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.

Curteich Color 3-D Natural Color Reproduction


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.

Kolorvue by Artvue Post Card Co., 160 Fifth Ave, New York, N. Y. 10010


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.

Color by Mike Roberts, Berkeley, Calif. 94710


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.

Shoreline Wave Action, Point Lobos, California

This image shows a person observing the wave action from a rocky promontory along the Pacific coastline of Point Lobos State Reserve, just south of Carmel, California.

Color by Mike Roberts, Berkeley, Calif. 94710


The description states:
POINT LOBOS,  a dramatic meeting of land and sea. Trails and road give access to spectacular views. On Highway 1, just south of Carmel.
–While it may seem to be a trick of photography, the color of the ocean water at Point Lobos is indeed this exceptional shade of blue.
This image likely dates from the 1970s.

Vertical Cypress Redux, Pebble Beach, California

This image is nearly identical to the one posted yesterday, but some salient details indicate that it was taken at a much later time.

Mirro-Krome by H. S. Crocker Co., Inc.


The description states:
MONTEREY CYPRESS
Pebble Beach, California
This famous wind-blown Cypress tree is on the 17-mile drive overlooking Carmel Bay.
–This image is more recent as shown by the missing limbs on the tree, particularly in the center gap and one extending to the right below the canopy. What apparently was once cultivated grass has been allowed to revert to the more natural landscaping.
This image likely dates from the 1970s.

Seal and Bird Rock, 17 Mile Drive, California

This image shows a dual rock formation in the tidal zone off the coast of Del Monte Forest along the 17 Mile Drive, It is shared as a resting and breeding place between sea lions and pelagic birds.

Color by Mike Roberts, Berkeley, Calif. 94710


The description states:
Seal and Bird Rock on the 17 mile drive with the numerous sea lions and the hundreds of birds that can be seen on the scenic route of 17 mile drive.
–This formation is visible from the Seal Rock Creek Beach on the 17 Mile Drive.
This card was used and is dated 18 June 1979.

The Barnyard Shopping Center, Carmel Valley, California

This image shows a couple of the unusual buildings used to house the shopping center known as The Barnyard at the mouth of the Carmel Valley in California.

McGrew Color Graphics, Kansas City, MO


The description states:
THE BARNYARD — CARMEL, CA
Consists of seven restaurants with outdoor dining, fifty shops and craft studios, a live theatre and a two hour photo finishing service. Located off Hwy. 1 between Carmel Valley Rd. and Rio Road. Enter from Carmel Rancho Blvd. Tel. (408)624-8886.
–The center was built in 1976 and is still there in this form, but the buildings have all been painted instead of being allowed to show their age as grey wood buildings. The theatre is gone as is the photo finishing service, and just about every business has been replaced with others.
This card was used and is dated 23 June 1979

Gulf Coast Fishing Boats and Harbor

This is an image of fishing boats at anchor at a wharf on the Gulf of Mexico coastline of the United States.

Mirro-Chrome by H. S. Crocker Co., Inc.


The description states:
GULF COAST FISHING BOATS
The fishing industry occupies an important part in the economic life of the Coast. The combination of nets, bright colors and blue sky offer an endless variety of picturesque scenes.
–The location is not specified, but the message on the back of the card implies it is Mobile, Alabama.
This card was used and is dated 2 August 1971.

Polynesian Cultural Center, Laie, Hawaii

This image shows the Polynesian Cultural Center theme park and living museum located on the north shore of the island of Oahu in Hawaii.

Color Photograph by E. Wojciechowski


The description states:
POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER, LAIE, OAHU
This aerial photograph also shows a portion of the Church College of Hawaii’s campus and athletic fields.
–The facility was opened in 1973 and is operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). The Church College has been renamed Brigham Young University – Hawaii.
This card was used and is dated 11 September 1973.

Honolulu and Diamond Head, Hawaii

This image is an aerial view of the world famous Waikiki Beach in the center midground, Diamond Head Volcano in the background, and the Ala Moana Shopping Center in the left foreground, along with a portion of the city of Honolulu.

Curteich Color 3-D Natural Color Reproduction


The description states:
ALA MOANA SHOPPING CENTER
WAIKIKI AND DIAMOND HEAD
Left foreground — Ala Moana Shopping Center; Center — Ala Wai Yacht Harbor, Waikiki Beach and it world famous hotels continuing on to Diamond head.
Na hale ku-ai kikowaena o Ala Moana.
–The last statement in Hawaiian translates to: The printing house Ala Moana center.
The Ala Moana Center is still a landmark in the city.
This card was used and is dated 19 June 1973.