Downtown Skyline from Under Brooklyn Bridge

Looking at Downtown Skyline from Under Brooklyn Bridge, New York City

This is an incredibly well preserved postcard, from Kay Anthony’s collection. The postcard would seem to agree with me: “A remarkable view of the downtown section of New York City’s world-famous skyline, a truly awe-inspiring sight.” The card was published by Alfred Mainzer, 118 East 28th Street, New York 16, New York.

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5 Responses

  1. David Lewis says:

    When were these postcards published

  2. Dating postcards can often be difficult, as publishers generally did not keep records; they would publish a card for a particular customer, then move on to the next. (The notable exception to this rule is the Curt Teich Company, and I post dates for those.) We can definitely say, in the case of this card, that it was published after 1943, which is when the Post Office starting using two-digit codes to differentiate areas of large cities (e.g., New York 16, New York). Given that this card is a linen card, it’s unlikely (though not impossible) that it was published after 1950 so, in this case, we can narrow the date down to a range of about seven or eight years. Unfortunately, most of the time that’s as good as it gets.

  3. TAMMY SWEED says:

    CAN ANYONE GIVE ME ANY INSIGHT TO OLD BLACK & WHITE A. MAINZER NEW YORK CITY POSTCARDS. ACTUAL PHOTOGRAPH. NUMBERED WITH DESCRIPTIONS ON BOTTOM OF FRONT OF POSTCARD. THANKS TAMMY

  4. Eva Laster says:

    Am trying to date an Alfred mainzer postcard, color, linen-like quality, with white borders, of Yankee Stadium. I am not wanting to sell, just curious. It has the number 158 in the upper left corner.

  5. John says:

    Hi Folks,

    What is the name of the fifth building from the left in the postcard? It is also the third highest building in the photograph

    John
    Canada

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