Monthly Archives: September 2016

Matterhorn overlooking Zermatt, Switzerland

This image shows the town of Zermatt, Switzerland, and in the background the world-famous and iconic Matterhorn. The mountain straddles the boundary between Switzerland and Italy.

Color Photo Klopfenstein, Adelboden

The description states simply:

48909 ZERMATT 1616 m

Matterhorn – Mt. Cervin 4478 m

–The mountain has three names, in German and French as shown here, and it is similarly called Monte Cervino in Italian. The first summit of the Matterhorn in 1865 was initially successful, but ended in tragedy.

This postcard was used and is dated 21 June 1968.

Glacier Overlooking Gletch, Switzerland

This image shows the town of Gletch, Switzerland and the glacier behind it which feeds the runoff stream flowing through the center of the picture.

Edition Photoglob, Zürich

There is no description on the back of this card.

The glacier known as Rhoneglacier has retreated dramatically in current times, and only the top most part of the glacier shown here is still present, and much smaller. The rest of the mountain beneath the glacier is barren and exposed rock.

This card was used and is dated 16 July 1930.