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klaus

Big Wall climber
San F*#kincisco
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 10, 2008 - 07:37pm PT
I just received my vintage postcard from the guy that hates plastic. It's pretty cool and it got me thinking we should have a thread devoted to vintage Yosemite Postards.

Here is what non-polymer dude sent me

klaus

Big Wall climber
San F*#kincisco
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 10, 2008 - 07:40pm PT
here's a Falls Wall one from my collection

Blinny

Trad climber
NWMontana
Mar 10, 2008 - 07:46pm PT


There's the one I got!

YAY, AntiPlasticMan!

eKat

P.S. I had a 1960 Ford Falcon JUST like that one in the lot in klaus's postcard!

WHOA!
klaus

Big Wall climber
San F*#kincisco
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 10, 2008 - 07:49pm PT
cool blinny

here's the front of a pack

klaus

Big Wall climber
San F*#kincisco
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 10, 2008 - 07:51pm PT
and the back

caughtinside

Social climber
Davis, CA
Mar 10, 2008 - 07:56pm PT
He sent me an awesome one of El Cap! It is on my fridge now, I'll scan it when I get home.

A great prize!
klaus

Big Wall climber
San F*#kincisco
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 10, 2008 - 08:00pm PT
how many of you have climbed this pile of shhit.

Weenis

Trad climber
Tel Aviv
Mar 10, 2008 - 08:03pm PT

Hey baby, care for a smoke? What's your star sign?
Blinny

Trad climber
NWMontana
Mar 10, 2008 - 08:04pm PT
Hey, weenis. . . don't make fun. . . I skied on shee like that til just last year!

:-)

OldSkoolRools!

eKat
klaus

Big Wall climber
San F*#kincisco
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 10, 2008 - 08:08pm PT
another Falls card

nita

climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Mar 10, 2008 - 08:17pm PT
I have not won any, but i have been a collector of old postcards for over 20 years. I have given some away in -no plastico contests. Still have a few..here is a cool one..painting of Yosemite Valley 1930's
Wild Bill

climber
Ca
Mar 10, 2008 - 08:21pm PT
Cool thread, and Nita that card is the best. A perfect snapshot, both in style and in those elevations given for HD and ND. Ha - the old days!
Nohea

Trad climber
Aiea,Hi
Mar 10, 2008 - 10:51pm PT
I hope the pause is cause everyone is running to the scanners. Since I have very little chance of winning a i abhor plastic postcard, this thread is the only way I am going to see any of these.

Thanks to all who have posted, those are some great cards.

Aloha,
wil
Blinny

Trad climber
NWMontana
Mar 10, 2008 - 10:56pm PT
I tell ya. . . there would be some BIG money in putting out a line of retro cards like this . . I just LOVE them! The tackier the better. Post-a-cards (as my sainted Gran used to call them) these days are WAY too plastic. They need to be fun and colorful like these. Especially with only 2 cars in the lot at Tunnel View!

:-)

YAY!

eKat
Raydog

Trad climber
Boulder Colorado
Mar 10, 2008 - 11:06pm PT
cool is the word
nice cards - thanks
Slakkey

Trad climber
From a Quiet Place by the Lake
Mar 10, 2008 - 11:19pm PT
Cool Cards. I like IHPs. little quiz Threads.Keep them Coming.
nita

climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Mar 10, 2008 - 11:46pm PT
Nohea, what is the name of the second biggest Island in Hi?
axlgrease

Mountain climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Mar 10, 2008 - 11:50pm PT
Here's my Glacier Point card from IHP:

john hansen

climber
Mar 10, 2008 - 11:51pm PT


Maui?
Blinny

Trad climber
NWMontana
Mar 10, 2008 - 11:57pm PT
I LOVE that Glacier Point one!

CLASSIC!

eKat
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 11, 2008 - 12:02am PT
Check out this little ditty,
Yosemite National Park "rules and regulations"
77 pages circa 1930




back cover:




inside front cover:

nita

climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Mar 11, 2008 - 12:16am PT
Ok, I have always wondered if this was Lucy or Virginia? It's from- The Yosemite 1961 vol 40. ps. Cool back cover Tarman.

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 11, 2008 - 12:19am PT
Hey Nita,

Here is the card you sent me: you're such a doll.

Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 11, 2008 - 12:19am PT
And I'm going to guess that is Lucy...
What a cool picture of the Parkers; an absolutely and so totally darling scene.
Nohea

Trad climber
Aiea,Hi
Mar 11, 2008 - 03:08am PT
Ah Nita You are too kind. You tried to let me win. Maui is the 2nd largest. I have biked around the entire Island more than once. Biked up the 10,000 ft of Haleakala again much more than once.
John, My Big Isle bud beat me to the punch.

