Friday, January 16, 2009

Old Antique Vintage 1908 Corsicana & Dalhart Texas Postcards

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I want to cover some more popular collecting subjects today and will start with this 1908 view of the Felton Opera House, "facing Denrock Avenue", in Dalhart Texas. Even using a magnifying glass, I can not determine where you enter the opera house so I am not sure which street is Denrock Avenue. The street level business on the corner says on the window that it is the First National Bank and to the right of that everything appears to be normal store fronts including a jewelry store. On the second story, all of the signs on the windows indicate lawyer offices or land and title businesses. Opera houses are widely collected and even the smaller towns had them in the early 1900s. These were seen as a valuable town asset and sign of sophistication so postcard publishers usually included them if the town had one.

The second popular collecting subject shown here is the Orphan's Home and this one is sponsored by the Odd Fellows fraternal organization. This is a 1910 Curt Teich post card and this particular home is much larger than most I have seen. This particular postcard will appeal to collectors of Orphan Homes and collectors of Odd Fellows postcards which makes it more desirable. Both of these postcards can be found in my Texas listings along with 10,000 additional postcards on my website Moody's Postcards.

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