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Albuquerque Historical Postcard Collection

A-1

Albuquerque, NM postmark

Greetings From Albuquerque New Mexico

                           A-1 Reverse

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

A-1

Front Caption:

Greetings From Albuquerque New Mexico.
Skyview Silhouette of the New Modern City. In This Plaza Were Enacted A. D. 1706
By Governor and Captain General Don Francisco Quervo [sic] y Valdez ceremonies incident to the founding of the villa of Albuquerque named after the Spanish viceroy Don Francisco Fernandez de la Enriquez Duke of Albuquerque. Marker in Old Town Plaza commemorating the founding of Albuquerque.

Back Caption:

Albuquerque, New Mexico.
There are two Albuquerques, Historic Old Town founded seventy years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence – and the new Modern City, one hundred and seventy-four years later. The two places, so different in tempo and appearance, are joined by Central Avenue (U. S. Highway 66). Nestling at the base of the beautiful Sandia Mountains the present Albuquerque is spread out over 100 square miles with a population approximating 100,000. All around is the fascination of New Mexico and the picturesque Indian Country.

Date of Photo:

ca 1950

Subject Category:

Aerial Views

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Photographer:

C E Redman, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Distributor:

Alfred McGarr Adv. Service, Box 646, Albuquerque, N M

Distributor #:

AN-3

Manufacturer:

Associated Litho., Des Moines 9, Iowa

Manufacturer #:

18 AT 185

Notes:

Art Tone “Glo-Var” Finish; "linen" finish on front of card


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A-2

Albuquerque, NM postmark

air view of Albuquerque shows the location of the city on the banks of the Rio Grande

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

A-2

Back Caption:

This air view of Albuquerque shows the location of the city on the banks of the Rio Grande, with a compact, modern business district which is the heart of a vast trade territory extending for hundreds of miles.

Date of Photo:

ca 1940

Subject Category:

Aerial Views

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Distributor:

Albuquerque Civic Council, City Hall, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Notes:

Printed for free distribution…; physical post card not available: "DISPLAY- CITY HALL AERIAL W/ WING STRUT"


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A-3

Albuquerque, NM postmark

Skyline of City and Sandia Mountains, Albuquerque, N. M.

                          

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

A-3

Back Caption:

Skyline of City and Sandia Mountains, Albuquerque, N. M.
Coronado and his explorers were the first white men to see these mountains in 1540 and named them the Sandia or Watermelon Mountains. The altitude is 10,000 feet.

Date of Photo:

1949

Subject Category:

Aerial Views

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Photographer: Barnes & Caplin

Distributor:

Southwest Post Card Co., Box 685, Albuquerque, NM

Distributor #:

A-53

Manufacturer:

Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C.T. Art-Colortone” Post Card

Manufacturer #:

9B-H149

Notes:

"linen" finish on front of card


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A-4

Albuquerque, NM postmark

Business Section, Looking South Showing Rio Grande, Albuquerque, N. M.

                           

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

A-4

Back Caption:

Business Section, Looking South Showing Rio Grande, Albuquerque, N. M.
The metropolis of New Mexico, Albuquerque is situated on the Rio Grande at an elevation of 4988 ft., and is approximately the center of the state. The busy city of today was founded by Gov. Cuervo in 1706 and named for the Duke of Alburquerque. Later the first R in the name was dropped, with the coming of the Americans.

Date of Photo:

1949

Subject Category:

Aerial Views

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Distributor:

Southwest Post Card Co, Box 685, Albuquerque, NM

Distributor #:

A-54

Manufacturer:

Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C T Art-Colortone” Post Card

Manufacturer #:

9B-H154

Notes:

Photo courtesy Hilton Hotel; "linen" finish on front of card


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A-5

                           Albuquerque, NM postmark

Airplane View of Business District, Albuquerque, New Mexico

                           

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

A-5

Front Caption:

Airplane View of Business District, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Back Caption:

Although the U.S. Census of 1940 gave Albuquerque about 35,000 population, the surrounding trade territory bring it up to about 50,000. It is a thoroughly up to date and progressive city.