My favorite Island is Lanai. I go there a few times a year. The climbing is a little tough and if I remember correctly, Largo wrote an article on climbing and Lanai a few moons ago. I think it was in “Rock, Ice, and Plastic” I dunno.

Aloha,
wil
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Mar 11, 2008 - 03:21am PT
Here's the first:


And here's the second:


I'd have a third, but Tarbuster skunked me by milliseconds. (Tuttle Creek)

They came in nice plastic sleeves and everything - real classic stuff. I suppose Ken will want them for his mooooseum. :-)

Thanks to Simon, a scholar and a gentleman, for entertaining and educating us!
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Mar 11, 2008 - 12:10pm PT
A gentleman???!!! Hell, I do these 'tests in me dirty drawers while watchin' animated hentai.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Mar 11, 2008 - 12:40pm PT
Here Anders,
My/Our Tuttle Creek booty:
(sorry Bro, better go for your guns a little sooner next time, hehe)

Thanks Plastic Man, these contests are a hoot!

klaus

Big Wall climber
San F*#kincisco
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 11, 2008 - 12:45pm PT
Badger Flats

maui_mark

climber
under a coconut tree
Mar 11, 2008 - 09:22pm PT
Maui is correct.

Aloha, Mark
goatboy smellz

climber
colorado
Mar 11, 2008 - 09:38pm PT
Here's mine from the quiz master.
Thanks for juicing the taco with these games IHP.



klaus

Big Wall climber
San F*#kincisco
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 27, 2008 - 02:46pm PT
I just scored a bunch more at an estate sale. here's a cool one.

nita

climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Apr 27, 2008 - 03:19pm PT
Klaus, Wow..That is a cool post card!

Here is the post card on my frig, I love it because of the Azaleas..They remind me of spring in Yosemite.
Blinny

Trad climber
NWMontana
Apr 27, 2008 - 03:38pm PT
Yeah. . . they used to just flood the Curry parking lot for the ice rink. . . HILARIOUS!

I LOVE these old cards!

Thanks for reviving this thread!

ox

eKat
TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Apr 27, 2008 - 04:04pm PT
IHatePlastic or Klaus:
Do you have any cards with good Firefall images ?
(these old cards are sooo beautiful)
Indianclimber

climber
Las Vegas
Apr 27, 2008 - 04:34pm PT
Indianclimber

climber
Las Vegas
Apr 27, 2008 - 04:39pm PT
Fill in the blanks if your to lazy to write

Blinny

Trad climber
NWMontana
Apr 27, 2008 - 04:47pm PT
OMG!

I used to write letters to people like that. . . with questions that had multiple answers to check. . . I LOVED doing those. . . the recipients thought they were HILARIOUS. . . and I'd usually get WAY better letters back than if I were to have sent just a normal letter. . . I ALWAYS left room for elaboration!

TOO COOL!

Thanks for postin' that one up, for sure!

:-)

eKat
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Apr 27, 2008 - 05:31pm PT
For those of you who are still waiting for your winning card... I have been a tad busy, but you are still on my agenda... just hang in there!
Indianclimber

climber
Las Vegas
Apr 27, 2008 - 06:20pm PT
nita

climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Apr 27, 2008 - 09:45pm PT
Indianclimber, Those are some fantastic vintage postcards! I have never come across a decent fire fall post card..Good find!
Not a post card..Bracebridge menu cover, 1977.
klaus

Big Wall climber
San F*#kincisco
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 27, 2008 - 10:52pm PT
this is the only one I have of the firefall, not nearly as cool as indiangirl's

klaus

Big Wall climber
San F*#kincisco
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 27, 2008 - 11:01pm PT
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Apr 27, 2008 - 11:56pm PT
I did this painting of Julia Parker a while back.



"Julia Parker" Acrylic on Canvas 36"x48"

TrundleBum

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Apr 28, 2008 - 02:17pm PT
Thanks for the fire fall cards.

Indian Climber you never cease to amaze me :)
That multiple choice card is .... well simply "choice" !
Jingy

Social climber
Flatland, Ca
Apr 28, 2008 - 03:31pm PT
klaus - I've never climbed it... But somebody really needs to get up there with a Car Jack or 2.

That thing is about to come down anyway... What's d'ya say?

