Friday, July 31, 2015

PPIE: American-Hawaiian Steamship Co.



EXHIBIT OF AMERICAN HAWAIIAN S.S. CO.
TRANSPORTATION BLDG.
PAN-PAC. INT. EXPOSITION
SAN FRANCISCO 1915

CELEBRATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE 1915 PANAMA PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION
in San Francisco
&
THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1939-40 WORLD'S FAIRS
in New York and San Francisco
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To view past World's Fair posts, click here or on the exposition label.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Northern Pacific Railroad Illustrations





Above are two postcards with illustrations of Northern Pacific Railways's North Coast Limited passenger train that operated between Chicago and Seattle via Bismarck, North Dakota. These illustrations appear to be from the 1930s, based on the passenger's fashions and the description of the train in Wikipedia:
On May 14, 1930 the North Coast Limited got new heavyweight steel cars. The new trains had brass windows, barber and valet services, a barber shop, separate bath and shower facilities for men and women, a soda fountain and radios on board. Parlor cars were added for the daylight portions of the run, so the train lost its all-Pullman status and never regained it. By 1937 most cars were air conditioned; in 1942 the lounge observation cars with open platforms were replaced by buffet solarium sleepers. By that time the train had added cheap tourist sleepers and coaches.
Northern Pacific referred to itself as the "Yellowstone Park Line." The backs of these postcards also referred to "Route of the Air-conditioned North Coast Limited."


Below is another Northern Pacific advertising postcard which advertises "Route of the Completely Air Conditioned North Coast Limited." The illustration on this card is of Grand Canyon in Yellowstone Park, which is said to be "awe-inspiring" and "indescribably beautiful." The Great Fall of the Yellowstone River is twice the height of Niagara.




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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Empire Builder Along Puget Sound



The Route of the Empire Builder extends between Seattle-Portland and Chicago, via Spokane and Minnesota's Twin Cities. the five deluxe streamliners in this fleet provide daily departures in both directions from every point served. Every travel luxury and comfort is available , at no extra fare.




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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Palmer House Empire Room



The Empire Room of the 
PALMER HOUSE
in Chicago
Famous for its "Parade of Stars"
presents the greatest array of entertainers and
name bands in America, at dinner and supper
nightly. concert ensemble at luncheon.
A HILTON HOTEL


 
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Friday, July 24, 2015

PPIE: Iowa's Exhibit -- Agricultural Palace



Panama-Pacific International Exposition
San Francisco  •  •  •  1915
Iowa's "RIVER OF CORN" is 45 feet high and 65 feet in diameter at its base. The cone is hollow, the interior being used for other exhibits of Iowa's grains, grasses, etc.


KNOW IOWA: U. S. Census 1910




CELEBRATE THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE 1915 PANAMA PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION
in San Francisco
&
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.
To view past World's Fair posts, click here or on the exposition label.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Denver Zephyr at Galesburg, Illinois



The Denver "Zephyrs" run between Chicago and Denver, 1034 miles, in less thatn 16 hours. These fine streamliners stop at Galesburg.

  


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