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Postcard: Freedom Train “Southern Pacific 4449″

October 6th, 2014 · No Comments

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Card is titled: “Southern Pacific 4449.”

Printed on back of postcard:

THE AMERICAN FREEDOM TRAIN
Built in 1941 by the Lima Locomotive Works, Lima, Ohio. The 4449 was one of the 50 “Golden State” engines designed for service with Southern Pacific Daylight trains.

Publishing information:

Jerry L. Kaltenbach Enterprises, 3200 Valleyview Drive, Columbus, Ohio.
Curteichcolor® 3-D Natural Color Reproduction (Reg. U.S.A. Pat. Off.).

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Postcard: Hearst Castle façade

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments

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Card is titled: “Hearst Castle, San Simeon, Calif.”

Printed on back of postcard:

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HEARST SAN SIMEON STATE HISTORICAL MONUMENT
San Simeon, California, on Coast Highway 1 between Monterey and San Luis Obispo.
Late afternoon sun throws shadows of Mexican Fan Palms on the façade of Hearst Castle, home of editor-publisher William Randolph Hearst for some 28 years. Rare works of art fill the 100 rooms.

Publishing information:

Ogden Foods Service Corp., Box 6, San Simeon, Calif. 93452

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Postcard: Grand Canyon, Hopi Point

September 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

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Card is untitled on the front.

Printed on back of postcard:

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK,
ARIZONA
HOPI POINT
From the brink of this titanic chasm, is an ever-changing panorama of one of the most picturesque and colorful regions in the entire world. The Canyon varies in width from four to eighteen miles and is a mile deep.

Publishing information:

Verkamp, Inc., Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Curteichcolor® 3-D Natural Color Reproduction (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.)

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Postcard: Memorial Church, Harvard

September 15th, 2014 · No Comments

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Card is untitled on the front.

Printed on back of postcard:

MEMORIAL CHURCH AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Dedicated November 11, 1932
In grateful memory of the Harvard men who died in the World War, we have built this church.

BM 45A

Publishing information:

Published by Bromley & Company, Inc., Boston, Mass. 02210
Mike Roberts, Berkeley 94710

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9/11/2014

September 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment

As I was dressing at home, I heard excited voices from the TV in the other room. There was something that looked like a disaster movie on, and I switched it off. Twenty minutes later, I was walking through the back door of Laser’s Edge Compact Discs, ready to start the workday. Michael had arrived earlier, and had WBHM’s radio broadcast playing on the store audio system while he was trying to pull up a television signal on the store monitor. This was not a movie. Instead of a deserted store that day – as I would have expected – customers and neighboring merchants were coming in to talk and would linger in conversation longer than usual. It was a Tuesday, which is traditionally new release day in the music industry. Among the releases that day were Bob Dylan’s “Love and Theft” and a live album by Dream Theater that featured – in one of the most eerie and creepiest coincidences I have ever witnessed – a rendering of the World Trade Center in flames.

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Postcard: Courbet’s “Brook at Le Petit Noir”

September 8th, 2014 · No Comments

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Card is untitled on the front.

Printed on back of postcard:

GUSTAVE COURBET, French, 1819-1877
A Brook at Le Puits Noir, near Ornans, ca. 1870
Oil on canvas, 21½ x 35 in.
FOGG ART MUSEUM, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Grenville L. Winthrop Bequest, acc. 1943.221

Publishing information:

Printed in Germany by Bruder Hartmann, Berlin.

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Postcard: Supreme Court statue I

September 1st, 2014 · No Comments

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Card is untitled on the front.

Printed on back of postcard:

One of a pair of allegorical figures, sculpted by James E. Fraser from a 250-ton slab of Vermont marble, sits at the entrance of the Supreme Court Building in Washington D.C. Part of the Court’s motto – “Equal Justice Under Law” – appears on the facade above it.

National Geographic Photographer Joseph J. Scherschiel.

Publishing information:

Copyright © 1970 The Foundation of the Federal Bar Association.

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Postcard: Betsy Ross House

August 25th, 2014 · No Comments

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Card is titled: “Betsy Ross House and Flag Room / Philadelphia, Pa.”

Printed on back of post card:

BETSY ROSS HOUSE, PHILADELPHIA, PA.
Birthplace of “Old Glory.” Where Betsy Ross received the Committee from Continental Congress, composed of General George Washington, Col. George Ross and Robert Morris, and was commissioned to make the First American Flag in 1776.

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Publishing information:

The Continental Card
Art Color Card Distributors / Phila. Phone MA7-3773
Mike Roberts, Berkeley 94710

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Postcard: U.N. Building with flags

August 18th, 2014 · No Comments

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Card is titled: “United Nations Building.”

Printed on back of post card:

UNITED NATIONS BUILDINGS WITH AMERICAN FLAG FLYING
New York City
Color by A. Devaney, Inc.

Publishing information:

Ogden Food Service Corp. / A Division of Ogden Corp.
Plastichrome® ©Colourpicture / Boston, Mass. 02130

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Postcard: JFK Center at night

August 11th, 2014 · No Comments

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Card is untitled on its front.

Printed on back of post card:

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C. 20566.

Publishing information:

Photo: Hans Trebor Assoc. / Printing: Museum Press, Inc.

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