Monday, April 26, 2010

The Posey Tube

The Posey Tube was opened to traffic in 1928, connecting the cities of Alameda and Oakland, California. The card shows two-way traffic and a somewhat alarming no-passing sign. The Posey Tunnel now only serves Oakland-bound traffic. Another parallel tunnel, the Webster Tunnel, carries Alameda-bound traffic.


  1. The card is so typical of the age and the style. And what a fabulous name the Posey Tube is. Given just the title and no picture you could be trying to guess what it possibly could be for ages.

  2. Oh what a great drawing of the Posey. Always loved the Posey. It used to be so very dark. Just went through it last year and I was so totally confused by how everything had changed when I came out the other side. Really nice pristine card.

  3. That is some great artwork! what style! don't you just love illustration art!

    thanks for sharing the facts! ciao bella
    creative carmelina was here!

  4. Thoroughfare looks ultra modern. I like the neo classical style.

  5. Looks like it is going under a big lawn rather than a part of the SF Bay... I assume they didn't precast that 4000+ foot long concrete tube in one piece, sort of unwieldy to move around that way!

  6. Yes, it does look like a lawn, which suggest that either there was a massive algae bloom or the poor postcard tinter ran out of blue.



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