Albuquerque Historical Postcard Collection

F-1

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

Railroad Avenue, Looking West

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-1

Front Caption:

Railroad Avenue, Looking West, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Date of Photo:

ca. 1905

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Publisher:

Williamson Haffner Co, Denver

Publisher #:

7

Notes:

Specifies Domestic one cent stamp, Foreign two cents;
[view looking east from railroad tracks]


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F-2

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

Central Avenue, Looking East, Albuquerque, N M

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-2

Front Caption:

Central Avenue, Looking East, Albuquerque, N.M.

Date of Photo:

ca. 1910

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Manufacturer:

Detroit Publishing Co

Manufacturer #:

70419

Notes:

“Phostint” card; Specifes one cent stamp. [View looking east from 4th Street]


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F-3

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

Second Street, Looking South, Albuquerque, N M

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-3

Front Caption:

Second Street, Looking South, Albuquerque, N. M.

Date of Photo:

ca. 1910

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Publisher #:

5961

Postmark Date:

May 12, 1911

Notes:

One cent stamp; message. [View looking south from Gold Avenue]


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F-4

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

Second Street looking South towards the Santa Fe Railroad Shops, from Central Avenue, Albuquerque, NM

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-4

Front Caption:

Second Street looking South towards the Santa Fe Railroad Shops, from Central Avenue, Albuquerque, N. M.

Back Caption:

Second Street looking South towards the Santa Fe Railroad Shops, from Central Avenue, Albuquerque, NM. Second Street has been for many years a main shopping and business section of Albuquerque. It has some of the cities [sic] oldest and best established mercantile houses. A splendidly paved and lighted thoroughfare.

Date of Photo:

ca. 1913

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Publisher:

C T American Art

Publisher #:

R-87947

Notes:

Specifies Domestic one cent stamp, Foreign two cents


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F-5

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

Porter’s Views of Albuquerque and Vicinity.

 

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Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-5

Front Caption:

Porter’s Views of Albuquerque and Vicinity. “Second Street looking South from Central Avenue”, Albuquerque, N. M.

Date of Photo:

ca. 1904-1909

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Publisher:

Porter’s

Publisher #:

62915

Postmark Date:

August 25, 1909 (?)

Notes:

One cent stamp; message; Printed in Germany


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F-6

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

Second Street, looking North from Gold Avenue, Albuquerque, N. Mex

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-6

Front Caption:

Second Street, looking North from Gold Avenue, Albuquerque, N. Mex.

Back Caption:

Second Street, looking North from Gold Avenue, Albuquerque, N. Mex. Second Street has been, for many years, a main business and shopping district of Albuquerque. It has some of the city’s oldest and best established mercantile establishments. A splendidly paved and lighted business thoroughfare.

Date of Photo:

ca. 1910

Date of Postcard:

1915

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Publisher :

C T American Art - Chicago

Publisher #:

A-61963

Notes:

Specifies one cent stamp


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F-7

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

Second Street looking North, Albuquerque, NM

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-7

Front Caption:

Second Street looking North, Albuquerque, N. M.

Date of Photo:

ca. 1905

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Postmark Date:

May 4, 1909

Notes:

One Cent Stamp; Message; Made in Germany


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F-8

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

US Post Office and Federal Building, Albuquerque, NM

 

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Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-8

Front Caption:

U. S. Post Office and Federal Building, Albuquerque, N. M.

Back Caption:

Post Office and new Federal Building, Albuquerque, New Mexico The Albuquerque Post Office serves at this time over 40,000 people residing within a radius of five or six square miles. The recently completed Federal Building (the taller) is occupied by at least 20 different Bureaus of the U. S. Government Service.

Date of Postcard:

1932

Subject Category:

Downtown (before 1945)

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Distributor :

J.R. Willis, Box 665, Albuquerque N.M.

Distributor #:

A-1

Publisher :

Curteich-Chicago

Publisher #:

3A-H1032

Notes:

Specifies one cent stamp. Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C.T. Art-Colortone”


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F-9

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

City Hall, Albuquerque, NM

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-9

Front Caption:

City Hall, Albuquerque, N. M.

