The really nice thing about collecting things like magazine ads, postcards, stationary, and other forms of paper ephemera is that it doesn't necessarily have to take up a lot of space. I mean really, this post card takes up a lot less room than the tin-litho buildings that have been posted here on Toys & Stuff. I could store a couple of hundred post cards in the same space as one or two buildings. And most of the time they're relatively inexpensive. I say this because should you decide to start collecting something, anything, space may be a big consideration and it's good showing you options. Today we have a post card from 1928 featuring the Chicago & Northwestern Depot at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was built in 1889-90 in the Romanesques style near the lake front - near the shores of Lake Michigan. It was near the east end terminus of St Paul Ave - just a few miles straight down the road from my house! St. Paul Ave was the street bordering the south end of my block. I had actually been to this depot at least a couple of times, but unfortunately my childhood memories are vague. The depot was torn down in 1968, against the protests of preservationists, to make way for a larger, more modern structure. Sad :-( Anyway, we still have pictures of it. Enjoy!
Here the post card was scanned using different settings. The colors are brighter but there is a slight loss of detail in the shadow areas.