Monday, January 28, 2008

Buchanan, MI Postcards

I had a great time at Scanfest yesterday. Working while chatting with others makes the time fly by. A couple of times my husband came in to see what I was laughing about! I know from the past that I don't always concentrate or label as well as I should while chatting so this month I worked on an envelope on misc. photos that I had been putting off. In this batch were some postcards. My Mom grew up in Buchanan but since the cards are all older than she is they must have belonged to my grandparents. When I mentioned the postcards and asked who I should offer the scans to, Miriam gave me a link to the Penny Postcards. They have post cards from all over the country, arranged by State and County.

The first three cards all have divided backs and the following is printed as the divider:
ORIGINAL CAMERA STUDY * REPRODUCTION RIGHTS RESERVED
C. R. CHILDS CO., 5707 LAKE ST., CHICAGO


FRONT STREET * LOOKING WEST * BUCHANAN, MI 54155


FRONT STREET * LOOKING EAST * BUCHANAN, MI 54154


THE ROMANTIC ST. JOE RIVER FROM REDBUD TRAIL, BUCHANAN, MICHIGAN 54130

The rest of the cards have a divided back and are printed with the words "PHOTO POST CARD" and the words "Kodak Paper" where the stamp would go.


This one is not labeled in any way but appears to be another view of Front St.


U. S. POST OFFICE, BUCHANAN, MICH.
Scott - Ingalls- Currier - Worthington - P.M. -Van Every - Ashbrook - Rose 1906


Buchanan's First Fire Engine


Nothing printed on this one


Front St. Looking West


Nothing printed on this one. The sign in the backgrounds says "Lee and Porter, Dowagiag and Buchanan" It's possible that my grandfather, Daniel M. Carlisle is in the picture but I couldn't pick him out.

BUCHANAN, MICH. 1900

BUCHANAN, MICH. 1910

8 comments:

Jasia said...

What a great little collection you have there Apple! How I'd love to see postcards like that of my grandparents' neighborhoods in Detroit. They really take you to another place and time don't they?

Nice chatting with you yesterday!

Thomas MacEntee said...

I was the one who probably caused all the trouble and made you laugh. I was always the cut-up in school. My apologies!

Jewelgirl said...

Thanks for sharing these
postcards. I just love old
photos but an unlabeled group photo is one of the genealogy things that drives me bonkers.
You can wonder for the rest
of your life,are these people related or not.......? I wish
I could turn back time so
someone could tell me!!!!

Elizabeth said...

It's great to see what you were scanning - what a great find!

Had fun chatting with you yesterday!

Bob B said...

I love the post cards, Could you email, I'm on the Buchanan fire Dept and would love to know what the dates on the post card are. fireslayer@hotmail.com

Bob B said...

Thanks

Apple said...

Bob - I believe the backs of all of the cards were blank. I have sent you an email. Thanks.

Bob B said...

Thanks for the writing back, actually the old pumper is dated to the very beginning or our fire dept 1862-63 . And is still in existence at Michigan State University.Buchanan had its first major fire in 1862 and the fire destroyed 90% of our small town. I also have the pictures of the fireman you have it just doesn't have an exact date. I believe the picture of the firemen around 1868-70. I can give you the name and number of the Buchanan preservation Society. Peter Lyse is one the curators. I'm actually writing a book on the fire dept and since it's existence. Any other information that you might happen on please let me know. Very interesting of all the addresses you mention. I know people that live there. If there's anything I can do to help your search of family let me know.
Thanks Captain Bob Blaylock Buchanan City Fire Dept. Also the Fire Dept 150 year Celebration is this year in Sept. If you get to the area please look me up.