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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.

 

Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« 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   



 







Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« 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. 







Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« 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.

Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« 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.

Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« 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.

Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« 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: Today at 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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