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Night Scene Postcards - Eads Bridge, St. Louis MO

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Antique scenic postcard
Circa 1912

Postmark St. Louis, Missouri
The Acmegraph Co., publisher

The Eads Bridge is a combined road and railway bridge over the Mississippi River connecting the cities of St. Louis, Missouri and East St. Louis, Illinois. It was envisioned and financed by a young Andrew Carnegie. Opened in 1874, it was one of the earliest long bridges built across the Mississippi, one of the first structures of any kind to make extensive use of steel, and built high enough so steamboats could travel underneath.

As such, the St. Louis Landmark is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Eads Bridge was also the first bridge designed so that any part could be easily removed for repair or replacement. With three spans over 500 feet long, some 200 feet longer than any built previously, its construction was a significant engineering feat. The bridge is named for its chief engineer, James Buchanan Eads. It is still in use today.

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EmerinHobbyist Traditional Artist
la in love  Loooooove bridges in art, even though I hate ACTUALLY traveling over them. kaomoji set 2 56/67 Idk 
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Good to know! I will make a point to select some impressive bridges for next month. . . My mother used to tell me to lift my feet up when we were driving over a bridge, so they don't get wet. . . one of many silly road games you play when travelling with little kids.
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Nice   My parents just said " Open your eyes!Happy  Don't you wanna see the water!Happy  Oooh!Happy  Lookit how high up we are!Happy  "

And I was like Scared Mihashi frightened Mihashi 

...My parents are monsters Angry Abe 
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This shouldn't be in resources and stocks group - just FYI :)  Unless we can use it in our own art work
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It’s stock, see description ;) thanks for looking out for me!

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I have a theory about night scene postcards of yesteryear ... here it is: night scenes evoke a dreamy romantic mood mostly because of the invention of the electric light. City views at night are a thing of the late 19th and most of the 20th Centuries. Prior to that cities in the night tended to be dark and gloomy. In the modern era we saw the proliferation of night clubs and night life. Even romantic strolls at night became popular. Street lights and lit buildings reflecting in the water was especially nice. Lit up towns and cities was a sign of modernity and prosperity. The earliest ostentatious display of night time illumination by electric light included places like the World Columbian Expo in Chicago (1892-93) and Coney Island

I love night scenes postcards!
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A great scene!
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I love ships/river cards, and night scenes!
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the Eads Bridge picture is a real prize!
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