Unloading bananas, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


Unloading Bananas New Orleans, LA.

On the back:

At New Orleans, the world’s greatest banana port, more than 700 ships arrive each year loaded, each with 25,000 to 50,000 bunches of this popular fruit. At the banana wharves the individual bunch is carried from the hold of the ship to the door of the refrigerator car on mechanical conveyors.

Published by New Orleans News Co. Can’t narrow the date, but 1920-1950

Royal Mint, London, England

A series o postcards.

Undated, but the image on the last card also appears on a card postmarked 1939.


“Cutting Room, The Royal Mint.”

press
“The Royal Mint. ¬†Press Room.”

medal-press
“The Medal Presses. The Royal Mint.”

horizontal
“Annealing Furnaces. The Royal Mint. Horizontal.”
This and the next image were both on the same card.

rotary
“Annealing Furnaces. The Royal Mint. Rotary.”
This and the previous image were both on the same card.

ingots
“The Chancellor Balance. The Royal Mint. Check Weighing Silver Ingots.”

melting-house
“Royal Mint. Gold Melting House.”

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”

U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, D.C


U.S. Supreme Court
c.1910

Text on back
U.S. Supreme Court, in the Capitol, Washington. In front of the loggia of Potomac marble columns is the bench of the Supreme Court; the chair of the Chief Justice is in the centre, those of the eight associates on either side. In the wall niches are busts of former Chief Justices.”

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Union Station, Washington, D.C.


Union Station Waiting Room, Washington, D.C.
Published: The Washington New Company, Washington. D.C.
c.1920

On back:
UNION STATION WAITING ROOM, Washington. The new Union Station was built by the U.S. Government and the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The cost of the land, building and terminal improvements was $18,000,000. The structure is the finest railway station in the world. The building of white granite, is 760 feet in length and 343 feet in width.

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.

 

 

 

History of Union Station

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