Humboldt County Exhibit

Humboldt County ExhibitThis is an “Official Post Card” from the Panama-Pacific International Exposition that was held in San Francisco in 1915. The card shows the Humboldt County Exhibit, but I must say that I can’t quite make sense of the visually confusing image. Just what are we seeing?

The Crookedest Street in the World

Lombard Street PostcardThis postcard was postmarked in 1954 and shows San Francisco’s Lombard Street, “the crookedest street in the world”. On the back:

Lombard Street, between Leavenworth and Hyde Streets winds tortuously eight times within the block.
An unexcelled view of San Francisco, and the Bay may be seen from the top of precipitous Lombard Street.

Seal Rocks

Cliff House PostcardAnyone that’s unclear about the popularity of San Francisco’s Cliff House needs only see the number of postcard images of the restaurant….there are lots of them around! The divided back card shown here was published by Edward H. Mitchell and, while unmailed, does have this message on the back: (original grammar has been retained)

i wish you a mary Chrissmass and hapy New year may joy ever Be thine to my Dear ones so Far Way my Love and Best Wish to you all.
From your Ant Ellen