Monday, June 18, 2012

Alki Beach Early 1900's - Vintage Postcards

From my collection of vintage postcards.  
A look at the Past!

These are sites in West Seattle, WA 
are seen through eyes of a different era.

Bathers at the Alki Beach Bath House Seattle
On back: 3030 Published by Lowman & Hanford CO Seattle
Photo by Webster & Stevens 
CT Photocrom

The Alki Beach Municiple Bath House Seattle USA
On back: 3029 Published by C.P. Johnson CO Seattle
One Cent Stamp if mailed in the United States
Photo by Webster & Stevens 
CT Photocrom

1128 Bathing At Coney Island Beach, West Seattle
by Lowman & Hanford CO
On back: After March 1, 1907 this space can be used for a written message. Using one cent stamp.
Prior to March 1, 1907 the back was reserved for the address only. 

1116 A Summer Home at Alki Point. Washington
by Lowman & Hanford CO
On back: After March 1, 1907 this space can be used for a written message. Using one cent stamp.


1198 The Figure Eight Luna Park Seattle
by Lowman & Hanford CO
Luna Park was in West Seattle 

Below is the back of the Luna Park postcard.
Postmarked 1911
Looks like it got lost.

Britain had changed its regulations back in 1902 to allow divided back postcards. Other European countries followed.      With this change their sales of postcards increased. On March 1, 1907 the US released new regulations that divided the back of the postcard in half.  To learn more go here to the Metropolitan Postcard Club of New York City.

1 comment:

Jules said...

I am fortunate to have inherited a huge bunch of post cards from my great aunt and my aunt. Yours are lovely. For my birthday, a friend found one in Conn. about my little town here in Fl.