Arcata Postcards, 1908 – 1909

Yosemite postcard, postmarked Dec 29 1908. The postcard was printed in Germany, sent to my Grandmother in Arcata, from a friend in Oakland.

Yosemite postcard, postmarked Dec 29 1908. The postcard was printed in Germany, sent to my Grandmother in Arcata, from a friend in Oakland.

Many of the older postcards in our collection, the ones from 1908 and 1909, are photographs of buildings and landmarks.  During these years my grandmother was in Arcata with her mother.  The address on the postcards have just her name and “Arcata Wharf, Arcata, California.”  My grandmother would have been 12 and 13 years old during those years.

This postcard sent to my grandmother from a little girlfriend in Korbel is postmarked Sept 21, 1908. I don't quite understand the message.

This postcard sent to my grandmother from a little girlfriend in Korbel is postmarked Sept 21, 1908. I don’t quite understand the message.

A souvenir from the 1909 Eureka Big Railroad Fair

A souvenir from the 1909 Eureka Big Railroad Fair

A photograph of Mariposa big Tree Groves, Yosemite National Park, California, turned into a postcard. It was also printed in Germany, and postmarked May 1909.

A photograph of Mariposa big Tree Groves, Yosemite National Park, California, turned into a postcard. It was also printed in Germany, and postmarked May 1909.

A beautiful birthday postcard from 1909. Part of the correspondence reads "tabby has kittens, we don't know where they are."

A beautiful birthday postcard from 1909. Part of the correspondence reads “tabby has kittens, we don’t know where they are.”

This postcard was sent in early December 1909.

This postcard was sent in early December 1909.

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