I have chosen this post card for today’s blog because it is related to last week’s. Last week I posted several pictures of the Mastodon Ferry that was used to take trains from one side of the Mississippi River to the other.
As I admired the card I saw the wording at the bottom: “FERRY CROSSING THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT AVONDALE, LA.” I recalled that Avondale near the west side of the Huey P Long bridge that leads into New Orleans. I thought for sure that I had another post card of the Mastodon.
Here is my conclusion: This is the Mastodon.
As I turned the card over, I saw that it was printed by the Detroit Publishing Co.
I found the exact same card for sale on E-Bay. It was post marked and dated for 1915.