Tuesday, January 20, 2015

August, 1883

A slice of paper about the size of a dollar bill ... on one side the railroad name and some art work, on the other side ... a calendar for August, 1883, and some words suggesting a stay at Lake Minnetonka (or a thousand other attractive spots) to avoid the heat. We do not know how these little monthly calendars were distributed ... perhaps in railroad stations or other places catering to travellers. Click the images to see a slightly larger than actual size view. We like the art work ... How about you?

Thank you for stopping by John's Island.


  1. Yes, I do like that art work, John. And before air conditioning, I guess it was necessary to travel elsewhere to cool off! :-)

  2. I like that pastel colors in this one.

  3. Those are great. I just found some postcards to my uncles that were sent in the early 1900's. Precious!

  4. Great. I too love the art work.


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