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Postcard Gallery - 1940's
City Views - 86 Items

Many of these cards were purchased on ebay, some were donated by classmates, and others were shamelessly plagiarized from unsuspecting ebay sellers who were demanding a king's ransom for them.

Cards in this gallery are from the 1940 decade. Most pre-date our memories but many of the scenes remained pretty much unchanged into the fifties and early sixties. A few of the cards couldn't be accurately dated so we put them here because they appeared fortyish.

Here's how to view them; click on the Thumbnail Panel numbers to select which set of thumbnails that you would like to view, then just click on the thumbnail image and the full-sized image will be displayed below. Postcard descriptions and captions will be displayed at the bottom of the full-sized image. To select a different decade, click on the Postcards icon in the upper right-hand area of the page and select a different one:

  • City - 1940's: Otsego County Court House - 1940's
  • City - 1940's: Old High School and Gym - Date Unknown
  • City - 1940's: -Gaylord Main Street - 1940's
  • City - 1940's: -Gaylord Main Street - 1940's
  • City - 1940's: -Gaylord Main Street - 1940's
  • City - 1940's: Gaylord Main Street - 1940's
  • City - 1940's: -Gaylord Main Street - 1940's
  • City - 1940's: -Main Street From Court House Lawn
  • City - 1940's: -Main Street - Late 1940's
  • City - 1940's: Nelson's Drug Store - 1940's
  • City - 1940's: -Old Courthouse - 40's or Early 50's
    (Courtesy of Jack Wheeler)
  • City - 1940's: -Rendezvous Restaurant - 1940's
  • City - 1940's: Otsego County Road Commission 1940s
  • City - 1940's: -Mom & Pop's Star Restaurant - 1940's
  • City - 1940's: -Main Street
    Notice the teardrop camping trailer. They were very popular after the war and into the early sixties.
  • City - 1940's: -St. Mary's School
  • City - 1940's: -Cannon on the Court House lawn - 1940's
  • City - 1940's: -Main Street - 1940's
  • City - 1940's: -Gaylord High School - 1940's
  • City - 1940's: Snowblower on Main Street - Postmarked June 18, 1941
  • City - 1940's: -Main Street - US-27 / M-32 Intersection Looking East - Mid 1940's
  • City - 1940's: -Gaylord High School - Cir. 1940's
  • City - 1940's: Main Street Looking Northeast 1940's
  • City - 1940's: Main Street Looking Northeast - 1940's
  • City - 1940's: -Snowblowing Main Street - Dated 1942
  • City - 1940's: Main Street Looking East - Postmarked June 30, 1944
  • City - 1940's: Otsego County Road Commission Building - 1940's
  • City - 1940's: Gaylord Theater Card - Summer of 1946
  • City - 1940's: Courthouse and Gocha's Garage (Background) - 1940's
  • City - 1940's: Otsego County Road Commission Garage - Dated July 2, 1950
  • City - 1940's: North Side of Main Street - 1940's
  • City - 1940's: -The Old High School - 1940's
  • City - 1940's: Snow removal equipment on Main Street - Quay's Barber Shop in the background
  • City - 1940's: Central Hotel Rendezvous Restaurant
  • City - 1940's: West Main Street with Al's Drug Store on the corner.
  • City - 1940's: Al's Drug Store - Postmarked January 19, 1948
  • City - 1940's: F. O. Rockwell Restaurant - Postmarked September 6, 1948
  • City - 1940's: Central Hotel - 1940's
  • City - 1940's: Main Street Looking Northeast - Audrain's Hardware, Nelson's Drug Store
  • City - 1940's: Main Street - Notice the A&P store on the right.
  • City - 1940's: Main Street Looking East - 1940's
  • City - 1940's: Old High School Gym - Postmarked August 2, 1945
    Notice the old high school bell tower behind the gym on the left
  • City - 1940's: Main Street Looking Northwest - 1940's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City - 1940's: Main Street  & Police Cruiser
  • City - 1940's: Piles of snow on Main Street 1940's
  • City - 1940's: Northeast Main Street
  • City - 1940's: Otsego County Memorial Hospital - 1940's
  • City - 1940's: Main Street From The Courthouse Lawn.
    Notice the stone fountain at the end of the sidewalk.
  • City - 1940's: Main Street With Audrain's Hardware and Roderick's Department Store.
  • City - 1940's: The A&P Building in the foreground.
  • City - 1940's: North Main Street in the forties.
  • City - 1940's: Main Street - Mid 1940's
  • City - 1940's: Rendezvous Cafe
  • City - 1940's: Rendezvous Cafe - 1940's
  • City - 1940's: Otsego County Courthouse - 1948
    Complements of eBay
  • City - 1940's: Main Street and Courthouse - Late 1940's
  • City - 1940's: Courtyard Cannon - Postmarked June 20, 1946
  • City - 1940's: Rendezvous - 1948
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City - 1940's: Main Street - Court House Cannon - 1940's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City - 1940's: Rendezvous Restaurant - 1940's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City - 1940's: Top 'O Michigan Restaurant - Postmarked September 3, 1947
  • City - 1940's: Central Hotel - Rendezvous - Postmarked June 26, 1938
  • City - 1940's: Woodworth's & Nelson's Drug Store - Postmarked August 7, 1944
  • City - 1940's: West Main Street
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City - 1940's: Main Street - Postmarked 1947
  • City - 1940's: Main Street Looking West - Audrain Hardware - 1940's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City - 1940's: Gaylord 5 to $1.00 Store - North Main - 1947
  • City - 1940's: North Main Street - Vaughn's Department Store - 1940's
  • City - 1940's: St. Mary's Convent - 1940s
  • City - 1940's: St. Mary's School - 1940s
  • City - 1940's: Main Street - Postmarked August 14, 1946
  • City - 1940's: Michigan State Highway Department Snowblower and Truck
  • City - 1940's: Main Street - Audrain Hardware
  • City - 1940's: Main Street - Early 40's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • City - 1940's: Courthouse from Main Street
  • City - 1940's: Courthouse - Postmarked August 29, 1951
    The address side of the card was signed by our Classmate Bruce Werts' father, Theodore W. Werts. Mr. Werts was the Register of Deeds and the County Clerk for Otsego County for thirty-three years.
  • City - 1940's: State Police Post - 1940's
  • City - 1940's: Main Street - Al's Drug Store on the corner
  • City - 1940's: North East Main Street
  • City - 1940's: Old High School and Gym
  • City - 1940's: Main Street - Gaylord Log Cabin Co.
  • City - 1940's: Al's Drug Store
  • City - 1940's: Main Street
  • City - 1940's: Top Of Michigan Restaurant
  • City - 1940's: Main Street - 5c to $1 Store
  • City - 1940's: Tracy's Standard Service - Corner of East Main and US-27 North
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