Postcard of Mt. San Antonio

ID: SIA2013-07683 (front) and SIA2013-07684 (back)

Creator: Curt Teich & Co

Form/Genre: Postcard

Date: 1931

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 27, Folder: Charles Greeley Abbot: Mt. San Antonio, "Old Baldy" From Mt. Wilson, California

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Summary

Color postcard of Mt. San Antonio, also called "Old Baldy," as seen from Mount Wilson, California. Mt. San Antonio is capped with snow. Two large trees are in the foreground of the postcard. The front of the postcard has a white border. The postcard is unused.

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Produced by Western Publishing & Novelty Co.
  • The postcard is numbered 1A-H409 in the bottom right-hand corner on the front.
  • The postcards from Mt. Wilson belonged to Charles Greeley Abbot. He was the fifth Secretary of the Smithsonian and was an astrophysicist and solar researcher. The Mt. Wilson Observatory opened in the early 1900s, and many researchers, including those from the Smithsonian, visited the observatory to study. The observatory is funded by the Carnegie Institution for Science.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 27, Folder: Charles Greeley Abbot: Mt. San Antonio, "Old Baldy" From Mt. Wilson, California

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1931

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Topic

  • Postcard
  • Mountains
  • Mountains--California

Place

  • Mount Wilson (Calif.)
  • Mount Baldy (Calif.)
  • California

Form/Genre

  • Postcard
  • Linen

ID Number

SIA2013-07683 (front) and SIA2013-07684 (back)

Physical description

Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Linen

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