Post Card - "Through the Mountains in the Grand Canyon"

Country
USA
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Description
Colour postcard showing landscape with steam train emerging from tunnel.
Classification
CH classification DOCUMENTS Postcards
Production place
USA
Measurements
L137 x W87 mm
Media/Materials description
Card.
Signature/Marks
THIS SPACE FOR CORRESPONDENCE \ PUB BY SOUVENIR PUBLISHING CO. SAN FRANCISCO \ Post \ Card \ THIS SPACE FOR ADDRESS ONLY \ POSTAGE \ UNITED \ STATES \ AND \ POSSESSIONS \ CANADA \ MEXICO \ 1¢ \ FOREIGN \ 2¢
"Through the Mountains in the Grand Canyon on the Feather River.\ On Line \ Western Pacific
History and use
This postcard was collected by Charles Joseph Pound (b.1866 – d.1946), one of Australia’s earliest scientists to investigate veterinary and medical diseases in Queensland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

In June 1912, C.J. Pound travelled to the Unites States of America on a 5 month long study trip and collected numerous postcards along his travels. This postcard is part of a collection of around 30 that were collected by Pound during this time.

Most of the postcards from the Pound collection do not feature messages on the address side however a few are referenced in his personal letters and may have been enclosed with letters in envelopes and sent home rather than mailed individually. Some may have otherwise been carried home by Pound himself.

The postcards originate from Oklahoma; Memphis, Tennessee; New York, New York; Texas, Colorado, Atlanta, Georgia; St. Augustine, Florida; Mississippi, New Orleans, Louisiana. They depict a range of images from African-American people to city and street scenes featuring well-known buildings, hotels and restaurants. Other postcards feature locomotive and railway scenes, alligators and cattle.
Registration number
H48913

Country

USA

Category

Colours

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