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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Vintage St. Louis, MO Postcards:

All of the above postcards came from my Great Uncle John's collection.  He was good about buying cards in his travels and saving them for later.  For us, it seems, years later.  Thanks, Uncle John!

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Linda Reeder said...

Those are some impressive buildings in St Louis. Are they all still standing, I wonder?

Lynn said...

Hi Kathy - postcards AND St. Louis, how could I resist? I recognize most of them, but the pictures in Forest Park... not so much (although maybe I haven't been to all of the park as it is so huge) but I didn't think there were waterfalls - at least not now. I just passed that Catholic Cathedral the other evening - it's beautiful at night. Thanks for sharing.

Arkansas Patti said...

Interesting post cards. That masonic building looks like a fortress.


Since I dig architecture, these certainly appeal to me. I think I would have a field day with my camera over there.
Thanx 4 sharing!!

Kristin said...

I will have to show these to my husband, who grew up in St. Louis. I'm sure I haven't even seen half of them on trips to St. Louis.

Postcardy said...

I went to St. Louis once when I was young. I even still have some postcards I bought there.

barbara and nancy said...

Hi Kathy,
I've only been to St. Louis once and it sure didn't look like those post cards. But I guess they were from a much earlier era.
It's nice you still have such a big collection of them.

Wendy said...

I'm the world's worst when it comes to buying post cards. But seeing these vintage cards makes me aware of how important a card can be to future generations.

Little Nell said...

Good old Uncle John. More lovely cards and some amazing looking buildings.

Bob Scotney said...

Uncle John has certainly left you a fine postcard collection. Some impressive buildings here/

Titania said...

Kathy, a beautiful and precious collection. My favourite the Mart building, with the cars. The soft tints, were they still hand
tinted? In a way a pity that postcards do not play the same exciting role to day, as they used to.

Martin said...

Some splendid architecture on display here, Kathy.

Joy said...

Those waterfalls are wonderful, Forest Park looks THE place to go for a walk. Great Uncle John collected a treasure trove of postcards.

Nancy said...

I love old postcards. I think it's particularly interesting to see scanned images, enlarged like these are, and notice the details of the print as well as of the buildings.

How kind of your Great Uncle John to collect and leave these for you. I have a younger generation of postcards that I've collected and saved from childhood vacations. I wonder if my grandchildren will appreciate them as much as you appreciate your uncle's!

Thanks for sharing.

Mike Brubaker said...

An interesting collection. Thanks for the tour. The monumental style of the 30s and 40s is so different from today's architecture.

Jana Last said...

These postcards are so fun! I especially like the St. Louis Mart Building showing all of those old cars on the streets below. Do you know how old these postcards are?

Karen S. said...

I know some of those lovely buildings are for sure still standing, or at least were when I lived there! I lived in St. Louis for a brief time, loved the city! Now they have much better train service going into downtown from the suburbs! very cool!

Queen Bee said...

What an interesting group of vintage postcards. They are so colorful! My favorites are the St Louis Mart building with the old cars on the street and the Old Cathedral. I'd like to see these in person one day if they are still around.

Teresa Wilson Rogers said...

Beautiful postcards -I'm originally from Southern Illinois so St. Louis is kind of from my old backyard. Enjoyed the show!

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