S.H. Knox & Co.

S. H. Knox & Co. was a retail company based in Buffalo, New York, active from 1884 to 1911. Founded by Seymore Horrace Knox, the company entered into a partnership with his cousin Frank Woolworth to open the first five-and-dime store in Reading, Pennsylvania, in 1884. Knox expanded the chain, eventually becoming the second-largest in the United States and notably opening the first urban five-and-dime store in Detroit.

As the popularity of postcards grew, Knox became a significant distributor and publisher of postcards through his stores. In 1911, the company was merged into the F.W. Woolworth & Co. chain.

Lagoon, Cedar Point, Ohio (Date Unknown)
Vintage postcard showing the lagoon in Cedar Point, Ohio.

Toledo State Hospital, Toledo, Ohio (1909)
1909 postcard showing the grounds of the Toledo State Hospital in Toledo, Ohio.

Source: Metropolitan Postcard Club of New York City