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Makes Me Go “Huh?”

Long Time, No Fire

Southeast Kentucky.  This hydrant is on a water line supplying a large mining operation that folded its tents and slowly moved away in the mid-50s.

1950s Delta Kiddie Wings

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I don’t know why I always get the odd ones.  The standard for this late 1950’s Junior Stewardess pin, given out to young girls when they boarded a Delta plane, is at Fly the Branded Skies.  Look under “D” for Delta.  Mine, however, lacks the cardboard backing that came with every kiddie wings, the Delta logo is crooked and the back’s really crudely done.  No hallmark, either.  Bummer.

Yeller Cab

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I’m going to put this in a new card folder, but this is mostly how it looked when I bought it (for under $4).  My pencil notation is what I dug up on the web.

Grts, Pennington Gap

“Grts”, in post card lingo, often refers to a card with “Greetings from…” on the front.  The picture on the front of this card is some generic view of a river with a train steaming along it.  When I looked, the railroad in Pennington doesn’t get too close to the Powell River, anyway.  The overprint just ties it to Pennington, for tourism’s sake, you know.  I would date this card to the late 40s, early 50s.

Welcome Home

Town Creek

Downtown Abingdon VA.  The house behind the trees was for sale the day I was there.  Great location.  Price would probably make my eyes water.  Abingdon’s trendy these days.