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A site for displaying photographs by Bob Lawrence

Maj. Balboa Bunny

Maj. Balboa Bunny’s All-Rabbit Band

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Owl Records Earl Eltanin

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My buddy said he was having trouble seeing the caption on this.  Here it is:

“Owl records Earl Eltanin, the ‘Lung of Love’, for his new release ‘Lung on Fire’.”

The words on the console are “Izzr Mxr”.

“Lung” is a word in Chinese that has to do with “dragon”, same as the Arabic word “Eltanin”.

Henson Airlines

Henson, the original Piedmont.  This livery was used from 1983 to 1987.  As far as I can tell, Henson used these Short (Bros. of Belfast) SD3-30s from around 1979 to 1990.  This one went to Alleghany then was exported in ’91 to Canada, whence it had come.   This is another Mary Jayne’s Railroad Specialties postcards, airline series.

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Cinerama!

The Mark Strand Theatre, Broadway and 47th Street in New York, was built in 1914 and tottled along presenting shows and exhibiting moving pictures until 1951.  That year, it became the Warner Theatre.  In 1952, it became the Warner Cinerama Theatre.  This card was issued sometime in 1953 to promote the brand-new Cinerama movie experience.

The building was demolished in 1987 to make room, eventually, for the Morgan Stanley building.

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BOAC 707

This version of the 707 debuted in 1960.  The standard-size post card was mailed from Kensington W8.

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The Proud One

This is a continental-size post card, 4″ by 6″.  I think this is the 1968 model.  No side mirrors.

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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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