Wednesday, June 5, 2013

#16: That's a lot of albacore (Postcard Blogathon 2013)

Title: A Five-Ton Catch of Albacore with Rod and Reel.
Year: Copyright 1907 by Ironmonger
Publisher: M. Rieder, Los Angeles, California. (Made in Germany)
Used: No.

Comments: I found some variations on this postcard on They indicate that these images originated on Santa Catalina Island, off the coast of California. The main community on Santa Catalina is Avalon, which has a tangled history that involves the Tongva people, chewing-gum magnate William Wrigley Jr., multiple attempts to develop a resort community, Zane Grey, Marilyn Monroe and, of course, lots of great fishing. ... Interestingly, Avalon served as the spring training location for the Chicago Cubs from 1921 to 1951 (except for the World War II years). Read more about that on South Bay History.

More: Fish recipes for the grill were featured on September 3, 2012.

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Papergreat's Chris Otto is spending June 5, 2013, blogging as many vintage postcards as possible. It's "The Fast and Furious" (and hopefully also "The Fun") for ephemera lovers and deltiologists. Read all of the posts starting here.

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