Photograph & Post Card of Ore Truck, Chino Mines at Santa Rita, NM
There aren't many of this picture postcard left in existance. This is an original postcard, photographed and printed in 1978. Scene depicts a 150 ton (capacity) Lectra Haul ore truck hauling tailings within Kennecott Copper Corporation's Chino Mines Division, located at Santa Rita, New Mexico.
Of interest to post card collectors is that the photographer, Bill Porter, who captured the image for the card, was also one of the drivers assigned to this truck at the time as an employee of Kennecott. Coincidentally, Bill had just come off the graveyard shift and knew where Unit Rig #360 would be working in order to capture the image and not violate the "no cameras on property" rule at KCC.
Vintage postcards are carefully packaged for transit through the mails. USPS Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation is standard practice to ensure that post card collectors receive our cards in Mint condition.
This post card is in brand new condition, with some signs of aging. Collectors purchasing this card can have it autographed by the photographer upon request. Please use the comments section of our order form during checkout if you desire the card to be signed.