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Mackey Airlines

A Mackey Airlines DC-3 heading south.  The card is probably from the late 60s.

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Don (?) Rey

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This colorful, embossed cigar label was printed in the 1920s, when Don Rey cigars were being made in Red Lion PA by T. E. Brooks & Co. (later Van Slyke & Horn).  As far as I can determine, the company lasted from 1910 to 2011, when the assets were auctioned off.  The brand is now being produced in Puerto Rico (if they survived the hurricane).

Hmm.  Pillbox hat, red kerchief and lipstick, sideburns.  Early gender dysphoria?

Boone NC, 1968

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BLT

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That’s bacon, lattice and tomato on a multi-grain chiabatta roll.

School’s Out!

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Pose #2 with Maneki Neko

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Red Postcard

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It’s a red postcard, all right.  Printed by Dexter Press, which was in Pearl River NY from 1928 to 1952, when it relocated to West Nyack NY.

The Fendrich Cigar Company was headquartered in Evansville IN as early as the mid-19th century, but it became a very large company and could very well have had a factory in New Castle PA in the 20s.  It was listed as having one in Columbia PA around that time.  I see ads in the New Castle newspaper promoting La Fendrich cigars in 1925.

More to the point, one of the cigar brands they sold was Red Ruby.