Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Salt Lake City and Wasatch Mountains from Airplane, Looking East

Salt Lake City and Wasatch Mountains, Looking East Postcard pg. 1 - 1939

Salt Lake City and Wasatch Mountains, Looking East Postcard pg. 2 - 1939

This is a 1939 Genuine Curt Teich "C.T. Art-Colortone" vintage postcard from my maternal grandparents' collection. It was published by the Deseret Book Company of Salt Lake City, Utah. It shows Salt Lake City and the Wasatch Mountains looking east from inside an airplane. Hal Rumel is named as the photographer on the postcard.

Transcription from back of postcard:
Salt Lake City, the Capital of Utah, was founded in 1847 by Brigham Young and a company of "Mormon" pioneers. From a barren waste, this city has become one of the most beautiful in America.
Located in the heart of the intermountain region, it is referred to as the "Cross Roads of the West," the "Center of Scenic America."
If you look closely, you can see the Salt Lake Temple in the postcard. It's on the left side. Do you see it? For those unfamiliar with the Salt Lake Temple, here's a photo of this beautiful temple. It may help you to locate it in the postcard.

Salt Lake Temple
Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. I'm struck by the perspective. The buildings look so tiny next to those mountains. So I'm guessing those mountains are much taller than the ones I'm used to seeing in Virginia.

    1. Hi Wendy,

      Yes, the buildings do look quite tiny next to the mountains, don't they? I did a little online search to find out how tall the Wasatch Mountains (the ones in the postcard) are. It looks like they rise several thousand feet above the valley floor. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Beautiful Postcard Jana! Thanks again for the info regarding Genuine Curt Teich postcards.

    1. Thanks Andrea! And you're welcome for the info. about the Curt Teich postcards. =)


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