Saturday, December 20, 2008

Old Antique Vintage Postcards Birmingham Alabama 1930s

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Today we are still touring Alabama and visiting Birmingham for a look at how the rich folks live. The first post card is a close up view of the "country home", Vestavia, of George B Ward located on the top of Shades Mountain, altitude 1,300 feet and just 6 miles from Birmingham. The "home" is a replica of the celebrated Temple of Vesta of Rome which was destroyed in the fifth century. The dimensions are 70 feet high, 186 feet in circumference with 20 columns which have a 9 feet circumference. This first postcard is a 1937 Curteich production giving a close up view.

The second view is on a 1930s E. C. Kropp postcard and gives a great aerial view of the home and estate. Both of these postcards are available in my Alabama listings along with 10,000 additional postcards on my website Moody's Postcards.

CATCH POSTCARD FEVER!! Illustrated history at its best.

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