Starting At $23
Art Print Notes:
Restoring this vintage Andalusia postcard was a special task for me. My grandfather, Charles Wilson, worked for over 40 years of his life as a rural mail carrier. From 1941 until his retirement in 1965, he worked out of this Post Office in Andalusia. Coincidentally, 1965 was also the year a new post office opened to replace the one where he worked all those years.
The old post office pictured in this vintage Andalusia postcard opened its doors in 1926 and ended its life as a post office in 1965. The building on South Three Notch Street, though, will be familiar to later residents of Andalusia. The Andalusia public library moved into this building following its closure as a post office. And the library is housed there to this day. So this simple brick building has a long history in Andalusia as a public building to benefit the residents of this south Alabama town.
This restored vintage Andalusia postcard was originally published by Curt Teich & Company, a Chicago publisher of postcards that was open from 1898 until 1978. The postcards they published are a true slice of Americana across much of the 20th century. These color postcards were created from black and white photographs that were converted to halftone. Printing was done in a lithographic process. The color plates were designed by artists for each color postcard. They were truly an art form in their own right.
This particular vintage Andalusia postcard was published in 1941. The number in the bottom right corner indicates this particular postcard was a reprint of that 1941 postcard. I’ve worked to remove any damage and fading but to otherwise retain the spirit of the vintage postcard. In fact, if you choose to purchase a reproduction print at larger sizes than the original, viewed up close, you’ll be able to see the halftone and paper pattern from the original printed card.
I would love to hear what brought you here. Do you also have roots in Andalusia? Or maybe you are a current resident and love local history? Please stop and share what attracted you to this particular piece of vintage art.
Note: Downtown Andalusia including the old post office is part of a designated United States National Historic District.
Wonder what past print buyers think?
Received the print today! It’s gorgeous! I really can’t thank you enough.
I’ll frame it and hang it in my apartment in NYC as soon as I get back.
Got my print today – Beautiful! Thanks! : )
Can’t wait to get it framed and on the wall.
Beautiful! Love it! Five stars!!! Many thanks! 🙂
I gifted my father with this piece (Troy’s Snack Shack Print) and he loves it! He thought the man in the doorway was him.
My daughter sent me this print as an early Mother’s Day gift. It arrived today and I love, love love it!
The print is absolutely breathtaking! I immediately went and had it framed, I just couldn’t wait to display it.
I’m excited to show off your work to my friends and family. You are one of the most talented photographers I’ve seen and it’s a pleasure to own your work.
Yes! I got my tractor print in the mail today, and I love it! It is beautiful. It is vibrant and ….perfect… and I am going to frame it and hang it asap! I love it. Thank you Mark! You are an amazing photographer.
Just wanted to let you know, for Christmas, my sister got me a GIANT photo from you of the mountains and sheep in Connemara (Ireland).
It is really beautiful and I love it. Gotta have it matted and framed next.
I got my prints today! I had them done on wood and I love them! Mark was so kind to work with me on what I wanted!
Best part of my day = getting my prints in the mail!!!!!!!!! Yahoo!!!!!
Absolutely delighted! They are perfect!
Love it… the print arrived today and looks awesome!!
Now I just need to get a suitable frame and get it up where it can be enjoyed.
DeAnn just called me so very excited, she received the picture. She thinks it’s just beautiful.
Thank you so much and I’m sure you will be hearing from her too.
It was my father’s birthday present. Thank you Mark. It brought back wonderful memories for him.
The Lighting in this print is stunning! Thank you!
Originally I purchased these cards to give for Easter, but they are so beautiful I decided to frame and keep them for myself.
Mark Tisdale’s work is excellent.
The cards are very high quality. Images are sharp and colors are vibrant!
It’s simply beautiful! The colors are so vibrant and powerful.
I just concluded my ordering of 11 metal prints of your Atlanta images.
Thanks for your help and artistic talents!
I treated myself last year to two of your lovely works of art. The telephone box & the Scottish cottage on a country lane. Love them!
…thanks to Facebook and finding Mark E Tisdale, a special print will become a memory in my parents’ home this Christmas…
I ordered a framed print of the Macon County Clinic and Nurses house . My mother… worked there from 1956 until the clinic closed. … It is a beautiful artwork and looking forward to seeing her face when she gets this gift on Christmas. Thanks for the Great GIFT!!
