This postcard shows the Barter Theatre as it was in the early 1950s, according to the Curt Teich plate dating system. Published by Bristol News Agency.
Oh…if they…could only…see…me…now!
This was Virginia Intermont College in 1949 or 1950. The Curt Teich inventory number OC-H463 dates the card to 1950.
On the back:
left, horizontal: Bristol News Agency, Bristol, Tenn.
upper left: Virginia Intermont College, Bristol, Virginia An accredited and endowed Junior College for girls. The 360 boarding and 140 day students – capacity enrollment – come from most of the states in the U.S. and many foreign lands. The college campus with stately buildings and grove of native oaks is located in the midst of the beautiful mountains round about Bristol
center credit line: Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C.T. Art-Colortone” post card (reg. u.s. pat. off.)
The card is, in my opinion, rather sloppily done. Curt Teich was capable of much better product. It appears a lot of airbrush work was done, plus the adding the dark line around the campus area.