GREETINGS. SAND. CODETALKERS.

April 19, 1941, Tucson, Arizona. “Greetings from Arizona Harold Bisch”, Sent to: Mar. and Mrs. AJ Hughes, in Springfield, Illionois. Our writer was brief indeed, but the card provides much more information. The card says, “WHIRLING LOG (GOOD LUCK) SAND PAINTING OF THE NAVAJO INDIANS “The Navajo Indians have an elaborate nine day ceremony, the…

Telescope. Canyon. Fashion.

Telescope in The Lookout, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. This is the second Fred Harvey/Grand Canyon/Telescope postcard. The Library of Love Letters, has a post entitled, Sometimes It’s Art, Sometimes It’s Whiskey.  This picture is taken in Lookout Tower – the same place, from another angle, similarly composed. A woman is looking to the North…

THELMA. RALPH. ICE CREAM.

Today’s card takes us to that wonderful food service invention once called a cafeteria. Today, these establishments are called other, sexier things like garden bars or buffets, or omelet and waffle stations – my favorite! In any case, all of these take care of those people with whom one is dining, but cannot agree on…

BLUE. BEACH. TEMPE

When I first saw this postcard, I thought the beach was a predecessor to Big Surf. Not Big Sur, but Phoenix’ actual surfing beach. Disambiguation – in 1969 Phil Dexter built a giant wave machine and park so that people could surf in the desert. It was awesome. When I saw this postcard, I thought…