Back Caption:

City Hall, Albuquerque, N. Mex. Albuquerque’s new City Hall is constructed of reinforced concrete, at an outlay of $60,000. It has a capacity sufficient to take care of all city offices, including Mayor’s office, City Clerk’s office, City Engineer’s and Building Inspectors offices, Fire Station with sleeping and lounging rooms for Firemen, Police Court room, Police Judge’s and Chief of Police’s offices. City Jail, Heating and Electric and Storage plants occupy the basement.

Date of Postcard:

1914

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Publisher :

C T

Publisher #:

R-60711

Postmark Date:

May 30, 1916

Notes:

One cent stamp; message; C. T. Photochrom


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F-10

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

Gas and Electric Building, Albuquerque New Mexico

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-10

Front Caption:

Gas and Electric Building, Albuquerque New Mexico

Date of Photo:

ca. 1925

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Notes:

Specifies Domestic one cent [stamp], Domestic two cents


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F-11

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

Occidental Life Building, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-11

Front Caption:

Occidental Life Building, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Back Caption:

Home Office of Occidental Life Insurance Company ERECTED IN 1917

Date of Photo:

ca. 1925

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Publisher:

Strong’s Book Store, Albuquerque, NM

Publisher #:

85724

Manufacturer #:

C.T. American Art

Notes:

Specifies one cent stamp; C.T. American Art Colored


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F-12

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

Wright’s Trading Post, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-12

Back Caption:

Wright’s Trading Post, Albuquerque, New Mexico. This building is in the typical Indian Pueblo style, with each floor terraced back from the one below. The strings of drying “chili peppers” decorate the houses with their brilliant color in the fall of the year. Note the top of a bake-oven on the roof, while in the foreground is a Navajo sweat house—replica of those used in the cure of the sick.

Date of Photo:

1938

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Distributor:

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

Distributor #:

A-4

Publisher:

Curteich-Chicago

Publisher #:

8A-H1954

Notes:

Specifies one cent stamp; Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C.T. Art-Colortone”


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F-13

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

Central Avenue Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-13

Back Caption:

Central Avenue Albuquerque, New Mexico
This striking view is seen from the Santa Fe Railroad overpass, looking West. It is the heart of the shopping district with its modern buildings and up-to-date shops and stores.

Date of Photo:

1953

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Photographer:

Caplin

Distributor:

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

Distributor #:

K-88

Publisher:

Curteich

Publisher #:

3C-K129

Notes:

“Curteichcolor” Reproduction from Kodachrome or Ektachrome original


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F-14

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

Central Avenue looking West, Albuquerque, N. M.

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-14

Back Caption:

Central Avenue looking West, Albuquerque, N. M.

Date of Photo:

1936

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Distributor:

J R Willis, Box 665, Albuquerque NM

Distributor #:

A-13

Publisher:

Curteich-Chicago

Publisher #:

6A-H2781

Notes:

Specifies one cent stamp; Genuine Curteich-Chicago, “C.T. Art-Colortone”; [view looking west from 2nd Street taken from top of Sunshine Building]


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F-15

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

Downtown Albuquerque at Night from Pay Less Corner . . . Second and Central

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-15

Front Caption:

Downtown Albuquerque at Night from Pay Less Corner . . . Second and Central

Back Caption:

This is Albuquerque, New Mexico in “The Land of Enchantment”
Albuquerque’s retail shopping district is famed for its neon lighting – and is at night a fascinating fairyland of multi-colored lights. Albuquerque is also unique – being the only city in the world of this name.

Date of Photo:

1954

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Distributor:

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

Manufacturer:

E. C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, Wis.

Manufacturer #:

12063N

Notes:

A “Natural Color Card” Made by E. C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, Wis. –CJL; [view looking west]


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F-16

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

Central Ave, looking east, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-16

Back Caption:

Central Ave, looking east, Albuquerque, New Mexico
From Fifth St. may be seen the heart of the business district of the metropolis of New Mexico. The fact that Albuquerque is rated as the best lighted city of its size in the U. S. attests to the progressiveness of the merchants.

