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.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a Ramona postcard, but the draught is now over! This linen postcard was published by Hopkins News Agency and printed by E.C. Kropp Co. On the back:
Ramona’s Marriage Place is the old Spanish Adobe known as Casa De Estudillo. Built in 1825, it is a show place and now houses a large collection of Spanish, Indian and early American antiquities.
Long-time readers may have noticed my curious preoccupation with “Ramona” postcards, and I won’t try to deny it. I recently came across this view of Ramona’s Marriage Place “before restoration,” and just had to share it with all the Ramona fans out there!
Hot dog, I’ve found more Ramona postcards! This one shows the veranda (that’s “porch” to us common folk) of Ramona’s Marriage Place.
As you may be aware, I’ve got an on-going obsession with “Ramona” postcards, and wanted to share this one that I acquired the other day. Anyone know what a Mexican “Caretta” is?
Postmarked in 1911, this card shows Helen Hunt’s grave on Colorado’s Cheyenne Mountain. Helen Hunt, aka Helen Hunt Jackson, authored the hugely popular 1884 novel, Ramona. As can be seen here on PC Roundup, the fictional legend of Ramona spawned a lot of postcards.
Another postcard showing Ramona’s marriage place. This one is a divided back card that suffers from a severe case of misaligned colors, particularly visible in the tree branches. It makes me sort of dizzy! It was published by Edward H. Mitchell.
How long has it been since I posted a Ramona card? Well, that’s too long! This white-border card was published by T. P. Getz of San Diego.
Another look at Ramona’s Marriage Place, this one focusing on “the first stage in California” that resided there. The divided-back card was published by Pacific Novelty Co.