Friday, April 15, 2011

RPI Postcards

I was up at RPI a few weeks ago - the archives had a few cards that I hadn't seen before.  I was able to scan them and add them to my site: http://www.rpiviews.com/

They also had a nice display in the Union featuring a few old postcards:







And a few prints and trade cards in the Library on display:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Montana Money Clip

Went to the Phoenix Grill last week - the decor was more interesting than the food.

They had this front & back postcard framed, apparently from a patron or employee.  If you can't make it out, there's a quarter clipped to a guy's hat with a clothespin and the caption reads "Montana Money Clip".



They had a lot of old-timey stuff decorating the walls.  The other piece that caught my eye was this first day cover from 1944 commemorating the "Golden Spike".  I found it curious that the dealer had written the price
"10-"  on the front.  I guess it doesn't hurt the value too much...

Anyway, food was ok - just kind of bland.