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Postcards from the Past

Postcards from the Past

Country Clubbing

Imagine golfing with these fine fellows back in the early 1940s. You’d need knickers and a tweed cap to fit in. If you could pull up in a Chevrolet sedan, so much the better. I’m pretty sure that the flower pots and the flag were added to the card during post-production, but the country club was clearly an impressive setting. Bob Curry visited the club, and then he sent a quick hello back to his pal John Archer Jr in Jefferson…

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Postcards from the Past

Brill’s Novelty Shop

If you sold postcards for a living, wouldn’t you include a postcard of your business? F. G. Brill did. Today one of those postcards is listed on eBay. Someone named Robert sent the postcard to a friend in 1906, with a simple note of greeting. This is a nice man standing in front of this store. His name is F. G. Brill. Brill’s shop was at 113 N. Woodland in DeLand. According to Images of America: Deland: Constructed in 1887,…

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