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707 Prototype

This isn’t a post card, but something extracted from a publication of some sort.  I show both sides below.  It’s 7.5 x 4.6″ and on a slick stock about the weight of presentation paper.

Incidentally, this is the aircraft that “Tex” Johnson, an experienced test pilot. rolled twice in 1955 in a flyover at the International Air Transport Association at Lake Washington, near Seattle.  He was told not to do that again.

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Oh, No! That Plane…

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Looks like some photo artist at Curt Teich decided to make a rather bland post card more dramatic by drawing in what looks like a 10B in a power dive over the factory.  Scary looking, though.

Anyway, the card dates to 1939.

Steampunked!

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Tobacco Sale

Tobacco sale.  1940.  Big whoop, huh?

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Well, as I write this in September of 2019, there are four instances of post cards on ebay that feature this exact picture, but for four different sales…and not one of those cards is this one.  Curt Teich in Chicago really got a lot of use out of this photo, which was shot in b&W and colored in at the print shop, as usual.

WSM Radio Tower

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WSM Radio in Nashville went on the air in 1925, but didn’t construct this tower until 1932.  As it states on this post card from 1935, the tower was 878′ tall…until 1939 when, for technical reasons, the height was reduced to 808′.  Read all about it here.

One Door Closes

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And another door opens…

Vickers Viscount

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The graceful Vickers Viscount as was flown by Capital Airlines, previously Pennsylvania Central Airlines, in the early ’50s.

They flew into Knoxville McGhee-Tyson, too.  I still find Pennsylvania Central Airlines stuff here and there (and buy it whenever I can).