Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Suspension Bridge Over Ohio River and Skyline, Cincinnati, Ohio

This is a vintage postcard by the Kraemer Art Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio. It was included in my grandparents' 1952 scrapbook.

The postcard was written to my maternal grandfather, Dr. Debs Warren Webster, on 3 June 1953 and was postmarked the next day. I've blurred the writing for privacy reasons. It was written in Portuguese. I like how my grandfather wrote "respondi 18-6-53" below the address. That means he answered the postcard on June 18, 1953.

The postcard was sent from Storrs, Connecticut, and shows a suspension bridge over the Ohio River with the skyline of Cincinnati in the background.

After doing some research to try and find information about this bridge, it looks like it's the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge. You can read about this bridge by clicking  HERE.

This is a picture of the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge. I found this photo on the Wikimedia Commons website.

Photographer Adam Sofen - Wikimedia  Commons

It's interesting to compare Cincinnati's skyline in the postcard and photograph to see how it's changed over the years. I believe this photo was taken in 2008.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Air View of Juarez, Old Mexico

Air View of Juarez, Old Mexico Pg. 1Air View of Juarez, Old Mexico Pg. 2 - Names Blurred

This is a 1950 genuine Curt Teich "C.T. Art-Colortone" vintage postcard from my grandparents' collection.

In July of 1955, my grandparents traveled to Mexico. They traveled alone, leaving their children at home. On their way to Mexico, they stopped in Texas to visit family. This is a postcard they sent home. I've blurred the name of the recipient of this postcard for privacy reasons.

The postcard is written in Portuguese. I had to ask my mom to translate it for me, since I don't read or speak Portuguese. In essence, the translation is as follows:

Dear (name blurred) ,
We arrived at 6:00 p.m. in El Paso.  We spent the night at the home of cousin Pearl.  This morning cousin Jackie and the boys took us for a ride sight-seeing.  They are so wonderful.  They are very blonde (tow-heads), very beautiful and very well educated.  They look a lot like our family, almost exactly. 

Hugs to the children and to you from Debs and Willis.
The person that this postcard was sent to was my grandmother's sister. Perhaps she was watching the children while my grandparents traveled to Mexico.

There are a couple more postcards from Mexico in my grandparents' collection. I'll be sharing those in future posts.

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