Merry Christmas


Ellen Clapsaddle postcard postmarked 1915

Ellen Clapsaddle Postcard – postmarked 1915

Merry Christmas from the Alder Grove! I thought I would share one of my postcards from my collection.

Ellen Clapsaddle, born in 1865, was an American illustrator who was born in Herkimer County, New York.


1959 GE Transistor Radio -P-807A

1959 GE Transistor Radio -P-807A #vintage #radio

Vintage radio number three! This little gem sold for $20 in 1959. In today’s dollars that would be the equivalent of $160. I found it Friday at a thrift store for $4. It only needed a little cleaning and a battery. Here’s a little something to give you an idea of just how much things cost in 1959:
Federal hourly minimum wage $1.00
Gallon of gas .25¢
Loaf of bread .20¢
1 lb coffee .77¢
Postage stamp: .04¢
Milk: $1.01
Average yearly income $5,016