Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Festival of Postcards - 7th Edition - The Light Issue

The LIGHT Issue

A Festival of Postcards is an online showcase of the best postcards in the blogosphere from family and local historians and deltilologists.

This Festival of Postcards has the theme LIGHT; anything depicting night scenes, headlights, street lights and lamps, etc. Or you could play with the theme and pull out postcards that made you think of saying things like "as light as a feahter", etc.

So, my response is to show my entry for this Festival. This postcard is from the 1940's [I think]. It is from my Uncle to his father [my grandpa] while he and his wife visited New York. The date is illegible on the postmark, and the note did not have any date. The writing has faded so, that it does not scan well, and the page appears to be yellowed and empty when I scan it. However, if you look closely at the upper left hand corner of the card on the front, you will see that it says: TIMES SQUARE AT NIGHT, NEW YORK CITY. [Those of you who are more apt at identifying make and model's of cars might be able to give a more accurate year by the cars shown on the card.]


Postcardy said...

The theater on the right is showing Gary Cooper in "The Westerner," a 1940 movie.

Postcardy said...

The lettering on the theater on the left is poor, but it appears to be Charlie Chaplin in "The Great Dictator" also 1940.

Postcardy said...

Also on the left is a big ad for "Life with Father." From Wikipedia: "The 1939 Broadway production ran for over seven years to become the longest-running non-musical play on Broadway."