Use Celluloid Starch

Use celluloid starch, because I'm a lot bigger than you are

Postcard Friendship Friday (PFF)I’m not trying to sell you anything for Postcard Friendship Friday, but I’m sure that this salesman had a very compelling pitch.  This photo was taken around 1915 by a Georgia photographer with the delightfully alliterative name over Cicero C. Simmons, whose career spanned 45 years, until he retired in 1925 at the age of 68.  The picture was probably taken in Talmo, Georgia, which is a small town located along the old Athens Highway.

I picked up this postcard about five or six years ago at the Athens Welcome Center.

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7 Responses

  1. Marie says:

    You sure would having a hard time selling anything now with a name like ‘Celluloid’ I’m certainly trying to get rid of mine! This is an amazing card! Happy PFF Chris!

  2. debby says:

    This is a great card, love it! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Sheila says:

    One very tall man, or two very small? Hard to tell.

  4. No, that dude is big.

  5. Margo says:

    interesting picture – so many questions that will never be answered! Happy PFF!

  6. Terry says:

    Happy PFF to you .
    Great postcard today .
    It is always so much fun to see how really creative they could be with advertising
    back in the day.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hope your keeping cool during this summer heat wave.
    Happy Trails

  7. postcardy says:

    Reminds me of Shaq and Ben TV commercial.

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