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Friday, November 27, 2015

Black Friday

From our collection of old postcards ...


Way before the internet we had On-THE-Line shopping. Yes, those were the early days of LAND LINES! The Bell Telephone System, by publishing this old postcard in about 1912, wanted to let you know how easy shopping could be. Avoid the crowds ... Order on your phone ... Oh My!




Back of the card ...


Thank you for stopping by John's Island.

13 comments:

  1. In a short century, the street scene has changed a bit, as well as the telephone, but people are just the same: looking for an easier way. Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday to you, John. I'm going hiking and will return home to lots of leftovers. :-)

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  2. Great postcards, John! I am skipping the Black Friday shopping. I do not like the crowds. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Just think of the young people who have no idea of what a "land line" is! ;))

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  4. Did my shopping last night. Got an additional 10% off on my software upgrade

    :O)

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  5. Interesting times it must have been. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Another great postcard!! I do enjoy seeing these so much!! I agree with EG, there are indeed lots of young people who will be puzzled by what a "land line" is/was!!! Have a great weekend, John!!

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  7. Things sure have changed!!
    Great post card!!

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  8. Yes things have changed so much. I've been bombarded this year with all kinds of email from everywhere about Black Friday sales which started days ago and go beyond Black Friday. It is a bit ridiculous. I don't know why they have to try and spin all the sales as "Black Friday". Just call a sale, a sale, lol. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  9. I remember visiting my grandmother in small town Kentucky, when I was just a kid. They had a, "party line", for their telephone use. I would sneak and pick up the phone to listen to the neighbors.

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  10. The precursor to the old JCPenney and Sears Roebuck catalogues! :-)

    I can totally see the appeal of shopping over the phone. I will not fight to the death for a TV. Hahah!

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  11. So on line shopping really isn't knew! I had a landlady who ordered her groceries on the phone and then I paid for them and picked them up.

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  12. Order over the phone, avoid the crowds my kind of stress free shopping!

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