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.
Mailed in 1947, this linen card shows a few of the critters that can be seen at the San Diego Zoo.
An early view of Miramar, a neighborhood that is today a part of San Diego, California. The area was once part of Scripps Ranch where Edward W. Scripps had built a home in the 1890s. He named that home, wait for it… Miramar.
Dating from around 1912 or so, this postcard shows your basic rose covered cottage in San Bernardino, California.
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.
Another Ramona postcard, this one showing the cactus garden at Ramona’s Marriage Place.
The Custom House in Monterey, California, built by the Mexican government in 1827. The image shown here was copyrighted in 1899, but the postcard probably dates from around 1905.
Published around 1906, this postcard shows Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton, California. This was the world’s first permanently occupied mountain-top observatory, and was constructed between 1876 and 1887.
The pigeon farm in Los Angeles, California. You can see another postcard view of it here.
A parade of the Tongs in San Francisco’s Chinatown. This scene sure reminds me of a certain ’80s movie…