vintage and contemporary postcards and stamps from around the world
29 June 2014
"Emperor" Grand Champion Brahma Bull of Florida bred, and raised on Heart-Bar Ranch between Kissimmee and St Cloud Fla. Weight 1800 lbs.
arrived at Orlando on Tuesday, it is a very beautifulcity. it is about 72 degrees today. Miet says to tell you this is the kind they grow down here. Wish you and Lettie were here too. We are at a court outside of Orlando, one room and bath it is very nice. Everyone around here is so friendly, Bye now L & M
28 June 2014
One of the Santa Fe's great fleet of streamliners with gleaming steel coaches, drawn by 1800 H.P. Diesel-electric locomotives, passing through the Orange Groves of California. 39 ¾ hours from Chicago.
unsent circa 1940
26 June 2014
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21 June 2014
Courtyard of Vaduz Castle.
Although the castle is not open to tourists, glimpses inside are provided by a few postcards. This stamp is part of the "Residence Set" issued in 1978 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Reign of Prince Franz Josef II.
20 June 2014
short and simple message: Were here yesterday, L & E
On days when the water is still the pool of the Hershey Rose Garden reflect the various colours of the Roses of the World. The hershey Rose Garden contains more than 30,000 rose plants of over 700 distinct varieties in bloom from June to frost time.
19 June 2014
18 June 2014
17 June 2014
16 June 2014
The Mississippi River and Prairie du Chien
Wisconsin, from Pike's Peak State Park,
The Bluff was named for the
Early American Explorer
Lt. Zebulon Pike who visited it
during one of his explorations.
14 June 2014
13 June 2014
12 June 2014
sent, circa 1984
The McGill Metro Station. A fast, quiet efficient means of communication in this vast Canadian city enables visitors to travel on rubber-wheel comfort.
Photo by Dick Smith
Named for McGill University, it opened in 1966 and until 2002 was the busiest station in the network (it's now the second busiest of the 68 stations with over 10 million passengers a year). The maximum speed of the trains is 72km/hr. On the right platform can be seen the five stained glass murals by Nicholas Sollogoub, depicting Montreal scenes from 1830.
11 June 2014
10 June 2014
unsent, circa 1946
Curt Teich Art-Colortone
The Hand-cart migration was a distinct movement in western pioneer travel. From 1856 to 1861, nearly 4000 people crossed the plains on foot. Men and women pushed or pulled their Hand-carts for 1000 miles west of the Missouri River, intent on finding a haven for religious freedom. Every company was under the direction of a captain or leader and was well organized. The Hand-cart companies brought to the State artisans, traders, agriculturalists, blacksmiths, and men learned in the professions. While the hardships were many, the Hand-cart migration stands out as one of the greatest economic and social factors in the History of Utah.
You are invited to attend Utah's Centennial in 1947.
09 June 2014
08 June 2014
Lovely time in Chicago, weather cool but sunny. Had a pleasant drive (illegible) ... will spend four days in Niagara Falls and Rochester before coming home. Hope all is well, M & T
07 June 2014
06 June 2014
05 June 2014
The Pier at Eastbourne, East Sussex built 1870 - card sent 1926
At 1000' long, the pier, designed by Eugenius Birch, was built as a promenade with six small kiosks along its length, and a pair of tollbooths at the entrance. At the time this card was sent there would have been a music pavilion, camera obscura, and two saloons. During the Second World War, part of the decking was removed and machine gun platforms were installed in the theatre. Various traditional theatres were built over the years, but after the last one was destroyed by fire in 1970 it was replaced by an amusement arcade.