Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Horse Drawn Sleigh


A scene taken from the annual Winter Carnival at Newport, New Hampshire.

Photography by Carleton Allen

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Amtrak Turboliner


Amtrak's jet-powered Turboliner turbine train offers the advantages of jet aircraft travel, yet it never leaves the ground. The French-built Turboliner runs with five wide cars, capable of carrying 296 passengers in quiet comfort. Fully-reclining seats and convenient food and beverage facilities are just a few of the train's many features. Its smooth ride and dependable performance are made possible by two aircraft-type turbine engines, which enable the Turboliner to reach a top speed of 125 mph.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Map: Mackinac Bridge & Area


MICHIGAN (THE GREAT LAKES STATE)
HOME OF THE WORLD'S LONGEST SUSPENSION BRIDGE (5 miles) CONNECTING UPPER & LOWER MICHIGAN
Over 3,000 miles of beautiful shoreline — and more than 11,000 lakes. An ideal area to fish, hunt, and vacation. state animal - Wolverine — State flower - The Apple Blossom — State Bird - Robin.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Greetings from Arizona


Top Picture--Hopi Indians performing Tribal Cances in fron of Hopi House on the south rim of Grand Canyon.
Bottom Picture--View of the Canyon from Rim, at Grand Canyon Village.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Welcome to Canada


"Welcome to Canada" and the Gateway at
FORT FRANCES, ONTARIO, CANADA

Friday, December 26, 2014

Copenhagen Restaurant


SHERATON-PLAZA HOTEL
Copley Square
Boston, Massachusetts
Copenhagen Restaurant: The Little Mermaid symbol of the hospitality and charm of Denmark, looks down on an array of Scandinavian and American smorgasbord specialties, featured in this colorful dining room.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Long John Scotch


Long John SCOTCH
Above all . . . it's light!
Blending the past with
the present . . . to create the 
smooth Scotch of today.

BLENDED SCOTCH WHISKY • 86 PROOF

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Train at Beaver Station


NEW YORK CENTRAL SYSTEM
THE PITTSBURGH & LAKE ERIE RAILROAD COMPANY
Beaver Station and Ohio River Bridge, in December, 1949. From Original Painting by Howard Fogg.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Luchow's Christmas


L├╝chow's
110 East 14th Street, New York, N Y
"The Gourmet's Rendezvous Since 1882"
The Restaurant Landmark of New York, with a menu of 200 American, Bavarian and Continental favorites. Year 'Round Festivals. Open every day from 11 A.M. to Midnight.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Tonto National Forest Sign


WINTER IN THE TONTO COUNTRY
A glistening mantle of white covers the hillsides, mountains and valleys of the Tonto National Forest during Christmas and the winter seasons.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Nut Tree Candy Kitchen


Candies of all types, from giant striped sticks and suckers in original designs to traditional hand-dippped chocolates are made and wrapped in the Nut Tree Candy Kitchen.

postmarked 1971

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Old-Time Carolers


THE DICKENS GROUP
OLD-TIME CAROLERS
LIFE-SIZE
OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS DISPLAYS
WEATHERPROOF, FULL-ROUND (3-D)
HARD MOLDED RUBBER COMPOUND

MOLD-CRAFT, INC.
PORT WASHINGTON, WIS.

©dICK wIKEN, SCULPTOR

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Phone Call to Santa


SANTA ANSWERING URGENT TELEPHONE CALL
NORTH POLE, COLORADO
Santa is the busiest man in the world, about a month before Christmas. In addition to answering his huge amount of mail, the telephone keeps him busy, booking urgent wishes and having his helpers take care of them.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Baltimore and Ohio's Holly Tree by the Tracks


