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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.



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.


National Alliance of Postal Employees Building Map Postcard

Hey there folks!  I've got a spiffy postcard to present today.  It's a locator-style postcard for the National Alliance of Postal Employees Building in Washington, D.C.  And what a beautiful building it was!

Here's a closeup of the building from the front of the postcard...

And here is the building today as a residence.  Can you imagine the great architectural features inside the place today!

And here is the current National Alliance of Postal (and Federal) Employees at 1628 11th St. NW in Washington, D.C.