Offered here is a COPY of the face of the picture that was uploaded for this listing. The ORIGINAL postcard was previously sold FROM OUR SITE.
Hopefully this will fill a void for you - until something else comes along.
Email us with YOUR CHOICE as to whether you would like to receive a 4"x6" photo, thru the USPS ~ or a digital copy sent via email.
Original cancelled 1909 with a St L & Paduc RPO cancel
face says: On train between Anna and Carbondale 1:20pm. Mamma and I are alright. Papa - and he has written Cairo Bridge underneath the picture.
Photo shows a steel train track with a train heading out into the water. There is a man in a hat, I believe (may be a conductor?) - with his head and shoulders sticking out a window. The photographer must have also been sticking out the window at the moment that they were going round a bend. VERY UNIQUE!!
Noted online that the Cairo Bridge was the longest in the world when it was built in the late 1880s.
Does have some issues to the upper edge, left of center and there are a couple of little tears to it at that point, as well as a couple of spots of white to the face, but I can almost guarantee that you will never find another card like it.