Rare 1915 Postcard Album
If you were lucky enough to visit Yellowstone National Park in 1915 you might have wanted to take home some photo souvenirs to help you remember your visit. Of course, you didn't have a smartphone to snap the highlights, so, the place to go would be the Haynes Picture Shop ...
The interior of the Shop ...
You might find an album of postcards like this ...
The album, with a reptile skin cover, holds 52 postcards, featuring the main attractions in the Park.
Example of how the cards are placed into the album ...
On the left, you see the Mammoth Hot Springs area and the Hotel where you might have stayed. On the right, your Coaching Party may have looked similar. [Be sure to click on the images to get the larger view.]
Another example ...
On the left, two Park Bears. On the right, an Elk. The images on the cards were probably taken by F. J. Haynes, often referred to as the Official Park Photographer. He opened up several Haynes Picture Shops, in the Park, to sell his postcards and other souvenirs.
[Notes about the PDF: When you click the link a page will open with the file in Dropbox.com. Dropbox is a file sharing site using the internet's cloud. You do not need to sign-in nor do you need the "App". It is not necessary to "Accept all Cookies". You can easily adjust the ZOOM to fit your screen or enlarge to make it easier to read. While you will be able to scroll easily through the pages, you will not be able to "rotate" the pages. To do that, you must first "Download" to your device, and then open up the downloaded file with Adobe Reader. To rotate pages, in Adobe Reader, click on "View", and there will be a button to rotate.]
|Inside the back cover.
|Haynes' ads appeared in magazines and newspapers.
|Looking over the Marina, across Puget Sound, to
the Olympic Mountains in the distance.
Mostly clear day except for the smoke.
|As the sun sinks below the mountains, I can't help thinking
the beautiful, yet ominous, scene conveys a
message from Nature.
|Seattle Times - October 19 2022
|I stopped by Kerry Park on October 19th
to document the smoky skies.
Didn't see the bird in top left corner until later.
Zooming in as much as possible ... it looks like an Eagle.
Had to wonder how the birds are doing with the smoke.
Finally, the smoke is gone! → October 22nd
|Finally, clear air allowed getting back to snapping photos.
A well-loaded CMA CGM Container ship departs on October 23.
|Getting back to my daily walks along the waterfront.
|The Ocean Rover has returned from Alaska fishing.
Speaking of fishing, spotted the Great Blue Heron
at the water's edge. Do you see it?
|I believe this is the same Heron I see often in this spot.
I like to link up with Saturday's Critters where many interesting blogs can be found.
|After a month of not walking, due to smoke,
there has actually been a lot of change to
the vegetation along the path.
Cloudy, rainy morning, October 23rd
|GH Glory is tied up at Pier 86 as another
bulk carrier awaits at anchor.
|Got lucky and happened to see the National Geographic
Venture moving from downtown to Pier 90.
I'm very tempted to book an adventure with NG!
|These trees have changed color dramatically since my
previous walk, a month or so, ago.
|Global Pilot, fuel barge, moving to Pier 90 to
refuel the National Geographic Venture.
|The Venture at Pier 90.
|This really caught my curiosity.
Do you see what I'm looking at?
|Zoomed in a bit.
|This guy is having great fun!
It seems a little bit dicey to me. 😀
Hope he is a good swimmer!
Closing thought ...