Wallingford, Connecticut, founded way back in 1667. Not only that, but the town was visited by George Washington twice, in both 1775 and 1789.
This is where I would provide some sort of insightful description of the subject of the postcard but, well… it’s grapefruit.
One of the things I enjoy about sharing vintage postcards here is the learning process that accompanies it. I routinely discover an interesting card, the subject of which I’m unfamiliar, and with a bit of googling I’ve learned something. But this view of “Carnivora House” in Walbridge Park, Toledo, Ohio proved challenging. But once Ivan Van Laningham pointed out that the word Carnivora was a typographical error things fell into place. As it turns out,the Carnivore House was originally where the large cats and gorillas resided at the Toledo Zoo. In the early ’90s the structure was converted to a Cafe called the Carnivore Cafe. Clever.
This advertising postcard was mailed by Siegel Motors, Inc. in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and features a beautiful 1956 Oldsmobile… a 4-door hardtop no less! On the back:
SUPER “88” HOLIDAY SEDAN
The car with the power personality! Powerfully safe with the Rocket T-350 Engine…powerfully smooth with the new Jetaway Hydra-Matic Drive. It’s exclusively Oldsmobile for 1956.
The Glacier Park Hotel, today known as the Glacier Park Lodge, is located near Montana’s Glacier National Park. It was the first of a series of hotels built by the Great Northern to house rail travelers visiting the park.
The Wayside Grill, located at the corner of King and Kimball Streets in Littleton, Massachusetts. On the back:
ON ROUTES 2 AND 110
BetweenConcord and Ayer (Fort Devens)
Good Food Is Good Health
No Liquor Served
Luncheon, Dinner and Refreshments
We Specialize in
Delicious Waffles, Fried Clams and Ice Cream
OPEN THE YEAR ‘ROUND
Under the same Ownership
and Management since 1933.
“Where Friends Meet”
Albion W. Clair, Prop.
Built in 1797, Sweetbriar Mansion is a Federal-style house that was the residence of U.S. Representative and Senator Samuel Breck. The large porch visible in this postcard view was a later addition and removed during a 1927 restoration.
The Sombrero Dance, San Antonio, Texas. On the back: “San Antonio, Home of the Alamo, Gulf Breezes and Sunshine”.
Established by an act of Congress in 1866, the 116 acre Vicksburg National Cemetery holds the remains of 17,000 Civil War Union soldiers. The cemetery has been closed for burials since May 1961, except to those individuals who had reserved space for interment prior to that time.
An early view of Miramar, a neighborhood that is today a part of San Diego, California. The area was once part of Scripps Ranch where Edward W. Scripps had built a home in the 1890s. He named that home, wait for it… Miramar.