Douglas A3D Skywarrior

These were part of a large set of “postcards”. Actually, they have blank, gray backs. Possibly a collector’s set of cards? Dunno. This jet-powered strategic bomber was produced from 1956–1961. So, whatever this “card” is, they had to be released somewhere around that time. Here is the Wiki page of this aircraft. Quite an interesting history.

Click for larger image (opens in a new window).

Medical Center

Use to do a lot of graphic design and always was in the market for older images to scan and incorporate into work. Those days have long gone by but I’ve kept all the old postcards collected over the years. Anyway, this looks to be 1950s or 1960s era postcard material.

University of Missouri. Columbia Medical Center.

Click for larger image (opens in a new window).

Holding Regiment

Confederate Cemetery Aug 55. Almost positive this was taken in Fayetteville, Arkansas. No other information provided. Found in a thrift market in Springdale, Arkansas.

In the Battle of Prairie Grove in Northwest Arkansas, there were over 2,500 casualties between Union and Confederate troops.

Click for larger image (opens in a new window).

Houston, we have lift off!

The words “AF Museum” are found on the back of this old photograph. Air Force would be the only explanation that comes to mind. Would like to say this is a 1950s image but it can’t be verified. Found in a thrift store in Rogers, Arkansas.

Click for larger image (opens in a new window).

Winter Wonderland

It won’t be long until Old Jack Frost makes an appearance. I’m hoping for a hard Winter here in Northwest Arkansas. The frilled edges and attire of the boy leads one to believe this was taken in the 1940s or early 1950s. But since there isn’t anything on the back of the photograph, it is only a guess. The object to the left looks like a very large flagpole? This group of photos are from up north somewhere. It never grows tiring looking at the houses from that era. Just beautiful. We need more steps and service porches today. Found in a thrift market in Lincoln, Arkansas.

Click for larger image (opens in a new window).

Immaculate Conceptioni Grotto

Manufactured by the Carroll Post Card Company (date unknown, guessing 1940s or 1950s), these postcard style photographs were probably sold in a tourist gift shop or what not. The Immaculate Conception Grotto was located on the grounds of St. Angela Academy in Carroll, Iowa. This grotto was built by Father Paul Dobberstein. The Academy would later become Kuemper Catholic High School. When the high school built an addition in 1957, the Immaculate Conception Grotto was dismantled by Father Louis Greving and its stones incorporated into the Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend. Found in a thrift store in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Click for larger image (opens in a new window).

A White Sport Coat

A good guess of the date of this photograph would be late 1950s or early 1960s. This lady with the fabulous hair looks to be the same in the post Lady and Dog. This was part of a large collection of a family found in a thrift store at Eureka Springs in late 2018. No other information provided.

Click for larger image (opens in a new window).