(5 1/2 x 3 1/2 In) This is a SET of TWO original vintage Curteich, C. T. Art-Colortone postcards from the 1940s. They show of views of the "Old Gun" and "Old Hot Shot Furnace" at Fort Morgan, Alabama.
"This old gun at Fort Morgan, Alabama was captured in 1814 from the British disabled Ship "HERMES" after the bombardment of Fort Morgan by British. (It bears upon it the ancient the ancient insignia of the British Royal Crown placed above the Rose of Tudor, which was the Coat of Arms originating with Henry VII. (Henry Tudor) who was crowned King of England in 1485, following the War of the Roses. It was the new Rise of Peace). Old Hickory was in charge of Fort Morgan at the time and tried, but in vain, to reach the Fort, by boat, from Mobile while the battle was on."
"This is the old Hot Shot Furnace at Fort Morgan, Alabama which was used to heat the cannon balls red hot for the purpose of sinking the enemy's ships before the day of high explosives. It repulsed an attack by British warships in 1814, sinking the Flagship "HERMES". It was installed under James Madison's administration by a French General Simon Bernard, who had experience with hot shot furnaces under Napoleon. It rests in the middle of the little original Fort built by the Spanish in the middle of the 16th Century with ten old gun mounts still intact. The oldest Fort in America."
The postcards are unused and are in VERY GOOD condition, wear at the edges, blunted corner tips.
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