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Noyo Harbor, Fort Bragg, California

Here’s a postcard by Natural Color by Mike Roberts (Berkeley, California). The back of postcard caption is: NOYO HARBOR Fort Bragg, California Fishing is one of the main industries of the Fort Bragg area. The commercial fisherman as well as the sportsman make Noyo Harbor their headquarters for Pacific Ocean fishing. These picturesque boats find shelter in this river harbor. The date of this photograph is unknown, but is approximately in the 1960s. The source of this date is from searching for postcards on Ebay and finding other postcards of Fort Bragg by Mike Roberts during this time. […]

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Fisherman’s Terminal, Seattle, Washington

Originally published by Hal Porter Photos, 5407 So. Alaska St. Seattle 18, Washington. The exact date of the photo is unknown; it’s approximate date is sometime in the 1960’s. It is known that Hal Porter was planning to retire in 1969. I was able to find a classified ad that posted: AERIAL, INDUSTRIAL & ARCHITECTURAL PHOTO STUDIO Full photo lab In beautiful furnished home on Lake Washington. Includes good color post card business. Established, profitable, growing. Owner retiring. Write Hal Porter Photos, 5407 S. Alaska St., Seattle, Washington The date of this newspaper ad was April 18, 1969 (Daily Telegram from Eau Claire, Wisconsin)* On the back of the postcard, the caption says:   The Wharf Fisherman’s Terminal, Seattle, Washington Phone AT-3-6600 Pleasant Dining while viewing the Northwest’s largest Fishing Fleet. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Cocktails in the “Moby Dick” or “Mermaid Room”. Organ Music Nightly. […]

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Grindelwald, Switzerland

A postcard featuring Grindelwald, a village in Bern, Switzerland. Printed by Gyger, Adelboden in Switzerland. The photographer is Thor E. Gyger, of the photo studio, Gyger & Klopfenstein (1930-1951). He’s well known for his floral photography. I’m not certain of the year this was printed, but I’m guessing it’s in the 1940’s when he seemed to be most active. Here’s a link to a Pinterest gallery of his floral works. On the back of the photo, it is printed “Grindelwald: am Weg zur Gletscherschlucht Fiescherwand”; which translates to “Grindelwald: On the way to Glacier Gorge (Gletscherschlucht), Fiescherwand (The north face of the mountain, Gross Fiescherhorn)”. Some interesting fun facts about the village of Grindelwald (Source: Wikipedia): Has a population of 3,768 as of December 2013 Grindelwald’s mountains were used as the basis for the view of Alderaan in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. The James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service includes a chase through a skating rink and Christmas festival in Grindelwald. Grindelwald was first mentioned in 1146 as Grindelwalt. […]

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