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3 Very Old Real Picture Postcards of Shelby, Michigan - $40 (Grass Lake)

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condition: good

As you can see, these cards were never used.

The first photo is called “Drinking Fountain” in downtown Shelby. It must have been a big deal over a hundred years ago. A couple of storefronts can be read: C. W. Edwards Dry Goods and a sign further down the street that says: “I Sell Farms. C. W. Morgan.” Notice all the hitch posts on the dirt street.

The second photo is of a passenger train wreck that happened on the afternoon of July 28, 1912, near Shelby. Lots of folks (probably passengers_ looking on.

The third card is really four photos in one showing residences in Shelby between 1860 and 1913. The four shown are Shelby’s First Hotel and Post Office (built in 1864); homes on the corner of Ellis and State Streets; the J.R. Harrison house; and the H. M. Royal residence. There’s also a faint printed key on the back in pencil.

All three cards are in nice shape.

post id: 7753923031

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