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Wienermobile!

 

I put the back of the card first because that’s Meinhardt Raabe as “Little Oscar”. Starting in 1937, he was the original little person (he was 4′ tall) to be the official representative of Oscar Mayer Wieners.  This card dates to the 40s.

Raabe was in The Wizard of Oz.  He was the coroner who pronounced the Wicked Witch as “dead”.  Ding, dong, etc.

The credits are:  Pub. by William Wollin Studio, Madison 3, Wisc.   (63826)

Dextone Made Direct from Kodachrome and Ansco Color by Dexter Press, West Nyack, N.Y.

The Take-off

takeoff
Easily one of my favorite airline cards.  This great 1947 shot, unattributed except for the “Kodachrome by Trans World Airline” cut line, is of a DC-3.
This same shot, on an earlier card, is noted as a “Color Foto by Trans World Airline”.
It’s a linen-finish card.  On the back is the TWA logo and “Litho in U.S.A. – 3-265, 9 -47”