Friday, October 1, 2010

Main Street

Another postcard from my hometown....

Ardmore OK Main Street
Postmarked 28 June 191?

Message:

All is fine Olive is at home I am on at trip to Oklahoma City for a few(?) days hope you are well let us hear from you - Clayton
Main Street, from a different vantage point, today:

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Thanks to Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday! 


13 comments:

Beth Niquette said...

That is SO cool! I love the picture with the modern comparison. That is just wonderful!

Happy PFF!

Snap said...

This is fun! Sort of before and after. A special postcard for you. Happy PFF!

Christine H. said...

This is a beauty. The people on the card seem real and animated vs. some cards where they are stiff and probably drawn in. A true gem.

Aimee Dars said...

My grandpa told a story about when he was a kid - he worked for a barber shop on Washington, which is just a few blocks away from the area represented in this PC. One day, he was wearing a sandwich board advertising the shop and walking up and down the street. Some drunk men spilled out of a bar fighting, and all of a sudden, a knife hit the sandwich board. That was Grandpa's last day! Or so he said...

Christine...normally, I would put aside a streetcar postcard to send to you, but I had to have this one because it's Ardmore!

MuseSwings said...

I can make out where the streetcar tracks ran on the later photo. Interesting comparison!

Debs said...

great postcard - I'm a real sucker for any images with trams in them. I'm lucky to live in Rome where trams are still operational. I think the date reads 1913...

Dorincard said...

Nice comparison...Also, the way the letter C is written in several places on the back has graphological significance.

Bob of Holland said...

Wonderful card. The street used to be livelier - no cars and more pedestrians and the tram is great. They are still many tram lines in my city too (Amsterdam). They are not as cute as on this postcard or the ones in Rome, but thety are comfortable. Happy PFF.

Life Goes On said...

Nice postcard. I love these old postcards

Carole said...

What a cool postcard!

Linda said...

The yesterday and today comparison blows me away! Bring back all the brick buildings. And the streetcar, too. Great story about your grandpa and the sandwich board deflecting the knife. Whew!

Sheila said...

I too like the before and after! Great atmosphere on the card - I can almost hear the tram bell clanging as it goes along. :)

Lyneen said...

love the before and after pics... main street sure changed.

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