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PaperSponge.com is a daily blog of all things old produced on paper in some manner.  You can expect things showing up like postcards, old books, photographs, magazine advertisements, cookbooks, souvenir postcard folders, brochures, catalogs, and just about anything else that's dusty (maybe wrinkled) and on paper.  Feel free to comment, sign the guestbook or link the posts to your Facebook wall or anywhere by using "Share Article" below each post.  Thanks for stopping by and check back each day!

 

 

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Monday
Dec312012

1934 Christmas Card & Wishes from the Starkey Tribe

Hello all - as for who of you are still out there and didn't give up on PaperSponge.com.  I've had a long break from things here focusing on other things, including building GadgetSponge.com.

Alas, I have returned to post here and there with things that I find amusing and on paper.  Here we go!

The Starkey Tribe wishes heap good things for you from the Christmas of 1934.  

Looks like there's 3 children with 2 grandchildren for the grand folks.

I looked up the address but couldn't come up with a confirmed address to pinpoint their residence.

Thursday
Jul262012

c. 1907 Geronimo, Chief of the Arizona Apaches Postcard

I ran across this great postcard in an estate sale photo album find.  I just knew I needed to share it with y'all.  Who hasn't heard of Geronimo!?  Geronimo would pass away in less than two years after this postcard was mailed.

(written on the front):  "This is the old chief they keep guarded.  Tell mama & sister to write.  Love Aunt Helen."  

It just seems like a cold statement for the hard life this man lived trying to defend his land.  He lost his mother, wife and children in 1858 to Mexican soldiers.   In 1886, Geronimo surrendered to U. S. authorities.  As a prisoner of war, he became a big attraction.  He was said to have regretted his surrender because the terms were never met.

 

Wednesday
Jul042012

American Matches Pencil Giveaway Panel

Hey folks!  I ran across this great old giveaway retail insert the other day.  I always enjoy finding retail giveaway panels because of the enthusiasm displayed in the graphics to get your attention.  This bold one from American Matches is no exception.  It's 6" x 3" and looks to be about the size of the larger boxes of matchsticks.  So I'm guessing it fit right inside the top of the matchbox interior pull-out drawer.