Happy 238th Birthday, America!

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This patriotic postcard is the handiwork of Ellen H. Clapsaddle, a prolific designer renowned for her creative holiday cards. Postmarked in 1910, the postcard was published by International Art Publishing Co.

This patriotic postcard is the handiwork of Ellen H. Clapsaddle, a prolific designer renowned for her creative holiday cards. Postmarked in 1910, the postcard was published by International Art Publishing Co.

For more vintage postcard art by Ellen H. Clapsaddle, click here.

A Memorial Day Tribute

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Since the early days of the Revolutionary War, American soldiers have been writing letters that shared their fears, hopes for the future, and love with those who waited anxiously behind. From Bunker Hill to Fallujah, Americans have written hundreds of millions of war letters. On a more personal level, these correspondences provide a tangible connection to the past and humanize our men and women in uniform, capturing their distinct personalities, experiences and aspirations.

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Behind the Logo

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How observant are you? You’ll never look at these logos the same way again!

There is a dancing bear above the "BLE". Toblerone chocolate bars originated in Berne , Switzerland , whose symbol is the bear. It features the animal on its flag and coat-of-arms.

Toblerone: There is a dancing bear above the “BLE”. Toblerone chocolate bars originated in Berne, Switzerland, whose symbol is the bear. It features the animal on its flag and coat-of-arms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you see the arrow between the "E" and "x" (in white)?

FedEx: Do you see the arrow between the “E” and “x” (in white)?

 

 

 

 

 

The world's most famous bike race. The "R" in "Tour" is a cyclist. The yellow circle is the front wheel of a bicycle, the "O" is the back wheel.

Le Tour de France: The world’s most famous bike race. The “R” in “Tour” is a cyclist. The yellow circle is the front wheel of a bicycle, the “O” is the back wheel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northwest Airlines. The circle is a compass. The arrow in the upper left corner is pointing..? North West of course!

Northwest Airlines. The circle is a compass. The arrow in the upper left corner is pointing..? North West of course!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hershey's Kisses: The gap between the "K" and the "I" is a sideways chocolate kiss.

Hershey’s Kisses: The gap between the “K” and the “I” is a sideways chocolate kiss.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tostitos: The 2nd and 3rd "T's" are two people sharing (or fighting over) a  tortilla and a bowl of salsa.

Tostitos: The 2nd and 3rd “T’s” are two people sharing (or fighting over) a tortilla and a bowl of salsa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazon.com: The arrow means Amazon has everything from A to Z.

Amazon.com: The arrow means Amazon has everything from A to Z.

 

 

 

 

Baskin Robbins: See the " 31" embedded in the " BR"? Thirty one-derful flavors!

Baskin Robbins: See the ” 31″ embedded in the ” BR”? Thirty one-derful flavors!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill Industries: The smiley half face is also a 'g".

Goodwill Industries: The smiley half face is also a “g”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Milwaukee Brewers: The emblem for the Milwaukee Brewers.  Baseball glove forms an "M" and a "B". This Logo was designed by a college student.

Milwaukee Brewers: The emblem for the Milwaukee Brewers. The baseball glove forms an “M” and a “B”. This logo was designed by a college student.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium: See the gorilla and lioness (in white) facing each other?

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium: See the gorilla and lioness (in white) facing each other?

Power of 50 — Boomer TV

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Fifty years ago this month, Jeopardy! came on the air. 1964 became a landmark year for other TV show debuts. Here’s a sneak peek from the soon-to-be-published AARP Bulletin for iPad, March 2014.

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