Alan Mays' photos with the bridges

Steamboat Mary, Wrightsville and Columbia, Pennsylvania, ca. 1907

Steamboat Mary, Wrightsville and Columbia, Pennsylvania, ca. 1907
"Steamboat Mary, Wrightsville and Columbia, Pa. B. D. Beittel, Columbia, Pa."

An early postcard of Steamboat Mary, which evidently ran on the Susquehanna River between Wrightsville, York County, and Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The card date…
Added on August 11, 2018

Golden Gate International Exposition Ticket, San Francisco, 1939

Golden Gate International Exposition Ticket, San Francisco, 1939
"A souvenir of Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939. A Pageant of the Pacific. Leland W. Cutler, president. H. C. Bottorff, exec. secretary. M128027."
Added on August 23, 2016

New and Old Clark's Ferry Bridges with Paddlewheel Coal Digger, July 26, 1925

New and Old Clark's Ferry Bridges with Paddlewheel Coal Digger, July 26, 1925
A bridge photo for the Vintage Photos Theme Park.

Handwritten note on the back of this photo: "7-26-1925. New & old Clark's Ferry Bridge."

As Wikipedia explains, the current Clark's Ferry Bridge, which was built in 1986, "carries U.S. Routes 22 and 322…
Added on July 15, 2016

Brooklyn Bridge Promenade Ticket

Brooklyn Bridge Promenade Ticket
"New York & Brooklyn Bridge Promenade. Not good if detached. C. C. Martin, Chief Eng. and Supt. 8."

The Brooklyn Bridge was originally called the "New York and Brooklyn Bridge" when it opened in 1883. Charles Cyril Martin (1831-1903) served as its chief…
Added on May 28, 2016

Broadway Limited, Pennsylvania Railroad

Broadway Limited, Pennsylvania Railroad
Printed on the back of this postcard: "The Broadway Limited, the Aristocrat of the Rails, is America's foremost train. It makes the daily run over the Pennsylvania Railroad between New York and Chicago in 20 hours; Philadelphia and Chicago in 18¼ hours. D…
Added on July 27, 2015

Merry Christmas, Metropolitan Philadelphia Railway Association, 1955

Merry Christmas, Metropolitan Philadelphia Railway Association, 1955
Added on December 16, 2013

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…
Added on December  1, 2014

Wake Up, America!

Wake Up, America!
The sheet music for "Wake Up, America!" appeared in 1916, the year before the United States entered World War I. The cover shows Uncle Sam kneeling next to the Brooklyn Bridge with the Statue of Liberty in the background. He's preparing for war by placing…
Added on June 10, 2015

New York One-Price Clothing Company

New York One-Price Clothing Company
"Compliments of New York One-Price Clothing Co., Westfield, Mass."
Added on October  7, 2015

Attack of the 50 Foot Fish

Attack of the 50 Foot Fish
Real photo postcard, postmarked Juneau, Wisconsin, Sept. 21, 1912.
Added on June  5, 2014

Brooklyn Bridge Valentine

Brooklyn Bridge Valentine
"Loving thoughts."

See also Statue of Liberty Valentine.
Added on February 12, 2015

Braving the Whirlpool Rapids at Niagara Falls

Braving the Whirlpool Rapids at Niagara Falls
What appears to be a photo of tourists bravely enduring the tumultuous waves of the whirlpool rapids in the gorge below Niagara Falls is actually a composite photo concocted in a photographer's studio. For an illustration showing how the photographer achi…
Added on October 21, 2013

Miniature Railway, House of David Park, Benton Harbor, Michigan

Miniature Railway, House of David Park, Benton Harbor, Michigan
"18. Miniature Railway, House of David Park."

Part of an amusement park that was opened in 1908 by the House of David religious commune, this miniature railway ceased operations when the park closed in 1972. Fortunately, however, the railroad was recentl…
Added on November  6, 2013

Working Out on the High Beam

Working Out on the High Beam
A real photo postcard, date and location unknown.
Added on August 23, 2013

High over Zurich, Sept. 22, 1910

High over Zurich, Sept. 22, 1910
Posted to the Vintage Photos Theme Park group for "rattan/bamboo/wicker" theme week. Although the photo is obviously contrived, the gondola--with attached ropes and sandbags--looks like a real wicker basket similar in appearance to those used for hot air…
Added on August 12, 2013

Twin Tracks

Twin Tracks
Added on June 10, 2013