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Banner Card for Charlotte

Banner card for Charlotte - these types of postcards were created with the name of the city or town inside the banner. They usually featured Dutch children speaking in fake accents. Cards date between 1912 and 1916.

Physical Description: 3 x 5 postcard

Publisher: Dutch Kid Pennant

Shrine Bowl at Memorial Stadium

Every year, the best high school football players from North and South Carolina meet to play at the Shrine Bowl.

Physical Description: postcard packet

Publisher: Dexter Press

First National Bank aka Liberty Life Building

Located att 112 South Tryon Street, the above building was originally known as the First National Bank in 1927, the name changed in 1940 when Liberty Life Insurance Company of Greenville, South Carolina purchased the property. Physical Description: 3 x 5 postcard Publisher: Dixie News

Elizabeth College (Buildings and Grounds)

Four scenes of Elizabeth College, a private womans school at the intersection of Elizabeth and Hawthorne. They include the Main Building, which is now the Presbyterian Hospital: the Gerrard Conservatory of Music, the Main Gate and a view of the campus. Physical Description: 3 x 5 postcard Publisher: Stone and Barringer

Mint Museum of Art

Built in 1837, the United States Mint in Charlotte served the community for a number of years in different capacities. In the 1930s, the building was dismantled and moved to Randolph Road.

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Douglas Municipal Airport

The Charlotte Municpal Airport opened in 1936 under the auspices of the city of Charlotte. During World War II, the United States Army Airforce  took over the management of the airport and established Morris Field Air Base in 1941. The airfield was used by the Third Airforce for antisubmarine patrols and training. After the war, a passenger terminal was added, and the airport was renamed the Douglas Municipal Airport in honor of Mayor Ben E. Douglas (1894-1981).

Physical Description: postcard packet

Publisher: Dexter Press

South Tryon Street 200 Block

From left to right the buildings are The Piedmont Fire Insurance Building, the Trust Building, the Charlotte Consolidated Construction, the first Y.M.C.A. and the Carson Building. Physical Description: 3 x 5 postcard Publisher: Stone and Barringer

United States Federal Courthouse and Post Office in Charlotte

The Charles R. Jonas Federal Building is an historic two-story, limestone structure in the neo-classical design. Completed in 1915, it is located at 401 West Trade Street, in Charlotte. At various times it has served as a courthouse of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, and a United States post office. In 1975, the building was renamed in honor of long-serving North Carolina Congressman Charles R. Jonas, and was transferred to the city in exchange for land in the fall of 2005.