Monday, April 20, 2015

Map: Greetings from North Dakota



North Dakota — area 70,837 sq. m., of which 654 sq. m. is water; 16th state in size; admitted into the Union in 1889. State flower - Wild Prairie Rose. Capital - Bismarck. Manufactures:: Grain products and dairy products (butter, cheese, condensed and evaporated milk). Sullys Hills National Park is a famous wild-animal preserve with woods and streams.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Little Club -- Chicago, Illinois



*     Little Club     *
Most beautiiful Theatre Cocktail Lounge
on Chicago's South Side
  • Air conditioned
  • Continuous Entertainment
  • Serving the finest of Imported and Domestic Liqueurs
  • Chicken Dinners, Steaks and Chops Our Specialty
Meet Your Friends at the Little Club
in "Nite Club" Atmosphere

postmarked 1944


Friday, April 17, 2015

NYWF: Giant Underwood



The GIANT
UNDERWOOD MASTER TYPEWRITER
The Largest in the World
Operates Daily at the Underwood Elliott Fisher
Exhibit in the Business Systems Building
at the New York World's Fair

This huge machine, weighing 14 tons, is 1,728 times larger than the regular Underwood Master. It required 3 years to build. Each typebar weighs 45 pounds and the carriage alone weighs 3,500 pounds. Letters are typed on "stationery" measuring 9 by 12 feet, and the ribbon in the machine is 100 feet long and five inches wide. Two box cars were required to transport the Giant to the World's Fair.



CELEBRATE THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1939-40 WORLD'S FAIRS

In New York and San Francisco
Look for more World's Fair Postcards on the Postcardy Blog on Fridays.

To view past World's Fair posts, click here or on the exposition label.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Grand Canyon Rim Drive



Mohave Point is about four miles from El Tovar. Just opposite Mohave Point the Granite Gorge is deepest. From Mohave to the west, you can see across the river the Tower of Set, Horus Temple, Isis Temple, Cheops Pyramid, Buddha Temple, and on this side Powell Abyss with Copo and Dana Buttes.



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the transportation label
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Monday, April 13, 2015

Map: Dunlap Hotel, Jacksonville, Illinois



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THE DUNLAP HOTEL
JACKSONVILLE, ILLINOIS
Central Illinois Finest Hotel
Every Guest Room Air-conditioned
Air-Concitioned Coffee Shop 
and Cocktail Lounge
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postmarked 1955

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Fife & Drum -- Plattsburg, New York



FIFE & DRUM
HOTEL WITHERILL
Plattsburg, N. Y.
Restaurant and Bar located in the Witherill Hotel serves Fine Food and Beverages at popular prices and is considered one of America's outstanding rooms.



 
Smorgasbord Sundays (SS) 
BARS & RESTAURANTS

Friday, April 10, 2015

NYWF: Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Exhibits


New York World's Fair State of Pennsylvania Replica of Independence Hall housing Giant Anthracite Wall



New York World's Fair Giant Anthracite Hard Coal Wall in the State of Pennsylvania Exhibit

New York World's Fair Anthracite Hard Coal Exhibit in Home Centre Building

New York World's Fair Automatic Anthracite Stokers for home heating in Home Centre Building

The four postcards above are from the State of Pennsylvania exhibits at the 1939-1940 New Work World's Fair. The exhibits featured Anthracite Coal, an important Pennsylvania product. Anthracite is a hard coal that differs from ordinary bituminous coal by its greater hardness, its higher relative density, and luster.

Here are some facts about Anthracite formation gleaned from the subtitles on a 1920s silent film video, Anthracite Coal Mining circa 1920  (this video is informative but somewhat tedious):
  • Different from bituminous, which occurs in level beds, anthracite is found in folded and twisted strata.
  • The coal beds are but the remains of ancient forests.
  • As the dense vegetation decayed it made a carpet of humus hundreds of feet thick.
  • The land sank and water covered the remains of the forest. Silt and sand slowly settled down.
  • Tremendous pressure from above packed the mass, and it became coal.
  • At first the coal was soft, or bituminous.
  • At some time in that distant past a great earthquake twisted and folded this Pennsylvania plain.
  • The great heat and immense pressures, due to this disturbance, changed the soft coal into Anthracite


The How Coal Mines Work: "Mining and Preparation of Anthracite Coal" video below shows the anthracite mining process in the 1930s..




This Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal Mining video shows 1920s Pennsylvania coal miners at work.






CELEBRATE THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1939-40 WORLD'S FAIRS

In New York and San Francisco
Look for more World's Fair Postcards on the Postcardy Blog on Fridays.

To view past World's Fair posts, click here or on the exposition label.


Visit Sepia Saturday
for More Vintage Images

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