For the foreseeable future, each week I will be sharing a scan of an “antique” postcard. I have hundreds of these old things, most of them over 100 years old, many from India, Japan, Indonesia, and all over the pacific. A few, like today’s example, are from here in the United States.
The value of these postcards are unknown. I’ve never sought to appraise them, and I am really not interested in making a fast buck that way. Most of these came from my father, and they’re little pieces of history which I intend to cling to, and pass on to my posterity. The rarity of these postcards is also unknown, but it’s quite possible that some of these are unique, or among a handful of examples still surviving.
Today’s example is probably more common than most of the others in this collection. It’s the Lamp Works of General Electric in Fort Wayne, Indiana, circa 1914: