This Haynes Distributing Company postcard shows two aircraft sitting on the tarmac: a Fairchild F-27, which Piedmont flew from 1958 to 1967, on the left; and the tail portion of a DC-3, which Piedmont took out of service in 1963.
Since Joyce L. Haynes, the photographer, was undoubtedly an efficient person, I think she took all four of these photographs around the summer of 1962.
I have a number of cards published by Haynes (and printed by Dexter). I think there were at least two series of cards done: the earlier ones with photos taken by Joyce L. Haynes and a later series with photography by C. H. Ruth.
I also think Ms Haynes had a knack for choosing days with brilliant blue skies and fluffy white clouds (The Orb!).
Here we area at 3109 Bristol Hi-way in the late 40s or early 50s. Published by Fred W. Stanley, Johnson City, Tenn. It’s a Dextone “Made Direct from Kodachrome and Ansco Color By Dexter Press, Inc. West Nyack, N.J.” Postally unused.
On the back:
MODEL CITY MOTEL
New and Strictly Modern
Located 1 1/2 miles from downtown Kingsport, Tenn. on U.S. Hi-way 11-W. Away from the city noise. For reservations, phone 4309 or write Model City Motel, 3109 Bristol Hi-way, Kingsport, Tenn. Owned and operated by Charlie Chase and James McAinch.
(The “McAinch” is a typo. It should be “McAninch”. In 1959 Charlie Chase and Bobby McAninch were listed as the owners of this bide-a-wee)
I picked this card up at a flea market recently for 25 cents. it was published by Creed Studios in Bristol and measures 8-3/4″ by 3-1/2″. This had to have been published before 2005, when Skoby’s left the Barger hands. The card was printed by Dexter Press in West Nyack NY. ID number is 78651-D
I miss Skoby’s. I didn’t eat there often, but I always enjoyed it when I did. The Back Room was rather a middle-class dive, but the restaurant’s food was excellent.
I miss the old Peerless, too. At one time, it was in the same class as Skoby’s.