I was scanning some negatives last night and while I had the scanner out I decided to digitize some vintage postcards I had lying around. A few months ago I went on a vintage postcard hunt with a friend and I found these NYC postcards and a few from the Adirondack region where I grew up. I will post the latter sometime tomorrow.
The first five are of the Statue of Liberty:
On the back of this postcard is a stamp that says “actual photograph”, this one is my favorite because I like the descriptions written on it.
This postcard also has “actual photograph” stamped on the back as well as “July 13, 1947” handwritten.
This next postcard is of Coney Island:
The back is postmarked in Brooklyn, NY August 29, 1907 9:30pm. This is an old one!! Also, what is interesting, out of all of these postcards this is the only one not printed in New York City. This one was printed in Germany. I wonder why?
The next six are of major landmarks around the city:
Empire State Building.
Fifth Avenue Hotels and Buildings Near Plaza in Central Park.
Flat Iron Building. On the back it is postmarked in Madison Square Station, NY February 9, 1910 1:30pm.
Times Square and Paramount Building. On the back, this is postmarked in New York, NY October 21, 1944 9:30pm.
English Garden in Rockefeller Center.
These next two images are not actually of postcards, but I found them at the same time and I still find them very interesting.
This is an old photograph of Times Square. I have never even heard of Bond. Have you?
This is an old business card for Rowan’s Old Stand. (front view)
Here is the back view of the business card. “The Largest Plate Ice Cream In the City”…only 10 Cts!!