Masking the heritage and geography of la and Pasadena among 1900 and 1950, the gathering of over 2 hundred classic postcards compiled during this new quantity deals a different glimpse into turn-of-the-century southern California. As verbal exchange via postcards turned well known within the past due nineteenth century, those that obtained them have been provided a unprecedented view of the "right right here, right away" element that basically postcard images might supply. From the earliest pictures of the Angels' Flight in la, to the match of Roses parades gliding down Colorado highway, the authors have fun the heritage of those attractive towns during the own medium of classic postcards.
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A handy position for the visitor to relaxation was once Ye Alpine Tavern foyer. It supplied a eating room in addition to writing desks and comfy rocking chairs. After the two-hour journey it used to be where to attend and sit back sooner than beginning the journey again. the yankee flag appears to be like a well-liked merchandise of decor the following. (Published through E. C. Kropp, Milwaukee. ) housework COTTAGES, YE ALPINE TAVERN. those that needed to stick at Ye Alpine Tavern in a single day, or for a extra prolonged interval, stumbled on house responsibilities cottages to be had behind the tavern. many folks took good thing about this chance, specifically people with households who needed to holiday jointly at this mountain inn. The hammocks proved to be the most well known gains. (Published by way of E. C. Kropp, Milwaukee. ) YE ALPINE hotel. one other view of Alpine Tavern (here referred to as an lodge) indicates a development of rustic environment, which imitated a Swiss chalet. The timber are particularly very important due to their mature dimension and their place with regards to the construction. the sensation of being open air is simply interrupted by means of the structure—a nice variation architecturally of establishing to atmosphere. (Published via Newman put up Card Co. , la. ) YE ALPINE TAVERN. A close-up of front of Ye Alpine Tavern unearths a couple of extra information. everyone is posing for this photo, even the girl at the balcony, who has circled in her chair to examine the digicam. One wonders what season it is—the foliage is eco-friendly, however the girls at the floor are donning heavy-looking skirts and jackets. Is the field, carried via the woman in black, an alternative to an in a single day bag? (Published via Acmegraph Co. Chicago. ) 5 SCENES AND attractions DEVIL’S GATE DAM. on the head of the Arroyo Seco, Devil’s Gate Dam offers an essential water provide in addition to being imperative to flood regulate. with out it the Rose Bowl and Brookside Park couldn't exist. till the hot highway was once accomplished, the line pictured above used to be the most connector from Altadena to Flintridge-La Canada and issues west. (Published by way of M. Kashower, l. a.. ) FEEDING ORANGES, CAWSTON OSTRICH FARM. situated in South Pasadena at Sycamore and Pasadena Avenues, Cawston Ostrich Farms opened in November 1896. not just a well-liked vacationer appeal for a few years, the birds additionally provided plumes, which have been a needs to on each well-dressed lady’s hat. ads for the farm featured collars, muffs, and fanatics; the declare was once that “We personal over two hundred ostriches and procure over 80,000 feathers each year. ” (Published through Ed. Mitchell, San Francisco. ) FEEDING ORANGES, CAWSTON OSTRICH FARM. This card is dated 1913. because the years handed, models replaced and by means of 1916 ostrich feathers have been now not well-known. The Cawston Ostrich Farm endured as a vacationer allure, yet closed in 1935. (Published via Newman submit Card Co. , l. a.. ) SWIMMING POOL, BROOKSIDE PARK. In 1914, Mrs. E. W. Brooks donated cash to construct a “municipal plunge. ” The pool grew to become a favored appeal over the years and remains to be in use at the present time. In 1932 it was once enlarged to house the Olympic video games in order that water polo and diving occasions can be held there.