WORLD’S LARGEST ABE LINCOLN STATUE
ABRAHAM LINCOLN MEMORIAL PARK
World’s largest statue of Lincoln, 64 feet tall, is located East of Charleston, Illinois on Route 16. This is the Land of Lincoln. His father and stepmother are buried near here. Lincoln Log Cabin State Park is nearby with camping facilities.
World’s worst Abe Lincoln statue?
A VALENTINE HEART — VEINS AND ARTERIES INCLUDED
THE HUMAN HEART
When you walk through this giant replica of the human heart you can watch its principal parts work as they do in your own body and actually hear it throb.
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY
TEN BADDEST BAD POSTCARDS OF 2011 — #2
Your BAD POSTCARDS Blogger Reblogs Ten of his Favorite Postcards of the Year
Man in a bar: So, anyway, can I call you Perma? You from around here? Never seen you before. Nice machinery you got there. Haha. Can I buy you a drink? I’m a Sagittarius. What’s your sign?
Miss Perma-Vend: STOP
GALLANT MEN OF ILLINOIS
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, Illinois!
Illinois became the 21st state on December 3, 1818.
Name all three people pictured on the postcard. Submit your answer below. I will pick one from all the correct entries at random. That person will win a group of FIVE (5) “BAD” postcards. (My choice and I have bad taste.) Submit your answer by Wednesday, December 7 at 8:00 EST.
This card represents a contribution to the Quad-City Branch, IOWA ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION’S “Wishing Pool” in the lobby of the HOLIDAY INN, Moline, Illinois. Shot close to Siberia in 1962, the white polar bear stands ten feet tall, was approximately 27 years old and weighed 1500 pounds.
Can you imagine the joy felt by the execs of the Arthritis Foundation when they saw their donor wheel this baby in?
The pool serves as a moat, protecting visitors from this cantankerous carnivore who was obviously pissed off for being plucked from his Siberian wilderness home at a ripe old age.
HOJO’S OVER THE HIGHWAY
I would like someone to write a song with this title. All I ask for is credit for the title and three percent royalties.
Located on the Illinois tollway (I-94), twenty miles south of the Wisconsin line, the Lake Forest Oasis serves motorists twenty-four hours a day. This unique over-the-road facility offers auto and truck fuel, restaurant, gift shop, restrooms, and telephone service in a lively nautical decor.
Hey Illinois. I love it that you call them oases!
GOD BLESS MOOSEHEART
The light is blinding my eyes!
“MOOSEHEART—THE CITY OF CHILDHOOD AND SCHOOL THAT TRAINS FOR LIFE is owned and maintained by the Loyal Order of Moose at Mooseheart, Illinois, forty miles due west of Chicago, on Highway 31. Here dependent children of deceased members of the Fraternity from the United States and Canada, are trained for life in a model city of homes, schools, churches, shops, stores, offices, playgrounds. The Child City covers over two square miles and comprises 110 buildings.”
Protection for your Draft card!
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ILLINOIS
Your bicentennial is just around the corner.
It looks like the flag pole is implanted in her leg.
“Flag, designed by Jerry Warshaw of the Illinois Sesquicentennial Commission, has 21 stars to indicate that Illinois was the 21st state to join the Union—on December 3, 1818.”
10/14/10 10:03 PM:
Thank you for your captions, everyone!
I’m picking the caption submitted by Vanbenth:
“OR… you can have whatever is behind the curtain…”
Congratulations, Vanbenth! All you need to do is email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your choice of postcard from the list below, and your mailing address.
1) MAXIMUM of FIFTEEN (15) WORDS.
2) One caption per customer. 3) Please enter your caption in the comments of this post. 4) I will accept submissions until Thursday, October 14, 4:00 PM, EDT. The author of my favorite caption will have their choice of one of these original vintage postcards (all previously published on BAD POSTCARDS):
1) I’m Having More Fun than a BARREL OF PEOPLE
3) MAMA PAPPAS
HAVE FUN and GOOD LUCK!
IF YOU’RE FEELING LUSTFUL, CALL ME ON THE RED PHONE
COLORFUL CONVENIENT EXTENSION TELEPHONES
Today’s modern living calls for convenient phones in color to harmonize or contrast with any home or office decorating scheme. Your local Bell Telephone business office will be glad to show you our complete line of ‘Telephones of Today’ or help you with any communications problem. Just ask them!
ILLINOIS BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY”
GEORGE DIAMOND CHARCOAL BROILED STEAKS
Milwaukee, Chicago, Antioch
Happy NYC Restaurant Week (#10)
Verso: “A picturesque view of George Diamond preparing a steak before one of his open charcoal broilers. A full steak dinner starts at $1.95.”
One more card in honor of NYC Restaurant Week tomorrow—and it’s a real NYC restaurant!