Saturday, July 14, 2007

Postcards: Forest Park, Springfield, Massachusetts

Here are five postcards of Forest Park in Springfield, Massachusetts. These penny postcards were published by the Springfield News Company and printed by the Technor Bros. of Boston. Most of the postcards are blank on the reverse, as seen in the last image, but some, such as one depicting Barney's Pecousic Villa, include descriptive passages of their subjects. These examples are from the 1930 - 1945 postcard publishing era and were probably produced in the late 1930s, judging from the body style of the automobiles in the scenes. The postcards are printed on linen paper.

My thanks to the Robbins family for sharing this cool slice of Springfield's past with EWM to share with you.

For more on Forest Park, including old photographs and some history, take a look at the EWM post, Photographs: Forest Park at the Turn of the 20th Century.

As always, thanks for stopping by and take care.

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