This is a 1940 Curt Teich "C.T. Art-Colortone" vintage postcard from my grandparents' collection. It was published by the Deseret Book Company in Salt Lake City, Utah. This postcard shows Main Street in Salt Lake City, Utah. It's interesting to see how it looked back in 1940.
Transcription from back of postcard:
East Temple Street (Salt Lake City's Main Street) like all of Salt Lake's standard streets is 132 ft. wide. These wide, straight streets are the admiration of all who see them. They afford ample room for parking on both sides leaving plenty of room for traffic without fear of congestion.
Main Street at night is almost as light as day.My grandparents, Debs and Willis Webster, collected quite a few postcards while they were in Utah, which I will be sharing in future posts. Their family joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazil. When they immigrated to the United States in 1952, they traveled by car across the country after arriving in New York. Their final destination was Southern California. The family stopped in Utah to see the sights there.
One of the places they visited while they were in Utah was Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City is the headquarters for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a worldwide church consisting of approximately 15,000,000 members. As recent converts to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, my grandparents' visit to Salt Lake City was very special to them.
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