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He's Not Changing The Light Bulb

 
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Rest in Peace
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Posted 01/14/2016   8:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ikeyPikey to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
He's Not Changing The Light Bulb

I thought he was, but then I got a second look.

Mabel's gorgeous handwriting saves the card.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey







In his left hand is the bottle ...



... and in his right hand is, well, a light(er), but not a bulb ...



... and that stamp box is just a bonus!

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Posted 01/15/2016   12:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bas S Warwick to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Bamforth & Co Ltd are perhaps more well known for their illustrated 'saucy' seaside postcards (from 1910 onwards). Overall they had over 50,000 PC designs - the company was sold off in the 80's.

As a wee lad in England the seaside PC stall was always a fun experience.
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Posted 01/15/2016   02:08 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's an interesting side note to the address location of that postcard, as 227 Duffield Street, Brooklyn is said to be an historical site due to its connection with the Underground Railroad:


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Abolitionist Place In 2007, the city renamed downtown Brooklyn's Duffield Place as Abolitionist Place. The street includes two 1840s houses that are believed to have been stations on the "freedom trail." The basement of 233 Duffield includes a capped well and exit shaft used when the house was "a feeding station" for escaped slaves. 227 Duffield was the home of staunch abolitionists Thomas and Harriet Truesdell, and its subbasement contains a sealed arch leading to a tunnel. The mysterious tunnel runs beneath Duffield Street and may have led to the Bridge Street African Wesleyan Methodist Episcopal Church, the first African-American church in Brooklyn and a known depot, two blocks away. 227 Abolitionist Place is now a small museum and cultural center.
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Posted 01/15/2016   11:31 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Well-done, wt1!
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