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Beginning in October, 2015, the blog was redesigned to include an index of individual postcards, both listed in alphabetical order and by categories.Each page, including this homepage, has the index located in the lower portion of the page.This rare card is another from the little-known Pennsylvania narrow gauge railroads, postmarked 1911.The view shows one of the locomotives from the LO&S small fleet of 4-4-0 Atlantic-type engines seen here in passenger service between Oxford and Peach Bottom in Southeastern Pennsylvania. To leave a comment, ask a question, to contribute or correct historical information, a comment box is located to the left for your convenience. Panecki Collection of vintage railroad-related postcards. The entire collection consists of nearly one thousand so far with images dating from circa 1904 to the 1950s.Real photograph postcards (RPPCs) are photographs with a postcard backing.

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There are few earlier large scale maps of the region because there was nothing there of interest. The north has been cropped in this view to center Pittsburgh, which is the county seat. The verso has a gazetteer of streets and buildings. The map folds into the 7 x 4 inch paper cover shown containing pages with a street index which is continued onto the map. This tiny 6 x 7 inch map is an early one from Amoco.

The earliest regional map appears to be the manuscript Mercer's Map (#1753.1) and there are a few manuscript maps of Fort Duquesne built 1754-55, see the 1750s pages for the existing maps. This map is interesting for the variety of street grids shown as the city expands outward. The map folds into a 6.25 x 4 inch paper cover and is undated but believed to date circa 1915-20. It was intended to show the location of their gas stations. This print appears on pages 112-113 of a Fortune Magazine from that year.

Postcards were an international craze, published all over the world. Hold-to-light postcards were made with tissue paper surrounded by two pieces of regular paper, so light would shine through.

Fold-out postcards, popular in the 1950s, had multiple postcards attached in a long strip.

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