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Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« Reply #210 on: November 01, 2017, 08:20:03 PM »
This rather weather-beaten postcard shows the skyline of Dayton, Ohio, as seen from the city's art museum.  The postcard was mailed back on June 13, 1936.


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The museum itself (Now called the Dayton Art Institute) is still there, perched on the same hill that it was built on back in 1930.

Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayton_Art_Institute 

I'm not too sure if you can get the same view of the skyline because there seems to be a big bridge structure in the way now.  The bottom pic is at roadside level.  Things might look better from the museum's top floor.


present day view.

 

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« Reply #211 on: November 05, 2017, 11:38:10 PM »
Henrici's from Chicago.  What an elegant looking place to eat and no wonder, it's where elegance in dining is a tradition, according to the back of the postcard.  Also the back of the card invites us to visit their 1868 cocktail lounge.  So how about it, is the place still there?

As Art would say, "Bonk!"  The place closed on August 15, 1962.  Here is a photo of the restaurant during that time:  https://chuckmanchicagonostalgia.wordpress.com/2010/04/14/henricis-restaurant-last-days-before-closing-1962/#jp-carousel-17007

It appears that the name 'Henrici's' has been carried forward into modern times.  Kind of a high end catering outfit, now in partnership with a company called 'Orchard Ridge Farms.'  http://www.orchardridgefarms.com/wedding/caterer.html

I like the back of this card because it has one of my favorite stamps from the 1950's, commemorating the International Geophysical Year, 1957/58.  I remember seeing films in school about the IGY.  It was a worldwide study of the earth and sun, thus the stamp shows flares floating off of the sun.  A scientist invented a gadget that was used during the IGY, that artificially blocked the face of the sun, like an eclipse, plus it allowed observers to see and film coronal flares.  IGY info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Geophysical_Year


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Oh, and before I forget, here is a 1933 menu from Henrici's: http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/11590.html   



 







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« Reply #212 on: November 08, 2017, 03:36:30 PM »
Here are several World War One postcards.  They are unused, meaning there are no messages on the backs of them. 






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« Reply #213 on: November 11, 2017, 05:29:47 PM »
Here is a look at the interior of the Green Mountain Restaurant and Diner in Arlington, Vermont.  This is obviously a photo of the restaurant's 'Pine Room' where one could view some original works by the artist Norman Rockwell.  I say 'could' because I'm pretty sure that the place isn't there anymore.  There was a Green Mountain Diner in existence a few years back but it was in a different part of Vermont and it had to close due to plumbing problems.


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Here is what the Green Mountain looked like from outside: https://www.cardcow.com/421495/green-mountain-restaurant-diner-arlington-vermont/

Here is a 1959 menu from the restaurant: http://menus.nypl.org/menus/28705  Look at that, you could have gone there and ordered the Roast Young Vermont Turkey, full course dinner (their specialty) for $2.95.

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« Reply #214 on: November 16, 2017, 07:27:52 PM »
Furness Abbey, an ex-monastery is old.  It dates back to 1123 and can still be found today in the town of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England.  The postcard is old too.  It was mailed back in 1913.


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If buildings could have skeletal remains then Furness Abbey would certainly fit the bill.  There is nothing left of it but archways and walls.  Still, it would definitely be a sight worth seeing.

Furness Abbey info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furness_Abbey


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Ruins of the east range.
By Francis Bijl from Groningen, Netherlands - Furness Abbey, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6079343




Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« Reply #215 on: November 17, 2017, 01:29:10 PM »
This rather weather-beaten postcard shows the skyline of Dayton, Ohio, as seen from the city's art museum.  The postcard was mailed back on June 13, 1936.


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The museum itself (Now called the Dayton Art Institute) is still there, perched on the same hill that it was built on back in 1930.

Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dayton_Art_Institute 

I'm not too sure if you can get the same view of the skyline because there seems to be a big bridge structure in the way now.  The bottom pic is at roadside level.  Things might look better from the museum's top floor.


present day view.

http://www.toledoblade.com/State/2011/12/21/Ohio-drivers-will-face-I-75-construction-for-6-more-years-in-Dayton-area.html
That freeway has been under construction forever. I only go through there every five years or so, but its like nothing gets done through there.

