Monthly Archives: January 2016

Purple Rhododendron, Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

Originally known as the Appalachian Scenic Highway during its construction, the Blue Ridge Parkway is a linear park connecting other National Parks in the system, while not being a national park itself. It is the most visited unit of the National Park system.

Ektachrome by Elliot Lyman Fisher, Asheville, N. C.

The description states:

PURPLE RHODODENDRON in bloom on the Blue Ridge Parkway and Craggy Dome in the background.

–Craggy Dome is the highest point in the Great Craggy Mountains of North Carolina. It is the smoother of the two prominences in this picture.

This card was used and is dated 31 May 1973.

Charlies Bunion, Great Smoky Mountains Park, Tennessee

This is an image of the large rock outcrop called Charlies Bunion. The rock is just below the summit of a mountain along the Appalachian Trail.

Photographed in Natural Color by Walter Cline

The description states:


Great Smoky Mountains National Park

This spectacular point on the Appalachian Trail is located about 6 miles from Newfound Gap and has become a very popular hike. This area is located in the most rugged scenery in the Smokies.

–This particular mountain top is on the border between Tennessee and North Carolina.

This card was used and is dated 15 September 1971.


Mountain Highway Scene, Tennessee

This image is an artists recreation of a black and white photo, showing cars traveling along a highway in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.

Published by Standard Souvenirs and Novelties, Inc., Knoxville, Tenn.

There is no description on the back of this card.

The card shows automobiles characteristic of the 1940s in the United States, although the card was used and is dated 10 August 1951