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Color postcard of the steamers Juniata and Tionesta, part of the Anchor Line. No. 156.

Dietsche, Detroit, Michigan and Frankfort, Germany, printed in Germany. postmarked 1909 3.5 x 5.5, postally used, chipping to edges, postmarked on both front and back, light soiling to reverse else good. Message is general, indicates that writer is about to arrive in Denver on the train. Originally known as the Evans Line (founded by James C. Evans) it contracted with the Erie and Western Transportation Co. which was associated with the Pennsylvania Railroad, the goal to furnish ships which connect with the railroad's Buffalo with the Northern Pacific Railroad at Duluth, Minnesota. Renamed the Anchor Line, it was one of the prominent passenger lines in the Great Lakes region. Printedon the back of the postcard: "Steamers Juniata and Tionesta are passenger and freight steamers, owned by the Anchor Line and ply annually between Buffalo and Duluth. The scene shown is an unusual one, showing the vessels tied to the company's wharf in Detroit at the same time unloading and taking on freight and passengers. Scarce.


Book Id: 98-6539

Price: $12.50

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