Alan Mays

Alan Mays

Posted on 12/01/2014


Photo taken on December  1, 2014


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Sewickley Bridge, Greetings of the Season, Christmas, 1911

Sewickley Bridge, Greetings of the Season, Christmas, 1911 

This tinted real photo postcard shows the original Sewickley Bridge, which spanned the Ohio River between Sewickley and Moon Township in western Pennsylvania. Located about twelve miles northwest of Pittsburgh, the bridge was completed in 1911, dismantled in 1980 after significant deterioration, and replaced by a new bridge that opened in 1981.

A Find A Grave search identified the final resting places of "Wesley Charlton" (probably Mark Wesley Charlton, Sr., 1877-1921) and "Wm. Snowwhite" (probably William Snowwhite, 1886-1968). Charlton and Snowwhite likely lived in the area at the time the bridge was completed in 1911. I haven't been able to determine any other specific reason that they chose the bridge as the subject for the holiday postcard that they created that year.

Greetings of the Season, Christmas, 1911

This is an exceptional view of the Ohio river bridge and the only one of its kind in existence. It was obtained through an unique process by Wesley Charlton and the plate and product are the exclusive property of Wm. Snowwhite, the sender.

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