Friday, March 6, 2015

New York World's Fair: Schlitz Palm Garden




THE SCHIITZ PALM GARDEN
is situated on Rainbow Avenue
near Constitution Mall.
the Restaurant, Cafeteria and Beer Garden
has a seating capacity of 2,500 persons.

Postmarked at the World's Fair Station, August 2, 1940. The back has the following message:
Resting (?) here for lunch. Then we will see Ripley's & start for home. Hope I don't faint — as others have! A perfect week for weather - Went to R. C. Music Hall yesterday (Rockettes, etc.)


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, March 3, 2015

Rocky Mountain Rocket Streamliner at Foot of Pikes Peak



Rock Island
"ROUTE OF THE ROCKETS"

circa 1942


The Rocky Mountain Rocket was a streamlined passenger train of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad. Rock Island's train numbers 7 and 8 ran from Chicago's LaSalle Street Station to Denver's Union Station and Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Rocky Mountain Rocket ran from 1939 to 1966; the train was discontinued prior to the creation of Amtrak in 1971.(source: Wikipedia)



Monday, March 2, 2015

Map: William Sloane House Y.M.C.A.



WILLIAM SLOANE HOUSE
WEST 34th STREET and NINTH AVENUE
 
• New York City's Y. M. C. A. for transient young men and enlisted personnel of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. In addition to 1493 sleeping rooms there are available to resident members, Personal Counseling, Employment Service, Recreation Information, Sightseeing Trips, Writing Room, House Physician, Barber Shop, Baths, Bootblack, Tailor Shop, Cafeteria, Grill, News Stand, Telephones, Check Room, Laundry, Bible Breakfasts, Musicales, Inspirational Lectures, Billiard and Social Rooms.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Parker's Restaurant -- Rocky Mount, North Carolina



Parker's Restaurant & Dining Room
Air Conditioned - U. S. Highway 301 - Air Conditioned
ROCKY MOUNT, N. CAR.
Famous for Courtesy and Good Food
Pay Attention to What You Eat
But More to Where you Eat It!
35 Years of Courteous Service



 
Smorgasbord Sundays (SS) 
BARS & RESTAURANTS


Friday, February 27, 2015

GGIE: Aerial View of Exposition Grounds



GOLDEN GATE INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION
The compact unity of the Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay, is brought out by this photograph. Radiating from the 400 foot Central Tower and surrounding court are six great blocks of exhibit palaces, spaced by lovely gardens and beyond are the buildings of industrial and governmental exhibitors.


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, February 24, 2015

Lookout Mountain Incline



From the Windows of the Incline Car as it ascends Lookout Mountain a magnificent view of the Tennessee River, the city of Chattanooga and surrounding historical country is obtained.



Monday, February 23, 2015

Map: Catalina Island


click image to enlarge




Catalina Island is a rocky island  located about 22 miles (35 km) south-southwest of Los Angeles, California..The island is 22 miles (35 km) long and 8 miles (13 km) across at its greatest width.

This postcard has an attractive map with a lot of detail. Unfortunately the map is almost impossible to read without a magnifying glass when reduced to postcard size, and the back of the postcard has no information about the island..


Above is an enlargement of a portion of the map showing the location of the Wrigley Residence. People are shown swimming and traveling by boat to the island. It is a long distance to swim, but it has been done. More than 200 people have completed the Catalina Channel swim. The swim dates back to 1927, when the Wrigley family that owned the island sponsored a swimming race to prove that it really wasn’t far from the mainland. The swim normally starts, rather than ends, on the island.

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