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


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

These postcards are reproductions of images taken from about 1865-1880. The cards were likely printed prior to 1964. See the
Lightfoot Collection Postcards page
including the links on the last line of text near the bottom of that page.

7/28/2009 10:46 PM  

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