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"A COMBER, LA JOLLA, SAN DIEGO, CAL."
Hand-colored postcard image shows view of an ocean wave breaking along the La Jolla shore. Split-back printed in green ink on reverse with “PUBLISHED BY I.L. ENO, 958-5TH ST., SAN DIEGO, CAL. MADE IN U.S.A." and numbered “A-48724.” Also printed with "C.T. PHOTOCHROM" for the Curt Teich Company of Chicago; numbered on front with "4620."
"AFTER THE STORM ON THE COAST, AT SAN DIEGO, CAL."
Hand-colored postcard image shows view of the ocean waves breaking against a rocky shore. Split-back printed in green ink on reverse with “PUBLISHED BY I.L. ENO, 958-5TH ST., SAN DIEGO, CAL. MADE IN U.S.A." and numbered “A-48571.” Also printed with "C.T. PHOTOCHROM" for the Curt Teich Company of Chicago.
"An Everyday Crowd at Long Beach, California" ca. 1906
Hand-colored postcard image shows crowds walking along the Bath House, Pavilion and amusement zone of the Pine Avenue Pier. The Long Beach Bath House opened on July 4, 1902. The Pine Avenue Pier opened May 27, 1893 and was the first municipal pier built in California. In 1904 the wooden pier structure was replaced with a 40-foot wide, 1,000 foot-long cement and steel double deck, designed by H.C. Holmes. In 1934, the Pine Avenue Pier was destroyed by storm waves. Printed with "2452" next to title in upper right corner. Reverse of split-back postcard printed with "EDWARD H. MITCHELL, PUBLISHER, SAN FRANCISCO.", Date Built: 1893, Pier & bathhouse history information from "History of Long Beach" by Walter H. Case (1935); [PVLD, Ref. 979.493 Cas], p. 50.
"Armor Plate Safe Deposit and Storage Vaults of the Los Angeles Trust and Savings...
Hand-colored postcard image shows interview of the Los Angeles Trust and Savings Bank vault area. A long hallway is visible at left, with the armor plate vault door open to the right. Text printed on split-back reads "Armor Plate Safe Deposit Department Los Angeles Trust and Savings Bank, N.W. Cor. Sixth and Spring Streets, Los Angeles, California." "Not a Luxury, but a Necessity--a Safe Deposit Box or Storage for Trunks, etc., in a Modern Armor Plate Safe Deposit Vault." Also printed with "Published by VAN ORNUM COLORPRINT CO., LOS ANGELES, CAL."
"Baby Perch" from Santa Catalina Island, California
Black & white postcard image shows photograph of a six baby perch underwater among aquarium plants. Inscribed in white text along bottom with "BABY PERCH" and "7 © B.P.Co."Split back of postcard printed with "SANTA CATALINA ISLAND SOUVENIR" and "THE BAKER PHOTOGRAPHIC CO., AVALON, CAL. / 'KODAK DEALER'"
"Bathing at Long Beach, Cal."
Hand-colored postcard image shows bathers in early 20th-century swimming costumes, wading in the Long Beach surf. A pier and a crashing breaker are visible in the background. Reverse of divided postcard printed with, "COPPERGRAPHS, MADE IN LOS ANGELES, CAL. BY PHILLIPS PRINTING CO".
"Blue-Eyed Perch" fish from Santa Catalina Island, California
Hand-colored postcard image shows photograph of a blue-eyed perch fish underwater. Inscribed in white text along bottom with "BLUE EYED PEARCH" and "No. 133H © B.P.C." Split back of postcard printed with "SANTA CATALINA ISLAND SOUVENIR" and "THE BAKER PHOTOGRAPHIC CO., AVALON, CAL. / 'KODAK DEALER'"
"Breakers, Long Beach, Cal."ca. 1906
Hand-colored postcard image shows breaking waves along the south side of the Pine Avenue Pier in Long Beach. The Pine Avenue Pier opened May 27, 1893 and was the first municipal pier built in California. In 1904 the wooden pier structure was replaced a 40-foot wide, 1,000 foot-long cement and steel double deck, designed by H.C. Holmes. The Sun Parlor building was opened at the end of the pier on April 6, 1905. In 1934, the Pine Avenue Pier was destroyed by storm waves. Postcard printed with "366" in lower left corner. Reverse of splitback postcard printed with "Pub. by The Western Publishing & / Novelty Co., Los Angeles, Cal."and in a double circle with "TICHNOR BROTHERS INC. / BOSTON, MASS, LOS ANGELES, CAL. / FROM COAST TO COAST", Date Built: 1893, Pier history information from "History of Long Beach" by Walter H. Case (1935); [PVLD, Ref. 979.493 Cas], pp. 50-51, 120.
"Cactus Bed, East Lake Park, Los Angeles, Cal."
Hand-colored postcard image shows view of pathway and cactus plants among other foliage in East Lake Park. Eastlake Park (later Lincoln Park), is located between Mission Road and Alhambra Avenue in East Los Angeles. Postcard printed with "46" in lower right corner. Split-back postcard printed with "Pub. by The Western Publishing & / Novelty Co., Los Angeles, Cal." and an encircled "TB" for publishers Tichnor Brothers, Boston.
"California Building from Cabrillo Bridge, Panama-California Exposition, San...
Hand-colored postcard image shows front view of the California Building exhibition from Cabrillo Bridge, Panama-California Exposition, 1915. Located in Balboa Park, the Churriguerresque style California tower designed by architect Bertram Goodhue is visible to the right, with the dome visible at left. Several figures are show crossing the Cabrillo Bridge. Split-back printed in green ink on reverse with “PUBLISHED BY I.L. ENO, 958-5TH ST., SAN DIEGO, CAL. MADE IN U.S.A.” and numbered “R-55447"; numbered on front “A4431”, Date Built: 1915
"Circular Bridge, Mt. Lowe, California. Elevation 4800 feet." ca. 1900
Hand-colored postcard image shows view the Circular Bridge from the Mt. Lowe incline railway. Opened on July 4, 1893 and designed by David MacPherson, the Circular Bridge spanned 1,000 feet of Millard Canyon., Date Built: 1893, Information from http://www.mtlowe.net/brief_history.htm
"Crayfish" [lobster] with starfish from Santa Catalina Island, California
Hand-colored postcard image shows photograph of a "crayfish" [lobster] with underside of a starfish visible through aquarium glass. Inscribed in white text along bottom with "CRAYFISH" and "8 © B.P.Co." Split back of postcard printed with "SANTA CATALINA ISLAND SOUVENIR" and "THE BAKER PHOTOGRAPHIC CO., AVALON, CAL. / 'KODAK DEALER'"

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