Blackburn Geographical

 Blackburns Geographical

And they've named an Alaskan mountain after us.

Details here (Adobe Acrobat required). Warning: the article is interesting but it may cause offence, opening, as it does, controversially, "Mt. Blackburn was named in 1885 by Lieutenant Henry Allen after General Blackburn ... [it] is a shame that this name simply doesn't do justice to the magnificence of the "Jewel of the Wrangells". Harumph.


(25th October 2001)
And an island
View of Blackburn Island Looking East Brant Rock Mass 1908 Boats. Used postcard sent to Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Porter in Everett Massachusetts. Cancelled Brant Rock Mass. Corner/edge wear, soil



(15th Jun 2002)
Early real photo postcard of an old cabin in Gordow or Gordon Alaska near Mt. Blackburn (height 16,140'! Interesting photo card with the cabin - taken by Roark Photo. No cancellation to date, but maybe 40's? In very good condition.

(26th December 2001)
Blackburn Fork
Alabama Canoe Rides and Float Trips
First Printing 1975 Second Printing 1976
Softback book, by John Foshee , 6 X 9 inches.
Strobe Publishers, Huntsville Alabama.
Normal wear around the edges and back, small crease in front cover.
Illustrations in black and white. Over 250 pages of canoeing in over 50 Alabama Waterways. During the authors years of canoeing Alabama's rivers and streams he took meticulous notes and prepared detailed drawings as he travelled. The result is the first book ever about canoeing throughout Alabama with its finest waterway system in Alabama.
Contents include:
Safety, Equipment, Camping, Rivers and lakes ( the difference)
The Cahaba River, Little Cahaba River, Six Mile Creek, Locust Fork of the Warrior, Blackburn Fork, Mulberry Fork of the Warrior, West Fork of Sipsey, Blackwater Creek, Tallaposa River, Hatchet and Weogufta Creeks and Little River + others.
For each waterway it gives the difficulty of it, length in miles, a illustration, the drops, hazards and the cautions + great highlights along the way.
(3rd Feb 2002)
Blackburn Ranch and Resort

Brochure advertising Blackburn's Ranch and Resort on Norfolk Lake near Mountain Home, Baxter County, Arkansas, dating to the 1930s..Advertises great fishing, types of accommodations available from $6.00 per two adults, per day, per cabin and has a milage chart from many places

(8th Dec 2001)
Glass Ashtray Middlebrook Country Club M. J. Russo Professional, Member of M. G. A. , Phone Blackburn 2-4714

This is interesting. I'm not sure what most of the description means and I'll pass on the bid, but well worthy of a place.
Scarce 1910 Murad T51 College Series Tobacco card of Blackburn College hunting. Vintage cards were issued in packs of Murad Cigarettes in 1910 and feature different colleges and sports of the era. Card is in excellent condition with some average minor wear.

7th Dec 2001 - at last I know what this is - see link

(15 Jun 2002)
Full Color early postcard titled I AM HERE AT BLACKBURN. POstmarked Aug. 23, 1912 with a Blackburn cancel and mailed to Anna Schwensen, Mora, Mo. Nice view of the area, and more. Has some corner/edge wear, please see scan for details

(24th May 2001)
1911 Postcard Summit New Jersey Blackburn Bld
You are looking at an old postcard mailed from New Jersey in 1911. The postcard is titled “The Blackburn, Summit, N.J.”. There is a pinkish "tint" on parts of the image. The back of the card has "G.V. Millar & Co., Scranton, PA.", and a number "11312".

(18th May 2002)
Blackburn Road Summit NJ
Old Undivided Back Postcard - Postmarked 1907

Sold for a surprising $40. Too rich for me.

(25th May 2002)
An excellent civil war print titled: RUINS OF BRIDGE AT BLACKBURN'S FORD; from the original first edition volume, dated 1866, printed just after the final conflicts of the civil war. This 136 year old print is approx. 9.5 x 5 inches and would look great framed by itself or as part of a larger display. Please note that the scan does not do this print justice. The print is clear, sharp and bright with a clean border on all sides (some are larger than my scanner) on a nice heavier paper, occasional light age spot, some light edge toning. As this was part of a larger bound volume it may have unrelated text or prints on the reverse. Would make a great addition to any civil war collection.


