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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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Washington St. looking west from Meridian St. Indianapolis

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K. St., Sacramento, Cal.

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

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Sunday, May 27th, 2012 11:41 am
I collect postcards and other photos of streetcars.

I remember my grandmother telling me about going on the streetcar with her mother when she was young.

Little Rock's Central Arkansas Transit Authority brought back an electric trolley. Some people complain about the amount of money CATA spends to run the trolley the short distance in the downtown areas of the twin cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock, but I like it.

When I am in the River Market District, I always try to catch a ride - if for nothing more than to slow myself down.
K Street, Sacramento CA
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Washington Street looking west from Meridian Street, Indianapolis IN
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Boylston Street, Boston MA
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Penn Square, Lancaster PA
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Electric trolley car, North Little Rock AR, 2011
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Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 09:01 pm
I love photos of streetcars.

The Library of Congress has some really cool photos of streetcars, and I also collect postcards of streetcars.

This one is from the LOC...

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New York City streetcar, 1913

This one makes me grin.

It's not often you see an action shot in a photo this old.

But look - the woman is in mid-jump into the streetcar.

In that dress.

I'd be flat on my face.

And look - despite how we all romanticize courtly manners of the folks who have gone before us, none of those guys are helping her on...

One of them is watching to see if she's gonna fall on her face, and the one to her right is just bored and waiting for the streetcar to start up again.

Just hurry up, would ya?