Category Archives: Existing photo processed by Bob Lawrence
This version of the 707 debuted in 1960. The standard-size post card was mailed from Kensington W8.
This is a continental-size post card, 4″ by 6″. I think this is the 1968 model. No side mirrors.
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.
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.
Tobacco sale. 1940. Big whoop, huh?
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.