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« Reply #450 on: June 20, 2018, 06:09:29 PM »


Even comic book characters can be found on postcards.

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« Reply #451 on: June 21, 2018, 09:30:20 PM »


What better way to celebrate the first day of summer than by taking a trip to Ocean City, New Jersey?  Happy longest day of the year, everyone.



 

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« Reply #452 on: June 22, 2018, 06:24:50 PM »


I've never quite understood this postcard.  What, how far she should go with a cigarette?  Or is that supposed to be a supersized joint?  Anyway...nice legs.


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« Reply #453 on: June 22, 2018, 06:49:16 PM »


I've never quite understood this postcard.  What, how far she should go with a cigarette?  Or is that supposed to be a supersized joint?  Anyway...nice legs.

Maybe an ashtray with a cigarette on the top right of it?


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« Reply #454 on: June 22, 2018, 07:00:52 PM »


Here is an interesting look inside the Hotel Raleigh's restaurant.  Washington D.C.'s Hotel Raleigh, I should say.  I like those lounge chairs where I assume you were seated while waiting for a table.     

The hotel stood on the site of the Kirkwood House, where Vice President Andrew Johnson once lived.  He was sworn in as President there after Lincoln was assassinated.




I wish I could have us all there for dinner and dancing but sorry, the hotel was demolished back in 1964.


The Raleigh Hotel located at 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW in Washington, D.C.
By National Photo Company.  Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5768035

 

   
Near the Old Post Office Trump International Hotel (cool building, haven't seen in current "Trump form" yet, and is now a building called "1111 Pennsylvania Avenue" and is a "post-modern office building."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1111_Pennsylvania_Avenue


https://www.google.com/maps/place/Pennsylvania+Ave+NW+%26+12th+St+NW,+Washington,+DC+20004/@38.8950347,-77.0303048,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b7b799fdbfae9f:0x70cfc44167473c6b!8m2!3d38.8950347!4d-77.0281161

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« Reply #455 on: June 22, 2018, 07:03:23 PM »


I've never quite understood this postcard.  What, how far she should go with a cigarette?  Or is that supposed to be a supersized joint?  Anyway...nice legs.
With that dress I'm guessing that girl will "go far." 

I agree with GS, an ashtray with a smoking cigarette in it. I will add that I think she is thinking "is there enough of the cigarette left to smoke without burning my fingers or lips" or, more likely, she uses the cigarette as a timing-mechanism for her tricks.

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« Reply #456 on: June 22, 2018, 08:38:55 PM »
With that dress I'm guessing that girl will "go far." 

I agree with GS, an ashtray with a smoking cigarette in it. I will add that I think she is thinking "is there enough of the cigarette left to smoke without burning my fingers or lips" or, more likely, she uses the cigarette as a timing-mechanism for her tricks.

Ha, yes, I agree with you both.  I can actually see the cigarette in the ashtray now that I looked at it close up.  Also I thought the color of the ashtray was white like a big cigarette but close up I see that it is a light bluish color.  Thanks, mr. a & GS. 

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« Reply #457 on: June 24, 2018, 03:44:24 PM »


Here is a two picture in one (possibly referred to as being divided-back in postcard lingo) postcard of the Tally Ho restaurant in New York City, smack dab on East 34th Street, as a matter of fact.  I could find any info about the place but I did locate another postcard similar to this one.  The Tally Ho is long gone.  I looked up the address and kind of got lost looking at the buildings.  I think there might be a Staples store there now.




   

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« Reply #458 on: June 25, 2018, 07:04:19 PM »
I was watching one of my favorite film noir dramas last night, 1952's The Narrow Margin.  It is an extremely well done crime movie that takes place on a Chicago to Los Angeles passenger train.  At one point in the movie the train makes a pitstop at a train depot in La Junta, Colorado and it was at that point that I thought about finding a postcard that showed La Junta.  Well, not only did I locate one, I actually found one that showed the train depot in La Junta...



And here is the 'La Junta' train station as shown in The Narrow Margin:



Oh oh, the two buildings don't seem to match up.  That's because the film makers didn't utilize the station in La Junta, preferring to use a more decorous depot from Santa Barbara, California. 

My thanks to the following site for the train info on the movie.  https://obscuretrainmovies.wordpress.com/2015/04/04/the-narrow-margin-1952/  (If you check the link out, you might notice a very familiar face in a couple of the photos.)

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« Reply #459 on: June 26, 2018, 05:17:08 PM »
A colorful comic postcard from the 1950's.






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« Reply #460 on: June 27, 2018, 05:19:01 PM »


Does anybody know who this fellow is?  This is a real postcard but it was never sent through the mail and therefore there is no information written on it.  Offhand I'd say that he is a Mexican gent, from the 1950's.  Using my psychic sense, I perceive that he ran a successful bakery and was also an expert Shetland Pony breeder.

