George, I delivered the Louisville Courier Journal paper to this motel daily and the Bob-O-Link next to it during the 1950s. The owners were very nice people as I recall. My paper rack was in the lobby of the Bob-O-Link seven days a week.
Hi Bob, Thanks for the reply, I recall seeing those paper racks there for several years. The old Bob-O-Link is now gone, I guess you saw that when you were here on your visit. I do hope that you had a nice visit, I wish you could have made the get-to-gather at Donner, maybe next year.
George, I found this today and it is almost like the last one you posted, but isn't. Notice, this one doesn't have the vehicle in the foreground and the cloud cover is a little different. The window shutters on the court house are not the same. Some up an some down in comparison. I don't know the year, but it may be the same company that did yours.
Bob, Some great cards, I believe that your court house card may be a Little be for mine. If you notice on my card the interurban tracks make a turn to the east on 3rd St., the Dixie Flyer going south maybe???.
George, I'd be interested in knowing if some of your recent postcard postings were from my dad's collection; especially those of CHS, Donner pool, and the Public Service shot. Dad did an entire series of postcards including photos of various "highlights" of Columbus in the late '50s or early '60s. That was when he still owned Smith Studio, at 409 5th Street, and before he moved to the corner of East 17th St. and National Rd., and renamed the studio, "Galbraith's." I still recall his having boxes upon boxes of the postcards stored in the original studio location and re-supplying local outlets as needed. Oh, if we only had a crystal ball to tell us what to hang on to from the past! Gregg Galbraith (Galbo46@aol.com)
Gregg, You are correct Gregg, a lot of my cards are Smith Studio and Galbraith's. I do remember your dad and the name was well known in Columbus, he did very fine work. I really didn't start collecting cards until last fall.I get most of them at antique malls and on ebay. You are right about your dad's collection, it would be worth a gold mine today. Great to hear from you, we would always stop at your location on the way back from our Florida vacation and get fireworks, been a few years.