HAPPY PRESIDENTS BIRTHDAYS OBSERVED DAY
Black Hills, S. Dak.
One of the last of the mighty Sioux, in full dress, beats out his message as he sits at the foot of the Shrine of Democracy.
PRESIDENT LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON (after a few scotch and sodas)
He died 40 years ago today.
HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY to a HAPPY DICK
PRESIDENT RICHARD M. NIXON
Born Yorba Linda, California, January 9, 1913, U.S. Congressman 1942—Vice President 1952 and 1956, 37th President of the United States, 1969.
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?
“Let us reason together”
LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON
36th President of the United States
PRESIDENTS of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA
Up through Lyndon.
Collect ‘em all.
HAPPY OBSERVED BIRTHDAY, GEORGE
Tell me that Martha doesn’t look like a guy in drag.
GEORGE and MARTHA WASHINGTON, are among the fifty life size wax figures in the Hall of Famous Americans in Santa Claus Land, Indiana. Lewis Sorensen who created these likenesses is the foremost wax artist in the country.
You wouldn’t know that from this postcard.
HAPPY LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY (observed-NY)
NATIONAL WAX MUSEUM
of LANCASTER COUNTY HERITAGE
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Rt. 30 East
Abraham Lincoln - 1861
On February 22, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln passed through Lancaster on his journey from Springfield to Washington for his inauguration, and delivered a speech form a balcony of the Caldwell House, later known as the Brunswick Hotel. He passed through Lancaster a second time…on April 21, 1865…This time the martyred President’s body lay in a black-draped funeral train as it slowly returned him to his beloved Illinois.
Guess that’s Mary Todd next to him? Looks like his mum. Poor gal isn’t even identified on the postcard.
21-FOOT SCHNOZ! AND A BIG MOUTH, TOO!
MT. RUSHMORE NATIONAL MONUMENT
BLACK HILLS, SOUTH DAKOTA
Although Theodore Roosevelt is hidden from sight, this view shows the heroic proportion of the great memorial. Carved by the late Gutzon Borglum, the carving is 6200 feet above sea level and the busts are proportionate to men 465 feet high.
OUR FIRST 7 PRESIDENTS REACT to the REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE in IOWA LAST NIGHT
HOUSE OF PRESIDENTS
Left to Right (1) Washington (2) Adams (3) Jefferson (4) Madison, Back Row (5) J. Q. Adams (6) Jackson (7) Monroe.
INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS, 1776
The Declaration of Independence…Thomas Jefferson, the recognized author of this famous document and those who assisted him, John Adams and Ben Franklin, receive guidance from George Washington at TUSSAUD’S LONDON WAX MUSEUM, St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.
Little did they know that George had become a pod person and that they would also be replaced by their duplicates very soon.
American history not taught in schools.
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN F. KENNEDY
He would have been 94 years old today. This is one of many “bad” postcards I have seen over the years of the 35th President of the United States. The worst ones show a bird’s eye view of Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas highlighting JFK’s motorcade route with step by step accounting of the assassination. They have an inset photo of Kennedy. I will NOT be posting those on the anniversary of the shooting.
Unflattering Prez Portraits. Collect ‘em all.
(George Washington looks like a grandma.)
CAPTION CONTEST—American Patriots
2/24/11 6:45 PM:
Thank you for playing!
This postcard was from THE LONDON WAX MUSEUM on St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.
The Winner: RaiselM
Benjamin Franklin: “Tom suggests we order the mutton.”
John Adams: “Ugh. Tom and Ben are so freakin pretentious. I want quail.”
Congratulations, RaiselM! To claim your postcard prize, email me at email@example.com with your choice of postcard from the list below and your mailing address.
In anticipation of George Washington’s Birthday on Tuesday, I present a caption challenge with this postcard from the Wax Museum division of BAD POSTCARDS. For this contest, answer these two questions: 1) What is Benjamin Franklin (seated right) saying to George Washington (seated left)? 2) What is John Adams (standing left) thinking? Take a good look at the expressions the wax artist has given these founding fathers before you answer. (Tall Tom Jefferson just looks dumbfounded.) The usual RULES:
1) MAXIMUM of TWENTY (20) WORDS TOTAL for the two answers (NOT 20 words each answer).
2) One caption per customer. 3) Please enter your caption in the comments of this post. 4) I will accept submissions until George’s Birthday on Tuesday, February 22 at 4:00 PM, EST. The author of my favorite caption will have their choice of one of these original vintage postcards (all previously published on BAD POSTCARDS):
HAVE FUN and GOOD LUCK!