Date of Photo:

1938

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Distributor:

Southwest Post Card Co., Box 685, Albuquerque, N. M.

Distributor #:

A-12

Publisher:

Curteich-Chicago

Publisher #:

8B-H1898

Notes:

Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C.T. Art-Colortone”; [view looking west from middle of 400 block]


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F-17

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

Albuquerque, New Mexico looking east on Central Ave

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-17

Front Caption:

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
Looking East on Central Ave., with Sandia Mountains in the Distance. Masonic Temple is seen in Foreground at Left.

Back Caption:

Here in Downtown Albuquerque, N M, you can see the lofty peaks of the picturesque Sandia Mountain Range. History rich, this 188 year old city retains much of the fascination of the Old Spain—yet it has been assigned a vital role in America’s future. Albuquerque lies in the heart of Atomic America-in one of the most interesting and historic areas of the entire United States.
At Albuquerque you are also in the heart of the Indian Country and within short driving range of matchless variety of scenic attractions.
“From the Land of Enchantment”

Date of Photo:

ca. 1942

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Photographer:

Denton, Albuquerque, N M

Distributor:

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

Distributor #:

AN-1

Publisher:

Associated Litho. Des Moines 9, Iowa

Publisher #:

18 AT 154

Notes:

Art Tone “GLO-VAR” Finish; [view looking east from 7th Street]


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F-18

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

Central Avenue looking east from Sixth Street

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-18

Back Caption:

Central Avenue looking east from Sixth Street
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Central Avenue is the main street East and West and also U. S. Highway 66 through Albuquerque.

Date of Photo:

1952

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Distributor:

Southwest Post Card Co., Box 685, Albuquerque, N M

Distributor #:

K-257

Publisher:

Curteich-Chicago

Publisher #:

2C-P2263

Notes:

Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C. J. Photochrom” Post Card


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F-19

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

Central Avenue looking West, Albuquerque, N. Mex.

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-19

Back Caption:

Central Avenue looking West, Albuquerque, N. Mex.

Date of Photo:

1948

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Distributor:

Southwest Post Card Co., Box 685, Albuquerque, N M

Distributor #:

A-12

Publisher:

Curteich-Chicago

Publisher #:

8B-H1285

Notes:

Notes on back: Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C. T. Art-Colortone” Post Card; [View looking east from 5th Street]


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F-20

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

Central Avenue looking east from Fifth Street; Albuquerque, N. M.

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-20

Back Caption:

Central Avenue looking east from Fifth Street; Albuquerque, N. M.
Albuquerque is the Metropolitan Hub of New Mexico, altitude – 5,000 feet, population of over 100,000 people.

Date of Photo:

1950

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Distributor:

Southwest Post Card Co., Box 685, Albuquerque, N M

Distributor #:

A-28

Publisher:

Curteich-Chicago

Publisher #:

OC-H545

Notes:

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


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F-21

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

Central Avenue, the main thoroughfare of Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-21

Back Caption:

Central Avenue, the main thoroughfare of Albuquerque, New Mexico. This is also part of Route 66 which runs from coast-to-coast.

Date of Photo:

1950

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Publisher:

Beck News Agency, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Publisher #:

SK4248

Manufacturer:

“Colourpicture”, Boston 15, Mass

Notes:

A “ShiniColor” by “Colourpicture”, Boston 15, Mass, U.S.A.; [View looking east from 5th Street]


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F-22


Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

Central Avenue from Fourth Street, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-22

Back Caption:

Central Avenue from Fourth Street, Albuquerque, New Mexico
This Corner is the “heart of the city” where the two main thoroughfares cross and the center of the business district.

Date of Photo:

1939

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Distributor:

Southwest Post Card Co., Box 685, Albuquerque, N M

Distributor #:

A-28

Publisher:

Curteich-Chicago

Publisher #:

9A-H109

Notes:

Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C.T. Art Colortone”; [View looking east from 4th Street taken from top of building at 401 West Central]


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F-23

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

Central Ave. and Fourth St. in the heart of Albuquerque

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-23

Back Caption:

Central Ave. and Fourth St. in the heart of
Albuquerque, N. M. Looking Northeast in downtown Albuquerque. Straight ahead is Central Ave., which becomes Highway 66 East and West. Fourth St., becomes Highway 85, North to Santa Fe and Taos, South to El Paso, Texas.

