Hewitt Avenue, Everett, Washington

Everett, Washington postcardA large percentage of divided back era postcards used red for the description, and as can be seen here it didn’t always result in legible text. But with the help of magnification my old eyes discovered this moody night scene to be of Hewitt Ave. in Everett, Washington. Reminiscent of an Edward Hopper painting, eh?

Wait’s Motel

Waits Motel PostcardNo, this isn’t the Bates Motel, it’s the Waits Motel, surely an unfortunate similarity in names. On the back:

Rest Assured
Wait’s Motel
1301 Lombard     Phone AL 2-3276
Everett, Washington
One block off highway U. S. 99 N. – Quiet.
24 New Units, individual room controlled heat.
Free T.V.
Les and Lois Knudson – Owner Managers

Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square PostcardTotem pole in Seattle, Washington’s Pioneer Square. Originally called Pioneer Place, Pioneer Square is located in a historic district near First Avenue and Yestler Way. On the back:

The Seattle totem pole was made by Alaska Indians under the auspices of the Federal Government. Permission to get the pole for Seattle was secured by an act of Congress and signed by the President of the United States. The pole stands in Pioneer Square and is 50 feet high.

Dungeness Crab

Dungeness Crab PostcardThis Curt Teich postcard shows the “Famous Dungeness Crab, Puget Sound, Washington” and was mailed in 1943. It has this correspondence on the back: “Ralph, P.S. – Lots of these here, they use the little ones to fish with.”