Nikolaevsky Bridge, St Petersburg

С.-Петербургь НиколаевскнІ Мость
St. Pétersbourg Pont Nicolaus

Edition “Richard”, St.-Petersbourg. No. 41892

Nikolaevsky Bridge (Annunciation Bridge), St Petersburg.

Postmarked 1965 but  St Petersburg was renamed Petrograd in 1914 and from Metro Postcard, publisher was in operation from 1903-1917

(Cyrillic didn’t copy very well. It might vary depending on font used.)

Street View

RMS Aquitania


“Tourist Smoking Room”

Series of postcards of “Cunard White Star R.M.S. ‘Aquitania'”.
Cards are undated by the company name “Cunard White Star” was in use from 1934-1949. They are most likely pre-World War II, as the ship was put to other uses after the start of the war, so 1930-39 seems a likely date.

(More images including interior on Historic England Archive.

saloon
“Cabin Dining Saloon”

lounge
“Tourist Lounge”

3rd-class-lounge
“Third Class Lounge”

Union Station, Washington, D.C.


“Union Station Waiting Room, Washington, D.C.” c.1920

Union station smaller
“Train Concourse, Union Station, Washington, D.C.” c.1910 (postmarked 1912)

Text on back:
The Train Concourse of the Union Railway Station at Washington, D.C. is 760 feed in length. There is standing room for 50,000 people within its vast area. At one end is an entrance to the private waiting room for the President of the U.S. and the ambassadors of foreign countries.

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Le Zeppelin abattu a Compiegne

Le Zeppelin abattu a Compiegne 17 Mars 1917

le zeppelin abattu

From New York Times:

ZEPPELIN SHOT DOWN CREW OF 30 KILLED
French Anti-Aircraft Guns Reach Raider at a Height of More Than Two Miles.
WAS COMING FROM LONDON
Crew, After Being Hit, Throw Over Bombs, Which Fail to Explode
Some of the Crew Jump to Death

PARIS, March 17 — A Zeppelin, which probably participated in the attack on London last night, was brought down by anti-aircraft guns near Compiegne, about thirty miles from Paris, at 5.30 this morning on the return flight to its base. The giant airship, which was flying at a height of more than two miles, was sighted before dawn, and the defense guns were put into action immediately. The dirigible was hit soon after being located, and, after bursting into flame, fell swiftly to the ground. All of the crew were lost.
(Rest of news story, although you have to log-in).

From end of the article:

London Announcement on Raid
LONDON, March 17 — The air raid last night was the first visit of Zeppelins in many months, and it seemed to have been expected, as it failed to cause any excitment, even amongst the homegoing theatregoers. The raiders were favored by a dark and moonless night.

Graf Zeppelin

Graf Zeppelin over Friedrichshafen, where it was built.

Probably the most successful of the German airships, the Graf Zeppelin operated a passenger service between 1928 and 1937. In 1920 it circumnavigating the globe in 3 week, including the first non-stop flight over the Pacific.

In this time between wars, the battle between airships and airplanes over who would dominate passenger services still hadn’t been decided. The zeppelins were slow, but could carry passengers further, and in luxury that the small, noisy planes couldn’t match.