The post office in Auburn, New York. Mailed in 1912, a brief message written on the back reads, “I am right here at present – E. Griffin”.
Dating from the 1920s, this white border postcard provides a view of apartment buildings in New York City.
The H.J. Heinz Company had a substantial presence at the 1939 Fair in the form of the “Heinz Dome”. A sculpture by Raymond G. Barger, the “Goddess of Perfection,” was on display inside the dome in ’39 and mounted on top of the dome the following year.
An “Officially Licensed” postcard view of the British Pavilion at the 1939 New York World’s Fair.
Sisson’s Cabin City on New York’s Canandaigua Lake. On the back:
Private Toilets and Showers. Hot and Cold Water. Two Minutes Drive to Theatre and Amusement Park. Fishing and Swimming.
This linen postcard celebrates a spectacular Budweiser advert on Times Square. On the back:
A man-made reproduction of one of Nature’s scenic wonders – realistically illuminated. Acclaimed the premier of all post-war spectacular advertising ideas.
Mammoth in conception, heroic in size and dramatic in effect, it achieves an illusion of vast depth and distance by a play of unseen colored lights on a three-dimensional sculpturing. A million travelers see it daily on Broadway and Forty-Third Street, Times Square, New York.
The Riverside Inn was originally called Blood’s Hotel, and was opened by Orlando Blood on July 4, 1860. Located in the Adirondack Mtn. village of Saranac Lake, the inn would prove a popular residence for draft dodgers and those who had paid another to take their place on the battlefields of the civil war. The historic inn, visited more than once by Mark Twain, was torn down in the 1930s.
The postcard was copyrighted by Detroit Publishing in 1909 and can be compared to the original photograph on which it was based, shown below. Comparison of the two images show a few subtle differences, particularly the removal of the phone and power lines to clean up the scene on the postcard.
Table Rock at New York’s Lake Minnewaska.
An early view of the Brooklyn Bridge, probably dating from around 1907. It must have been considered quite a wonder at the time of its completion in 1883.
The oceanfront promenade as seen from the Nassau Hotel, Long Beach, New York. Visible in the distance is the theatre, “Castle by the Sea”.