Bizarre Postcards - Fire
Burning Oil Tank near Bradford, PA
This postcard, posted in Bradford, Pennsylvania on October 7th, 1920, has the printed text...
H. H. Hamm, Toledo, Ohio
Published by Harry H. Hamm, Toledo, Ohio
Made in U. S. A.
This looks like a collection of oil tanks. There were several fires at these tank farms due to lightning strikes over the years. Are the people in much danger from standing so close to this burning tank?
Hotel Roy (Erected 1835), Fonda, New York
This postcard, posted in Fonda, New York on January 28th, 1909, has the printed text...
The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., New York
Printed in Great Britain
The hand-written note on the card is interesting, part of it reads...
"Thought you might like to see what Hotel Roy once was"
Presumably the person who received the card had only seen the burnt out building after it caught fire on January 25th, 1909. The above image is only included in this collection because of that fire which is pictured below. After carefully looking at both postcards I think the second one is the same image and that the "flames" have been added later.
Hotel Roy, Fonda, New York. Built 1835, destroyed by fire January 25th, 1909
This unused postcard has the printed text...
Publ. by John W. Davis, Fonda, N. Y.
The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N. Y.
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