1930s RPPC real photo postcard view of the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, a fine art museum perched atop the cliffs of Lands End in San Francisco, California. The Legion of Honor building, the gift of the wife of sugar magnate Adolph B. Spreckels, is a three-quarter scale replica of the Palais de la Legion d'Honneur in Paris, and was completed in 1924 originally as a memorial to the Californian soldiers who died in WWI.
The museum building occupies an elevated site in Lincoln Park in the Outer Richmond neighborhood northwest of the city, with views over the Golden Gate Bridge. The plaza and fountain in front of the Palace is the western terminus of the Lincoln Highway, the first road across America.
Chloride print (sepia-toned) glossy real photo postcard collected by a Connecticut couple on an extended touring vacation through the West in 1937 – and freshly removed from their travel memory album where it has been for over 70 years. The photographer / publisher is un-identified. This postcard does have an AZO stamp box imprint, establishing they were published sometime between 1925 and the 1937 purchase date.
The image is a quality, matte finish photo. The card is in great condition, with no tears or folds. There is a slight crease along the right border which is only barely visible in person. There appears to be some light age discoloration or fading in some places, but only on the edges. This is a natural aging process for many chloride print real photos. Corners are excellent, with only some rounding.
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