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    Posted 3 years ago

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    Fine photo on the spot of a garish tradgedy! A house and barn moments before there was nothing there. Very sad. You can still see the structure--.Well, there went all the family treasures and photographs!! I hope the family and the animales made it to safety.
    Some person had enough presense of mind to snap this terrifying , yet amazing photo. And that is why I can show it to you now! Back says "Fire house and barn" (upsidedown near bottom in pencil). Vintage

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    1. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      I found a light mark arounnd the stamp box, Kodak Paper
      Eastman Kodak began selling Velox photo paper with a pre-printed postcard back in 1902. The following year, Kodak released its No. 3A Folding Pocket camera, which used film specifically designed for postcard-size prints.
    2. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      Wow, what a shot! I couldn't even imagine the devastation. No such thing as insurance back then...you can't put a value on personal items anyway. Nice info about the camera and film too.
    3. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Lots of insurance back then, shareurpassion. Insurance was HUGE then. Fire, Flood, and Storm damage was typical coverage. It's health-insurance that was lacking.

      The person had more than just a little knowledge on his camera, as the burning portions are fully seen and centred.
    4. iggy iggy, 3 years ago
      Not exactly the nicest photo for a postcard though.
    5. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      It is a VERY strange subject I agree. One I have never seen before. I know nothing about insurance--but what I worried about was the irreplacible family hisory, That is an incredible loss. There may have been more to the story and the shots taken--This seems to he just the house--yet the writing on the back mentions that the barn burned too. I doubt I'll ever see more than this rare photo here.- It is sooo good I thought maybe it might have been a news man,or newspaper photographer that did such a fine job getting this photo. They had to have been shaken being there as it hsppened.
    6. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      A disturbing photo--but one thaat is not often seen way back when on a postcard no less.
      Thanks to these who looked at it and left love.
      A disturbing photo--but one thaat is not often seen way back when on a postcard no less.
      Thanks to these who looked at it and left love/like.
      Phonoboy
      JImam
      fortapache.
      inky
      brunswick
      iggy.
      kyratango
      SpiritBear
      shareurpassion
      katherinescollections
      vetraio50

    7. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      These looked at this photo and clicked "love" Thanks!
      gargoylecollector
      boysfarm
      antiquerose
      racer4four
      blunderbuss2
    8. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      Adding on more "thank-yous" to:
      Oroyoroyisthatyou
      vintagelamp.
      gargoylecollector
    9. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 3 years ago
      Thanks Wandlessfairy!

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