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Shenandoah Publishing House (SPH) Postcards Now On Display

 

SPH Postcard Collection

 

The November 2019 postcard collection on display, at the Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse in Woodstock VA, is from the personal collection of Edgar Lamma III. Edgar has been collecting these postcards for about 20 years and is only one of a handful of individuals that he’s encountered that collect these postcards. Shenandoah Publishing House used to publish the Northern Virginia Daily newspaper.

SPH postcards were printed in varying shades of black, green and brown inks. There are only a few known postcards that contain any color. Several “logos” were used on the backside of postcards, some of which are on display. SPH postcards predominately cover the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia and West Virginia. Most cover historic landmarks many of which deal with civil war sites.

Most SPH postcards are known to be numbered from 1 through 331. There is one odd postcard numbered 400. There are 34 numbers for which a postcard has not yet been identified. Some postcards were printed without an identifying number in the lower left corner on the backside. Of the known SPH postcards there are: (a) 244 in Virginia; (b) 49 in West Virginia; (c) 4 in Maryland; (d) 2 in Pennsylvania; (e) 1 in North Carolina; and, (f) 1 in Washington DC.

One of Edgar’s favorite SPH postcards is directly above the copy block. Notice that he is sitting on two chairs.

There are several publications known to contain block images (with text) that appear on the frontside of SPH postcards. These include: (a) A History of Shenandoah County by John W. Wayland; (b) The prospectus for John W. Wayland’s book titled The History of Old Shenandoah; (c) Shenandoah County Geography Supplement; and, (d) How Fair the Way to Strasburg.

Edgar has indexed 79 publications, mostly hardbound books, that were printed by SPH. There are many, many more that Edgar has not yet documented.

 


 

Shenandoah Publishing House (SPH) Postcards Now On Display

 

SPH Postcard Collection

 

The November 2019 postcard collection on display, at the Shenandoah County Historic Courthouse in Woodstock VA, is from the personal collection of Edgar Lamma III. Edgar has been collecting these postcards for about 20 years and is only one of a handful of individuals that he’s encountered that collect these postcards. Shenandoah Publishing House used to publish the Northern Virginia Daily newspaper.

SPH postcards were printed in varying shades of black, green and brown inks. There are only a few known postcards that contain any color. Several “logos” were used on the backside of postcards, some of which are on display. SPH postcards predominately cover the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia and West Virginia. Most cover historic landmarks many of which deal with civil war sites.

Most SPH postcards are known to be numbered from 1 through 331. There is one odd postcard numbered 400. There are 34 numbers for which a postcard has not yet been identified. Some postcards were printed without an identifying number in the lower left corner on the backside. Of the known SPH postcards there are: (a) 244 in Virginia; (b) 49 in West Virginia; (c) 4 in Maryland; (d) 2 in Pennsylvania; (e) 1 in North Carolina; and, (f) 1 in Washington DC.

One of Edgar’s favorite SPH postcards is directly above the copy block. Notice that he is sitting on two chairs.

There are several publications known to contain block images (with text) that appear on the frontside of SPH postcards. These include: (a) A History of Shenandoah County by John W. Wayland; (b) The prospectus for John W. Wayland’s book titled The History of Old Shenandoah; (c) Shenandoah County Geography Supplement; and, (d) How Fair the Way to Strasburg.

Edgar has indexed 79 publications, mostly hardbound books, that were printed by SPH. There are many, many more that Edgar has not yet documented.

 


Shenandoah County Historical Society Mission Statement

•   Foster a spirit of cooperation between existing organizations, writers, historians, genealogists, collectors, preservationists, and other members of the Shenandoah County community.

•   Aid in the collection and creation of materials and publications about the history of Shenandoah County and ensure that they are preserved and made available to the community.

•   Support efforts by citizens, organizations and government to preserve historic buildings and sites.

•   Share history through programs and exhibits.



Organizational Tax Status

The Shenandoah County Historical Society was founded in 1985 and is established as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It is completely volunteer driven. The Society is sustained by memberships, donations, grants and profits from book sales. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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A TO ZAX - A Comprehensive Dictionary for Genealogists and Historians

Barbara Jean Evans

Find thousands of unfamiliar terms,abbreviations, little-used or old-fashioned words one might encounter in the course of genealogical research. Also includes a list of Dutch given names. 1995. 300 pages.

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Item# 4012

Price: $16
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Shenandoah County Birth Records of Free Born Children (1853 - 1871)

Elisabeth Risdon

Alphabetical listing of recorded births during the time period listed. 1995. 89 pages. 8 1/2 x 11.

