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Ice Cave in the Rhone Glacier, Germany

This is an early image of the ice cave, or eisgrotte in the Furka Pass of the Swiss Alps. The ice cave is part of the Rhone Glacier which covers the nearby mountains.

Wehrli- Verlag Kilschberg v. Z├╝rich

The description states simply:

30674  Eisgrotte im Rhonegletscher

–This cave is much more extensive and well developed than indicated from this image, and is easily visited by tourists. It has also been used in films, notably the James Bond film “Goldfinger”.

This image likely dates from the 1950s.

Matterhorn overlooking Zermatt, Switzerland

This image shows the town of Zermatt, Switzerland, and in the background the world-famous and iconic Matterhorn. The mountain straddles the boundary between Switzerland and Italy.

Color Photo Klopfenstein, Adelboden

The description states simply:

48909 ZERMATT 1616 m

Matterhorn – Mt. Cervin 4478 m

–The mountain has three names, in German and French as shown here, and it is similarly called Monte Cervino in Italian. The first summit of the Matterhorn in 1865 was initially successful, but ended in tragedy.

This postcard was used and is dated 21 June 1968.