Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mormon Meteor Speed Records



Mormon Meteor: David Abbott (Ab) Jenkins, Owner-Driver and founder of the Salt Flats as a race course. Utah born and reared 1883. Religion, (Mormon). Holder of more world's unlimited records than any man in history of sports. The only man who has ever driven an automobile continuously without relief for 24 hours, under supervision of contest board. Awarded champion of champions plaque and cup for the world's safest driver. In 1950 at age 67, he made his fastest lap of 13 miles @ 199.19 M. P. H. Raced his last time in July, 1951. Now retired. He attributes his stamina to the fact, he never in his life, tasted liquor or tobacco. 

These records and many others were established on the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah under A. A. A. supervision





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Monday, April 20, 2015

Map: Greetings from North Dakota



North Dakota — area 70,837 sq. m., of which 654 sq. m. is water; 16th state in size; admitted into the Union in 1889. State flower - Wild Prairie Rose. Capital - Bismarck. Manufactures:: Grain products and dairy products (butter, cheese, condensed and evaporated milk). Sullys Hills National Park is a famous wild-animal preserve with woods and streams.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Little Club -- Chicago, Illinois



*     Little Club     *
Most beautiiful Theatre Cocktail Lounge
on Chicago's South Side
  • Air conditioned
  • Continuous Entertainment
  • Serving the finest of Imported and Domestic Liqueurs
  • Chicken Dinners, Steaks and Chops Our Specialty
Meet Your Friends at the Little Club
in "Nite Club" Atmosphere

postmarked 1944


Friday, April 17, 2015

NYWF: Giant Underwood



The GIANT
UNDERWOOD MASTER TYPEWRITER
The Largest in the World
Operates Daily at the Underwood Elliott Fisher
Exhibit in the Business Systems Building
at the New York World's Fair

This huge machine, weighing 14 tons, is 1,728 times larger than the regular Underwood Master. It required 3 years to build. Each typebar weighs 45 pounds and the carriage alone weighs 3,500 pounds. Letters are typed on "stationery" measuring 9 by 12 feet, and the ribbon in the machine is 100 feet long and five inches wide. Two box cars were required to transport the Giant to the World's Fair.



CELEBRATE THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1939-40 WORLD'S FAIRS

In New York and San Francisco
Look for more World's Fair Postcards on the Postcardy Blog on Fridays.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Grand Canyon Rim Drive



Mohave Point is about four miles from El Tovar. Just opposite Mohave Point the Granite Gorge is deepest. From Mohave to the west, you can see across the river the Tower of Set, Horus Temple, Isis Temple, Cheops Pyramid, Buddha Temple, and on this side Powell Abyss with Copo and Dana Buttes.



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Monday, April 13, 2015

Map: Dunlap Hotel, Jacksonville, Illinois



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THE DUNLAP HOTEL
JACKSONVILLE, ILLINOIS
Central Illinois Finest Hotel
Every Guest Room Air-conditioned
Air-Concitioned Coffee Shop 
and Cocktail Lounge
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postmarked 1955

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Fife & Drum -- Plattsburg, New York



FIFE & DRUM
HOTEL WITHERILL
Plattsburg, N. Y.
Restaurant and Bar located in the Witherill Hotel serves Fine Food and Beverages at popular prices and is considered one of America's outstanding rooms.



 
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