Wishing Well at Ramona’s

Ramona's Wishing WellA 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.

Ramona’s Marriage Place, Old Town

Ramona's Marriage Place postcardIt’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.

Palace of Electricity

Palace of Electricity PostcardThis postcard features a night view of the Palace of Electricity and Varied Industries at the California Pacific International Exposition, held in San Diego, California during 1935 and 1936. I wish I could have seen this, as it sounds as though it was straight out of the Jetsons:

PALACE OF ELECTRICITY
Contains many displays of the wonders of electrical magic. One of the featured exhibits is the ‘House of Magic’ -a kitchen that talks, corn popped on ice and music transmitted over a beam of light -and many other modern electrical appliances.