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The Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans, pictured in this vintage 1940 linen postcard, has "magnificent tombs," as well as the beautiful lake featured here. The sites at the historic cemetery "attract visitors from all over the world," according to the back of this card, published by E.C. Kropp Co.

This card was mailed in 1940 from New Orleans to St. Paul, Minnesota. "I sent your Christmas present today," the sender writes. "It is from the French Quarter."

The card is in very good condition, with bright colors and a small amount of corner wear. There is a partial postal stamp on the front.

Metairie Cemetery was once a racetrack owned by a local jockey club; after the club blackballed an applicant, he swore one day the track would become a cemetery. Some years later, after the track went bankrupt, he fulfilled his curse.

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1940s Linen Postcard New Orleans Metairie Cemetery Blue Green Lake with Bridge Vintage Ephemera E.C. Kropp Supplies Retro Collectibles

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  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: linen postcard, paper
  • Feedback: 1225 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Missouri, United States