Columbus, Ohio’s State Capitol from the Air, Columbus, Ohio (1945)

Columbus, Ohio’s State Capitol from the Air, Columbus, Ohio (1945)
Vintage linen postcard (c. 1945) depicting downtown Columbus, Ohio, from the air. Pictured are Columbus landmarks including the A.I.U. Citadel (now, LeVeque Tower), the Scioto Riverfront, and Ohio State Office Building.

The description on the front of the card:
Columbus, Ohio’s State Capitol from the Air

Recovered Written Date: April 8, 1945

Era: Linen Era
Condition: Used

The description on the back of the card:
Business section and civic center showing U.S. Post Office, Municipal Buildings, A.I.U. Citadel and State Office Building on Marconi Boulevard.

Recovered Message:
April 8, 1945
View on post card is of ? ? small building in front of A.I.U. Citadel is the City Hall which I visited. There is a ?bby show ???
Scioto River ??? River ??? River ??? River ??? O[lentangy?] River ????

Back of the postcard. There appears to have been a message at one time and it has since been erased.

Publisher: W.E. Ayres, 1049 Livingston Ave., Columbus, Ohio | Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C.T. Art-Colortone” postcard by Curt Teich Co., Chicago, Illinois

Photo by: Butler Airphotos, Inc.

W.E. Ayres had a variety store at 1047-1049 Livingston Avenue in Columbus, Ohio.

Butler Airphotos, Inc. was established in 1938 by Clyde Butler, Howard Alsop, and Margaret Butler.

Established in 1898, the Curt Teich Co. was best known for its wide range of advertising and postcards of North America. By the 1920s, it was producing so many postcards with borders that they became recognized as a type dubbed “White Border Cards,” creating an “era.” Later, Curt Teich’s innovations in this printing technique directly led to the production of what we now call “linens” by the early 1930s.
Read more about the Curt Teich Co.

Rights Info: Public Domain

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