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Monday, August 31, 2009

Greetings From the Oregon Coast in Postcards

Here are some pretty vintage postcards picturing the scenic area of Oregon
First post card is
Greetings From The Lookout
Scenic High Point on Oregon's Coast

The second postcard is this beautiful post card is a sunset view, Cannon Beach from Chapman Point, near Seaside, Oregon ... at the end of the Old Oregon Trail

third post card is the Look Out on Cape Foulweather, Oregon Coast ... Cape Foulweather, rising abruptly 500 ft above the Pacific Ocean was discovered and named by Captain Jas Cok in 1778. Ships, birds, whales, sea lions and hundreds of miles of ocean beauty seen through telescopes at the Look Out atop the cape.

last is Hug Point, Cannon Beach, Oregon ... Hug Point is a roadway hewed from solid rock, affording beach drivers passage between Arch Cape and Haystack Rock. These smoth sandy beaches permit driving for a distance of nine mile. Pictured on this post card is a wonderful vintage car. I am guessing the car is probably from the 1940's but I am not a car expert.

These pretty post cards are in unused condition. Wish I could see this beautiful site in person but at least we can see it in picture.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting.... Grace

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Grant's Tomb and George Washington Bridge New York City 1939

Here is a beautiful vintage post card dated 1939. This is Grant's Tomb. This magnificent mausoleum was erected on Riverside Drive and 123rd Street to honor the memory of the famous Civil War General and President of the United States. The George Washington Bridge can be seen in the background.

Post card is addressed to Irma Luvillen ? of Newton Kansas and is from Eveline. It is postmarked from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania June 18, 1939.
Eveline writes
June 12 39
"Greetings to my
dear friend Irma.
The Fair was beyond
all our expectations.
Its hot here in Phila.
Love Eveline
Will be home the 21st "

The colors are bright and vibrant. It is from the Manhattan Publishing Company and number 38 of a series.
I think post cards are a great addition to family history. I always am happy to find a vintage post card that has been used but then again I think of the family historian that does not have this treasure in their collection.
Thanks for stopping by Grace

Thursday, August 6, 2009

A FESTIVAL OF POSTCARDS: Lady At The Lake - FISHING? 100 Years Old

I love vintage postcards. Every time I wander into an antique store or estate sale I always end up at the vintage paper.

Here are four beautiful old post cards I found at an antique store. They are a series of a young lady fishing.

First post card is this pretty lady fishing on the front it says " A maiden fair fished all alone, Standing on a seawashed stone"
Back of post card is addressed to a Miss Martha Kaatz in St. Paul ( all of these postcards are addressed to this same lady ) and is post marked Nov 26 10 am 1909. They are from Ella

Second post card is this same pretty lady fishing and a young man stops to visit with her. On the front it says " Presently a man walked bye, Laughed they in each other eye "

Back is post marked November 29 8 pm 1909

Third post card is both this young lady and man holding the fishing pole. On front says " Said the maid: The fishing's fine, Come and help me pull in this line "

Back is post marked Dec 5 8 pm 1909

Fourth and last post card is the young lady has fainted I think? Oh how fair the ladies were 100 years ago. On front says " But, Alas! ---- For Maid and bale, She spoke a little bit too late.

Back is postmarked December 12 8pm 1909