Tuck Box Shop, Carmel, California

This image shows a shop called The Tuck Box in the main shopping district of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. It’s old English architecture has made it a landmark in Carmel for many decades.

E.C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, Wis.

The description states:

Unusual buildings like the one pictured on this post card make Carmel a most interesting and picturesque little city. There is a fairy tale atmosphere to these quaint Dolores Street shops which lend enchanting atmosphere to a trip through the town.

–Carmel-by-the-Sea was a small town when this image was produced and remains a small town today. It’s location on a steep hill leading down to the Pacific Ocean at Carmel Beach make it both a shopping destination and a vacation spot.

The name used here, The Tuck Box, was first used in the early 1940s, so this image likely dates from that time.

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