This image is of the medieval illustration of the Annunication of the Virgin Mary, an excerpt from the Book of Hours.
The caption on the back states: DETAIL OF ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPT THE ANNUNCIATION BOOK OF HOURS, ABOUT 1430, FRENCH COLLECTION OF HERBERT PELL NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND
–The Book of Hours is not a specific book, but a type of book used by Catholic parishioners to assist them in their prayers. Since they were all hand made in the medieval era, each book is unique but still contains many of the traditional prayers and devotionals common to the era it was made.
This image is a deep relief marble sculpture replica of The Last Supper, a fresco by Leonardo Da Vinci. It is part of a much larger exhibit of marble work a the Vermont Marble Museum in Proctor, Vermont.
The caption on the back states: The Last Supper Carved from statuary marble from West Rutland, Vermont, is on display at the Marble Exhibit, Proctor, Vermont. Taken from da Vinci’s famous painting, it was hand carved in about 14 weeks from a single piece of marble.
–The Vermont Marble Museum is a large exhibition of marble sculpture and history located in a part of the Vermont Marble Company buildings.
This image shows an elevated view of Stockade Lake, one of several lakes in Custer State Park. It is located in the Black Hills area of South Dakota.
The caption on the back states: STOCKADE LAKE Of the many lakes in the Black Hills, Stockade Lake is the largest. Located in Custer State Park, it is viewed from the highway, which passes the south and east sides. In Custer State Park, and area of 128,000 acres, are buffalo, elk, deer, big-horn sheep, antelope, and Rocky Mountain goats.
–The more accurate term for the animal commonly called buffalo is bison.
This is an image of the so-called Pigtail Bridge, named for it’s 270 degree curve which passes over/under the same road .
The caption on the back of the card is damaged and incomplete. The legible information states: PIG TAIL BRIDGE. On the famous Needles Highway in the Black Hills of South Dakota…. Nearby is Mt. Rushmore, the famous shrine of Presidents on Federal Highway 16.
This is an image of the monumental sculpture by Gutzon Borglum of four American Presidents on Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
The caption states: J106 – MOUNT RUSHMORE – BLACK HILLS OF SOUTH DAKOTA The Mount Rushmore National Memorial, where the busts of four great American leaders… George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln… are sculpted in heroic proportions, is the largest sculpture ever created. The late Gutzon Borglum executed the carving in the granite mountain 6,000 feet high. The busts are 450 feet high. They are thoughtfully called the “Shrine of Democracy.”
–Because the land was granted by treaty in perpetuity to the local Native American tribes before the carving began, the site has experienced considerable controversy over its creation, maintenance and interpretation.