Friday, October 22, 2010

New York


This postcard dates between 1913 when the Woolworth Building was built and 1931, the year that the Empire State Building was completed. The Singer building was demolished in 1967

“ The red building is the old Singer Building which used to be the tallest in the world. The white one to the right of course is the Woolworth building which now is the tallest. The street is the lower end of Broadway. The upper end of Bway is where all the theatres are concentrated.”

8 comments:

A Lady's Life said...

This is such a nice postcard.
and its so nice people wrote what all this was on it. Makes it so much easier.
Now Woolworths is not a name I heard in a long time.

Graham said...

Now there's a city I'd love to go back to. Nice card.

Sue said...

Love the card. Where do you find these postcards Anji?

Anji said...

A Lady's Life: Some people wrote a lot of details on the back of the postcards. They still have Woolworths in Australia. I think all of the Woolworths come from the same origins

Anji said...

Graham: I's like to visit there one day .

Sue: I have an eBay store with nearly 4000 of them on! Seriously, we go to auctions, we are in touch with an Expert who is very good at his job.

fruey said...

The changing urban landscape is always fascinating, particularly with towns you know well. I love going back to places more than 10 years on and seeing all the differences I can spot.

Woolworths is gone in the UK, I got very nostalgic about it here: http://www.caperet.com/2008/12/woolies-is-going-going-gone/

Sue said...

That's amazing Anji the size of your ebay store. How do you keep up with all the goings on with the cards?
Yes Woolworths is still in Australia but it trades under Safeway mostly.

Anji said...

fruey: We try to visit the places in the postcards. La Rochelle has changed very little, but there are subtle changes.

Sue: Rob works when he comes home from work and I work all day - we are very well organised. Fortunately we love what we are doing.