Horseshoe Curve Postcard
Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pa. is considered an engineering marvel and one of the greatest railfanning spots in the world. The original black and white photograph of this familiar panoramic view was probably taken around 1901. Nearly 50 years later, this tinted version was put on a postcard as one of the Pennsylvania Beauty Views produced for E. Madcliff of Hershey, Pa. Postmarked August 6, 1957, the card has cloud patterns and a flag in the park at left that do not appear on the original photograph. See page 100 of Triumph I (Barnard, Roberts and Co., Inc. @copy;1977).
Tim Garner Collection

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