ASHEVILLE POST CARD COMPANY 1940S SERIES
The earliest post mark (PM) I have on these is 1939. The cards all have printing company inventory numbers that would yield the printing date, if there were an available list, which there isn’t. The founder of the company died in 1977. The company itself was bought out in 1982.
A few of these cards are quite common.
K.18 ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AND PORTION OF PLANT, TENNESSEE EASTMAN CORPORATION. KINGSPORT, TENN. (1423)
(on back) Tennessee Eastman Corporation, Kingsport, Tenn. The principal product of this plant is Eastman Cellulose Acetate, from which are made Photographic Film, Eastman Acetate Rayon, Tenite, and transparent sheeting for safety glass.
K.19 A GENERAL VIEW BY NIGHT OF TENNESSEE EASTMAN CORPORATION PLANT, KINGSPORT, TENN. (BELOW) HOLSTON RIVER IN FOREGROUND AND RANGE OF CLINCH MOUNTAINS IN BACKGROUND (1424)
(on back) same as K-18
K.20 KINGSPORT INN, KINGSPORT, TENN. (1420)
(on back) Kingsport Inn is conveniently located on the circle near the center of the city. From its veranda is visible Kingsport’s industrial plants and the distant ranges of the Blue Ridge and Cumberland Mountains. It is of Southern architecture, has well-landscaped grounds and immediately attracts those who seek rest. It is a nationally-known stopping place for travelers and offers clean, comfortable rooms and excellent food at moderate rates.
K.21 “ROTHERWOOD”, KINGSPORT, TENN. (1425)
(on back) ROTHERWOOD This stately old estate, located on the west bank of the Holston River, has had a romantic history. The original home, built in 1818 by Dr. Ross, a Presbyterian minister, was burned in the last year of the Civil War, but was reconstructed later. It was named for the castle of Cedric the Saxon in Scott’s “Ivanhoe”, the book of which Dr. Ross was particularly fond.
K.22 U.S. POST OFFICE, KINGSPORT, TENN. (1426) Note: there are two versions of this card. One, with rather low value colors, has no description on the reverse. The other, with brighter colors, has the following on the back: Kingsport, Tenn., a City of planned modern industrial development began its growth in 1916 with a population of only 600. Today, greater Kingsport has a population of around 35,000. Kingsport is one of the most important industrial and distribution centers in Tennessee. It is also called a city of churches and schools. There are many places of interest to the visitor in and around Kingsport and motor roads from five States converge here. The cacilities of the Tri-City’s airport are available to those travelling by air.
K.23 (above image) SUNSET SCENE SHOWING CHIMNEY TOP MOUNTAIN (below image) ON U.S. ROUTE NO. 11W BETWEEN BRISTOL AND KINGSPORT, TENN. (1421)
K.24 BRIDGE OVER HOLSTON RIVER ON U.S. HIGHWAY 23, BETWEEN KINGSPORT AND JOHNSON CITY, TENN. (1422)
K.25.- WAUTAUGA (sic) STREET, KINGSPORT, TENN. (45383)
K26.- BROAD STREET LOOKING NORTH, KINGSPORT, TENN. (45384)
K-27 NIGHT-TIME SCENE OF WAUTAUGA (sic) STREET, KINGSPORT, TENN. (E-7373)
K-28 PANORAMIC VIEW OF KINGSPORT, TENN. (E-7374)
K-29 BROAD STREET FROM RAILROAD STATION, KINGSPORT, TENN. (E-7375)
K-30 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, KINGSPORT, TENN. (E-8602) On back is a text area that has been overprinted. The text read: The First Baptist Church, Kingsport, Tenn., was organized in 1910. The value of church property is $25,000.00. Radio ministry Sundays 11:00 – 12:00 A.M. Station WKPT. Dr. T. B. Cobb, Pastor.
K-31 Title on card above the image has been effectively overprinted. Below image: DOBYNS-BENNETT HIGH SCHOOL, KINGSPORT, TENN. (E-7806)
K-32 “ROTHERWOOD” KINGSPORT, TENN. (E-10600)
On back: ROTHERWOOD – A Historic Residence built in 1816 at Confluence of the North and South Forks of the Holston River, at Kingsport, Tennessee.
K-33 AIRPLANE VIEW OF TENNESSEE EASTMAN CORP. PLANT, KINGSPORT, TENN. On back: TENNESSEE EASTMAN CORPORATION, Kingsport, Tenn. One of the State’s largest industrial units, Eastman manufactures Cellulose Acetate, from which are made Estron yarns, Tenite and Photographic Film. Many other chemicals made here. Note: early photo shows part of Edgewood Village.
K-34 LEGION POOL WITH CIVIC AUDITORIUM AND J. FRED JOHNSON PARK IN THE BACKGROUND. Below image: KINGSPORT, TENN. COPYRIGHTED-KINGSPORT ROTARY CLUB (E-10602)
K-35 A BIRDSEYE VIEW OF THE CIRCLE, KINGSPORT, TENN. Below image: PHOTO BY: ELLIS BINKLEY, KINGSPORT, TIMES-NEWS (E10605)
K-36 BIRD’S-EYE VIEW OF THE MEAD CORPORATION, KINGSPORT, TENN. (E-11082)
K-37 HOLSTON VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, KINGSPORT, TENN. (E-11083)