In the decades before email and the internet, people actually wrote letters on physical pieces of paper. I know it’s hard to believe, but pictured above are a few examples from a new site devoted to them. If you are looking for an addictive way to kill two hours, check out each and every page of Shaun Usher’s Letterheady blog.

For the past year, Usher has been regularly posting rare blank stationary of the rich and famous, with an emphisis on entertainers, animators and comics creators. The letterhead site is a companion to his Letters of Note (P.S. Check out today’s message from John K.). Highlights (for me) include this 1930s Hal Roach Studios piece, and this 1959 Harvey Comics page. Imagine getting a letter from Jay Ward on this letterhead! Those were the days!

(Thanks, Devlin)