Monday, March 5, 2012

The Cropsey's "Wreck" Room - St. Paul, Minnesota

This postcard has three views of Cropsey's "Wreck" Room at 172 Sherrie Lane in St. Paul, Minnesota. According to maps, this address is in Woodbury. The postcard was professionally photographed and published. It was photographed by Don J. Harding, published by Hiawatha Valley Postcard Co., and printed by Dexter Press.

Since zone numbers are used in the addresses, the card was probably published before zip codes were introduced in 1963. There is a great assortment of furnishings that would now be called retro, and the decorative items seem to be chosen for their whimsy and/or tackiness.

I have no idea of the purpose of this room or the card. If you know, please leave a comment.

Below are enlargements of the three views on the card.

1 comment:

  1. I love to think that these people had a postcard printed up just for friends and family. hard to imagine what else it might have been.


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