Uncle Bob's Travels

Places I've hung out in or just neat postcards

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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.

Greetings from Oak Ridge

This is from 1950, published by Curt Teich & Co., Inc,. Chicago, U.S.A.  There are nine views.  On the reverse are general area scenic views.

My dad once worked at Oak Ridge, well after these pictures were taken.  I can barely recall seeing this town when we’d drive down from Morristown to pick dad up for the weekend.

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