Tag Archives: 1970s

Orange Trees in Florida

This image shows a small portion of an orange grove in Florida, with the trees laden with fruit near the harvest.

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The description states:

ORANGE GROVES IN FLORIDA

Nothing is prettier to the visitor to florida, than the golden orange groves around the blue water of spring-fed lakes, for the citrus growing areas stretch formless through the hill and lake section of Florida.

–As is apparent from the photo, orange and related citrus groves stretch to the horizon in many areas of Florida where growing citrus is appropriate.

This card was used and is dated 23 October 1971.

Clark Memorial Home, Grand Rapids, Michigan

This image shows a small portion of the gardens connected to the M. J. Clark Memorial Home, which is a retirement/assisted living community for the elderly in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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The description states:

M. J. CLARK MEMORIAL HOME

1546 Sherman S.E.

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506

The Lee R. Omans Memorial Garden

“Security with dignity for the retired.”

–The establishment has expanded to a second campus and is called Clark Retirement Community.

This image likely dates from the 1970s.

Pinnacle Point, Point Lobos State Reserve, California

This is another image of Pinnacle Point, taken from almost the exact same location as the previous posting, as shown by the presence of the tree in both images and the close relationship of the tree to the rocky background.

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The description states:

PINNACLE POINT

A highlight of the rugged wave-swept coastline at Lobos State Park, south of Carmel, California.

–Both card were produced by the came company, and have the same omission “Lobos State Park” instead of the correct “Point Lobos State Park”. This image appears to be taken during late morning or mid-day, as the shadows are smaller and the color contrast diminished. Still, the exceptional blue color of the sea is still obvious.

This card was used and is dated 20 June 1979.