miscellaneous


These three images areĀ from a booklet titled Silhouettes, published by Valentine & Company in 1876. The original booklet is in the CMA collection.

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I just found out that the CAA’s “sister organization,” the Carriage Museum of America, has a brand-new Facebook page. If you’re so inclined, please do take a look at their page and give it a “like.”

The CMA isn’t actually a museum, but is in fact a library and archives filled with carriage- and driving-related history, images, and research information. Both the library and archives are housed here in our CAA headquarters, alongside the CAA’s own collection of books.

Many of the images, old prints, and stories that I’ve shared here on the blog have come straight out of the CMA’s collections. I’d like to be able to share even more of these reprints with you … and Mindy (the librarian in charge of the CMA’s collection) has agreed to serve as an occasional guest-blogger here. Between the two of us, we’ll attempt to bring you more history, tidbits, and treasures from the CMA’s and CAA’s collections, so stay tuned!

The folks pictured in this postcard (postmarked in December 1918) were no doubt especially happy, as World War I had just ended …

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Wishing all of you a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!

The CAA office is still closed (and we’re still on vacation) through the end of this week, so I’ll be back to regular blog posting on Monday …

I have several days off from work, so I’m going to extend that vacation to the blog as well and take a bit of a break from posting here.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas! … and here’s a postcard from 1911 …

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I apologize for missing several days of posting anything here. I’ve been wrapped up in finishing the January issue of The Carriage Journal, and then I keep remembering — too late in the day — that I’ve missed another post.

But, hey, we’re only a week and a half from Christmas, so I’m going to share a few more of the vintage / antique holiday cards and postcards that I’ve been collecting.

First is this undated card, which I’ve had for a while, but which I don’t think I’ve shared before …

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This is pretty silly. But it’s also pretty darned cute …

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Believe it or not, Christmas is just two weeks away … eeek!

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