Stamp Community Family of Web Sites
Thousands of stamps, consistently graded, competitively priced and hundreds of in-depth blog posts to read
Stamp Community Forum
 
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some stamps?
Our stamp forum is completely free! Register Now!

Indexed Photo Postcards (Ipps)

 
Next Page    
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic
Page: of 2
Pillar Of The Community
United States
3723 Posts
Posted 09/01/2014   4:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ikeyPikey to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Inspired by stampfan9's post http://goscf.com/t/39400 ...

... it occurs to me that postcards with indexed photos deserve a thread of their own.

Let's begin with The Amsterdam Hilton:







Send note to Staff

Pillar Of The Community
United States
3723 Posts
Posted 11/09/2014   9:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another type of indexing we see frequently shows the heights of mountain peaks.

Most of these cards are from the Alps, but here's one from North America, printed 1934, postmarked 1938.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United States
3723 Posts
Posted 01/19/2015   9:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Naming the objects in the image is another form of indexing.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey







Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United States
3723 Posts
Posted 01/19/2015   9:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not much indexing here, I know, but it's an RPP of the Jungfraujoch, where my folks took me when I was 10 y/o.

Postmarked nearby Interlaken a few year earlier ;)

Q/ Would any of y'all care to recommend software that might help with the date? July 1928?

Or, would I do better with a hardware-based solution? A large-area SIMS (Secondary Ion Mass Spectroscopy) system? An active-illumination IR camera?

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey







Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United States
3723 Posts
Posted 02/07/2015   10:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Okay, not much indexing here, either ;)

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey





Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United States
3723 Posts
Posted 03/13/2015   10:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If I ever open an Etsy store, I'll have to face whether/not to sell this one.

Another reason to retain my amateur status ;)

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey



Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United States
3723 Posts
Posted 04/16/2015   9:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The indexed business district of Kansas City MO, c1935.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United States
3723 Posts
Posted 05/08/2015   10:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The indexed crater of Mount St Helens.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey







Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United States
3723 Posts
Posted 10/23/2015   8:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
See seven states for the price of one!

http://offbeattenn.com/umbrella-roc...ast-century/ ... a popular spot for family stunt photos ... Google Images has more!

Yes, Viriginia, people were stupid before YouTube ...

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey



Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United States
1624 Posts
Posted 10/23/2015   10:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sdtom to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice start to the thread.
Tom
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United States
3723 Posts
Posted 11/08/2015   01:05 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A nice mass-produced real photo card of Austria's Großglockner Mountain (et al) as seen from the parking lot of the Fuscher Törl monument, a memorial to the workers who died during the building of the Großglockner Hochalpenstrasse (High Alpine Road), which opened on 3 August 1935.

Extra credit if you can Name That Car ... or read the cds ;)

http://www.grossglockner.at/ ... the mountain has a website!

http://www.grossglockner.at/en/hoch...er-toerl.htm ... as does the memorial

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey







http://members.a1.net/steyr-baby/index.html ... The car is a Steyr model 50 or 55, an Austrian "People's Car" produced 1936-1940. Gotta love the aerodynamic styling, from the headlight mounting to the recessed door handles.

Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United States
3723 Posts
Posted 01/03/2016   8:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

An indexed photo postcard of JFK airport in New York USA.

That caption might as well read: "JFK, where airlines go to die."

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey





Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United States
3723 Posts
Posted 01/21/2016   7:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
An indexed photo postcard of the built-up area inside the Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas USA.

From right to left:

http://www.arlingtonhotel.com/ ... The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa is still there, and going strong

http://fonziurbex.blogspot.com/2008...springs.html ... a c2008 Urban Exploration of the remains of the Howe Hotel

http://www.abandonedar.com/the-de-soto-hotel/ ... a longer photo-rich blog post about the Howe-DeSoto-Howe Hotel

http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/...ts-spa-city/ ... and, of course, they're all haunted

http://valleyofthevapors.blogspot.c...h-house.html ... blog post about the Medical Arts Bldg & Waukesha Hotel

https://books.google.com/books?id=_...O9UC&pg=PA80 ... Google Books stole the story of what happened to the Waukesha (below)

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

From "Hot Springs, Arkansas" by Ray Hanley, Steven G Hanley:





I am always pleased when the postmark matches the subject, to wit:

Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United States
2415 Posts
Posted 01/21/2016   8:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KGB to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I wonder if there was a connection with Waukesha, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin city was known for its water and spas also. Somewhat ironically, the city is now petitioning to have its water blended with Lake Michigan`s as the city`s underground supply is so high in radium.
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United States
3723 Posts
Posted 02/07/2016   11:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
... Waukesha, Wisconsin ... was known for its water and spas also ...


While it is hardly unimpeachable, the Urban Dictionary includes a contribution to the effect that:


Quote:
... Waukesha is an indian word meaning "clean water" or "good water" ...


Of course, Wisconsin & Arkansas are hardly neighbors.

It is possible that there is an underlying linguistic similarity amongst various Native American languages, such that communities in both Wisconsin & Arkansas could independently borrow the same word from different tribes.

More likely, more than one of the Blue-Eyed Devils borrowed the word "Waukesha" from a common secondary source, such as a piece by Mark Twain.

YMMV.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Pillar Of The Community
United States
3723 Posts
Posted 02/09/2016   8:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

An indexed postcard of the Allerton Hotel & its environs in downtown Chicago IL USA.

Cards like this one (published c1939) offer a useful reference when dating other cityscape postcards.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

Postcard from the collection of Michael Lebbert.







Send note to Staff  Go to Top of Page
Page: of 2 Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Next Page
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Go to Top of Page
Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Stamp Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2019 Stamp Community Family - All rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Stamp Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Privacy Policy / Terms of Use    Advertise Here
Stamp Community Forum © 2007 - 2019 Stamp Community Forums
It took 1.21 seconds to lick this stamp. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05