Monday, June 8, 2009

Grand Canyon Hotel, Yellowstone National Park

At first glance the two cards look very different. However a close inspection will reveal that the two cards were produced from the same photo. Some good evidence is the Copyright by Haynes on both cards. Even though they are from the same photo I am convinced the cards were produced at different times. The real photo card dates to sometime between 1950 and 1960 and the linen card dates to sometime in 1936. The linen card date was based on information obtained from the Guide to Dating Curt Teich Postcards. The real postcard date is based upon Playle’s guide to Real Photo Postcards Stamp Backs. This hotel no longer exists. The fact that it opened in 1911 and burned down in 1960 helps to validate the dates.

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