The Exposition was built on the same location that held a Tent City for quake survivors..
The PPIE brochure reads:
The breathtaking electric scintillators, aka floodlights, at the Court of Four Seasons
The large display of modern acheivements could not be seen in just a day or two. A month long visit was the recommendation. Season tickets were available and included an photo identity card.
The postmark reads San Francisco, Cal, October 16, 1915 4:30 PM
Delphos is located in north west Ohio, and was founded amidst the Great Black Swamp in 1844 on the Miami and Erie Canal by the German-born Reverend John Otto Bredeick and his brother Ferdinand Bredeick, both from Verl, Germany. The Canal brought early prosperity to the community, providing access to Toledo and Cincinnati. By the 20th century, the Canal had declined in importance, but railroads provided access to markets.
The Phaelan Hotel c.1881
Picture Compiled by Robert Holdgreve, President of Delphos Historical Society
Mayor Gallmeier suggested I call the Lehmann Furnature Store. It is housed in one of the old hotels - the former Phaelan Hotel, as it turns out. My thought is that perhaps the writer was just referring generally to "the" hotel in Delphos. Folks could get away with just providing the postoffice with a name and a city. The card was summarily delivered as requested. It was not returned 3 months later shredded and sealed in a plastic snack sized baggie with vague threats pencilled on the steamed envelope flap. This, of course, was back in the time of 2 digit telephone numbers, no Social Security numbers and certainly no zip codes.
Perhaps the postcard was delivered in this mail carriage..
The carriage is on display at the Delphos Postal History Museum.
Hop aboard and visit our Postcard Friendship Friday Host, Marie at Voila! Vintage Postcards! for more postcard fun.
As always , thank you so much for stopping by! I LOVE your comments and enjoy your visits as much as I enjoy investigating the friendly people and places of these wonderful old postcards