The Havoline Thermometer

The Havoline Thermometer was part of the 1933 International Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. As the Worlds Largest Thermometer, it was a very large advertisement Havoline Motor Oil. Twenty-one stories (218 ft.) high it showed the temperature by neon light tubes. The original postcards says, “Sponsored by Indian Refining Company, Lawrenceville, Ill. makers of WAXFREE HAVOLINE […]

Niagara Falls and Coke Ovens Vintage Postcard

One wonders why a postcard like this was printed? What do Niagara Falls and Coke Ovens in Pennsylvania have to do with each other? Interestingly, in the early 1900s, this type of postcard was not unusual. Postcards were often advertisements to promote America in different ways. This vintage postcard is actually a promotion of not […]

1847 Girl in Gateway Victorian Advertisement Postcard

This vintage postcard is typical of what one would have received in the mail as an advertisement in 1900. It was printed on a postcard in 1907, featuring the 1847 Girl and sent out to advertise 1847 Rogers Brothers’ silver from Emie Coleman in Bradford, PA. We took this image and created many products including […]