Here’s a real photo postcard (RPPC) that got away on an online auction.
It shows the New Leaf Tea Room in a previous incarnation as a drug store. This non-watermarked eBay image is better than many other auctions display.
A charming 1926 view of Palmyra’s Henry Street with three kids under a tree is another that got away.
It is another decent image for screen viewing, but resolution is too low to produce an acceptable print, as you find most images here.
This Bank Street postcard at right showing a perambulator, or baby carriage, and perhaps the child’s mother or nanny seated under a tree had a sole bidder – me.
And then I found another kernel.
This time, it’s another view of Palmyra Moravian Church on Cinnaminson Avenue.
If you have a kernel, or a bushel, to share with like-minded time travelers, please contact me to arrange a hand-off.
I only recently ramped up from 600dpi to 800dpi when scanning postcards for archiving. Images displayed on the website are understandably lower resolution, but someday we may be able to grant the many requests for prints or enlargements of these images.
My friend, Harlan, a frequent contributor of scans to this website, scored a remarkable find when he came upon what he calls a “sister card.” He writes:
Here’s a companion, or sister, card to one I sent earlier which was entitled Camden Carnival. This is one of my favorites and just acquired on eBay. Look very carefully at the children on elaborately decorated wagons and carriages lined up in a parade formation for a festive Camden Carnival event. Notice this well-documented location for this scene looking North by the intersection of Broadway and Line Streets with the Camden Free Public Library at the far right of this photo view. This card was not mailed and bears no inscriptions on the reverse, or address side. Date circa 1904, or thereabouts. A magnificent showpiece!
You can see both Camden Carnival pix and many more on our CAMDEN, NJ IMAGES page.
Does anyone have a clue what patriotic themed carnival Camden would be having on October 1, 1904? An early Columbus Day Parade or a political rally? As always, we welcome your insights and comments. – John McCormick