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Posted 04/15/2016   04:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add stampfan9 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I am thinking the card dates to the Great Depression/Dust Bowl days.





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Posted 04/15/2016   07:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ah, dating!

You can see plenty of phone/power wires coming off of the poles, but you cannot see any wires strung between that small forest of insulators at the top of each pole.

That might suggest a particular upgrade project, and therefor date the card.

http://www.altuschamber.com/ ... The Altus Chamber of Commerce might know

Or, you could work your way down from:

http://www.wfec.com/about-wfec/member-co-ops ... Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC), one of whose twenty-odd members serves Altus AFB

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/s/ ikeyPikey (who has had some luck eMailing a postcard to the locals and asking for a date range)
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Posted 04/15/2016   08:00 am  Show Profile Check Battlestamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Battlestamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It's not that depressing. The furniture store is still in business. Also from the style of the postcard I would say it predates the 1930's - probably late 1900's to before WWI.
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Posted 04/15/2016   12:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The point about the postcard's livery is well-taken.

But that is a really nice paved sidewalk, especially for rural Oklahoma ... pre-WW1?

An eyewitness told me that Perry GA had wooden sidewalks "like from a Hollywood western" during WW2.

Perhaps someone at the Altus Chamber will remember when they paved the sidewalk.

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The style of the back of the card - the draped American flag and the other printed portions are of the late 1900's-eary 1910's period.
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Posted 04/15/2016   5:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
... and the earlier card (well, the later card, in the thread) has that nice paved sidewalk alongside a dirt road!
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