23/02/2020

 

NEW YORK

REPRODUCTIONS OF OLDER POSTCARDS ON NEW POSTCARDS

AS SOLD AT A NUMBER OF NEW YORK LOCATIONS

 

Only a couple of postcards here, but they show possibly non-postcard poster like artwork related to New York. Every so often whilst I was visiting locations in the city, I would see other cards published by this prolific company

 

NEW YORK

THE WONDER CITY

Reproduction of an older image/poster with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY – 792

 

NEW YORK CITY

 Reproduction of an older image/poster with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY – 1432

 

This one was not on sale at the Empire State Building gift shop, but it is a design that could have been as the great building is featured, but to be honest it could also have been sold at the Statue of Liberty museum gift shop as well! For me the attraction here is the great ocean liner in the foreground.

 

 

23/02/2020

THE STATUE OF LIBERTY

REPRODUCTIONS OF OLDER POSTCARDS ON NEW POSTCARDS

AS SOLD IN THE STATUE OF LIBERTY GIFT SHOP

&

ELLIS ISLAND

REPRODUCTIONS OF OLDER POSTCARDS ON NEW POSTCARDS

AS SOLD IN BOTH THE STATUE OF LIBERTY GIFT SHOP AND THE ELLIS ISLAND GIFT SHOP

 

As with the Empire State Building postcards depicted below, I also came across postcards by the same publisher showing old postcards depicting the Statue of Liberty and the nearby Ellis Island. In fact, to be honest, I came across these ones first and unlike with the Empire State Building ones I did not buy everyone, but I did still get quite a few, as you will see.    

 

THE BIG APPLE

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY – 709

 

 

STATUE OF LIBERTY

BEDLOES ISLAND,

NEW YORK CITY

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY - 106

 

Another design which grabbed my attention because of the inclusion of an airship, although this has clearly been added to the photograph. I have a collection of zeppelin related postcards both originals from the 1930’s and modern reproduction or anniversary issues.

 

NEW YORK

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY - 1059

 

 

THE STATUE OF LIBERTY AT SUNRISE,

NEW YORK CITY

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY – 41

 

STATUE OF LIBERTY,

NEW YORK HARBOUR

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY - 871

 

STATUE OF LIBERTY,

NEW YORK HARBOUR

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY - 349

 

UNTITLED

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY - 844

 

I could not resist this one as I think this is a beautiful piece of artwork. I am also not sure if this was a postcard or another piece of paper or card ephemera that has been copied.

 

STATUE OF LIBERTY ON BEDLOE’S ISLAND

IN NEW YORK HARBOUR,

NEW YORK CITY

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY – 101

 

ELLIS ISLAND –

IMMIGRATION DEPOT, NEW YORK

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY - 477

 

ELLIS ISLAND,

NEW YORK

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY – 203

 

HOWDY FROM NEW YORK

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY – 141

 

This is the odd one out in this selection as I did not pick this one up at the Statue of Liberty. This one I found later at another location, but it does fit in nicely with the above selection.

 

 

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

REPRODUCTIONS OF OLDER POSTCARDS ON NEW POSTCARDS

AS SOLD IN THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING GIFT SHOP

 

I have always been fascinated in the history behind the Empire State Building, mainly because of its strong connection with the early days of American television history. On my previous visit to New York in 2018 I got to see the building for the first time, but I could not visit it because of timing. This year (2020) I finally got my chance to visit the building and travel up to the observation level. There is also a large and superb gift shop as well where you can buy just about every type of Empire State Building souvenir, including of course postcards.

It was here that I came across a series of postcards which reproduce images of older postcards depicting the Empire State Building. I went through the racks and sorted out a copy of each of the designs which resulted in a stack of 20 of these cards, and some other postcards in different formats.

When I took these up to the till the server was amazed how many I had, and we got into a discussion about postcards and he was fascinated in how many postcards I had and how many I was buying. He told me that he had not known that there were so many different versions in this series. He then very kindly told me that he was only going to charge me for 10 of the cards. I was quite surprised, but it just goes to show that discussing your hobby with people can lead to all sorts of kind acts.

So, here are the 20 cards in this series currently available at the Empire State Building gift shop.

 

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

NEW YORK CITY

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY - 03

 

FIFTH AVENUE AND EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

NEW YORK CITY

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY - 501

 

LANDMARKS OF NEW YORK CITY

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY - 457

 

PUBLIC LIBRARY AT 5TH AVE. AND 42ND ST., NEW YORK

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY - 70

 

MIDTOWN SKYLINE SHOWING EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

NEW YORK CITY

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY – 211

 

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING BY MOONLIGHT

NEW YORK

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY – 412

 

I liked the addition of the airship at its mast on top of the building.

 

GREETINGS FROM NEW YORK

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY – 496

 

I did like the fact that not all the postcards reproduced in this series were necessarily old postcards from the earlier period of this building’s history (it was completed in 1931). This one looks as if it is from the early 1970’s era.  

 

THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING OBSERVATORY

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY - 700

 

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

NYC, 1932

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY - 701

 

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING AT NIGHT

NEW YORK CITY

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY – 27

 

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

NEW YORK

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY - 430

 

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING AT SUNSET

NEW YORK

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY - 362

 

GREETINGS FROM NEW YORK

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY - 567

 

THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

AND TELEVISION TOWER

OVERLOOKING MID-TOWN MANHATTAN,

NEW YORK CITY

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY – 200

 

This one was a must have item as it makes mention of the television tower. It is also therefore my favourite card from this selection.

 

PUBLIC LIBRARY, 5TH AVENUE AND 42ND STREET

NEW YORK CITY

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY – 285

 

THE “QUEEN MARY” MEASURED ALONG THE WATERLINE IS THE WORLD’S LONGEST SHIP

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: SS – 64

 

From the different code number reference, it is clear, that this card is from a different series, although the Empire State Building still makes an appearance which is why it is sold in the buildings gift shop.

 

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING TOWERING OVER MIDTOWN SKYSCRAPERS

NEW YORK CITY

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY - 09

 

GREETINGS FROM NEW YORK

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY - 192

 

NEW YORK CITY

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY – 710

 

This one has some great artwork and would also appeal to anyone interested in ocean liner posters

 

5TH AVENUE AND MADISON SQUARE

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING – THE ETERNAL LIGHT

Reproduction of an older postcard with an added white boarder

Published by

FOUND IMAGE PRESS

Custom Made in the USA

Ref: NY – 977

 

I have to be honest here and say that I initially intended not buying this one as it did not immediately appeal. Then, when I had picked out every other design, I realised that it would be a shame to only have one card missing from my collection. So, I went back and grabbed a copy. I am now glad that I did.    

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