Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, California

This image shows the coastline and main roadway along the Santa Barbara coast in southern California.

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The description states:

CHANNEL DRIVE

Santa Barbara, Calif.

Tree-lined avenue near world-famous Biltmore Hotel. City of Santa Barbara in the background.

–The Biltmore still exists in the same location, but is known as the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore. It is located fairly far east of the center of town, past the Clark Estate and the Zoo.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Produce Mountain, Hollywood California Farmers Market

This image shows an extensive pile of vegetables and fruit offered for sale at the famous Farmers Market in Hollywood, California.

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The description states:

FARMERS MARKET

Los Angeles, California

California’s finest fruits featured in exotic displays at Farmers Market, a mecca for tourists.

–The description states Los Angeles, but the market is in Hollywood. This image shows that while the stalls are covered, they are still open to the weather, particularly here where a tree is allowed to flourish among the businesses.

This card was used and is dated 23 June 1955.

The Tropics Produce Stall, Hollywood Farmers Market, California

This image shows a typical range and quantity of fruit and vegetables available at the Farmers Market in Hollywood, California. This business is called The Tropics.

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The description states:

PRODUCE AT THE FARMERS MARKET

Los Angeles, California

Luscious domestic and tropical fruits in a riot of color are only one of the many fascinating sights in the famous Farmers Market. Many delicious edibles are flown in daily from the Islands of the Pacific.

–As noted in the description, some of the produce sold in the Farmers Market was imported from across the Pacific, probably primarily from Hawaii, which was not a state at the time.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.