Bizarre Postcards (16)

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Chief Close-Mouth

Heap Big Talk - Chief Close-Mouth

This unused postcard has the printed text...

Heap Big Talk

This man ask too much question
Now he done gone dead
Injun fill his tummy with arrows
And stick tomahawk in his head

P.S. Warning to mens who want to know too much
Chief Close-Mouth

N-11
6A-H99
Distributed by Southwest Post Card Co., Box 685, Albuquerque, N. M.
Copyrighted by J. R. Willis
Genuine Curteich - Chicago "C. T. Art - Colortone" Post Card (Reg. U. S. Pat. Off.)

Lucky Escape

Lucky Escape

This postcard, posted in Philadelphiaha, Pennsylvania on October 28th, 1908, has the printed text...

"Here's a sad affair - A young man about to lead his betrothed to the altar was run down and killed by a motor car."
Mr. Henpeck - "by Jove, what a narrow escape!"

Series No. 1151
Holmfirth
Bamforth & Co. Publishers (England) and New York
Printed in England

This is as far as you can go

This is as far as you can go

This postcard showing the manners and propriety of a bygone age, posted in Geneva, New York on July 3rd, 1910, has the printed text...

Theochrome Serie 1210-20
Printed in the U. S.

The notice being pointed to by the woman in the picture reads "No trespassing, Private property". Maybe this postcard was posted as a warning to a suitor or perhaps as a secret joke?

Einmagnetstein

Einmagnetstein

This unused postcard has the printed text...

VE140
Kimura / Voller Ernst
Voller Ernst, Innsbrucker Str. 37 1000 Berlin 62 Telefon 030/782 63 99

Voller Ernst which loosly translated means "deadly serious"appears to be a photo agency based in Germany. I'm not sure whether the image in the postcard is a reproduction of a much older photograph or a modern photograph made to look older than it is.

In December 2011, I received an email from Steven Dornbusch that explained about the image. Steven wrote that:

The Einstein face is crudely pasted over Mr. Pollard's character in "It's a Gift" (1923). I think the film was rereleased, perhaps by Blackhawk (US), in the 1960's.

"It's a Gift" is a short silent movie comedy film featuring Snub Pollard (9th November 1889 – 19th January 1962) made in 1923 by Hal Roach. A group of oil magnates are trying to think of new ways to attract business. One of them suggests that they contact an eccentric inventor (Pollard), who has devised a new gasoline substitute. The inventor himself lives in a home filled with his strange inventions. When he gets the message from the oil company, he is excited about the opportunity to demonstrate his innovation, and jumps into his "magnet car". The 14 minute film is on YouTube.

Double Date Out West

Double Date Out West

This modern, unused postcard has the printed text...

09970854
Duckboy Cards Inc.
Copyright Paul Stanton
Published by Duckboy Cards Inc., P.O. Box 2095, Hamilton, MT 59840-2095

Designated Driver

Designated Driver

This modern, unused postcard has the printed text...

09970854
Duckboy Cards Inc.
Copyright Paul Stanton
Published by Duckboy Cards Inc., P.O. Box 2095, Hamilton, MT 59840-2095

Prairie Dog Watching

Prairie Dog Watching

This modern, unused postcard has the printed text...

09970854
Duckboy Cards Inc.
Copyright Paul Stanton
Published by Duckboy Cards Inc., P.O. Box 2095, Hamilton, MT 59840-2095

The Trouble with a Short Horse

The Trouble with a Short Horse

This modern, unused postcard has the printed text...

09970854
Duckboy Cards Inc.
Copyright Paul Stanton
Published by Duckboy Cards Inc., P.O. Box 2095, Hamilton, MT 59840-2095

This page created 8th April 2010, last modified 11th August 2019


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