On the back: “The Convention Hall, possibly the largestd in the world, covers seven acres of ground and can seat the entire permanent population of Atlantic City at one time, with room to spare. The main Auditorium is used for exhibition purposes, ice skating carnivals and even made into a full-sized football field.”
Mailed in 1910, this divided back postcard offers a nice view of the Saltair Pavilion entrance. The historic structure endured countless challenges, including fire and the occasional receding of the Great Salt Lake. Enthusiasts of vintage horror and b-movies might know the pavilion as a key setting in the 1962 film, Carnival of Souls.
Here lived our beloved native poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; born 1807, died 1882. Home located at 487 Congress Street, built 1785-86, two years under construction, being first home whose four walls were of brick – third story added in 1815.
Long ago “electric fountains” were found in communities across the country, the one shown here located in Bar Harbor, Maine. It appears that a very similar fountain exists in Bar Harbor today, but I suspect that it is a replacement as certain details don’t quite match the one on this postcard. Here is a look at the fountain today.
A 1920s postcard showing the wishing well at Ramona’s Marriage Place. (read about Ramona here) On the back:
THE WISHING WELL AT RAMONA’S MARRIAGE PLACE, OLD TOWN, SAN DIEGO, CAL.
“Quaff ye the waters of Ramona’s Well,
Good luck they bring and secrets tell,
Blessed were they by sandaled Friar,
So drink and wish for they desire.