Monthly Archives: May 2016

Abandoned Grind Stones, Grindstone City, Michigan

This image shows the unexpected fate of a large quantity of grind stones which had been manufactured nearby but found no owners. They are used for shoreline stabilization for which they are also eminently suitable, given their great size and hardness.

The L.L. Cook Co., Milwaukee, WI

The description states:


Abandoned grindstones, once a thriving industry at Grindstone City, Michigan.

Grindstone City is an unincorporated community at the eastern end of Port Austin Township, located at the northern tip of the ‘thumb’ of the Michigan peninsula. The shore shown here is part of Lake Huron.
This postcard is dated 1955.

Horseback Riding, Hart Michigan

This image shows a group of people, possibly a family, as they ride horses provided by the local stable owner. Such horse rentals were very common in mid-20th century United States, as it provided an experience which was fast disappearing for many urban families.

Curteich Color 3-D Natural Color Reproduction

The description on the back of the card states simply:

CK-310 Greetings from Hart, Michigan

Hart, Michigan is located in west central Michigan, and the county it is the seat of has a coastline of Lake Michigan. It is a small town in a rural county, and such entertainments as this were provided for summer tourists and visitors.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Bridge Street, Winnemucca, Nevada

This image shows a typical day on Bridge Street, looking towards the distant mountains near the town of Winnemucca, Nevada. Based on the location of the theater shown in the picture, this is a view of Bridge Street from about the same viewpoint as it looks ltoday.

There is no description on the back of this card.

The movie theater marquee on the right side of the street indicates that the current film is “Kill the Umpire” starring William Bendix. This film was released in mid-1950, which conclusively dates this photo to the early 1950s.