Tag Archives: 1960s

World’s Fair Space Needle, Seattle, Washington

This image shows the iconic Space Needle structure as it looked during the World’s Fair in Seattle, Washington in 1962. It was officially known as the Century 21 Exposition, and ran for several months in 1962.

Color Photo by Mike Roberts

The description states:


Space needle through the arches of the Science Pavilion.

Color Photo by Mike Roberts

–The exposition was attended by over 10 million people and made a profit, an exception for events like this in the 1960s.

This card was used and is dated 9 June 1962.

St. Mark’s Basilica, Venice, Italy

This image shows the main front and a small portion of the plaza in front of St. Mark’s Basilica, the main cathedral in the canal city of Venice.

Editi ARDO – Venezia Ripr Viatata

The description states simply: Venice  St. Mark’s Basilica

The basilica is often threatened by rising water and flooding along the Piazzo San Marco which occurs during storm surges from tides, heavy rains and land subsidence in Venice.

This card was used and is dated 3 August 1965.

Colorado Native American Family, Ecuador

This image shows  an extended Ecuadorian native family as they show their handiwork with wool.

The description states:


with a primitive loom where they weave their cloth. – ECUADOR

–The term Colorado is no longer used, and the most likely identifier for this family is Kichwa, which identifies a linguistic group more than an ethnic one, but this group accounts for about 94% of all native Ecuadorian people.

This card was used and is dated 8 December 1966.