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Bristol, Tenn.- Va.

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Postmarked 1906 – front

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1906 – reverse

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1916 postmarked – front

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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.

Virginia Intermont College Bristol, Virginia

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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.

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