The monument to silent film cowboy William S. Hart outside the Billings, Montana airport. Dedicated on July 4, 1927, Hart himself commissioned and paid for the life-sized statue.
From the 1920s, this white border postcard gives us a view of the park at Basin Creek Reservoir, Butte, Montana.
Dating from the 1920s, this postcard offers a view of Glen Oak Park in Peoria, Illinois.
Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine at The Convent of the Good Shepherd, Euclid, Ohio.
Initially I was baffled by the meaning of this postcard, and to be honest I still haven’t fully wrapped my head around it. The card references the popular evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, who was presumed drowned while swimming at Venice Beach in 1926. But a month later she was found in the Mexican town of Agua Prieta, just across the border from Douglas, Arizona. She claimed to have been kidnapped, drugged, and tied-up in a shack, only to escape and endure a twenty mile trek across the desert. But her story raised more questions than it answered. You can read more about Sister Aimee in an article I found at Today I Found Out, my new favorite website.
Thankfully, also known as Webster Lake. wikipedia
Three intrepid spelunkers, innocently winding their way through New Hampshire’s Polar Caves, when they come upon the Council Chamber of the Pemigewassest Indians. Our Native American friends look like they were caught by surprise!
Here it is folks, the amazing “Auto Log”! Drive up onto the log, pause to relish the spectacle, back down off the log… simpler times I suppose.
An interior view of the Ships Haven Restaurant in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. Unfortunately I don’t have a postcard that shows the exterior, which was, believe it or not, shaped like a ship. ARRR!
This linen card shows Rex, effectively the “King of the Carnival”, during New Orleans’ Mardi Gras. Of course referring to Rex as “King Rex” or the “King of Rex” (both often used) is redundant, given that the word Rex is Latin for “King”.