Can anyone say "Trundle"?
Blinny

Trad climber
NWMontana
Apr 28, 2008 - 03:44pm PT
Mtnmun. . . did you really do that painting of Julia Parker?

eKat
Fletcher

Trad climber
Pasadena, CA
Apr 28, 2008 - 03:46pm PT
Great stuff! I am enjoying a virtual road trip to yesteryear here (channeling Huell Howser!). Love the Badger Pass postcard. Reminds me of climbing that roof with my then four year old daughter in a big snow year back in the early nineties.

Fletch
Mtnmun

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Apr 29, 2008 - 01:50pm PT
Yes, eKat, it took me three years to paint Julia.
Blinny

Trad climber
NWMontana
Apr 29, 2008 - 01:57pm PT
WOW. . . it's SO COOL that you painted that!

BEAUTIFUL!

eKat

P.S. Just went to your website. . . . GREAT SCOTT. . . your work is really neat. I LOVE YubascapesII

WOW!

Just AWESOME!
Indianclimber

climber
Las Vegas
Apr 29, 2008 - 02:16pm PT
Although these postcards are Bootlegged of the internet they are still fun to see and read
Devils postpile ,12 miles from the railroad 1918

Front



Back

Indianclimber

climber
Las Vegas
Apr 29, 2008 - 02:18pm PT
Sonora Pass

Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
May 2, 2008 - 01:08am PT
Bump. Because I like the pretty historical photos, and Simon's photo contests are fun.
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
May 2, 2008 - 01:22am PT
Here's my prize.

Thanks again, IHP.
Rock Eagle

Trad climber
Central Coast
May 4, 2008 - 09:17pm PT
One more winner here, thanks IHP. Great postcards.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 11, 2012 - 12:47pm PT
Firefall, Glacier Point.
Firefall, Glacier Point.
Yosemite trails finder map
Yosemite trails finder map
Credit: yosemite Conservancy
El Cap Belt Buckle.
El Cap Belt Buckle.
1906 Postage Stamp.
1906 Postage Stamp.
Credit: mouse from merced
All are from Google Images.

I went out to the Antiques Mall here today and scrounged around the cards, but all I came up with was another couple from the Cathedral group and one showing a rappeler on what looks to be Selaginella, Upper Falls roaring in the backround. It's a 60s vintage, many of you have seen it. Wish me a scanner.
Try this: http://nostalgia.esmartkid.com/yosemitecard4.html a website for Yosemite cards.
Michelle

Trad climber
she'll make.5 past light speed
Oct 11, 2012 - 03:20pm PT
Good bump, I'm scanning postcards as we speak!
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Oct 11, 2012 - 08:50pm PT
mouse,

Yosemite trails finder map
Yosemite trails finder map
Credit: yosemite Conservancy
The guy who painted this was Heinrich Berann.

http://www.stephabegg.com/home/projects/berann

I have this as a poster on my wall, given to me by one of my climbing partners....
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 14, 2012 - 11:16pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Hi and guess who has a scanner now?
Me who!
Yippie!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 17, 2012 - 12:27pm PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Doubles! They aren't very old. But they're older than some of you.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Apr 13, 2013 - 02:19am PT
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
All are vintage 40s.

Onewhowalksonrocks

Mountain climber
portland, Maine
Apr 13, 2013 - 03:22pm PT
I happened along a swap meet and found 50 old post cards of Yosemite. Some used most not. Don't have a scan, sorry can't post them. If someone is collecting them I don't mind sending the doubles I have. Send a pm.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 17, 2014 - 04:03am PT
Same as the one nita has on her refritorator, with the azaleas.  I fou...
Same as the one nita has on her refritorator, with the azaleas. I found a reproduction of the print, it was cheap by comparison.
Credit: mouse from merced
This is color film, the process is Mirro-Krome, and it's from Crocker ...
This is color film, the process is Mirro-Krome, and it's from Crocker in SF. Probably vintage late forties, not earlier.
Credit: mouse from merced
I love the card's caption about "the crest of the High Sierra" being just beyond Yosemite Falls.
Thr Three Brothers/Eagle Peak.  A card made in Germany, hand-tinted.
Thr Three Brothers/Eagle Peak. A card made in Germany, hand-tinted.
Credit: mouse from merced
From 1905.

All are upright views, differing heights.  No postmarks, messages. <br/>
T...
All are upright views, differing heights. No postmarks, messages.
These will be at Facelift on sale.
Credit: mouse from merced
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jan 17, 2014 - 04:15am PT
Mouse, thanks for bumping this. I never saw it before. Awesome thread.
moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Jan 17, 2014 - 04:21am PT
ladne widoczki :)
BBA

climber
OF
Jan 17, 2014 - 11:59pm PT
Here are a few not of scenery...

Credit: BBA

Credit: BBA

Credit: BBA

Credit: BBA

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