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Glacier Overlooking Gletch, Switzerland

This image shows the town of Gletch, Switzerland and the glacier behind it which feeds the runoff stream flowing through the center of the picture.

Edition, Photoglob, Zürich

Edition, Photoglob, Zürich

There is no description on the back of this card.

The glacier known as Rhoneglacier has retreated dramatically in current times, and only the top most part of the glacier shown here is still present, and much smaller. The rest of the mountain beneath the glacier is barren and exposed rock.

This card was used and is dated 16 July 1930.

Lake and Mountain, Lucerne, Switzerland

This image shows the shoreline of Lake Lucerne and the city itself, with the mountain Pilatus in the background.

Edition Photoglob, Zürich

Edition Photoglob, Zürich

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

Luzern, Bahnhof und Pilatus (2132m)

–This translates to Lucerne, Train Station and Mount Pilatus. The train station is the large domed building on the left.

This postcard was used, and is dated 16 July 1930. It was purchased and mailed by my great aunt Dorcas while she was on her Grand Tour of Europe that year, at the age of 26.

Wilson Memorial and Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

This image is a colorized, and closer in view of the Wilson Memorial Plaque as it looked in front of the Palais des Nations.

Edition Jaeger, Genéve

Edition Jaeger, Genéve

The description states:

Genéve – Palais des Nations et Plaque commémorative Président Wilson

–A person standing at this point would have their back immediately to Lake Geneva. As noted earlier, this building was replaced with a new United Nations building and is now the Wilson Hotel.

This card likely dates from the 1920s.