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Steve_Colby

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While putting together a Deja View of the rest stop/Point Lookout near the summit of Laurel Hill (West side), it became readily apparent how focused early postcard photographers were on their subject.

 

This is the circa 1940s-50s postcard.

 

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This the view if you swing your camera to the left a little.

 

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Go figure... :blink:

 

~ Steve

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This is the circa 1940s-50s postcard.

 

 

~ Steve

 

I think this card is more likely a late '30s shot. None of the autos in it have headlights that have 'migrated' from the sides of the hood to the fenders, which occurred in most car lines in the 1937-39 timeframe.

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I think this card is more likely a late '30s shot. None of the autos in it have headlights that have 'migrated' from the sides of the hood to the fenders, which occurred in most car lines in the 1937-39 timeframe.

 

It sounds like you're right. Linen postcards were in fashion from about 1930 to 1945 according to an online source.

 

~ Steve

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I have the original in my collection - the lead car appears to be a 1936 or 1937 Packard (from the shape of the grille).

 

Hudsonly,

Alex Burr

Memphis, TN

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