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.

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Now that's a puzzle -- someone in Connecticut sending a postcard of a bridge in Ohio.

    Some of the buildings in the postcard are easy to identify in the current photo. Good Eye, Jana!

    1. Hi Wendy,

      Yep. A puzzle indeed. Perhaps they picked up the postcard while they were traveling.

      I'm glad I was able to identify the bridge in the postcard. And isn't it fun to see some of the same buildings in the current photo?

      Thanks for stopping by!


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