Chrome postcards fast becoming antiques

Richards Restaurant-Caterer, Rt 130
Richards Restaurant-Caterer, Rt 130
Aerial View of Hoeganaes Sponge Iron Corp. 1963
Aerial View of Hoeganaes Sponge Iron Corp. 1963

We have several old postcards that are over a century old, the accepted age of something that is an antique. However, these modern chrome postcards are getting up there.

Just posted these four scans; three are in the Riverton Businesses, Organizations, Public Buildings and one is in the Palmyra, NJ Images section.

Hoeganaes Sponge Iron Corp. is the only postcard that has a date.

Can a car buff date that Caddy at Roger Wilco or any of the autos at Richard’s Restaurant? The phone number for Roger Wilco listed on the back is RIverton 9-1400. – JMc

Farmers and Mechanics Bank
Farmers and Mechanics Bank
Roger Wilco Liquor Store, Palmyra, NJ
Roger Wilco Liquor Store, Palmyra, NJ

Rev. 10/2/16
Roger Prichard: Thanks! Richards Restaurant is today’s Whistler’s Inn, I’m guessing?

 

Whistlers Inn August 2016
Whistlers Inn, Google Maps,  August 2016

Thanks to HSR member Roger Prichard for his suggestion on our Facebook page that Richards Restaurant is today Whistlers Inn. Although enlarged and transformed, it sure looks like it. My mouth is watering for Whistlers’ Smoke House BBQ ribs. The postcard shows a Route 130, Riverton address, and Whistlers gives a 901 Route 130 Cinnaminson address.

 

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  1. Richards’ Restaurant was run by Nan Richards and her family through the early 70s. She was a long and faithful member of my dad’s church so I knew her well and we used to eat there when I was very young. It was later sold and (notoriously) became The American House. Nan’s grandson, Ned, tragically drowned in the Delaware in the 70s.

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