Friday, October 28, 2005

Postcards on Parade ~ Niagara Falls


Left: American Falls from Goat Island. The back caption says "Goat Island, located half-way between the American and Canadian shores is joined to the American side by a picturesque stone bridge. Night visitors to the island see not only the playing of the lights upon both Falls, but they are best situated to watch the operation of the million candle-power battery of lights which operates from the opposite bank."

Right: The back says "I have just taken an extremely interesting trip through the famous Shredded Wheat Bakeries of the National Biscuit Company here at Niagara Falls. It certainly makes one hungry to see those delicious golden-brown Shredded Wheat Biscuits in the making." (How quaint!)

Middle: Horseshoe Falls of Niagara from the Canadian side. The rear says "The Canadian Falls, which is the larger of the two Falls at Niagara, extends from Goat Island to the Canadian Shore in the general shape of a horseshoe, from which it gets its name.

Bottom: Niagara Falls from Prospect Point. The rear says "The Niagara River leaves Lake Erie at Buffalo at an elevation of about 600 feet above sea level to run a turbulent course for twenty-seven miles to Lake Ontario. In this journey, it descends over 300 feet, 160 feet of descent is made at the falls shown in this picture, located about twenty miles from its source.
None of these has any handwriting, so they are undated. I expect they are from the late 40's or early 50's.

20 comments:

Chatty said...

I've never been to Niagra Falls. That's on our list of to dos someday.

Michele sent me.

poopie said...

I imagine that right after the wedding, Prince Charming and I will honeymoon there ;)

Inanna said...

How cool!!

Pirate said...

Great prints..

YellowRose said...

I've never been to Niagra Falls, but I'd love to one day...very cool prints!

Michele says hi...and see, I didn't miss ya after all! ;)

doug said...

Hehehehe so now I know that you gather ephemera I will endeavor to unload my garage of its 40 years of collecting and send off to you!! LOL I sold those fans for 9.00 hehehe and would have given them to you if I only knew............. (",)!!

Doug.

and thanks for the Brother In law comment I really have lost track of how many there are/were... should have seen me trying to count on my fingers at 2 in the morning and get them in "married/divorced/died" order LOLOL!

wow!

w-v "edmgfqld" =
"Edified, ... Doug Manages Grins For Queesy Little Dumplings..."
LOLOL! Yeah now THATS what I'm Talking Bout when it comes to W-V time! Who's The man??? Who's yer Daddy? (",)!!

novaks8 said...

Hey I'm here too

Those comments on Michele's site are popping up like crazy!

I'm in NC too....New Bern to be exact.

Do you know Peggy at http://hiddenhavenhomestead.blogspot.com/?

She lives in NC and also collects postcards.

You would love her site!

Shannon said...

love the cards...
Michele sent me!
have a great weekend!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

It dawns on me that I have about 300 old postcards similar to this -- and no scanner. Double pish. Some are quite interesting, including a set of four that, put together, make a full picture. Triple pish.

Laura at VitaminSea said...

oh these are really cool! I've seen the Canadian side of Niagra Falls, but not the US side.
I really love the old style postcards. Hoss must have one incredible collection. We've got to find a way to get a scanner to him!

srp said...

We went on vacation to Niagra Falls when I was eight and my mom was pregnant with my brother. She still says he got his "loudness" from listening to the roar of the falls while in utero.

PresentStorm said...

Hey Michele sent me over to say Hi ....

Have a great weekend !!!

K Jones said...

Kenju,
Interesting cards. Even the littlest things can be so interesting and historic. Thanks for sharing.

Marybeth said...

Just saying hi! Michele sent me.

Lish said...

I would love to go there. Michele sent me tonight. BTW, thanks for your email. We do have alot in common. I am envious of your new career. It sounds much more enjoyable than sitting at a scope all day!

Peter said...

Great collection of post cards Judy, if only one KNEW what to save in our early lives wouldn't we have some treasures.

Paul said...

All your post cards are just too cool! Love every one of 'em.

Weary Hag said...

Having a ball checking out all your postcards! I've never been to the Falls either ... "slowly I turn, step by step, inch by inch ..." (nevermind, you would have to be a Three Stooges fan to get that one)

justrose said...

these are very interesting, i love especially when they have messages on the back. ephemera are my favorite, favorite antiques. it's history rendered intimate.

Carmi said...

I live pretty close to NF - around 2.5 hours by road - yet I've never been there. We keep wanting to take the kids, but life seems to conspire against us every time we want to take a vacation.

These pictures and your wonderful packaging make me want to reprioritize a trip for next year. Stay tuned.

Back from Michele's (again). Poor you!