This card is postmarked Dec. 7, 1943. Two years to the day after Pearl Harbor. By this time in the war, we were raining death on the cities of Cittavecchia and Pescara, Italy, among other unlucky locations.
Three months later, Mussolini would fall from power as the Italians felt their part of the war was lost.
The card is shown as being published by Asheville Post Card Company, but it was printed by Miller Art Company in Brooklyn…which went out of business in 1941 (1922 – 1941).
Consider: this card may have been printed around the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor. <sneak in weird music> Strange, but true, maybe.
C. T. C. was Kingsport’s city bus company.