Friday, November 21, 2008

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Real Photo Postcard circa 1909 picturing First Avenue from Fourth Street with advertising on the Delevan Hotel for Robert Burns cigars and Coca-Cola. The foreground has the main line railroad tracks with railroad employees. The building on the right is the freight office for the Chicago and North Western Railroad.

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2 comments:

Dave said...

That's a great scene. I'm a fan of the old Chicago and North Western Railroad, so I love this stuff. And the Coke billboard with the "Relieves Fatigue" line, back when they put medicinal claims in their ads. Great!

Viewliner Ltd. said...

This stuff gives me goose bumps Dave.