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Monday, August 18, 2014

10 Oversize Pictorial Postcards -- ca 1920 -- [3]

We started featuring a set of 10 Pictoral Postcards from about 1920 a couple of days ago and continue now with 3 more cards from this set ...

275. One of the Big Trees of Washington -- G. N. R. R.
Perhaps the caption on #275 should read:  WAS one of the Big Trees of Washington.

254. 38 Horse-power Combined Header and Thresher
Oregon -- O. W. R. & N. Co.
We have known folks with horses and the care involved with just one horse. To multiply that times 38 is mind-boggling. How did they EVER get them all harnessed together?

273. 100,000 Sacks of Wheat in Washington -- G. N. R. R. 
Can you imagine moving those sacks of wheat around? We found this info on Wiki: When wheat was bagged instead of bulk off the header, a standard bag of wheat was approx 112 pounds.

We will wrap-up this set of cards on our next post.  Thank you for stopping by John's Island.


  1. Yes, it's sad to see that beautiful tree cut down. And you are right about all those horses! :-)

  2. Such a huge tree! That's some team of horses and I cam only imagine all the grooming involved.

  3. There is so much history in old postcards. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  4. Is the first one a sequoia? I wonder why they cut it down.

    So I am looking at the photo of the horse team and then those piles of sacks of wheat...and I am thinking that people used to work so hard. I am exhausted just looking at it. ;-) Not sure if that's funny or sad!