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Natural Bridge, Virginia

This image shows the road under the Natural Bridge, a formation of limestone created by the creek which runs alongside the road.

“Tichnor Quality Views” Made Only By Tichnor Bros. Inc., Boston Mass.

The description states:

NATURAL BRIDGE — One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. There is no other structure like it. The Lee Highway, U.S. No. 11 passes over Natural Bridge. It is higher by 55 feet than Niagara Falls. The mean height of the bridge from the stream below to its upper surface is 215 feet, it has a span of 90 feet between the walls, width averages 100 feet and the arch is 40 feet thick.

Hotel and cottage accommodations. Open all year. Illumination at night.

–U.S. Highway 11 still passes over this span. The card was used and is dated 13 August 1951.

Mill Mountain Star, Roanoke, Virginia

This illustration shows the initial design of the Roanoke Star, built atop Mill Mountain outside of Roanoke, Virginia.

Published by Asheville Post Card Company, Asheville, North Carolina

Published by Asheville Post Card Company, Asheville, North Carolina

The description states:

ROANOKE, VA., Star City of the South

Constructed on top of Mill Mountain, 1,800 feet above sea level and 975 feet above the City. The largest man-made illuminated star in the world — 88 1/2 feet in diameter, on a 100 foot structure — as tall as an eight story building. Nine rows (2,000 feet) of neon tubing.

–The design of the tubing has changed somewhat over the years, to include five concentric stars, and to include red and blue colored neon tubes, though at this time the star is illuminated solely with white.

The star was first lit in 1949, and this card was used, dated 16 August 1951.

Jefferson Bedroom, Monticello, Charlottesville, Virginia

This image shows the interior of the Jefferson bedroom with furnishings consistent with the period Jefferson lived in the house.

Thomson-Ellis-Hutton Co., Baltimore 2, Md.

Thomson-Ellis-Hutton Co., Baltimore 2, Md.

The description states:

MONTICELLO

THE HOME OF THOMAS JEFFERSON

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA

Jefferson’s bedroom showing his alcove bed and chaise lounge.

–Currently the bed is still on display, but the chaise has been replaced with another contemporary chair. While it is not immediately obvious, the bed sits in the middle of the room, with access from both sides, as can be seen in this view.

This postcard likely dates from the 1950s.