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« Reply #216 on: November 17, 2017, 02:20:10 PM »
http://www.toledoblade.com/State/2011/12/21/Ohio-drivers-will-face-I-75-construction-for-6-more-years-in-Dayton-area.html
That freeway has been under construction forever. I only go through there every five years or so, but its like nothing gets done through there.

Interesting article.  It seems like things were done quicker when I was a kid, but I guess that's neither here nor there.  Thanks for the info, Lord.

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« Reply #217 on: November 21, 2017, 05:54:31 PM »
I was looking for a good place for us to have Thanksgiving dinner at and I settled on Aunt Hattie's in Florida.  They are known for their chicken and dumplings but I figure that they are equally good at cooking Turkey too.  We can look around while we eat and maybe spot some well known regulars like Caesar Romero, Seals & Croft, and Clayton Moore (The Lone Ranger).  Don't forget to grab a free orange on the way out.

Of course we will have to travel back in time because the original Aunt Hattie's was destroyed by a flood from Hurricane Elena back in 1985.

Bio of Aunt Hattie's: http://www.tbo.com/Iconic-St-Pete-restaurant-Aunt-Hatties-resurrected-in-Lutz-B82455742Z.1


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« Reply #218 on: November 24, 2017, 04:16:32 PM »
Atlantic City's Fountain of Light was installed back in 1929 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Edison's incandescent lightbulb.  Judging by the video below, it is still there but I'm not so sure that it lights up at night.  You would think that there would be at least one video showing its colors at night, but I couldn't find one.  The only other videos I could find on YouTube were of an indoor fountain of light from one of the casinos.


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« Reply #219 on: November 28, 2017, 04:29:56 PM »
This postcard shows the Marian Motel and Restaurant that was located 4 miles South of Wilmington, N. C.  There is no business address on the card so I wasn't able to locate a building on Google.  I couldn't find any online information on the place, just other postcards that are the same as the one we are viewing.  No info on the owner, Mrs. Marian Mills Crisp, either. 

I wonder where the restaurant was?  Possibly in the middle of the photo by the one, solitary auto?  The postcard was mailed on January 14, 1956.


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« Reply #220 on: December 05, 2017, 07:02:45 PM »
I wasn't paying much attention when I acquired this particular postcard.  I thought it would contain interesting facts about the sand dollar but actually it was a tie-in to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.  I did learn one thing though, if you break the dollar open there will be five 'white doves' inside.  I guess I never broke a sand dollar to find out, much less find one that wasn't already broken on the beach.


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« Reply #221 on: December 08, 2017, 04:56:17 PM »
Here is a fun postcard to look at especially when reports of snow are being made by several BellGabbers.  This card was mailed almost 92 years ago to the day.


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« Reply #222 on: December 29, 2017, 04:31:39 PM »
I believe this is the first restaurant/café postcard from Montana to appear in this thread.  Lloyd's of Butte - Not of London.  From what little info I could get online, it appears that the building/house is still there, possibly still selling eats, but the Butte's name is gone.  http://www.dailymontana.com/2013/01/not-of-london.html

I like the notation on the back, and the second car parked to the right.


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« Reply #223 on: January 06, 2018, 03:07:24 AM »
This postcard is from the Europeana Collection.  It is a Christmas postcard sent from Claus Hart to his friend Wilhelm Johannsen.
It was received on January 6, 1918.


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« Reply #224 on: January 06, 2018, 05:52:00 PM »
From Ernest Hemingway's house in Key West. His house is now a museum and contains his original furniture and the descendants of his pet cats. A truly beautiful place. It was really something walking into the master bedroom and seeing a cat sitting right in the middle of Hemingway's bed, licking itself.

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« Reply #225 on: January 06, 2018, 06:14:07 PM »
From Ernest Hemingway's house in Key West. His house is now a museum and contains his original furniture and the descendants of his pet cats. A truly beautiful place. It was really something walking into the master bedroom and seeing a cat sitting right in the middle of Hemingway's bed, licking itself.
And there are weird genetic anomalies with a lot of the Hemingway cats so that they have extra toes (polydactylism) and so make better mousers, supposedly.

