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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 11:55 am
My offering for Sepia Saturday 215 are a few old postcards of streetcars.

Which I adore, particularly after the memories shared by my grandmother, Doris Balding Williams, about riding the streetcar with her own mother to shop and pay bills in Little Rock in the nineteen teens...

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 photo Indianapoliscrop.jpg
Washington St. looking west from Meridian St. Indianapolis

 photo KStreetSacramentoCA.jpg
K. St., Sacramento, Cal.

 photo PennSquareLancasterPA.jpg
Penn Square, Lancaster Pa.
(I see someone had a fine dinner in Lancaster when they sent this card.)

This is a Sepia Saturday post.

Head over there to see other lovely old photos and cards.
(Anonymous)
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 08:13 pm (UTC)
These are very detailed pictures of busy streets in times gone by. Wonderful old images.

Little Nell
(Anonymous)
Wednesday, February 12th, 2014 10:30 pm (UTC)
I like streetcar postcards too, and I am planning to post one this week. The Sacramento postcard has an especially good view of the streetcar.

Postcardy
Friday, February 14th, 2014 08:44 am (UTC)
I love horse-drawn transport for the atmosphere but for sheer practicality i love trams, or what you call streetcars. Do those towns still have their trams ? Very interesting.
(Anonymous)
Saturday, February 15th, 2014 11:53 am (UTC)
Lovely old photographs which
match this week's theme so well.
(Anonymous)
Saturday, February 15th, 2014 12:07 pm (UTC)
are street cars, trolley buses and trams the same thing? We just call them trams here in Aus. Great postcards!
(Anonymous)
Saturday, February 15th, 2014 12:44 pm (UTC)
Streetcars to desire!
(Anonymous)
Saturday, February 15th, 2014 12:55 pm (UTC)
They do look very like trams.. all the people look so smart and elegant!
(Anonymous)
Saturday, February 15th, 2014 03:45 pm (UTC)
I was looking for a picture of streetcars in Indianapolis to illustrate a letter my Grandfather wrote my Grandmother but decided to go in another direction.
(Anonymous)
Sunday, February 16th, 2014 12:30 am (UTC)
The pictures of the streetcars bring back memories. I used to ride them all the time when I was working in the city!
(Anonymous)
Sunday, February 16th, 2014 08:32 pm (UTC)
I love the facade of the Lavensons building.
(Anonymous)
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 04:08 am (UTC)
I love the feel of photos of old street car scenes -- there is almost an elegant feel with this emerging transportation technology.