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Virginia Intermont College



This card was printed in 1950.  The factory-added color is kind of slapdash, but it’s probably reasonably true.  The salesmen made pretty accurate color notes.

Begun in Glade Spring in 1884, the college in Bristol closed in 2014.

Glade Spring VA

To me, this is an interesting post card.  It was published by Asheville Post Card Company in the late 40s and it doesn’t feature original photographs taken by the company.  These are historic black & white photos that were colored in before printing.  No photographer is credited.  I suppose that the pharmacy provided the photos to APCC to use.

School Window


This was a window in something like an alcove on the second floor of an abandoned school in Glade Spring VA.  The place had been trashed.

The foliage outside looked faded in the master file.  It was overexposed when I tried to enhance detail in the foreground.  There was a simple cure for that: in PE11, duplicate the main layer and then, in that layer, erase everything except the window openings.  Set the opacity to 100% and mode to “multiply”.  And Bob’s your uncle (no, no, not me…I’m not, repeat, not your uncle!  It’s an British expression that means “and that’s that”.  “Bob” was Lord Salisbury – this was in the 1880s –  who was widely known for being loose and free with plum government positions for those with whom he shared DNA.  It’s called “nepotism” and derives from “nephew”, or so I read).

Window, Damaged

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This is in an old, abandoned school in Glade Spring VA.
It must have been a pleasant room, before the ransackers came.