Tag Archives: 1930s

Juniata Bridge, Lewistown, Pennsylvania

This image is an illustration of the Juniata Bridge, or the Lewistown Road Bridge, which crosses the Juniata River in Lewistown, Pennsylvania.

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There is no description on the back of this card.

According to the link above, this bridge was completed in 1924 as a replacement for an older truss bridge, and was in turn replaced in 1989. The mills in the background were part of the large complex of factories operated by the American Viscose Corporation, which was the largest producer of rayon in the early 20th century and the first to make artificial silk.

This card was used and is dated 2 August 1937.

Oldest Bookseller in Paris, France

This image is of the small shops that lined the Seine in Paris, featuring a very old man who was known as the oldest bookseller, referring to his age and not the age of the books.

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The description states, in rough translation:

THE LITTLE TABLES

Quai Voltaire. The oldest bookseller of the quays. The poet bookseller Charles Dodeman.

The oldest bookseller.

–These sorts of stalls exist today along the Seine.

This postcard was used and is dated 25 July 1930.

 

“A Drink of Water” by L. H. ‘Dude’ Larsen

This image is a reproduction of the painting by the prolific Western artist known as Dude Larsen,  who created postcards for the tourist trade along U. S. 66.

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The description states:

A DRINK OF WATER

Taken form an original oil painting by the noted cowboy artist and poet, L. H. “Dude” Larsen.

Dude Larsen worked during the 1930s and 1940s making postcards from original paintings such as this one.

This postcard is dated 1939.