THE SWEDISH HOSPITAL : BROOKLYN, NEW YORK : VINTAGE POSTCARD

This vintage linen postcard features the Swedish Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. The hospital was located at Bedford Avenue and Dean Street. Swedish Hospital opened in 1906 and expanded over time, but closed in 1975. Upon the closing of the facility, the New York Times (1975) published an article about how New York City would be adversely affected by the closure. The hospital was compelled to close because the state health department cited the institution for structural and safety deficiencies in their building. The cessation of services created a problem because Swedish Hospital was the only medical facility in New York City that dealt exclusively with alcoholism and alcohol related medical illnesses. The closing cut two thirds of the beds available for hospitalized alcoholics in Brooklyn. This postcard was published by Curt Teich (Chicago) as part of a series (No.9B-H501).  (SOLD)

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ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL CHURCH AND PARSONAGE : KENTON, OHIO : VINTAGE POSTCARD

This vintage lithographic printed postcard features a a view of the St. John’s Evangelical Church and Parsonage located in Kenton, Ohio. The church remains active in Kenton today. This postcard was published by Curt Teich and distributed by the Wagner Post Card and Novelty Company. The firm’s home was Delphos, Ohio. (PAID)

WOOSTER, OHIO : STREET SCENE : LIBERTY STREET: OLD CARS : ICE CREAM : REXALL

This vintage linen postcard features a street scene in Wooster, Ohio. Antique cars are prominently seen parked diaganally up the street. Note the Hotel, Ice Cream Parlor, and Rexall Drug Store. The postcard has not been mailed. It was published by Curt Teich (Chicago) and distributed by Stout’s News Agency (Wooster). (SOLD)

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STREET SCENE : FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA : CLASSIC CARS, W T GRANT, WOOLWORTH’S

This lithographic chrome vintage postcard features a street scene in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The card shows Caroline Street, which according to the caption on the reverse of the postcard, is the town’s major retail street. Judging by the classic cars shown on the postcard; this card is likelky from the 1950’s. Note the signs for Peoples Drug Store, W. T. Grant, and Woolworth’s. Other interesting details seen in this image, include two buses and a parked red car. The car has lettering on it’s door. It is difficult to decipher the words on the door but it appears to me that they state “Official Car”. The postcard was published by Curteichcolor and distributed by Cussons, May & Company (Richmond  Virginia). (SOLD)

COLLIE : PORTRAIT OF A BEAUTIFUL DOG

This vintage postcard features a beautiful collie. The dog has a wonderful expression. It appears that the collie is smiling. The caption on the card states “Our Pet”. The postcard was published by J. N. Chamberlain. The firm was located in Miami, Florida. The printer of this card was C. T. American Art. This company was a leading postcard publisher and printer. They operated between 1898 and 1978. The company was founded by Curt Teich (1877-1974) in 1898. It was headquartered in Chicago and known as the Curt Teich Company. (SOLD)

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