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Postcard Images
Postal cards came about because the United States public was looking for an easy way to send quick notes. The United States Postal Service began to issue pre-stamped postal cards in 1873. It was the...
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Dorchester Illustration, October 12, 2014 World War I postcard
Dorchester Occasonal Illustration Dorchester Illustration no. 2166 Postcard sent from the front in World War...
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DIOTD, May 17, 2011
Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1547 Another of those quirky postcards. Postcard. Caption on front: To This Little Town of Dorchester, There Surely is Some Style. Postmarked Feb. 9, 1917....
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DIOTD, May 12, 2011 Sometimes the Girls Kiss Each Other
Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1544 Another pennant postcard today. I have always been puzzled by the suggestive nature of this card from the early 20th century. But it seems to be a perennial...
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DIOTD, Oct. 9, 2009 Howlin Creatures
Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1165 Just needed something more light-hearted this morning. Postcard. Caption on front: I'se been up against some howlin creatures in Mattapan and needs your...
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DIOTD, May 11, 2011 Girls in Mattapan
Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1543 Today we have a pennant postcard. These generic cards have a pennant so that the name of a local community can be printed. ______ The Dorchester...
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DIOTD, June 25, 2010 Druggist's Postcard
Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1330 Druggist’s postcard from Dorsey the Druggist, 246 Bowdoin St., Dorchester, Mass. Talbot 5480. Notice the telephone exchange: Talbot = 825 ___ The...
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DIOTD, Aug. 9, 2010 I'm Waiting
Dorchester Illustration of the Day no. 1360 Postcard. Caption on front: I'm waiting for your mail in Dorchester. Why don't you write? Postmarked Sep 19, 1912. With one cent stamp. Notice: Volunteers...
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Cold Propositions
This pennant card has the name of the Dorchester village of Mattapan stamped in. These generic cards were very popular around 1910-1920. Postcard. Caption on front: For Cold Propositions Mattapan...
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