The sports arena at Indiana’s Camp Atterbury. Construction on the camp was begun just following the Pearl Harbor attack, with four U.S. Army infantry divisions, the 30th, 83rd, 92nd, and 106th, having trained here.
A tree growing from a courthouse tower can make for an interesting postcard, but what I really like about this one is the message on the back. Postmarked in 1910, the message includes a humorous verse about postcard collecting:
Just heard you had
The Post Card fad
and had it bad
How very sad.
This one is bum
But will help sum
To fill your album
There’s more to cum.
Yep, Pluto Water. Apparently the spring water from French Lick, Indiana was touted as having all sorts of medicinal properties, not least of which was as a laxative. This prompted the slogan, “If Nature Won’t, PLUTO Will”, as presumably one was said to get sure-fire results within 2 hours. (did I say that?)
The Grassyfork Fishery in Martinsville, Indiana, founded by Eugene Shireman in the early 1900s, would become the largest goldfish hatchery in the world. Many postcards include the names of both the publisher and printer, but I’m admittedly a little confused by this one, as it states the publisher to be Grassyfork Fisheries, Inc. while also including the logos of both Metrocraft and Miller Art Co. My guess is that one company was responsible for the pre-print work (the artwork), while the other did the actual printing.