This magnificent 55-foot holly tree, with its red berries, is one of the largest in the East. It stands at Jackson, Md., alongside B&O's main line between Washington and New York, on land owned by the railroad. At the holiday season sprigs of holly taken from the tree are worn by the railroad's front-line employees, and the tree itself is beautifully decorated. Annually the members of the Baltimore & Ohio Women's Music Club, and Glee Club, with thousands of visitors gather at the tree about two weeks before Christmas to sing carols marking the first lighting of the tree for the season. In its Christmas dress of a thousand sparkling lights it is a bright landmark for train passengers on the New York-Washington run and for the entire countryside.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Map: Eastern Turnpikes


MAJOR TURNPIKE CONNECTIONS IN EASTERN UNITED STATES

Christmas Cheer Plate


CHRISTMAS 1975
Another exclusive from the H.H.LIHS COLLECTION.
Limited and numbered Edition of 6,000 plates.
Artwork by Josef Neubauer.
Manufactured by the famous Lindner company of Bavaria. Decorated in 24 Karat Gold on a 7-1/2" Genuine Cobalt plate.
Suggested Retail Price $30.00

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Welcome to Santa Claus House


The world's largest Santa Claus, over 40 feet in height, is located at Santa Claus House, North Pole, Alaska.

postmarked 1975

Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas at Country Gardens


COUNTRY GARDEN RESTAURANT
911 W. Layton Ave.      Milwaukee 15, Wis.
Milwaukee's Popular Spot for Family Dining
Famous for
Country Style Chicken Dinners
Fabulous Smorgasbord

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Santa's Workshop


Santa's Workshop, North Pole, N. Y., is located on the Whiteface Memorial Highway in the Lake Placid region of New York State's beautiful Adirondack Mountains.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

R. H. Stearns Store


R. H. STEARNS COMPANY
Boston, Massachusetts
Highlight of the Christmas Season
The 92-foot "Tree of Light"

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Mail


THE PITTSBURGH & LAKE ERIE RAILROAD COMPANY
CHRISTMAS MAIL — 1907 — STOOPS FERRY, PA.
Reproduction of a painting by Howard Fogg




Monday, December 8, 2014

Map: Greetings from Kentucky


Nickname — Blue Grass State
1960 Population — 3,038,156
Area in Sq. Miles — 40,598
Entered the Union, June 1,1792

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Country Club Plaza Holiday Decorations


A spectacular exhibit of Yuletide beauty,. Looking west from J. C. Nichols Parkway and 47th Street — the eastern gateway to the famous Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri. The Plaza is a J. C. Nichols Co. development.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Santa's Village


WELCOME TO SANTA'S VILLAGE
ROUTE 2, JEFFERSON, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Santa and his elves greet two young visitors in front of the giant sign.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Giant Birthday Cake


GIANT BIRTHDAY CAKE
SANTA'S VILLAGE, ROUTE 2,
JEFFERSON, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Imagine a cake that you can get inside of! It is in Santa's Party House.

postmarked 1974

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sunken Gardens Bougainvillea


Magnificent displays of Bougainvillea delight the camera fan in beautiful Sunken Gardens, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Western Motel Cafe and Bar-B-Q


"HOWDY PODNER"
WESTERN MOTEL CAFE AND BAR-B-Q
On highway 30, North Platte, Nebraska — Home of Buffalo Bill. Ultra modern cafe serving western style meal. A new adventure in fine eating — connecting with Western Motel.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Here Comes Santa Claus


ROCHESTER'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE
Rochester, Michigan
This annual parade begun in 1952 is billed as the 2nd largest Christmas parade in Michigan, and attracts parade units from far and wide. Upwards of 20,000 spectators line the streets to enjoy this annual event which has a different theme every year. Pictured is Santa Claus riding down Main Street past some of Rochester's historic buildings.

Rochester-Avon Historical Society, Inc.
Card Series #4

Monday, December 1, 2014

Map: Kansas Turnpike


Greetings from the Kansas Turnpike, the midwest's most modern super hi-way.*

* built from 1954 to 1956, predating the Interstate Highway System

signed by artist Gene McConnell '56
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