This linen postcard depicts the Shawnee Auditorium in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The auditorium was built in 1937 as a WPA (Works Progress Administration) project.
Oklahoma’s Turner Turnpike. Mailed from Tulsa in 1954, there is a description on the back:
The fabulous new Turner Turnpike was completed at a cost of over $38,000,000. It has reduced the driving distance between Tulsa and Oklahoma City to 88 unimpeded miles.
I did considerable searching to discover who H.B. Johnson was, but I failed to find anything definitive. I came across references to a 1919 legal case, but that was less than enlightening. (I don’t read legalese) I also found info that suggested that he could have been in politics… anyone know?
Published by S.H. Kress Co., this postcard shows the Dancing Pavilion on Dow Lake, McAlester, Oklahoma. I searched online for info regarding the pavilion, but came up empty.
The Spartan School of Aeronautics in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Curt Teich printed this linen card and have concluded its production number with an “N”, denoting this image as a reprint of an earlier release.
Anchor Court, located conveniently within the Tulsa, Oklahoma city limits. On the back:
Closest To Down Town Tulsa
We Have Clean air Conditioned Rooms and Kitchenettes, All Beds Innerspring – Radios – City Bus Service – Theater and Shopping Center Close By.
Make Your Home At Our Home.
Mr. & Mrs. H. L. Burton,
Owners and Mgrs.
“We Deal In Sleep”
This postcard, mailed in 1947, features The Rainbow Room in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Conveniently located on the thirtieth floor of the First National Building, I’ll bet this was a swinging nightspot back in the day.
Mailed from Konawa, Oklahoma in 1954 and printed by Colourpicture, this linen postcard shows a lovely lady posing with a gaggle of Dogwoods in the hills of Oklahoma.
A touching postcard that shows the Oklahoma birthplace of humorist and social commentator Will Rogers.
Published by Curt Teich, this white border postcard shows an oil rig near Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Okmulgee is located in Okmulgee County and is home to the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology.