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Bristol Caverns

  

This linen finish card was printed in 1950 by Curt Teich in Chicago.  It was published by Bristol News Agency, Bristol Tenn.  And that’s a lot of gassy prose on the back.  Compare:

  

This card was published ten or so years later.  It’s a modern chrome postcard printed by Haynes of Roanoke.  While much terser, the wording the back is more atmospheric.  The top one is a paragraph from a text book – this one is a clever sell piece.  I don’t know how “mysterious” the cavern is, but the adjective gets the mood across.