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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Sun Valley -- Summer and Winter [1948]

You may recall seeing the card below on our January 8, 2015, post, featuring Sun Valley, Idaho, as it appears in the summer. Now, scroll down the page to see the same scene in the winter.

Summer ...




Winter ...




Next to each other for comparison ...


We wonder ... Which scene do you like better ... summer or winter?

These cards are from our collection of old postcards. Many of the cards were published by railroad companies in the heyday of passenger travel by rail in the USA. These cards were published by the Union Pacific Railroad in the late 1930s and into the 1940s.

Our post on January 8 was linked up with Good Fences and several of you confirmed seeing a fence in the photo. So, it must still be there in the winter scene, and so we link up again with Good Fences.  Thank you Tex for hosting!

Thank you for stopping by John's Island and thank you for your comments! 

30 comments:

  1. I am definitely a summer person and love the first postcard.. But the winter scene is pretty. Great post, enjoy your day!

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  2. HI John Both postcards are beautiful however I prefer the summer one as I could explore more and perhaps see more birds there at that time of the year.

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  3. Hi John, I prefer the winter scene,
    but I can't really tell you why. :))
    Have a fine day
    【ツ】Knipsa

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  4. They're both beautiful. I get too much winter here in NW Wisconsin, so I"ll go with summer. I wouldn't want to be in the valley when those mountain snows melt.

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  5. Love the antique cards!! Two great views. And such a popular place now-a-days....loved going back in time.

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  6. I have to get up to that part of the world. Sigh.

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  7. I like the summer shot better. Much prettier.

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  8. I would be in the summer scene x

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  9. These postcards are always of interest, and fun to see the difference in them with the seasons. I prefer the summer shot, as I'm not a skier.

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  10. I really like seeing the contrast. GREAT! I do like the colour in the summer scene better. But next summer during a heat wave I might change my mind. ;))

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  11. Neat to see the summer-winter comparison. The winter shot is interesting, but I prefer the summer one--just because I'd much rather be there in the summer!

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  12. really neat. i have to say, summer. :)

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  13. Love the old post cards. Right now, I'd have to say I like that summer view.

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  14. Hi John,

    I love both, but the winter one is my favourite. :)

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  15. # 2 great. Cant wait for no snow as I have had so much snow.

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  16. I can't decide which I like more. I think summer since I'm too out of shape for winter sports. :)

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  17. First I think it's cool that you have both a summer and a winter version of this scene. I'm more of a summer person though so I guess that would be my favorite of the two.

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  18. I like winter,but in this case I would choose the summer scene.

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  19. It is a hard choice. I like the winter version a lot but the summer one is very pretty also. I don't ski but I sure do love to look at the mountains. Probably the summer one is a better choice for me. I could get around more, unless you supplied me with snow shoes. Heck I'm on the 'fence' again, no pun intended :)

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  20. Winter please!! The skiing looks ideal ;)
    Wendy

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  21. I like the spring best.
    Thanks again for all the kind comments you leave. : )

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  22. Hey John. great minds think alike huh? I love your comparison shots too.

    I think it may look a little better in winter...my humble opinion anyway.

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  23. I actually like both, but winter only for a certain amount of time, and only if I don't have to drive and shovel snow!

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  24. I do like the summer scene the best.

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  25. Summer looks bright and Winter looks fun!!!

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  26. Hi John, I'm just waking up on Friday, while it's still Thursday there. I'll be glad to be home. I'm ready to get back to my usual schedule. I like the summer scene the best. :-)

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  27. I have to say that I like both. The winter one would only be fab if I was there as a tourist and didn't have to shovel any snow...

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  28. I never did ski at Sun Valley but I've been there in the summertime.

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