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Postcard Gallery - 1950's
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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 and other images in this gallery are from the 1950 decade. If you grew up in the Gaylord area during this decade you will fondly remember many of these scenes. A few of the cards couldn't be accurately dated so we put them here because they appeared to be from this era.

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:

  • Postcards - 1950's: Central Hotel Rendevous & Restaurant
  • Postcards - 1950's: -Otsego County Courthouse - 1950's
  • Postcards - 1950's: Gaylord Aerial View - Late 50's
    The county seat of Otsego County, located on high- ways US 27 and M32 and the N.Y.C. railroad. With more than 100 lakes and the Black, Sturgeon, Pigeon, Au Sable and Manistee Rivers -- the five noted trout streams -- nearby. Gaylord is a popular gathering place for vacationists. Winter sports are also popular here. Gaylord is the highest point in the Lower Peninsula.
  • Postcards - 1950's: Gaylord Buck Pole  - 1950's
  • Postcards - 1950's: Snowblowing  - 1952
  • Postcards - 1950's: Gaylord Rural Agricultural School  - Postmarked September 22, 1954
  • Postcards - 1950's: Gocha's Motel  - 1954
  • Postcards - 1950's: Annual Courthouse Ice Tree - 1958
  • Postcards - 1950's: Main Street - 1955
    (Courtesy of John Wheeler)
  • Postcards - 1950's: Main Street  - 1950's
  • Postcards - 1950's: Main Street  - 1952
    (Courtesy of John Wheeler)
  • Postcards - 1950's: Main Street  - 1959
  • Postcards - 1950's: Main Street  - Postmarked August 7, 1951
  • Postcards - 1950's: Otsego County Memorial Hospital - 1958
  • Postcards - 1950's: Top 'O Michigan Restaurant - Otsego Avenue - 1950's
  • Postcards - 1950's: Mom & Pop's Star Restaurant - 1959
  • Postcards - 1950's: Main Street - Vaughns - Early 1950's
    (Courtesy of John Wheeler)
  • Postcards - 1950's: Main Street - 1950's
  • Postcards - 1950's: Main Street - Postmarked September 9, 1951
  • Postcards - 1950's: US-27 Looking North - 1953
  • Postcards - 1950's: Conservation Department Headquarters and Workshop - 1950's
  • Postcards - 1950's: Otsego County Courthouse
  • Postcards - 1950's: North Main Street - Looking East
    Courtesy of Jim Jozwiak
  • Postcards - 1950's: Main Street - Looking Northwest
    North side of Main Street. It shows Ditmers, Glen Electric, Glasser Drugs and Dumas Bros Restaurant (not the usual Sugar Bowl name), Big Dime Store, Bowling Alley and on the right, Audrain Hardware.
  • Postcards - 1950's: Corner of Court and Main. Looking East on North side of Main Street.
    On the left is Audrain Hardware and Nelson's Drug Store. On the south side is Western Auto, retaurant Glasser Insurance, Mooney's Sporting Goods, International Harvester and Packard Dealer.
  • Postcards - 1950's: Rendezvous Cafe - 1950's
  • Postcards - 1950's: The Rendezvous from across the street - 1950's
  • Postcards - 1950's: The Rendezvous with a 50's vehicle parked along side - 1950's
  • Postcards - 1950's: Main Street and Courthouse Lawn - Postmarked September 3, 1953
  • Postcards - 1950's: County Courthouse Lawn and Main Street
  • Postcards - 1950's: Main Street in the early 1950's
  • Postcards - 1950's: Corner of US-27 and Main Street - Early 1950's
  • Postcards - 1950's: Otsego County Courthouse and Gocha's Garage - 1950's
  • Postcards - 1950's: Looking East on Main Street (M-32) - Early 1950's
  • Postcards - 1950's: Courthouse Lawn and Main Street - Late 40's - Early 50's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Postcards - 1950's: Rendezvous Cafe - Early 1950's
  • Postcards - 1950's: Main Street Looking East - Early 1950's
  • Postcards - 1950's: Courthouse Lawn and Bandshell
  • Postcards - 1950's: Main Street and Drug Store
  • Postcards - 1950's: Interior of St. Mary's Church
  • Postcards - 1950's: Sugar Bowl Restaurant - 1950's
    Courtesy of eBay
  • Postcards - 1950's: Otsego County Memorial Hospital - Postmarked July 1, 1957
  • Postcards - 1950's: Main Street - Postmarked June 27, 1954
  • Postcards - 1950's: Gocha's Motel
  • Postcards - 1950's: Main Street Courtyard with Cannon
  • Postcards - 1950's: Central Hotel - Early 50's
  • Postcards - 1950's: Gocha's Motel
  • Postcards - 1950's: Main Street - 1951
  • Postcards - 1950's: Glasser's Drug Store
  • Postcards - 1950's: Main Street - September 5, 1953
  • Postcards - 1950's: East Main Street - Early 50's
  • Postcards - 1950's: Gulf Gas Station and Top Of Michigan Restaurant - Early 50's
  • Postcards - 1950's: Main Street - 5 to $1 and Drug Store
  • Postcards - 1950's: Main Street - Tear Drop Trailer
  • Postcards - 1950's: Main Street - Travel Trailer
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