Standard postcard size, printed probably by Tichnor Brothers, Boston, and published by Asheville Post Card Company. Here’s the link to the historic marker shown on the card.
Not one, but two, grts (greetings) from Mountain City TN and one from Richlands VA. These are generic scenes with the grts added. These cards are from the late 1930s to early 1940s. There’s not a lot of information on the numbering system of Tichnor Brothers printers in Boston, just that the 6000 – 8000 series was produced “between 1930 and 1945” or so. The backs on these postally-unused cards are identical. And I paid more than 50 cents for each card…trust me.
We had been up in Adwolfe VA taking pix of the Octagon House when, on the way to Wytheville, I spotted this rusting quietly in a field. I don’t know what it originally did for a living, but it’s retired now. I would almost bet there’s a good story here…
The movies advertised on the marquee, Teen Age Rebel and Stagecoach to Fury, both came out in 1956. The national park mentioned is the 24,000 acre Cumberland Gap National Park, which opened in 1959.
Colourpicture Publishers was in business in Boston between 1938 and 1969, but began using the Plastichrome trademark in the 1950s.
As far as I can tell, Adams Specialty Company in Nashville no longer exists.
Jack Inman is, or was, a photographer working in Middlesboro.
This black-and-white postcard is from the 40s, after the war. A later image of this business shows all buildings with sloping roofs.
Cullom & Chertner was a publishing firm in Nashville. Apparently, after the war, they kept a sales office in Atlanta.
Water damage. Otherwise in fair condition.