Wednesday, November 4, 2015

A Week of Busy Bears -- Wednesday [early 1900s]

From our collection of old postcards ...

Busy Bear postcard Series 79 - Wednesday
Busy Bear postcard Series number 79. The art is the work of Bernhardt Wall and the cards were published by the Ullman Manufacturing Company, New York, in the early 1900s. Series Title: The days of the week. Today's card: Wednesday ... Mending Clothes. Stop by tomorrow for Thursday. To see Monday, Tuesday, and the back of the cards please see our earlier posts this week.

Thank you for stopping by John's Island.


  1. Another cute bear postcard, I love it! Enjoy your day!

  2. This is a long gone pastime. I don't think anyone works very hard at mending anymore.

  3. I do love all of these old cards -- being one of those "old things" myself, I can truly appreciate them, and I do!! Thanks so much for sharing the fun, John!! Hope your week is going well!! Enjoy!!

  4. Comments about ironing and mending are interesting. Our iron has not been used for years. We do mend things.

  5. I do iron some clothes,but mending is not something I care to do.Fun photos.

  6. Ah, these postcards bring back good memories! When I was little my siblings and I had a quilt with bears on it--one for each day of the week. I wouldn't be surprised if the chores for each weekday were the same as for the bears you're posting here.

    As for mending, I pretty much just try to stick with duct tape on my work/garden clothes. Sewing is definitely not my favorite task, and by the time my clothes is worn down enough to tear, the material is so thin it will just rip in another place soon anyway. Sooo...I add more and more duct tape until it's too stiff to wear. Then I get rid of the duct tape, tear up the garment and use it as a rag. Emm...maybe I've just watched too many MacGyver shows--I carry a pocket knife too.

    Thanks for sharing the lovely post card!


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