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It is with deep sadness that I report the death of William Pepe, who has been a contributing writer to Barr’s Post Card News & Ephemera fo…

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Mother’s Day is celebrated in the United States annually on the second Sunday in May by every state in the union. This year, Mother’s Day is celebrated on May 9. The day honors all mothers, motherhood and their contributions to society. This special day is attributed to Anna Jarvis who was a…

Last time, we reviewed the origins of Cracker Jack, the sticky confection of molasses, popcorn and peanuts developed in Chicago in 1872 by the German immigrant Frederick Rueckheim. We also examined the first half of a series of sixteen postcards produced in 1907 by the artist B.E. Moreland f…

At long last, it’s Spring, and that means it’s time for baseball! And so, in the words of Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer from 1908 (Figure #1):