Up for auction is this great vintage possibly antique undivided back white border postcard of the Haynes Automobile Co. plant or facilities in Kokomo, Indiana. This card is a little hard to date because it has an undivided back indicating it was produced in 1907 or earlier but it also is a white border card which were mainly produced between 1915 and 1930. If the card is a true undivided back then it depicts the plant before it burned in 1911. If it is a white border card then it depicts the plant after it was rebuilt. I tend to think the card is a true undivided back that just happens to have a white border. T is no publisher listed but it looks similar to cards produced by the Detroit Publishing Co. The card is just a little smaller than a standard size postcard measuring approximately 3 3/8" by 5 3/8". I believe this to be a hard to find if not rare card.
The card shows several large buildings with the one in front appearing to be four stories tall. In the center is a smokestack that has Haynes printed on it vertically. T is smoke rising which indicates the plant was in operation. On the right is a train engine and some boxcars on the way to the facility. T are also a few white frame houses in the right corner... read more