Friday, October 15, 2010

PFF: Brockton, MA



Thank you to our hostess Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday. Click on the link to see who else is playing!

These two postcards are vintage views of Brockton Massachusetts.  I previously showed another postcard of Brockton, the Snow Memorial Fountain.

These are typical and average views of a Northeast city.  I doubt such postcards would be made today however.  Is an arch a tourist attraction?  It's not like the Snow Memorial Fountain.

viridian

13 comments:

Beth Niquette said...

I love that arch and would go see one if it were nearby. I would like to test the texture of the stones against my fingers.

Lovely post--Happy PFF!

Snap said...

I'm so glad we have the old cards and that they pay tribute to the architecture of the day. We've lost so much of what was ....

Happy PFF!

Bob of Holland said...

The postcard with the arch is incredible. I love it, and the other postcard too. Happy PFF.

Joy said...

I love the arch and the tram lines running under it.
I often think it is a shame that postcard views are not as all encompassing of a place as in past times.

Sheila said...

I suppose you might get the arch as more of an "art" card rather than a typical tourist one. I love the perspective in it, so beautifully framed by the arch.

MrCachet said...

Does it say on the message side what the arch is for? I'm wondering if it's a railroad overpass. Beautiful stonework that wouldn't be done today I'm sure.

Funoldhag said...

The old cards are wonderful - love the old autos showing up in them. Life was simpler back then - hard but not as hectic.

papel1 said...

Wonderful postcards. Wonderful architecture.
Judy

Linda said...

Beautiful cards. I always like seeing people and autos in these old scenes, and the auto here is quite close-up.

Aimee Dars said...

Every day urban scenes are among my favorite vintage postcards!

Coffeedoff said...

I like the arch too also the car in the second card. I could happily take a trip in that one.

Debs said...

that arch postcard is really special...definitely NOT the obvious postcard view, but a wonderful composition nevertheless, that draws the eyes into the distance...

MuseSwings said...

Good question! Perhaps it's all about the view seen framed by the arch. Kind of like those sugar Easter eggs with the scenes inside. Not nearly as tasty, but lovely nonetheless.

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