Mailed in 1947, this linen card shows a few of the critters that can be seen at the San Diego Zoo.
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.
This 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.
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!
This view of Broadway in San Diego is dominated by the spectacular architecture of a bowling alley, a style that has been referred to as “googie” of late. (for reasons unknown to me)
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?
San Diego’s luxurious US Grant Hotel opened in 1910 and operates to this day. This undivided back postcard, published by the Newman Post Card Co., focuses on the hotel’s “Palm Garden”.
Published by I.L. Eno out of San Diego, this is a winter view of the Hotel Del Coronado. There are hundreds of cards that pointedly mention the mild winter climate in the states of California and Florida, and for vacationers they were just the thing to make the folks back home jealous.