This view is looking east from the intersection of 2nd Street and Santa Monica Blvd, For those of you who know downtown Santa Monica, you can see the marque of the Majestic Theater on the right. This card is from the M. Kashower Co. who published cards from 1914-1934. This non-postally used card looks to be circa the mid 1920's
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Ausable Chasm is a sandstone gorge tourist attraction near
. The Keeseville,
New York Ausable River runs
through it, which then empties into Lake Champlain. You gotta love the hats, ties and dresses worn for the river ride!
The catalog number on this Detroit "Phostint" postcard dates it as being published between 1909-1910.
earthquake of 1933 took place on March 10, 1933 with a magnitude of 6.4, causing widespread
damage to buildings throughout Southern California. An estimated fifty million
dollars' worth of property damage resulted, and 120 lives were lost. Many of
these fatalities occurred as people ran out of buildings and were hit by
The earthquake highlighted the need for earthquake-resistant design for structures in
So many school buildings were damaged, with more than 230 school buildings that
either were destroyed, suffered major damage, or were judged unsafe to occupy,
that the Field Act was passed by the California State Legislature on
April 10, 1933. The Field Act mandated that school buildings must be
earthquake-resistant. If the earthquake had occurred during school hours, the
death toll would have been much higher.