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Set 11 Unused Vintage Divided Back Photo Photograph Postcards California Academy Of Sciences Golden Gate Park ~ Animals & Wildlife c. 1916
Set 11 Unused Vintage Divided Back Photo Photograph Postcards California Academy Of Sciences Golden Gate Park ~ Animals & Wildlife c. 1916
Set 11 Unused Vintage Divided Back Photo Photograph Postcards California Academy Of Sciences Golden Gate Park ~ Animals & Wildlife c. 1916

Size:  3 & 3/8  x  5 & 3/8 inches

Quantity:  1 Set = 11 Original Photo Postcards

A very interesting early set of 11 animal and wildlife photo postcards.
The black and white images have a sepia tone and each depicts various wildlife in their natural habitat.  Some are especially interesting, such as the Mountain Lion Group shown in the second image; the background of the den / cave shows several young, as well as a doe apparently brought back for dinner.

The reverse of each card has a split back, one side for correspondence and the other for addressee information, however none of these cards have ever been written on, addressed, mailed, postmarked, or otherwise used.  They remain in unused condition.

The back indicates the photograph card is from the Museum of the California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California.  The Academy moved to the Golden Gate Hall of Birds and Mammals upon completion of construction, apx. 1916 and I believe that these postcards date to close to that time period.  Each postcard is titled at the bottom back as to the wildlife depicted.  

We were unable to photograph all of the cards, so following please find a list of titles, as taken from reverse of each card.
 

1)   Mountain Lion Group

2)   California Sea Lion Group

3)   Desert Mountain Sheep Group

4)   White Pelican Habitat Group ~
      Showing Breeding Grounds on Anaho
      Island, Pyramid Lake, Nevada ~
      Donated by A.K. Macomber

5)   Coyote Group

6)   Group of Rocky Mountain Mule Deer

7)   Farallone Islands Bird Rookery ~
      Donated by William H. Crocker

8)   Steller's Sea Lion Group

9)   Antelope Group

10) Desert Bird Group ~ Donated by
     William B. Bourn

11) Leopard Seal Group
 

While we are not experts in ephemera and antique paper the postcards  appear to be in very nice condition.  We see no tears, breaks, folds, stains or watermarks, etc.  Edges are nice.  A few of the corners have very small bumps, but all are generally quite good.  I believe the  images themselves appear pretty much as original, with no noted problems.  Postcard backs do show some slight darkening, mainly around the edges, more notable on two of the cards than the others and one card also has a dark edge smudge.
Overall a nice condition collection of original unused photo postcards.

Set 11 Unused Vintage Divided Back Photo Photograph Postcards California Academy Of Sciences Golden Gate Park ~ Animals & Wildlife c. 1916

$ 54.99

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