Monthly Archives: February 2017

American Bison, Oklahoma

This is an image of a typical Plains bison, often called buffalo, taken and illustrated from an animal in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

Baxtone, Box 175, Amarillo, Texas

The description states:

One of a herd of 600 Buffalo in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, photographed and painted by C. Faye Bennett.

BLC-44

–The bison roamed over much of North America until its migration routes began to be crossed by the railroad. Unrestricted slaughter of the bison nearly drove it to extinction, but the numbers have recovered after protections were put in place and refuges established.

This image likely dates from the 1940s.

State Capitol Building, Lincoln, Nebraska

This image is an artists rendition of the state capitol building, which houses the Nebraska government in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C. T. Art-Colortone” Post Card

The description states:

NEW STATE CAPITOL, LINCOLN, NEBRASKA

The Capitol of Nebraska, designed by the late Bertram Goodhue, is one of the most dignified and imposing public buildings that has been erected in this country. It is a gravely simple, its style is essentially its own; it perfectly fulfills its purpose, and it symbolizes to Nebraskans and to succeeding generations the people’s idea of government, of statehood.

–The building was completed in 1932 from Indiana limestone and the tower is 400 feet high.

This card likely dates from the 1930s.

Dam, Locks and Ford Bridge, Minneapolis, Minnesota

This image shows the dam and associated locks on the Mississippi River described here at U. S. Government Dam and Locks.

Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C. T. Art-Colortone” Post Card

The description states:

GOVERNMENT DAM AND LOCKS AND FORD BRIDGE, MINNEAPOLIS MINN.

Through these locks pass the Mississippi river boats and barges laden with coal, oil and industrial machinery. The head of navigation is at Minneapolis Municipal Dock at Washington Ave. South.

CITY OF LAKES AND PARKS

–The dam was originally built and owned by the Ford Motor Company and are now known as Lock and Dam Number 1. The Ford Bridge in the background is now known as the Intercity Bridge and carried 46th Street between Minneapolis and St. Paul.

This image likely dates from the 1940s.