Uncle Bob's Travels

Places I've hung out in, sometimes briefly.

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Sutton Hall, Millligan College

Sutton Hall, as it appeared in the early 60s.  The Unknown Collector acquired this card in 1962, which is probably around the time the picture was taken.  The caption on the back calls it “one of the newer buildings on the campus”.  Joyce Haynes took the photo.  Published by Haynes Publishing Company in Roanoke.  Printed by Dexter of West Nyack NY.
The building is much changed now.

53 Years Ago

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“Aerial View -East Tennessee State College, Johnson City, Tenn” (in Brushscript typeface, no less)
Someone penned in the date 10, 4, 1964 on the back.  That’s more than likely when this card was acquired.  I suspect the picture was taken in 1963, given the turnaround time it took then to get a postcard printed and back in the hands of the local outlets.

It was sold by Haynes Distributing of Roanoke (Dexter printed it).  Most of the cards I see from Haynes show Joyce L. Haynes as the photographer, but this one was taken by their other salesperson in this area, C. H. Ruth.

I was over at ETSU the other month and happened to be an area where I was pretty close to that old chimney.  I got a real rush of nostalgia recalling standing in the more-or-less same spot when I was, maybe, 16 years old, listening to my older brother, who was attending ETSC at the time.  He was telling me that TruAde was better for me than Coca-Cola because it had less sugar.  It actually didn’t, but I still thought it was gross.

He was a great guy.  I miss him.

Downtown Rogersville

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The date in ink on the back: 6/4/1963.  That looks like a ’59 Cadillac on the right, so that’s probably in the ballpark.  Unfortunately, unless you were standing at the press and wrote the date on the back with the card in your hot little hand, it doesn’t mean a lot.  Cards hung around for years in drug stores, waiting for a wayward tourist or, in this case, a card collector to happen by.

This is another chrome, published by Haynes Distributing Company of Roanoke and printed by Dexter in West Nyack, NY.  Haynes was active in this area in the early 60s.

Joyce L. Haynes, naturally, took the photo.  She took a lot of pictures for the company.

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