Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

JUSTIN STOPS BY WITH TWO GREAT ANTIQUE POSTCARDS.

(THIS IS HOW THIS BLOG IS SUPPOSED TO BE : A TEAM EFFORT. THANX TEAM MATE JUSTIN)



Postmark on above card is 1926 click to enlarge

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Both Photos copyright Justin Zizes Jr. (No, he did not take the pictures. He is not that old, but they are still his and he reserves all rights to them. )

8 comments:

cosmo said...

Is that a motercycle on the dock behind the crowd?

JOH said...

It looks to me like a wheel on those big carts they used to bring stuff from the freight boat to the grocery store.

Zooming in on this image does not answer your question: too pixellated. We ask Justin to take a close look at the original postcard.

Justin said...

No I don't think so about the motorcycle- I think it is an old style big wheeled wagon.

JOH said...

How come in one picture the Saltaire has a smoke stack and in the other there is no smoke stack?

Derf said...

Looks to me that the Saltaire is much fresher looking in the photo WITH the smoke stack. So I guess it rusted and was tossed overboard at some point. It seems to me that there are many years between these two pics.

G. Justin said...

Good spot- never noticed the funnel midship not being there. The picture on top is dated 1926 via usps marking - the lower post card has a clean back.

G. Justin said...

Also notice the background of the Bay front- no bulkhead and see where the little dock is- it only looks like a swimming type dock not like the current dock is today and the location is much closer.

JOH said...

JUSTIN: YOU KNOW YOU HAVE AN EVEN CLEARER IMAGE OF THE WEST BAYFRONT WITH NO BULKHEAD-- WE ARE JUST HOLDING OFF ON POSTING IT FOR A FEW DAYS TO GET MORE HITS.


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