This vintage real photo postcard features the Oriental Hotel, which was located in Dallas, Texas. The street scene includes a working trolley. The hotel opened in 1893 and was referred to as “Field’s Folly” because of it’s extravagant elegance. Field was a real estate man active in Dallas in the 1870’s through the 1890’s. He was also a  talented promoter of his city. The hotel was demolished in 1924 to clear the way for the construction of a new hotel. This postcard was published by Davidson Brothers as part of a series (no.1189 A). The card was postmarked in Dallas in 1912. SOLD

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