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Item# 4005

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Thursday, November 21st fron 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM: Civil War Medicine will be discussed in New Market VA
The New Market Historical Society will present a talk by Jake Wynn,  Director of Interpretation at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, MD.  The Civil War came at a time when there were very few advancements in terms of medicine and the treatment of injuries and ailments. As a result, this created problems when it came to saving the lives of soldiers.  This program will address some of the challenges that faced medicine during the Civil War.  The program is free and the public is invited to the New Market Town Hall, 9418 John Sevier Road in New Market VA

Tuesday, December 10th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Shenandoah Valley Holiday Traditions will be discussed at a Tea in Winchester, VA
Enjoy tea, savory delights and desserts as Nick Powers, the Curator of Collectionws at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA, , presents an illustrated program about the ways people is the Valley historically celebrated the holidays, including "Belsnickeling" and more.  The fee for MSV members is $35; for others it is $45 and includes admission to the Museum.  Reserevations required by December 8th.  The event is sponsored by Six Star Events.  For tickets, call 540-662-1473, ext. 240 or visit www.theMSV.org   The MSV is located at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, VA

Friday, December 13th from 5:00 PM to 8:00PM: Holiday Homes Tours Take Place in Mt. Jackson, VA
Discover the Treasures of Mt. Jackson, VA as you visit six homes and an historic church that will be decorated for the holidays and open for visitors.  Tickets must be purchased in advance and are on sale,  beginning November 1st, at the Edinburg Mill and various locations in Mt. Jackson and Woodstock.  The price is $20 per person and the tickets are good for both days of the tours.  Proceeds will benefit Search (a residential home for challenged adults), Union Church and the Edinburg Mill Museum.  Saturday hours are from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

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Thursday, November 21st fron 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM: Civil War Medicine will be discussed in New Market VA
The New Market Historical Society will present a talk by Jake Wynn,  Director of Interpretation at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, MD.  The Civil War came at a time when there were very few advancements in terms of medicine and the treatment of injuries and ailments. As a result, this created problems when it came to saving the lives of soldiers.  This program will address some of the challenges that faced medicine during the Civil War.  The program is free and the public is invited to the New Market Town Hall, 9418 John Sevier Road in New Market VA

Tuesday, December 10th from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Shenandoah Valley Holiday Traditions will be discussed at a Tea in Winchester, VA
Enjoy tea, savory delights and desserts as Nick Powers, the Curator of Collectionws at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA, , presents an illustrated program about the ways people is the Valley historically celebrated the holidays, including "Belsnickeling" and more.  The fee for MSV members is $35; for others it is $45 and includes admission to the Museum.  Reserevations required by December 8th.  The event is sponsored by Six Star Events.  For tickets, call 540-662-1473, ext. 240 or visit www.theMSV.org   The MSV is located at 901 Amherst Street in Winchester, VA

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  • Under Every Tree - A Guide to Finding Your Roots in Virginia   •   Phyllis Brock Silber  •    A source book for finding primary genealogy resources in Virginia: a courthouse, library or historical society. Where to visit in every county in the state and how to get there. 2016. 220 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #4019  •   Price: $21   Members: $20
  • German Origins of Jost Hite (1685 - 1761)   •   Klaus Wust, Jones & Connor  •   Birth place, baptism and Hite's marriage to Anna Maria Merckle. 1979. 45 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #4008  •   Price: $11   Members: $10
  • In Search of Your German Roots   •   Angus Baxter  •   This book is designed to help you trace your German ancestry, not only in Germany, but in al the German-speaking areas of Europe, from the Baltic to the Crimea, from the Czech Republic to Belgium. This 5th edition highlights all of the recent developments – new facilities, new websites, and newly-available records. The most comprehensive guide to German roots available. 2015. 140 pages. 5th Edition.  Softcover  •   Item #4017  •   Price: $22   Members: $21
  • A Diary of Henry Saint John Rinker (1862 - 1867)   •   Daniel Warrick Burruss & Sandra Helsley Yelton  •   His account of events commencing January 1862 and ending December 1867. 1999. 111 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #4004  •   Price: $16   Members: $15
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    One Who Served: Brethren Elder Charles Nesselrodt of Shenandoah County   •   Terry Barkley  •   This book tells the story of the last "free" and one of the first "set apart" ministers among the Brethren. A farmer and laborer, he served both the Stony Creek and the Flat Rock Church, the oldest Brethren congregation in Virginia. The book contains colorful Valley history and is rich in genealogy. 2004. 109 pages. 3rd edition.  Softcover  •   Item #4009  •   Price: $13   Members: $12
    A TO ZAX - A Comprehensive Dictionary for Genealogists and Historians   •   Barbara Jean Evans  •   Find thousands of unfamiliar terms,abbreviations, little-used or old-fashioned words one might encounter in the course of genealogical research. Also includes a list of Dutch given names. 1995. 300 pages.  Softcover  •   Item #4012  •   Price: $16   Members: $15

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