Those of you who have followed us for a while will know that we collect Yellowstone National Park memorabilia. Postcards, books, brochures, stereo views, and even a few lantern slides. In the early 1900s tour companies were trying to attract tourists to the Park. They hired professional photographers to snap views in the park. The photos were made into glass lantern slides which were the precursor to film slides. Lantern slides got their name the device, known as a Magic Lantern, that was used to project the image onto a screen. The tour companies put on presentations where potential tourists were treated to slide shows featuring the wonders of Yellowstone. We selected three of our lantern slides to share below.
|Camping in Yellowstone National Park|
Can you guess the year?
|A tourist looking into Beehive Geyser|
Yellowstone National Park
Getting this close is no longer allowed and, really,
not too smart.
|Picture from the web showing Beehive in eruption in 2013|
Note tourists on bridge behind ... as close as they can get.
|1936 White Motor Company Tour Busses|
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel
|Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel as it appears today.|
Photo from the web.
|The same three slides on the light box.|
|To give you an idea of the size.|
Something newer ...
Out for a walk last Sunday, February 4th ...
|Note the moss on top of the sidewalk wall.|
On the other hand ... blue skies and mild temps prevailed!
|We think the neighbor's dog wanted to go along.|
|Our first spotting of daffodils blooming.|
This seems early!
|Early little bloomers in the neighborhood.|
|We didn't see the bee until reviewing|
|February 4th 5:15 PM|
Looking over Puget Sound to the West
Tallest peak - The Brothers, Olympic Mountain Range
|February 4th 4:42 PM|
|February 4th 5:11 PM|
|January 30th 4:47 PM|
|Last colorful glimpse ... Feb 4th 5:36 PM|
Dark clouds above but clearing in the far west
created a colorful sunset.
|February 10th 7:33 AM|
Morning sun just beginning to illuminate the Olympic Mountains
Mostly clear skies ... nice day ahead.
|February 10th 5:21 PM|
Sun peeking below clouds portends colorful sky to come.
|February 10th 5:29 PM|
More spectacular than anticipated!
|February 10th 5:36 PM|
Red sky at night ...
Beautiful end to a beautiful day!
|Hapag-Lloyd Ulsan Express|
February 2nd 3:27 PM
January 27th 7:32 AM
|February 4th 5:11 PM|
|January 30th 5:04 PM|
Commuters passing at twilight.
Ferries crossing Puget Sound
This week's theme at Postcards for the Weekend is "Love/Lovely." We think we found a card in our collection to share. Let us know what you think. Thanks to Maria for hosting the link up.
|The Social Call by Bell Telephone|
Guessing publication 1920, plus or minus a few years.
Wiki says candlestick phones 1890s to 1940
|Back of the unused card.|
One cent postage.
|Publisher's logo enlarged.|
American Telephone & Telegraph
|Signed by artist Bert Reneuf|