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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1605 on: December 07, 2019, 11:45:31 PM »
Just for a change of pace, the collection has a ton of post cards with various city street scenes from 100 years ago.  In the upper left, barely legible, it says 'Tremont Street, Galveston, Tex'.  Someone apparently steamed the stamp off the back.

Not sure when the photo was taken, but the vehicles on either side of he road are horse drawn carriages.

Note the sign on the far left, halfway down:  'Post Cards'


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Nice, PB.  Also note the second building on the left.  A rather impressive Elks lodge, (BPOE) though not sure if it is the whole building or just the upper floor.  There is a sign down at the corner that says (The) Stag.  That might have something to do with the membership there, though I'm not sure what.  Possibly the name of a bar?  (Back then the Elks were notorious for having a male membership only.) 

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1606 on: December 08, 2019, 03:51:48 PM »
Nice, PB.  Also note the second building on the left.  A rather impressive Elks lodge, (BPOE) though not sure if it is the whole building or just the upper floor.  There is a sign down at the corner that says (The) Stag.  That might have something to do with the membership there, though I'm not sure what.  Possibly the name of a bar?  (Back then the Elks were notorious for having a male membership only.)

Here's another one:  Hotel Seattle.  The caption is '1004 - Intersection of Yesler Way and James Street, Seattle, Wash'.  On the far left 'Copyright 1903, by Lowman & Hanford S. & P. Co., Seattle,'.  The card wasn't used - on the back it says 'This side exclusively for the address', which explains the large amount of blank space on the front.

They're small but on the streets are a trolley, horse drawn wagons, and possibly gas powered vehicles.

Per Microsoft's online street view, the corner still exists - today that triangular block is the Sinking Ship Garage just off Pioneer Square.  The building on the left appears to be the Pioneer Building, still in existence.  The building on the right appears to be the building that houses Merchant's Café, apparently Seattle's oldest restaurant, opened 1890.


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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1607 on: December 10, 2019, 12:05:46 AM »
Here are two more contestant restaurants in the Where Shall We Have A Christmas Party? contest.  Please vote for the one you like the best.

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Kugler's Restaurant in Philadelphia Pa. 

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The Swiss Chalet Restaurant in Chicago.

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train.  Lots of snow
last night & real
cold today. 
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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1608 on: December 10, 2019, 02:55:02 AM »
Definitely Kugler's.  The Chalet has ugly tablecloths.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1609 on: December 10, 2019, 04:38:02 AM »
All of these restaurants look rather too civilized for an Ellgab party. But the place does need to be classier than the Bellgab roadside juke joint.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1610 on: December 10, 2019, 05:08:26 AM »
I vote for The Swiss Chalet restaurant.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1611 on: December 10, 2019, 05:27:15 AM »
I vote for The Swiss Chalet restaurant.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1612 on: December 10, 2019, 08:31:43 AM »
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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1613 on: December 10, 2019, 11:08:02 AM »
Here are two more contestant restaurants in the Where Shall We Have A Christmas Party? contest.  Please vote for the one you like the best.

I'm going to say Swiss Chalet, the other one with more space and tables may be too noisy

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1614 on: December 10, 2019, 11:26:23 AM »
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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1615 on: December 10, 2019, 09:11:44 PM »
Kugler's Restaurant
There was a little girl,
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Right in the middle of her forehead.
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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1616 on: December 11, 2019, 01:10:12 AM »
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Thanks for the votes!  The Swiss Chalet moves on to the semi-finals.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1617 on: December 11, 2019, 01:29:04 AM »
Here are two more contestant restaurants in the Where Shall We Have A Christmas Party? contest.  Please vote for the one you like the best.

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Kugler's Restaurant in Philadelphia Pa. 

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Fine taste and an element of luxury to every meal.

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The Swiss Chalet Restaurant in Chicago.

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Music by Endre Oeskay, his famous violin and orchestra.

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Postdated March 22, 1954.

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last night & real
cold today. 
     Hope everything
is all right at home.
           Love,
                   R. & E.


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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1618 on: December 11, 2019, 01:32:10 AM »
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Thanks for the votes!  The Swiss Chalet moves on to the semi-finals.

I'll do my best to be alert for the semi-final vote. ;)
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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1619 on: December 11, 2019, 01:41:29 AM »
Just an observation. 
I do not see a fireplace in any of these establishments.  A fireplace is a requirement.  An establishment without a fireplace should be disqualified.  Correct???
Just sayin'. ;) ;D
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