Sunday, November 2, 2008

1908 Old Antique Vintage Postcard of the Palmer Massachusetts Fair

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Postcards showing local or state fairs are very popular among postcard collectors and our post card of the day illustrates that the fairs were very popular in the early 1900s just like they are today. Special acts were brought in then as now and, if you look at 9 o'clock on the post card below, you will see rigging for some sort of circus act or show. This is a circa 1908 postcard showing the Palmer Fair in Palmer Massachusetts, a town of about 8,500 people at that time. There are several tents set up but there is no indication of what they were used for. There appears to be a horse show or sale going on in the background but most of the people seem to just be milling around. In the lower right corner are four large horse drawn wagons that have rows of seats on each side that hold about five people. I am sure somebody figured a way to make some money taking people around the fair grounds and providing them with a superior view. Keep your eyes open for fair postcards and remember that more activity they show the better they are as far as price is concerned. This postcard can be found in my Massachusetts listings along with 10,000 additional post cards on my website Moody's Postcards.

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