…it is a surprise for my daughter when she comes home from college.. …and I can’t wait for her to see it!! Nice surprise for her finishing her first year and doing amazing!
I just dropped it off at the framing shop on Friday and had a look at it… It’s absolutely beautiful.
I purchased it to replace a painting of Paris and to be honest the way that you have captured Dublin on the river at night makes it look more beautiful than Paris.
Beautiful photo, you are very talented.
I purchased this pair of Tisdale artwork (Dawn Divides and Contemplating Life) for a wedding gift. The couple are getting married this summer in a facility on the Chattahoochee in Roswell, GA. This pair of photos on canvas is going to mean so much to them. I could not be more pleased to give them as a gift to my son and new daughter-in-law.
I took the photograph of the house to be framed and the young lady who helped me choose the mats and frame was so taken with the photography that she asked for your name so she could see more on the web.
If you hear from an Erica I want a commission!
I love my “Toomers Drugstore” and “Auburn Supper Club” prints from Mark. He does an amazing job and every painting has detail and awesome colors. His Auburn prints are a must have for fans that love Auburn as much as I do!
I framed the picture of our house and put it under the tree for Sid.
He loved it!
I got my print today, thank-you so much.
I love it!
Received my red phone box cards today. Thank you – they are lovely. Look forward to purchasing from you in the future.
You might also be interested in…
Alabama Theatre At Night – Birmingham Art
I’m always thrilled when I come across a classic Movie Palace that has survived the wrecking ball or simply neglect. The Alabama Theatre is certainly a survivor. When this piece of Historic Birmingham was built in the 1920s, movie theaters … Read More
Historic Andalusia – First National Bank Building Art
There’s no question that the First National Bank Building is prominent among historic Andalusia architecture. Not only was it designed by the same Frank Lockwood responsible for the current Covington County Courthouse, it stands six stories – a comparative skyscraper … Read More
Covington County Courthouse – Historic Andalusia Art
There’s a quality to beautiful old courthouses like the Covington County Courthouse and many more built in the late 19th and early 20th century. The ones of this era seem to be of the “built to last” persuasion. Like many … Read More
Andalusia High School – Old Main Art Print
Andalusia High School is one of those places I grew up hearing about even though I never attended. My Mom was born and raised in Andalusia, and attended the local schools there, graduating from Andalusia High School. Since my grandmother … Read More
East Three Notch Memories – Andalusia City Hall Print
This print of the old East Three Notch Elementary school in Andalusia, Alabama, is a sentimental piece for me. Although I did not grow up there, some of my earliest memories are of Andalusia and the house my grandmother lived … Read More
Tybee Island Lighthouse At Night – Fantasy Art
One of my personal favorite photo-art pieces incorporates a panorama photo that I took of beautiful dusk skies over Tybee Island. The dusk skies were fading to night and the resulting artwork shows that historic lighthouse at night. This picture … Read More
Fox Theater – Atlanta Peachtree Street Art
Pictured here is the beautiful and historic Fox Theater, a staple on Peachtree Street, the main artery through Atlanta. The Fabulous Fox was built in the late 1920’s in an era when movie theaters were still relatively new. Going to … Read More
The Big Chicken – Marietta – Atlanta Landmark Art Print
When I first developed an interest in art, I began a quest to capture local landmarks for my own art series. As I began seeking out Atlanta area landmarks there was absolutely zero question that The Big Chicken, pictured here, … Read More
Above The Rest – 191 Peachtree – Atlanta Art Print
Pictured in this print is 191 Peacthree Tower, one of the taller skyscrapers in downtown Atlanta. I always loved the architecture of this particular building. I’m an armchair architecture student at best, but to my eye 191 Peachtree looks to … Read More
The Future Is Today – Classic Atlanta Skyline Print
The old Polaris lounge is simply a fun mid-century piece of modernist design. Pictured here is a night-time view of that classic restaurant atop the Atlanta Hyatt Regency. This trendsetting Atlanta hotel, designed by John Portman, in 1967 was the … Read More
Atlanta Flatiron – Downtown Atlanta Print
Is the design of the building pictured here familiar? If so, it’s because the Atlanta Flatiron shares its architecture with the more famous Flatiron Building in New York City. The Atlanta Flatiron, formally known as the English-American Building, is actually … Read More