Old Postcards

Uncovered from an archaeological dig in my grandmother’s old desk, this is a group of old postcards dating from the 1960s and ’70s — some even earlier. Beginning in the west then heading east.

On back: Although one of the older hotels in Waikiki, its unique architecture, surrounded by lush tropical foliage and famed Waikiki Beach at its back makes this Sheraton Hotel a favorite of many notables.

On back: Although one of the older hotels in Waikiki, its unique architecture, surrounded by lush tropical foliage and famed Waikiki Beach at its back makes this Sheraton Hotel a favorite of many notables.

On back: The Royal Hawaiian -- The Hotel on Waikiki Beach.

On back: The Royal Hawaiian — The Hotel on Waikiki Beach.

On back: The Golden Gate Bridge brings Northern California and the San Francisco Bay cities into closer and rapid contact. This imposing structure has the largest single span of any bridge in the world, 4200 feet. The total width of the bridge is 90 feet. It has two pedestrian walkways and six lanes for automobile traffic.

On back: The Golden Gate Bridge brings Northern California and the San Francisco Bay cities into closer and rapid contact. This imposing structure has the largest single span of any bridge in the world, 4200 feet. The total width of the bridge is 90 feet. It has two pedestrian walkways and six lanes for automobile traffic.

On front: Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California.

On front: Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California.

On front: Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California.

On front: Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California.

On Front: The Climb from Eaton's Canyon. Auto Road to Mt. Wilson, California.

On Front: The Climb from Eaton’s Canyon. Auto Road to Mt. Wilson, California.

On front: Arroyo Seco. Colorado Street Bridge. Pasadena, Cal.

On front: Arroyo Seco. Colorado Street Bridge. Pasadena, Cal.

On front: A shady nook in Laurel Canyon. Hollywood, California.

On front: A shady nook in Laurel Canyon. Hollywood, California.

On front: A modern Spanish Type home in California.

On front: A modern Spanish Type home in California.

On back: Bob Hope's beautiful Palm Springs, California home and swimming pool.

On back: Bob Hope’s beautiful Palm Springs, California home and swimming pool.

On back: This great Colorado River aqueduct carries the precious water that is the very life's blood of Southern California. This marvel of engineering crosses hundreds of miles of arid deserts and mountains before reaching Southern California. It passes across the desert a few miles north of Palm Springs.

On back: This great Colorado River aqueduct carries the precious water that is the very life’s blood of Southern California. This marvel of engineering crosses hundreds of miles of arid deserts and mountains before reaching Southern California. It passes across the desert a few miles north of Palm Springs.

On back: FUTURE LOOK ... Artist's rendering depicts the future look of the all new Desert Inn and Country Club. When completed, the resort will house a spacious new casino and lavish shops and luxurious restaurants. Completion scheduled for mid-1978.

On back: FUTURE LOOK … Artist’s rendering depicts the future look of the all new Desert Inn and Country Club. When completed, the resort will house a spacious new casino and lavish shops and luxurious restaurants. Completion scheduled for mid-1978.

On back: One of the most beautiful drives in the Southwest, is that going out North Central Avenue in Phoenix -- a palm-lined lane, flanked by stately residences and orchards.

On back: One of the most beautiful drives in the Southwest, is that going out North Central Avenue in Phoenix — a palm-lined lane, flanked by stately residences and orchards.

On front: A desert road, Arizona.

On front: A desert road, Arizona.

On front: Country Club Park, Phoenix, Arizona.

On front: Country Club Park, Phoenix, Arizona.

On back: MOTORCYCLE RACE, Daytona Beach, Florida, "Speed Capital of the World." World championships are decided annually in the 100-mile and 200-mile motorcycle races on the beach course.

On back: MOTORCYCLE RACE, Daytona Beach, Florida, “Speed Capital of the World.” World championships are decided annually in the 100-mile and 200-mile motorcycle races on the beach course.

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