February, 1966 We did leave Mexico finally at 9:10 am by American and had a wonderful flight much better than Braniff. E. met us at customs and took us home for lunch and left there about 1:30. They had three inches of snow in San Antonio, first in 40 years. We arrived here at 5:15Continue reading “Houston, Texas”
The entrance to the railroad exhibit at the New York World’s Fair 1939 appears very much like a glorified and modernistic roundhouse for locomotives.The Rotunda above contains 25,000 square feet of floor space leading to a circular theme hall 180 feet in diameter surmounted by a dome approximately eight stories in height. Sponsored by theContinue reading “New York 1939”
Photo of our family business made into a postcard around 1942.
Pershing Square, Los Angeles Postcard courtesy of Western Publishing and Novelty Company. In 1866 the area known today as Pershing Square was dedicated as a public square called La Plaza Abaja (the lower plaza) by Mayor Christobal Aguilar. A year later people started calling it St Vincent’s Park since it was across the street fromContinue reading “Los Angeles, California”
Elmira News Co., Elmira, N. Y.
Los Angeles County General Hospital, 1950’s The County Hospital, costing 13 million dollars, is one of the largest and best equipped in the world. There are 123 buildings on 56 acres of ground. An average 4 thousand patients are treated daily. (This particular building was finished in 1933, and was converted to office space. AContinue reading “Los Angeles, California”
June, 1951 Regards to you and yours. Best
1950’s Hotel Claridge, Collins Avenue at 35th Street. In the most fashionable section of Miami Beach – Overlooking the ocean – Private swimming pool – Comfortable and luxurious – Coffee shop Solaria. Looks like it is still there today.
In 1924, Gandy Bridge between St Petersburg and Tampa, was said to be the longest automobile bridge in the world at six miles across. In 1956 it was re-built and used until 1997. In 2000, the longest bridge, Bang Na Expressway in Thailand, opened at 34 miles across.
March 4, 1909 — Mitchell, SD Rec’d your card last night sorry I had planned on going home, but haven’t been home for so long the folks are awfully anxious to see me. Love Postcard published by the Omaha News Company. Made in Germany.