Monday, August 26, 2013

Hold-to-Light Postcard of Brooklyn, New York: Fulton Street in 1907

Bird's Eye View Brooklyn, N.Y.
Fulton Street

Hold to Light postcard
J. Koehler, New York - Berlin

postmarked in 1907 with a one cent stamp

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Fulton Street, named after Robert Fulton, is a long east-west street in northern Brooklyn. A street of the same name in Manhattan was linked to this street by Fulton with his steam ferries.

Robert Fulton was an American engineer and inventor who is widely credited with developing the first commercially successful steamboat. In 1800, he was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte to design the Nautilus, which was the first practical submarine in history (although there were a few earlier subs).


VioletSky said...

this is so cool. I've never seen a hold to light postcard. but then, I usually look in the 'cheaper' bins at postcard shows.

Brenda Perez said...

Sometimes I get lucky and find one at a good price.