Next is a postcard shot of Orofino, Idaho, where my Grandmother grew up in the 20s and 30s. Marvel Walter was raised a very pious Christian woman, about as midwest/northwest "salt of the earth" as they came. She barely possessed a ironic bone in her body, so unfortunately a good majority of the postcards are of churches, windmills and landscapes, and not the wacked-out motels, sexual double-entendre cartoons, alcoholic "joke" postcards and the like that I was hoping to find. I mean, just look at Orofino:
But hey, here's a pretty good one. Check out the bellman carrying the golf clubs and purple suitcase. Mammy!:
Here's an old feller going gung-ho after the big ones at the Yellowstone "Fish Pot", circa 1930s:
Continuing the "race relations in the 30s" theme, here's an army of railway car waiters carrying enormous potatoes during the 1939 St. Paul Winter Sports Carnival Pageant:
Finally, take a gander at the glories of early 1960s air travel with this pair of bad-ass propeller jets from 1961. My Grandparents were frequent world travelers, and I got to experience international travel to China and Eastern Europe with them, along with several trips up to the Pacific Northwest and Canada.
I'll have many more of these to share in coming months.