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Greetings From Mountain City, Tenn.

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The style of the back of the card dates this to the 1930s.  Asheville Post Card Company was using this sort of anonymous back for some reason known only to the company.  Later, they were proud to identify themselves on all cards.  This is a linen-finish card.

Also, my research turned up the fact that the scene on the front is generic.  Not in Mountain City nor in its environs.  Although, an editor for APCC said, in an old interview, that people would sometimes “recognize” the scene as being in their particular area.

I did lighten the front of the card.  It’s got some age on it.

Btw, the lowest temperature on record in Tennessee was reported in Mountain City on December 30, 1917:  -32 degrees.

About Bob Lawrence

artist, photographer, reader, anime fan (waning interest), poet

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