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Vintage New York City Postcards

- Franny Wentzel - Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 : goo

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These are from my personal collection...

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Lower New York, North from Whitehall Bldg - postmarked 24 July 1913

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The General Sherman Monument - postmarked 9 February 1910

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Park Row Bldg - postmarked - 19 September 1903

*Note that those two cards were issued before the US Post Office allowed people to write messages on the back.

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Singer Building - postmarked 6 August 1912

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Empire State Building - postmarked 1941 - this has printed advertisement for 'Liberal Credit Clothing' in the message section

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Lower New York Skyline from Governor's Island - postmarked 2 September 1937

Grace wrote a fairly dense message to Mis'ess 'Bea' Seaman on the back. Basically, Mildred is feeling better after the breakdown but not able to look for work yet and she hopes Patsy is feeling better as well and that Harry keeps his strength up.

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Aerial view of Midtown Manhattan - postmarked 28 October 1933

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Herald Square Heart of the Shopping District - postmarked 21 October 1947

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Madison Square Garden - never mailed

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New York City Building New York World's Fair 1939 - postmarked 17 June 1939 2:30 PM

Barbara & her sister are doing the fair again as it is "simply wonderful".

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Empire State Building and views from the Observation Deck - never mailed

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North-Eastern view from the Empire State Observatory - never mailed

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Western view from Empire State Observatory - never mailed

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Chrysler Building - postmarked 1942

This is another card with an advertisement for 'Liberal Credit Clothing' B. Roth Mgr.

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Waldorf = Astoria - Park Avenue Lobby - postmark is incomplete but card is from the 70s or 80s

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The old Times Building - never mailed

This is from a set called 'Old New York in Postcards' published by Dover

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CartLegger: 9th Dec 2009 - 12:23 GMT

Franny: Is a postcard more valuable if it was never mailed?

Great images!

Can I put in a request for something on the Bush (Terminal) Tower on 42nd street? images, info, what have you...

Franny Wentzel: 9th Dec 2009 - 13:15 GMT

My article on historic 'sliver' towers has the Bush Tower featured in it. One of my favourite buildings in NYC.

Franny Wentzel: 9th Dec 2009 - 13:34 GMT

I suppose it depends on the person whether a postcard that's been used is better or worse than one that hasn't been. I for one consider the little messages between people who once walked this planet as a bonus to whatever image was on the front.

Robert: 9th Dec 2009 - 22:14 GMT

Franny: Great cards!!! Thank you so much for sharing them

Xavivi: Wow! What a bundle of joy!... Beautiful stuff!

anon (97.102.65.213): 14th Mar 2010 - 16:57 GMT

i have a 1939 new york worlds fair fold out post card it is not mailed. Can anyone tell me anything about it and its value. Jerseygirl1048@live.com

fotoshqip: 7th Nov 2012 - 21:30 GMT

I have a good collection on http://www.fotoshqip.com you can see a lot of old images from united states 1900, take a look there

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