Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Lightfoot Collection Postcards

From: "Mike Lapham" ptimike@gmail.com

I have a complete set of the 50 postcards by Lightfoot. They belonged to my father and I would like to know how to establish a date for them. I believe my father purchased them in the 1940's. Each card has a number and description in the upper left corner, a place for a stamp in the right corner, The words "Post Card" on the right side and the words "Published by LIGHTFOOT COLLECTION, Huntington Sta., N.Y." Also each card has a unique number in the lower left corner. The 50th card has the number "49655-C" as an example.

The postcards are a little yellow with age but don't have any folds or imperfections.

I would really appreciate anything you can tell me about them as I am about to pass them on to my 16 year old grandson because of his interest in railroads.

—Mike Lapham, Vancouver, WA

Passenger train service, c. 1890-1910

From: "Kathy Veasey" kathy.veasey@gmail.com

I am looking for historical documention of passenger train service between West Virginia and northeastern Oregon, 1890-1910. I have learned that B & O ran from West Virginia - but that passengers would have to transfer at least once to another line before reaching their destination. What other lines were active at the time in question? Would Chicago, or what other city be the most likely transfer point?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Name of wife of James Harvey Strobridge

From: "Bobbie Howder" sbhowder@ftcnet.net

I am related to the wife of James Harvey Strobridge. She was my great-grandmother's sister. She was born in Cahir, County Tipperary, Ireland. I am trying to find out her full maiden name ... I believe she was a Gavin. Would you happen to know her first name?

—Barbara Howder

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Promontory 1869 image - a good representation?

From: "Nicole Enriquez" bsaldana@sahousingtrust.org

My group is doing a project on the Promontory Point 1869 image. The main question is: Is this image a good representation of 1869. Why or why not? What is its significance?

—Nicole Enriquez

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Correct base for MK&T Railroad caboose iron stove

From: "Margaret Reckert" mmreck@charter.net

I have a "caboose" iron stove. MK&T Railroad item. I would like to display this in my home. The "base" is missing. I do not know if it should be a "platform" or 4 legs that it sits on. Unable to find a picture. Can you help me?

—Margaret Reckert in Missouri ... home for the "Katy."

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Stereo Views and Other Photography Resources Online

From: sarah@teachersguild.org

... noticed that on your home page you are linking to stereoviews.info. I've also been using this other page about Stereo Views ... it's a good additional resource:
Stereo Views and Other Photography Resources Online
... it has tons of links to Stereo View collections, plus other photography collections like Lantern Slides, early photography, camera time lines and more. I even added it to my lesson plans; the kids loved it. Let me know if you decide to incorporate it!


Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Bloomers Cut - Auburn, CA

From: "Mike Emmert" mike@mectc.com

I would like to make contact ... regarding the current historical designation status of Bloomers Cut ... and share with you that a development proposal on the west side of Bloomers Cut currently being processed by the City of Auburn requires that a bridge be built over the top of Bloomers Cut and has the potential of doing damage to this wonderful piece of history.

—Mike Emmert

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