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Postcards

 In the heyday of postcards, they were usually sold for a penny and are often referred to as "penny postcards". Scenes which would appear not at all unusual in today's age of high speed travel were new and exciting for those in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Some cards contained artists renderings, while others actual photographs with everything from railroad terminals to hotel dining facilities worthy of documentation.

These postal memories can often still be found in flea markets, yard sales, antique stores and grandma's attic, but it's doubtful you'll be finding any for a penny any more.  I bought my first one for a quarter--I saw the same one recently at an auction selling for several dollars. --Susie Martin Rott