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« Reply #226 on: January 06, 2018, 06:15:14 PM »
From Ernest Hemingway's house in Key West. His house is now a museum and contains his original furniture and the descendants of his pet cats. A truly beautiful place. It was really something walking into the master bedroom and seeing a cat sitting right in the middle of Hemingway's bed, licking itself.

For all the cat ladies - you may or may not know Hemingway’s cats have 6 toes.

http://www.hemingwayhome.com/cats/

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« Reply #227 on: January 06, 2018, 06:16:47 PM »
And there are weird genetic anomalies with a lot of the Hemingway cats so that they have extra toes (polydactylism) and so make better mousers, supposedly.

That's right! They look like they have thumbs  :D
I had never thought about the effect on mousing but that makes sense

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« Reply #228 on: January 06, 2018, 06:27:28 PM »
Former Major League reliever Antonio Alfonseca had 6 fingers on each hand and 6 toes on each foot. 



No Postcards but here is his baseball card


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« Reply #229 on: January 06, 2018, 10:01:34 PM »
Oh my god. I'll bet he was great at typing

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« Reply #230 on: January 08, 2018, 03:11:16 AM »
This postcard shows the Kriegswitschaffliche Transport Centre of the circus Sarrasani, in Dresden. Tobacco for the army, promotion by camels.  January 8, 1918. (From the Europeana Collection.)


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« Reply #232 on: January 08, 2018, 11:35:18 AM »
Former Major League reliever Antonio Alfonseca had 6 fingers on each hand and 6 toes on each foot. 



No Postcards but here is his baseball card



The mutations are starting to happen. X-Men was prophetic.

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« Reply #233 on: January 15, 2018, 06:45:47 PM »
This is what you would see while looking North on Sunset and Vine in Hollywood, California.  Sixty four years ago, that is.  Some guy named Harry wrote a note on the back and dated it July 20, 1953.


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« Reply #234 on: January 29, 2018, 02:33:39 PM »
I found some old ones, in rather poor condition. I think this monument is this one:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergeant_Floyd_Monument

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« Reply #235 on: January 29, 2018, 02:36:13 PM »
Tacoma High School and stadium circa 1910.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stadium_High_School

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« Reply #236 on: January 29, 2018, 03:24:37 PM »
Those are pretty cool postcards.  I would think that the monument is definitely Floyd's.  And that school...something else.  From your link I see that actresses Marjie Millar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjie_Millar) and Janis Paige  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janis_Paige) went there. 

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« Reply #237 on: January 29, 2018, 03:35:52 PM »
Those are pretty cool postcards.  I would think that the monument is definitely Floyd's.  And that school...something else.  From your link I see that actresses Marjie Millar (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjie_Millar) and Janis Paige  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janis_Paige) went there.
Ouch. Millar had some bad luck with legs! First her roommate and then her!
That school is impressive, back in the day when public buildings and schools were built to look good and to last and not just for cheapest bid and functionality.

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« Reply #238 on: January 29, 2018, 03:37:55 PM »
This postcard shows what used to be the 'Midway,' Howard Johnson Restaurant on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  I almost couldn't find any info on the place but then I came across a link that is somewhat informative: http://www.gribblenation.com/breezewood/midway.html  The building is still there but not sure what it's being used as.  Looks like they had some service tunnels built under the place that are still there to this day.  You are warned not to request to enter them though.  Ghosts?  Ha, I think not.  Probably asbestos.


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« Reply #239 on: January 29, 2018, 06:02:40 PM »
This postcard shows what used to be the 'Midway,' Howard Johnson Restaurant on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  I almost couldn't find any info on the place but then I came across a link that is somewhat informative: http://www.gribblenation.com/breezewood/midway.html  The building is still there but not sure what it's being used as.  Looks like they had some service tunnels built under the place that are still there to this day.  You are warned not to request to enter them though.  Ghosts?  Ha, I think not.  Probably asbestos.


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An interesting design idea for a restaurant/rest-stop type of place. I like the idea though, look like a real house not some industrial facility.