I snickered at “the bus that goes to sea” line. Anyway, the card was published in 1949.
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.
Another view. This is a real photo post card (RPPC) from the 1950s. It is postally unused, but a child has scrawled in pencil on the back.
This card is neither unusual or rare. Nice card, though. Printed by Koppel Color Cards in New Jersey. If you know about this church, you know that, in October, 2017, an SUV rolled into the building. It has since been repaired. The church, not the SUV…
No lie, this card’s had some hard handling.
But the card itself is interesting in that these once-loved roadhouses are almost all gone now. I’d say the date of the photograph is late 50s, judging from the cars. I think that’s a ’56 Ford, the blue one, on the right. In front is a yellow ’53 Chevrolet Bel Air. Note, I’m no way an expert on car models. If I’m wrong, shoot me a comment.
It was printed by Koppel Color Card Company in Hawthorne NJ. The rounded corners are unusual.
This is called “Forks of the River”, east of Knoxville TN. Above the rivers, to the left, is where the community of Asbury now sits. High in the center, the white spot, is a marble quarry that has been active since the late 1800s. The marble is called Tennessee marble and lacks the crystallization of true marble. I read this. Personally, I can’t tell the difference between marble and peat moss.
The card, printed by Curt Teich of Chicago and distributed by Asheville Post Card Company, dates to before 1952, when the price of a stamp went to two cents.
Postmarked 1906 – front
1906 – reverse
1916 postmarked – front
1916 card – reverse
Same picture, 10 years and two postal eras apart.
Note that there’s been quite a bit of retouching on the 1916 postmarked card. In the top card, there are power/telephone poles and liners, plus part of a sign on the tall building on the left. All that’s gone in the circa-1916 card. Using a lens, it’s easy to see how the publishing company colored in the bricks and the greenery in the background, but left most of the lower part untouched.