boring postcard

STONED NUN

KNEELING NUN AT ALTAR
SANTA RITA, NEW MEXICO

This pinnacle natural rock formation stands before the altar on the face of Santa Rita Mountain, 7,365 feet altitude. This formation rising abruptly from the mesa towers over open pit copper mine at Santa Rita: watching over those who go this way—Indians—pioneers—wagontrains—prospectors—stagecoaches—workers—and weary travelers.

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This postcard from the World’s Fair collection is probably my favorite. At first glance it looks a bit boring. However, unlike most postcards that are made of paper, this one is wood. The message on the back is my favorite part, if you read closely you’ll notice that it’s full of tree related puns. 

-Emily

World’s Fair Collection, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

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SAGEBRUSH — STATE FLOWER OF NEVADA

SAGEBRUSH

This beautiful scene of sagebrush with its colorful pink blossoms is a common sight in the southwest. It stretches as far as the eye can see and besides being beautiful, has practical purposes, as deer and other wildlife feed on it. Sagebrush blooms only after a heavy rain but will bloom in any season. It’s referred to as Cenizo by many Anglos as well as Latin Americans.

FLAMING FALL REVUE

OZARK PLAYGROUND SERIES

One of the beautiful Fall scenes to be found in the Ozarks during the “Flaming Fall Revue.” In the Fall it’s your invitation to “Take to the Hills"…For it’s Autumn in the Ozarks. Enjoy your second visit during the favored season of the year. Excellent motels, restaurants, gift shops and other tourist accommodations are open the year around for your pleasure and enjoyment.