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“Sugar Bowl” Rock Formation, Wisconsin Dells

This image is a well known formation visited by boat tours through the Wisconsin Dells. Called by the fanciful name Sugar Bowl, due to its rounded and tapering shape, it is an example of many such free-standing formations in the waters around the Dells.

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

The caption states:

Here at the Wisconsin Dells, a lavish display of sculptural wonders in their primeval state of undespoiled natural beauty are found. Traveling along the winding shores of the river one has the thrilling feeling of being transported back through thousands of timeless years when nature first began to carve mystic shapes and forms for her gigantic outdoor museum. One of these formations, the “Sugar Bowl”, stands amid the swirling waters of the stream, boldly battling with the force of erosion.

— This image is also represented in a folio posted earlier on this site. In fact, the two pictures are identical and come from the same publisher, differing only in the colorizing and sky illustration applied. The white line in the middle of the image is damage caused by the card being folded.

This image likely dates from the 1940s.

San Francisco, California and Environs

This folio features colorized photos and illustrations of several scenic views and notable landmarks in and around San Francisco, California.

Genuine Curteich-Chicago “C.T. Art Colortone”

The image on the back cover of the folio is seen twice in this listing as it is an exact copy of an image included in the folio.

This folio was used and is dated 15 July 1947.

Republic Mountain, Cooke, Montana

This image shows the imposing bulk of Republic Mountain as it looms over the small community of Cooke, Montana. This town is located across the Wyoming-Montana border.

Genuine Natural Color Made by Dexter Press, Inc., West Nyack, N.Y.

The caption states:

#4122 – Cooke, Montana and Republic Mountain. Cooke is the north east entrance to Yellowstone Park on the Beartooth Highway (U.S. 12)

— The village of Cooke is home to various sorts of winter sports due to its proximity to the mountains that surround it.

This card likely dates from the 1940s.