These two: probably before 1915 not white border. B&w w/ blue tint Divided back. Same back style on each. Not publisher/printer information on cards
- On front bottom in a script-style font face: Ruins of Tavern on Old Stage Road, Kingsport, Tenn.
- On front top left in all caps italic: Kingsport Pulp Corp., Kingsport, Tenn. (shows plant under construction…plant was producing paper by 1916)
B&w issue, undivided back, not white border issued between 1907 – 1914 (station was built in 1905) C C. & O PASSENGER STATION, KINGSPORT, TENN. Photo by Bachelder’s Studio Shows train station w/ Cement Hill in background
The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y. Post Cards of Quality
Kingsport Inn, Kingsport, Tenn. Black & white Shows the Inn’s game room. Issued between 1907 and 1914. (near photo quality)
Real Photo Post Card (RPPC). RPPCs are generally one-offs. Shows the Big Store, corner of Shelby and Main (neither paved). Written on negative “Kingsport Stores”.
Can clearly see the Post Office in the Big Store. The Big Store was built in this location in 1910.
RICHARD ALVEY ISSUES: These aerial photo post cards, halftones, b&W, with the card description sniped on the front except for the AIR VIEW OF KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE, LOOKING NORTHWEST, which is standard format. All are white border. Dick Alvey (1898 – 1983) had access to an airplane and took these photos in 1937. He later used them in his Wings Over Kingsport (1938) and Wings Over Kingsport 2 (1963).
1) AIR VIEW OF KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE, LOOKING NORTHWEST. C-414 PM 1940. On the back: PHOTO BY ALVEY, PUB. BY C.G. SMITH, KINGSPORT, TENN. Printed by Allied Printing, Fort Wayne
The following five cards are also b&w halftones, white border. On back: PUB. BY PALACE FRUIT & NEWS CO., KINGSPORT, TENN. PHOTO BY RICHARD ALVEY, KINGSPORT, TENN. All are Silvercraft cards printed by Dexter Press, Pearl River, N.Y. Fake deckle edge.
13549 AERIAL VIEW SHOWING THE MILLER-SMITH HOSIERY MILL, THE HOLLISTON MILLS OF TENNESSEE AND THE KINGSPORT PRESS KINGSPORT, TENN PM 1942 On back: AERIAL VIEW SHOWING PORTION OF INDUSTRIAL SECTION. LEFT TO RIGHT ARE THE MILLER-SMITH HOSIERY MILL, THE HOLLISTTON (sic) MILLS OF TENNESSEE AND THE KINGSPORT PRESS. THE KINGSPORT PRESS HAS A CAPACITY OF 100,000 BOOKS PER DAY, THE LARGEST PRIVATELY OWNED PRODUCER OF BOOKS IN THE WORLD. KINGSPORT, TENN.
13550 AERIAL VIEW SHOWING KINGSPORT’S FAMOUS CIRCLE KINGSPORT, TENN.
On back: CIVIC CIRCLE AERIAL VIEW SHOWING KINGSPORT’S FAMOUS “CIRCLE”, ALSO THE POST OFFICE..A, KINGSPORT UTILITIES..B, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH..C, FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH..D, BROAD STREET METHODIST CHURCH..E, FIRST METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH..F, AND THE KINGSPORT INN…G. (note: the reference letters have been inked on the front)
13551 AERIAL VIEW OF HOLSTON VALLEY BETWEEN KINGSPORT, TENN. AND JOHNSON CITY, TENN. On back: AERIAL VIEW OF HOLSTON VALLEY, SHOWING CAMP HAMMOND BRIDGE OVER THE HOLSTON RIVER, BETWEEN KINGSPORT, TENN. AND JOHNSON CITY, TENN.
13552 AERIAL VIEW OF BORDEN MILLS INCORPORATED KINGSPORT, TENN
On back: AERIAL VIEW OF BORDEN MILLS INCORPORATED, MANUFACURERS OF COTTON CLOTH. WEEKLY PRODUCTION AVERAGES 600,000 YARDS. KINGSPORT, TENN. (note: in pencil, “10-4-40”)
13553 AERIAL VIEW OF THE BUSINESS DISTRICT KINGSPORT, TENN. PM 1945