Friday, October 17, 2008

Old Antique Vintage Postcards Monroe & Ruston Louisiana

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It is amazing how many different postcards can take you back to your childhood or bring back memories of a friend or relative from long ago. Both of the post cards today are very popular subjects for that very reason. The first is a 1946 Curteich linen view of the Ruston Hospital in Ruston Louisiana. People are always looking for the hospital where they were born or their children or relatives were born or it might be where they worked at one time. Fortunately, hospitals were always a favorite subject for towns to show off their public buildings so most hospitals have been pictured at one time or another.

Another all time favorite is the local swimming pool, or natatorium as they are sometimes called especially when they are enclosed. In fact, this 1939 Curt Teich linen postcard showing the Municipal Natatorium in Monroe Louisiana is the first time that I have seen "natatorium" used on swimming pool in the south and the pool is not enclosed. These are always popular because many fun filled days were spent at local swimming pools. Both of these postcards can be found in my Louisiana listings along with 10,000 additional post cards on my website Moody's Postcards. CATCH POSTCARD FEVER!! Your ticket to the past.

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