, to Beth at for being our gracious hostess.  (Click to enlarge)


  1. Isn't it interesting to see those words from the past on a postcard?
    In with my Dad's photos, I have a small stack of postcards from a Wisconsin vacation that they took when he was in his twenties and there are a couple of handwritten ones writing home to his Dad, who did not go on the trip. It's fascinating to see these words from the past.

    Hope you have a blessed weekend,

  2. I love vintage postcard because it brings a lot of story to tell.

    Happy Postcard Friendship Friday

  3. Those look like prewar cars, but i have heard that because of the war it was hard to get a new car before 1947.

  4. I hardly know one car from another but to my uninformed eye, they look about right for the 1940s. Interesting cards, both of them.

  5. both cards are very interesting. love to see *old* cars. happy pff!

  6. BIC has a repair center? I can get a BIC repaired? I do so hate throwing those Bics away. I know they'll be in the landfill forever, but I do not believe the recyclers will take them. So from now on I'll send them in for "repairs".

  7. I'm sorry that I'm no expert on the automobile, so I can't tell you when this RPPC was produced. I do like the signage, however. I'll bet that the Krueger sign is goldleaf on raised letters...

  8. It's always nice to see the "old-world" albeit through postcards only.
    Happy PFF and enjoy the weekend.

    Postcards Crossing

  9. those are beautiful cards, i so love the first one! lovely to see how does a certain place looks before! great collection! -Postcrossing Mom