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« Reply #461 on: June 28, 2018, 09:50:18 PM »


Here is a restaurant that sits by the Grand Canyon.  No, not THAT Grand Canyon.  We're talking Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon, located by the town of Wellsboro.  The restaurant is inside the Penn-Wells Hotel and that dining room shown on the card is called the Mary Wells Dining Room.  Mary Wells was a founder of the town of Wellsboro.  Get it?  Wells...Wellsboro?  Never mind.

It looks like we get to eat tonight because not only is the Penn-Wells Hotel still there, but also the Mary Wells Dining room.  So what do you prefer?  The Seafood Platter with broiled sole, scallops and shrimp served with bourbon maple bacon jam, rice, and seasonal vegetable?  Or would you prefer the Cowboy Steak which consists of a 20 ounce bone-in rib eye served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetable?  Price wise it doesn't matter because both dinners cost 34 dollars a piece. 


Here is some info on the place in case you would like to book a room:  https://pennwells.com/

   

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« Reply #462 on: June 28, 2018, 10:07:24 PM »


Here is a restaurant that sits by the Grand Canyon.  No, not THAT Grand Canyon.  We're talking Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon, located by the town of Wellsboro.  The restaurant is inside the Penn-Wells Hotel and that dining room shown on the card is called the Mary Wells Dining Room.  Mary Wells was a founder of the town of Wellsboro.  Get it?  Wells...Wellsboro?  Never mind.

It looks like we get to eat tonight because not only is the Penn-Wells Hotel still there, but also the Mary Wells Dining room.  So what do you prefer?  The Seafood Platter with broiled sole, scallops and shrimp served with bourbon maple bacon jam, rice, and seasonal vegetable?  Or would you prefer the Cowboy Steak which consists of a 20 ounce bone-in rib eye served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetable?  Price wise it doesn't matter because both dinners cost 34 dollars a piece. 


Here is some info on the place in case you would like to book a room:  https://pennwells.com/


Bourbon? No thanks! I want Rye Whiskey, if I'm in Pennsylvania.  Home of the "Whiskey Rebellion" and were Rye was king, with some corn (Bourbon) also. But give me some Pikevilles Rye if no local Penn distiller can provide. They rioted in Hagerstown, MD etc also. Back in the day when Americans still had a Revolutionary Spirit and didn't like how the Feds favored moneyed interests and were against unfair taxes! And before "hipsters" made Rye, somewhat, popular again.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiskey_Rebellion
I also would demand apple-butter and scrapple, dammit! And a Birch Beer Float for the kiddos.

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« Reply #463 on: June 29, 2018, 03:12:36 PM »
Bourbon? No thanks! I want Rye Whiskey, if I'm in Pennsylvania.  Home of the "Whiskey Rebellion" and were Rye was king, with some corn (Bourbon) also. But give me some Pikevilles Rye if no local Penn distiller can provide. They rioted in Hagerstown, MD etc also. Back in the day when Americans still had a Revolutionary Spirit and didn't like how the Feds favored moneyed interests and were against unfair taxes! And before "hipsters" made Rye, somewhat, popular again.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whiskey_Rebellion
I also would demand apple-butter and scrapple, dammit! And a Birch Beer Float for the kiddos.

I'll skip the fish platter.  I'm leaning toward that Cowboy Steak, myself.  I'd like to have a glass of Burgundy wine with it.

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« Reply #464 on: June 29, 2018, 03:13:53 PM »


Good old Hollywood.  I miss the place.  A lot has changed since I was there.  For one, the sidewalks didn't smell like urine.

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« Reply #465 on: June 30, 2018, 04:06:17 PM »


It's hard to tell by looking but this is a TWA ad in postcard form.  While some of the description on the back has been worn away, there is enough remaining info to deduce the postcard's message.  At first glance I thought it was an advert for a certain type of dress design.  I'm fairly sure there are clothing ads in postcard form though I haven't seen any yet.


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« Reply #466 on: June 30, 2018, 08:05:08 PM »


It's hard to tell by looking but this is a TWA ad in postcard form.  While some of the description on the back has been worn away, there is enough remaining info to deduce the postcard's message.  At first glance I thought it was an advert for a certain type of dress design.  I'm fairly sure there are clothing ads in postcard form though I haven't seen any yet.


Each plane will have a distinctive mural? Where? I can see TWA promoting various "exotic" cities to help promote air travel with post cards and murals but it is not clear to me where the murals would be? At airports? Not on the plane, like airlines do today with 'themed' paint jobs? on the bulkheads, at the terminals?

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« Reply #467 on: June 30, 2018, 09:27:55 PM »
Each plane will have a distinctive mural? Where? I can see TWA promoting various "exotic" cities to help promote air travel with post cards and murals but it is not clear to me where the murals would be? At airports? Not on the plane, like airlines do today with 'themed' paint jobs? on the bulkheads, at the terminals?

