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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2018, 04:43:49 PM »
Considering there's no catenary & only 2 rails, where's the car getting electricity from?

Really good catch there!

You can see the wand for the pantograph but the lines are missing.

Early..."airbrush"?

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #31 on: July 13, 2018, 04:44:56 PM »
Not an expert on trolleys but there is another set of rail (power source?) behind the car, to the left, but not in front...so that passengers don't step on the energized rail while boarding the car?  Also they might have additional track somewhere else that has a catenary and thus that pole thing on top of the trolley would be put into use.

Makes sense to me.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2018, 04:50:45 PM »
Not an expert on trolleys but there is another set of rail (power source?) behind the car, to the left, but not in front...so that passengers don't step on the energized rail while boarding the car?  Also they might have additional track somewhere else that has a catenary and thus that pole thing on top of the trolley would be put into use.

Maybe they just had illegal alien laborer (trabajeros) push it?  ;)

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #33 on: July 13, 2018, 05:06:54 PM »
Ouch!

They have burros you know...

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #34 on: July 13, 2018, 05:07:56 PM »
Really good catch there!

You can see the wand for the pantograph but the lines are missing.

Early..."airbrush"?

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Later iterations:

http://www.heritagetrolley.org/planElPaso.html

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Nice link.  The reconditioned streetcar looks real 'cherry' as we used to say.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #35 on: July 13, 2018, 05:14:26 PM »
Streetcars are the best, glad you liked the share. ;)

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #36 on: July 14, 2018, 03:40:25 PM »
Introducing Geronimo, whose  postcard was included in the post office's series called (I think) The Old West.

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Biography of Geronimo:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geronimo

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2018, 08:29:56 PM »
Here is another very old postcard but I don't know how old because the stamp cancellation date isn't clear.  The stamp itself was printed back in 1902 so that gives us a rough idea as to when the card was sent.

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There is no info on this postcard but surely that's botanist Luther Burbank, his house and his greenhouse.  I looked online and the structure on the left and greenhouse seem a little different but they are stuck together, as they are on the postcard.  Luther's hair is quite short on the postcard while online his hair is long and wavy.  Still, I'm pretty sure it's him.         

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #38 on: July 15, 2018, 10:08:35 PM »
I pass these from time to time and I figured that a hat tip your way was in order. These will be used as intended, and hopefully put a smile of pleasant surprise on an old friends face.
No. I can't collect as my OCD will not allow clutter in my truck, and I don't mind this because it keeps me efficient.
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Please tell me it is a Peterbilt and you have moccasins to drive in?  8)

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #39 on: July 16, 2018, 01:26:25 PM »
Here is a greeting card that takes all the work out of composing a personal note.  Just fill in the dots.

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However, Rich did utilize the backside to fill his folks in on some of the sights of New York.  The house at 1227 West Leonard is gone.  There is an RV parts and service shop there now.

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That is the National Defense Statue of Liberty - Industry Agriculture For Defense stamp. It was issued on October 16, 1940. 

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2018, 10:52:13 AM »
Here is a German post card.  Just picked it up at an antiques store.  Unfortunately the postage was ripped off.  Nonetheless I liked the picture. The response on the back seems to be another language.  Maybe Polish?  Mailed to Cleveland, OH.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2018, 10:55:41 AM »
This little card was a wedding announcement sent out in Canada.  From what I understand they were sent to all the citizens.  They were mailed on basic 3X5 index cards.  It's not shown, but the flip side shows the red line, blue lines, and the margin of said cards.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2018, 11:02:51 AM »
I believe it says "Am coming up in the morning with Ed.  Yours as ever, Mabel."


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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #43 on: July 17, 2018, 11:04:57 AM »
Here is a German post card.  Just picked it up at an antiques store.  Unfortunately the postage was ripped off.  Nonetheless I liked the picture. The response on the back seems to be another language.  Maybe Polish?  Mailed to Cleveland, OH.

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Quite an interesting history for a garden!

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Re: The Postcard Thread
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Re: The Postcard Thread
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