Date of Photo:

1942

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Distributor:

Southwest Post Card Co., Box 685, Albuquerque, N M

Distributor #:

A-16

Publisher:

Curteich-Chicago

Publisher #:

2B-H83

Notes:

Specifies one cent stamp; Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C.T. Art-Colortone”; [View looking east from top of building at 406 West Central Avenue]


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F-24

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

Central Ave. Looking East from Fourth St. Albuquerque, NM

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-24

Back Caption:

Central Ave. Looking east from fourth St. Albuquerque, NM

Date of Photo:

ca. 1942

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Publisher:

Southwest Post Card Co., Box 685, Albuquerque, N M

Publisher #:

P174

Notes:

B&W Photograph; [View looking east from top of building at 406 West Central Avenue]


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F-25

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

Central Ave. and Fourth St. in the heart of Albuquerque, N. Mex.

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-25

Back Caption:

Central Ave. and Fourth St. in the heart of Albuquerque, N. Mex.
Looking east on Central Ave. which is Highway 66 east and west. Fourth Street is Highway 85, north to Santa Fe and Colorado points, south to El Paso, Texas and Old Mexico.

Date of Photo:

1948

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Distributor:

Southwest Post Card Co., Box 685, Albuquerque, N M

Distributor #:

A-48

Publisher:

Curteich-Chicago

Publisher #:

8B-H1290

Notes:

Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C. T. Art-Colortone” Post Card; {View looking east from middle of 400 block of West Central Avenue]


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F-26

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

Central Avenue and 4th Street where U. S. Highways 66 and 85 cross north and south and east and west.

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-26

Back Caption:

Central Avenue, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Central Avenue and 4th Street where U. S. Highways 66 and 85 cross north and south and east and west.

Date of Photo:

ca. 1950

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Manufacturer:

Mike Roberts Studios, Berkeley 2, Calif.

Manufacturer #:

K-31

Notes:

Color Card Kodachrome Reproduction; [view looking east from 4th Street]


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F-27

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

Busy Downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-27

Back Caption:

Busy Downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico
Albuquerque, is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. This is Central Ave. looking East, showing the great progress made in modernization of the downtown area.

Date of Photo:

ca. 1970

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Publisher:

Petley Studios, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Publisher #:

P63458

Notes:

Plastichrome®; [view looking east from 4th Street at night]


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F-28

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

Fourth Street looking south from Central Ave.

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-28

Back Caption:

Fourth Street looking south from Central Ave. Albuquerque, N. M. Fourth and Central is the cross road of East-West Highway U. S. 66 and North-South Highway U. S. 85. Skyscraper shown, the Simms Building, is located at Fourth and Gold Ave., S. W.

Date of Photo:

1954

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Distributor:

Southwest Post Card Co., Box 685, Albuquerque, N. M.

Distributor #:

A-64

Publisher:

Curteich-Chicago

Publisher #:

4C-H775

Notes:

Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C.T. Art-Colortone” Post Card; [view looking south from 100 block of 4th Street]


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F-29

Albuquerque, NM postmark

 

Gold Avenue Looking East From Fifth Street Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Collection:

Albuquerque Historical Postcards

Collection Index # :

F-29

Back Caption:

Gold Avenue Looking East From Fifth Street Albuquerque, New Mexico Prominent buildings shown in this view are, on the left, the Federal Building and Post Office, on the right the Elks Club and the modern Simms Building.

Date of Photo:

1956

Subject Category:

Downtown

Original Format Size:

13 x 7.5 cm

Photographer:

Caplin

Distributor:

Southwest Post Card Co., Box 685, Albuquerque, N. M.

Distributor #:

K-335

Publisher:

Curteich-Chicago

Publisher #:

6C-K11

Notes:

CurteichColor® Art-Creation from Color Transparencies


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