Monthly Archives: June 2015

Car on Highway 35 near Pepin, Wisconsin

This is another image of state Highway 35 near Pepin, Wisconsin. The highway passes through the town along the Mississippi shoreline.

Highway 35 Near Pepin, Wis.

There is no description on the back of the card.

There are a lot of objects stacked in the fields on either side of the highway and in the background behind the car. These appear to be corn stacks, which are bundles of corn stalks gathered into a standing stackĀ for further processing. This shows the picture was taken in late summer or early fall during the corn harvest.

The car in the picture indicates this image is from the 1930s.

Highway 35 Near Pepin, Wisconsin

This image shows a pair of automobiles approaching from around a curve of Highway 35 in Wisconsin, near the town of Pepin.

Highway 35 – Near Pepin, Wis.

There is no description on the back of the card.

Pepin, Wisconsin is a small town on Lake Pepin, which is a part of the Mississippi River and forms the border between Wisconsin and Minnesota along the lake.

The style of cars in the picture indicate it is likely from the 1930s.

Natural History Museum, San Diego, Calfornia

This image shows the front entrance to the San Diego Natural History Museum, located in Balboa Park in the middle of the city.

Security Lithograph Co., San Francisco, Calif.

The description states:

332 – NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, BALBOA PARK, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

Balboa Park has been the scene of two international expositions and is the cultural and recreational center of the city. The great halls of the Natural History Museum house displays of the flora and fauna of the San Diego region.

The museum has expanded to more than double the original floorspace, although this is not obvious from photos because half of the building was left as a facade for decades after it opened. Its increased size has allowed the museum to host traveling exhibits like the Dead Sea Scrolls.

This postcard was used and is dated 20 July 1955.