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25 GENUINE Vitaprints
Imagine, for a moment, that 69 years ago, in 1945, you had just taken a train trip from Chicago, across the northern United States, for the first time, to a new city for you ... Seattle, Washington. The journey took you about 2 and a half days. As you stepped off the train and walked through Union Station in Seattle you noticed a news stand and spotted a little folder of miniature photos of scenes along the journey you had just completed. You might have spent one quarter to purchase the set of photos ready to be mailed back to your family at home.
Here is what you might have purchased and mailed ...
|Small, black and white prints.|
|Each print has location/description info|
printed on the picture.
The packet that was mailed in 1945 ...
|Postmarked June 11, 1945|
6 cents postage applied
|25 photos for 25 cents|
|Description of the Journey|
|Union Station -- Chicago|
|Michigan Avenue in Chicago|
|Court of Honor -- Milwaukee|
|Wisconsin Avenue -- Milwaukee|
|Along the Mississippi River|
|Minnesota State Capitol|
|Statue of Hiawatha|
|Entering the scenic part of the trip in the|
mountains of Montana
|Tables of Stone near Cardinal, Montana|
Next post: Remainder of the photos. Thank you for stopping by John's Island.