Saturday, May 24, 2008

1920s Downtown View of Spencer Iowa

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Real photo post cards, RPPC or RP as they are often abbreviated, are one of the hot commodities today in the post card world since they give you an accurate view of one moment in time. That is not to say you can believe everything you see in a RPPC as some publishers added or deleted items but these are often easy to detect and today's postcard does not appear to be altered. This is a great 1920s downtown view of Spencer Iowa along Main Street looking South. In the left foreground is a Garage & Livery business which advertises supplies and repairs and has a number of automobiles in front of it. Farther down the street on the left is another Garage with a sedan backed up to it. In the right foreground is a bank on the corner and everything on this side of the street appears to be horse drawn. Spencer had a population of 3,005 according to the 1910 census, around 4,599 in 1930 and today has around 11,000 people.This postcard can be found in my Iowa Listings along with 10,000 more postcards on my website Moody's Postcards.

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