Laridian (laridian) wrote,

More postcards! More, I say!

Last week I bought a lot of 175 (more or less) vintage postcards for $10 including shipping, which comes out to, like, 4 cents apiece. All brand new. Mostly from the US West but also some western Canada, Mexico, Central America, Argentina and a few from Japan; also some outliers from central US and the British West Indies. It's pretty cool going through them. Some are the usual tourist type stuff where you couldn't identify that building to save your life, but others are colorful or interesting, like rodeo action shots from the Calgary Stampede or the Aztec pyramids in Mexico.

Just a handful of the cards:

Columbia Ice Fields (sic), Jasper National Park, Canadian Rockies. I had to look this up to see if they're still there. They are.

Temple of Quetzalcoatl - look how nicely the tourists are dressed! I'm guessing this is late 1950s or early 1960s.

Golden Nugget Casino. This dates no earlier than 1969 (Emmylou Harris as entertainer started that year) and probably is from the 1970s, based on the car designs. Golden Nugget is still hanging on but many of the others in this card are gone.

Hell Post Office - "Flowers Do Bloom in Hell" - Grand Cayman, British West Indies

"The Outpost," by Charles Marion Russell

Possibly The Most Interesting Man in the World, circa 1976

"Typical Costa Rican Dresses", Costa Rica

The ticket is a reproduction of a ringside ticket for the July 4, 1923 heavyweight championship fight between Jack Dempsey and Tom Gibbons. I feel I should look this up just to find out who won.

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