Great question, mr. a.  Looks like the murals were inside the planes, in the lounge sections that were located in first class only.  I noticed that they didn't mention that on the postcard.

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« Reply #468 on: June 30, 2018, 09:39:57 PM »
Great question, mr. a.  Looks like the murals were inside the planes, in the lounge sections that were located in first class only.  I noticed that they didn't mention that on the postcard.
Of course not! Interesting, looks like awesome way to travel. It is interesting how we seem to be racing to the bottom in many ways. Air travel, as an example. Yes, in First or Business, especially on international flights, you get awesome service, beds, electronics, cute stewardesses, etc but especially on Asian or Arabic airlines. But not the social aspect as those days. Walk-up bar, couches, lounges, smoking, ---murals. Now they don't like even you walking (which actually medically is GOOD) or hanging out in the galley with stewardesses etc!

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« Reply #469 on: July 01, 2018, 11:34:37 PM »


Here is a classic example of why I shouldn't bid on postcards until I get a stronger pair of glasses.  The images aren't all that big at the auction site and I thought that I was looking at a depiction of Jesus Christ enjoying a glass of wine with a sexy nun in a nice park like setting.  When I got the card I realized that Jesus was all beat up, had been carrying his cross, and that the nun was his mother Mary.



Apparently the scene on this postcard is taken from an outdoor reenactment show called the Black Hills Passion Play.  That's the late Josef Meier playing Jesus. His wife Clare is appearing as Mary.  The play started back in 1939 and continued on up until 2008.  The site was heavily vandalized ($10,000.00 worth) on June 11th of this year.

Info on the Black Hills Passion Play: https://visitspearfish.com/blog/10-years-later-black-hills-passion-play-remembered 

Info on Josef Meier: http://www.southdakotamagazine.com/man-who-played-christ 

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« Reply #470 on: July 03, 2018, 10:31:17 PM »



I thought it would be fun for us to have a pre 4th of July dinner in the Pavilion Room at the Shamrock Hilton in Houston, Texas.  The hotel had quite a history.  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamrock_Hotel)  It opened on St. Patrick's Day, 1949 and they had a big party there.  Ginger Rogers, Hedda Hopper, Robert Preston and Errol Flynn were just a few of the celebrities that showed up for the gala event.



Well, looks like we won't be eating there after all.


Photographs Taken at One-Week Intervals During Demolition of the Shamrock Hotel, August - September, 1987.
CC BY-SA 4.0, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=57511326  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons


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« Reply #471 on: October 14, 2018, 09:03:41 PM »


Elmer and Harold, back home after some initial training.  Most likely circa 1917.


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« Reply #472 on: October 15, 2018, 12:07:11 PM »




...time flies by...

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« Reply #473 on: October 15, 2018, 06:07:21 PM »




...time flies by...

I really like the looks of those old planes.

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« Reply #474 on: October 15, 2018, 06:08:27 PM »


The back of this unused postcard is entitled, appropriately enough, 'The Eyes Have It.'

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« Reply #475 on: October 17, 2018, 02:27:27 PM »
I really like the looks of those old planes.

I thought the Constellation was one of the best looking ever, call it the E type of the air!






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« Reply #476 on: October 17, 2018, 09:56:32 PM »


A couple of WWI soldiers.  A penciled notation on the back (along with some gnarly looking drops of dried glue) gives us the names Frank Proctor and Henry Bensen.  My pitiful attempt at research found a Guy Frank Proctor from Kansas who was in the army though he wasn't in France.  He was in training at a camp in Kansas when he died of pneumonia on October 3, 1918.  Most likely he had the Spanish Flu and that led to the pneumonia.  https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/42756226/guy-frank-proctor

I found two Henry Bensens at Find A Grave,  The first Henry was from Minnesota and it was noted that he was a disabled American vet from WWI.   https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/58477966/henry-bensen  The second Henry was from Wisconsin and he was a private in the US Army during WWI.  https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/80933729/henry-edward-bensen

 

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« Reply #477 on: October 17, 2018, 11:40:52 PM »
I thought the Constellation was one of the best looking ever, call it the E type of the air!







Is that a Jag?


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« Reply #479 on: October 18, 2018, 10:09:28 AM »
I think so Doc.  Part of the 1968 E-Type Series?
https://jaguars-for-sale.com/wp-content/jaguars-for-sale.com/2016/04/1968-jaguar-e-type-xke-series-1-5-for-sale-2016-04-10-1.jpg

Always loved their curvaciousness! Someone bought me a tin toy version of one almost like that (but the hood wasnít quite as long - same color though) as a kid. The die was cast. Love the look but Iíve always heard they were mechanical nightmares.