Date of Photo:

ca. 1950

Subject Category:

Aerial Views

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Publisher:

Southwest Arts & Crafts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Publisher #:

G101

Manufacturer:

Tichnor Bros, Inc, Boston, MA

Manufacturer #:

72422

Notes:

“Tichnor Quality Views;" specifies one-cent stamp;  "linen" finish on front of card


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A-6

Albuquerque, NM postmark

Airplane View of Business District, Albuquerque, New Mexico

                           

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

A-6

Front Caption:

Airplane View of Business District, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Back Caption:

  1. Air View of Business District. Downtown Albuquerque, NM
    In the Heart of Atomic America – lies Albuquerque – in one of the most historic and scenic areas of the entire United States.
    The new and modern Albuquerque is spread out over 100 square miles with a population approximating 100,000.
  • 1-Payless Drug Stores, Inc. 6-Telephone Building
  • 2-Hilton Hotel 7-Franciscan Hotel
  • 3-First National Bank 8-Federal Building
  • 4-McLellan’s 9-U. S. Post Office
  • 5-Woolworth’s 10-Veteran’s Adm. Bldg.
  • 11-City Hall

Date of Photo:

ca. 1950

Subject Category:

Aerial Views

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Distributor:

Alfred Mc Garr Adv. Service, P O Box 646, Albuquerque, NM

Distributor #:

AN-11

Manufacturer:

Tichnor Bros, Inc, Boston, MA

Manufacturer #:

80615

Notes:

“Tichnor Quality Views"; "linen" finish on front of card


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A-7

Albuquerque, NM postmark

Air View of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

                          

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

A-7

Back Caption:

Air View of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The village of Albuquerque—the present Old Town—was founded by Gov. Cuervo in 1706. In 1885 the railroad arrived, building their depot 3 miles east. A new town sprang up around this and is now the largest city in the state with a population of 50,000 and is the leading commercial center between Kansas City and Los Angeles.

Date of Photo:

1938

Subject Category:

Aerial Views

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Photographer:

W P Cutter

Distributor:

Southwest Post Card Co., Box 685, Albuquerque, NM

Distributor #:

A-19

Manufacturer:

Curteich-Chicago

Manufacturer #:

8A-H1894

Notes:

Specifies one cent stamp; Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C T Art-Colortone” Post Card; Stamped with “Liberty Cafe”; "linen" finish on front of card


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A-8

Albuquerque, NM postmark

Air View-Albuquerque, New Mexico

                           

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

A-8

Front Caption:

Air View-Albuquerque, New Mexico; C. of C. photo.

Date of Photo:

ca. 1945

Subject Category:

Aerial Views

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Publisher:

S. W. Post Card Co.

Publisher #:

P-330

Notes:

Photo Post Card; B&W


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A-9

Albuquerque, NM postmark

Aerial View of the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico

                           

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

A-9

Back Caption:

Aerial View of the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico
Showing the downtown section of the city with Central Avenue, Highway U.S. 66, going east and west and the Santa Fe Railroad crossing U.S. 66 north and south. The famous Fred Harvey Alvarado Hotel and the Santa Fe Station can be seen in the center of the picture.

Date of Photo:

ca. 1955

Subject Category:

Aerial Views

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Photographer:

Joel V. Barrett

Publisher:

Petley Studios, Phoenix, Arizona

Publisher #:

S1748

Manufacturer:

Curteich-Chicago

Notes:

Petley Color Card (w/ Petley cactus logo)


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A-10

Albuquerque, NM postmark

Air View of Albuquerque, New Mexico

                           

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

A-10

Back Caption:

Air View of Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date of Photo:

1951

Subject Category:

Aerial Views

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Distributor:

Southwest Post Card Co., Box 685, Albuquerque, NM

Distributor #:

K-18

Manufacturer:

Curteichcolor

Manufacturer #:

1C-K209

Notes:

Reproduction from Kodachrome original


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A-11

Albuquerque, NM postmark

Air View of Albuquerque, New Mexico

                          

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

A-11

Back Caption:

Air View of Albuquerque, New Mexico
This striking view shows the heart of the city with the well known Sandia Mountains in the background. The direction is to the east, where many business and new residential sections are under development.

Date of Photo:

1956

Subject Category:

Aerial Views

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Photographer:

Chaplin

Distributor:

Southwest Post Card Co., Box 685, Albuquerque, NM

Distributor #:

K-372

Manufacturer:

Curteichcolor®

Manufacturer #:

6C-K702

Notes:

Natural Color Reproduction--Curteichcolor® Art-Creation


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Albuquerque, NM postmark

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Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

A-13

Back Caption:

Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Aerial view looking west on Central Ave. The bottom of the card starts at 5000 Central and on past the U. of N.M. and to downtown area at the top of the card.

Date of Photo:

 

Subject Category:

Aerial Views

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Photographer:

Joel Barrett

Distributor:

Petley Studios Phoenix Arizona

Distributor #:

46751

Notes:

top area of photo is very dark; adressed to "Buick 123 Truman 813 5200 E Hiland Theatre [illegible] 4800 E"


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