Unused 1930s Los Angeles California glossy RPPC real photo postcard - a view of the cloud shrouded Los Angeles basin from atop Mount Wilson, a 5,715 foot peak in the San Gabriel Mountains near Pasadena, northeast of Los Angeles. One of the better known peaks in the San Gabriel Mountains, it is the location of the Mount Wilson Observatory, which, with its 60-inch and 100-inch telescopes, and 60-foot and 150-foot tall solar towers, is the astronomical center of Southern California. On the lower border, the printed caption "above the clouds, Mount Wilson, Calif.", is in white handwriting.
Chloride print (sepia-toned) glossy real photo postcard, collected unused by a Connecticut couple on an extended touring vacation through the West in 1937 – and only recently removed from their vacation memory album where it has been for over 70 years. There is no publisher or photographer's imprint. This postcard has a DOPS (1925-1942) photo paper stamp box imprint, and was published sometime between 1925 and its 1937 purchase date. However, postcards with white borders surrounding the image usually were published prior to 1931.
The image is a glossy, quality photo. Over time, there has been some slight fading along the borders, which is less noticeable in person than in these photos. This is a natural aging process for many glossy chloride print real photos. Otherwise, the card is in great condition, with no tears or folds. Some light soiling and wear around the edges from handling, but the images are not involved. Corners are only slightly blunted.
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