Wow, that is impressive. It looks like an old glacier on the move. I would like to see a “today” photo from the same location.
L.E. on 24th April 2020 @ 7:43am
Was there a date for this picture?
nels on 24th April 2020 @ 8:51pm
It's hard to date this postcard. Sawyer started his "Sawyer Scenic Photos" series in 1911, but as far as I can tell it continued into the 1930s at least. The company started marketing its "View-Master" stereo photo reels in 1939.
ArthurB on 25th April 2020 @ 9:15am
That site should be identifiable with the steep pumice/rock hillside. That must have once been covered and scraped with the same glacier before it started shrinking?
nels on 25th April 2020 @ 7:37pm
I sent this postcard image to Mark Moore, a principal with the Webfooters Postcard Club who, IMHO, knows all about postcards asking the question on when it was made.
Arlen Sheldrakes on 26th April 2020 @ 11:07am
Thanks Arlen. One source says the "Sawyer Scenic Photos" series was published from 1911 to 1917, but we have dozens from the series and I suspect some of them are later. Unfortunately none have anything definitive, like an automobile to date.
ArthurB on 26th April 2020 @ 12:34pm
Addendum-- I found a Sawyer Scenic Photos card of Crater Lake with autos from the late 30s or early 40s. I also found one of Multnomah Falls with autos from the early 1930s.
ArthurB on 26th April 2020 @ 12:42pm
Webfooter postcard club Mark Moore says the card is 1932 as that is when Sawyer used that logo. a by the way, Mark is the new Museum Director in Gresham... if you ever have a postcard question, Mark is your man....he puts out a hell of a newsletter that is available to all at the Webfooter web site. and he likes trains...…..as Arthur knows, a heck of a lot of history in the "lowly" postcard this being one example..
Arlen Sheldrakes on 26th April 2020 @ 1:07pm