Tag Archives: 1940s

Pigtail Bridge, South Dakota

This image shows the well known Pigtail Bridge, located on Iron Mountain Road near the Mount Rushmore National Monument in South Dakota.

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The description states:

Unique in design and construction, this pigtail bridge on the Iron Mountain Road enables the motorist to attain great altitude in a very short distance. IN the distance can be seen the faces of Mount Rushmore Memorial.

–A comparison of a more recent view of the bridge on the link above shows that the bridge and surrounding road are essentially unchanged. Moving from right to left the bridge curves towards the viewer in this perspective and then crosses under itself as it descends.

This card was used and is dated 26 June 1950.

Miami Beach, Florida

This image shows a long stretch of Miami Beach, focusing especially on the actual beach itself.

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There is no description on the back of this card. The legend on the front reads:

Miami Beach, Florida   D-221

–The city is located on an island close off-shore from Miami proper. The beaches are both natural and man-made, but in recent years are extensively reconstructed due to rising sea levels and erosion.

This card was used and is dated 2 March 1946.

Hollywood Farmers Market Dining, California

This image shows a small sit down restaurant within the Hollywood Farmers Market in California.

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The description states:

Scene in the original Farmers Market, West 3rd St at Fairfax — Hollywood’s unique outdoor food market, where motion picture stars and Hollywood housewives shop. The marketplace was opened in 1934 by Roger Dahlhjelm, comprises 80 farm stalls and food specialty shops. The world’s largest, most colorful permanent food fair patronized daily by more than 15,000 Southern Californians.

–The diners visible here appear to be eating a small snack and drinking coffee. The basket in the lower foreground appears to be a shopping bag for one of the diners.

This image likely dates from the 1940s.