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21 Unusual And Creepy Mid-Century Postcards Of People Looking At Things

What do you want to see at a tourist destination? If these mid-century postcards are any guide, you want to see other people (often wearing red) and what they’re looking at, which is often tantalisingly out of frame.

Let’s see what we can find…

 

Anyone else thinking Blair Witch Project?

View Taken Inside The Crown, Statue Of Liberty, New York

View Taken Inside The Crown, Statue Of Liberty, New York

 

Mark Twain Cave, Hannibal, Missouri

Mark Twain Cave, Hannibal, Missouri

 

Thousand Islands International Bridge, NY

Thousand Islands International Bridge, NY

 

Above: The young woman in white and on the right used to be best friends with the woman in blue on the left. But then the blonde woman in grey turned up and she had to hang out with her mom and aunt.

 

he Ringing Rocks, Pennsylvania

The Ringing Rocks, Pennsylvania

 

Wright Cycle Shop, Dearborn, Michigan

Wright Cycle Shop, Dearborn, Michigan

 

Fish Viewing Room, Rocky Reach Dam, Washington

Fish Viewing Room, Rocky Reach Dam, Washington

 

Below: If Alfred Hitchcock did postcards.

 

Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.

 

Cumberland Mountain, Tennessee

Cumberland Mountain, Tennessee

 

Horsecollar Bluff, Leakey, Texas

Horsecollar Bluff, Leakey, Texas

 

Brockway Mountain Drive, Michigan

Brockway Mountain Drive, Michigan

 

And now for two from our Not In The Least Bit Creepy Kids section.

 

New Brunswick, Canada's Motourland, Restigouche River

New Brunswick, Canada’s Motourland, Restigouche River

 

Thompson Canyon, BC

Thompson Canyon, BC

 

Santa Elena Canyon, Texas

Santa Elena Canyon, Texas

 

Tunnel Of Snow, Mt. Hood, Oregon

Tunnel Of Snow, Mt. Hood, Oregon

 

Cabin Interior, Lost River State Park, West Virginia

Cabin Interior, Lost River State Park, West Virginia

 

Mount McKinley National Park, Alaska

Mount McKinley National Park, Alaska

 

Whiteface Mountain, New York

Whiteface Mountain, New York

 

Above: Is she thinking about when Bob cheated on her with Joan? Is she thinking that if it wasn’t for that photographer on her shoulder, she’d make it certain that Bob would never again see Joan? Is Joan taking the photo? Did she know Bob was with Mary? Will she turn the other way when Mary starts moving toward Bob?

 

Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire

Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire

 

Greenhill Lookoff, Nova Scotia

Greenhill Lookoff, Nova Scotia

 

Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia

Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia

 

The Blowing Rock, North Carolina

The Blowing Rock, North Carolina

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