(29th May 2001)
Blackburn College
This institution often comes around.
Blackburn College 1837-1987, An Anecdotal and Analytical History of the Private College by Glenn L. McConagha. HB, DJ, green cloth, 6 1/4" x 9 1/4", 531 pages including index. Inscription by author on flyleaf, no other writing or stamps. Book is clean and tight, as new, DJ has shelf wear, tiny tears and wrinkling.
(13th September 2001)
"Burridge D Butler Hall Blackburn College Carlinville Illinois" postcard,unused,looks 1920s era,light corner wear-2 large spots of glue damage on back
(30th July 2001)
Blackburn University
Collection of 8 Items in 1888-1890's from BLACKBURN UNIVERSITY, Carlinville, Ill Catalogue 1892-3. 64 Pages of Courses etc.,1888 Constitution & By-Laws,Oratorical Program at the Opera House 1888, Ticket to OIOPHRTHENIAN, 1888 receipt for class, 1888 Annual Oratorical Exhibition, Report Card for Winter 1888, and Report Card Winter 1889. 8 items for one money, Very Good condition for items over 100 years old.
(13th June 2001)
Blackburn Court Motel
This nearly went into crud, but on a second look, I like its style (given its age.  
Card Condition:VG
Flaws If Any: light corner bumps


(8th Dec 2001)
MIAMI, FL -Blackburn Apts. & Rooms- U.S. #1
Unused, standard size card showing the Blackburn Apartments & Rooms,
(8th Dec 2001)
This postcard, probably from the 50s, pictures Downtown Amarillo, showing Polk Street, looking South. The Santa Fe Railroad building is in this scene, as well as: the Paramount Theater, the Gattis Florsheim Shoe Store, Walgreen's Drug Store, Levines, and Blackburn Brothers store. The card is in EX condition and postally unused.

(19th Jan 2002)

Polk Street View Amarillo TX 1939 Paramount
Polk Street, Amarillo, Texas, Looking North From Ninth
Copyright 1939, McCormick Co.
Showing Paramount Theater, Blackburn Bros. Clothes, Storefronts

(11th May 2002)

THE BLACKBURN MEMORIAL, WALPOLE, MA. POSTCARD: Postally unused. Good condition.

Blackburn Memorial Building - given in memory of George and Nancy H. Blackburn by their daughter Harriette F. Nevins.

History of Blackburn Memorial (from Google)

In 1929 the Town of Walpole received a legacy of $50,000 from Harriette F. (Blackburn) Nevins (Mrs. David Nevins) of Methuen, for the erection of a public building in memory of her father and mother. Her father at one time lived and carried on business in Walpole. This building is the Blackburn Memorial Building. In addition, Mrs. Nevins left $2500 to build a fountain for horses and dogs. This fountain is erected on School St. nearly opposite the Stone Schoolhouse.

(25th May 2002)
Palm Garden Park, Pittsburgh, PA 1923
A colorful print post card showing the Palm Garden Park, "Pittsburgh's Beauty Spot, Ten Minutes Ride from Post Office, Blackburn's Dances, Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturday." Located near Mt. Lebanon, the facility played host to dances in its Open Air Pavilion; the finest Open Air Pavilion in the State. Made by Curt Teich & Co. Inc., Chicago #R47691. Divided back, used, postmark 1923. Crease at lower left corner and upper left corner. Slight corner bumps. Good condition.
(28th June 2001)
Postcard of Blackburn Store, McCode Junction, Nebraska
Date(s): 1913
Stamped: YES
Card Condition: VG
Flaws If Any: corner bumps, stain lower left corner
(20th August 2001)
More from Nebraska
This is a White Border Postcard (published by E. C. Kroop Co.) Showing Blackburn Ave. Looking North in York, Nebraska. Postcard is Used and in very good condition. Postmarked Waco, Neb. 1917
(10th July 2001)
Here's another tip from Tom McNaghten who's mother was a Blackburn.

a wonderful hotel that was built in Summit, New Jersey. Originally called the "Blackburn House", the name has now been changed to the Grand Summit Hotel. It still stands on Blackburn Road, however.

click the picture for their web site

(11th September 2001)
Layne's Pharmacy. Ashland, KY ~ 1950's
Very nice image of this early Pharmacy (Drug Store) on 13th and Blackburn. Ashland Kentucky. Coca Cola sign, and other signs visible