Here is a look back on how things were in the early 1930?s-the 1933 Chicago Worlds Fair, Hawaii, Washington D.C. and Virginia through mini pictures, post cards and 8 x 10 photographs. The set of 2 8x 10 pictures are of a 6 year old Shirley Temple playing with other children on Waikiki Beach. The other photo is an aerial shot of an Army/Air Force bomber squadron flying to Hickam Air Base over Diamond Head Crater. Both pictures are sealed. The sticker on the front says: This is a real photograph. It was hand printed in a darkroom on silver halide photographic paper. With proper care and display it should last 100 years. On the back of each gives a further description of the shot and where you can purchase more nostalgic Hawaiian pictures. The mini pictures and postcards are contained on three pages from someones photo album. They are glued in place and the passage of time hasnt made any of them loose. So if you care to remove them, be very careful. There is also a booklet from the Pennsylvania Railroad-complete and also quite attached to a page. Im not able to show each mini picture (49 ea) or postcard (3 ea) but by page, but this is what is on each 10 x 14 page: Page 1 marked Chicago Administration Building as seen from Lake Michigan/Travel & Transport Building postcards that measure approximately 5 ½ inches x 3 ½ inches each. And a photo of the group that made the trip.
Page 2 marked 1833-1933 from left to right: Government Building, Hall of Science Carillon Tower, Admiral Byrd South Pole Ship, Fort Dearborn, Interior of Jehol Pavilion and all measure approximately 2 ½ x 1 ½.
Page 3 marked Worlds Fair 1933 from left to right: Lincolns Birthplace, The Rutledge Tavern, The Walgreen Building, The Electrical Group, The Field Museum, The Rocket Sky Ride, Court of Honor-Hall of Science Administration Building, Hall of Science Group, General Motors Building, Golden Pavilion of Jehol, The Shedd Aquarium, Agricultural Building, Sears, Roebuck & Company Building, Travel & Transport Building, The Adler Planetarium, Soldier Field, Hall of Science at night, and General Exhibits Building and these too, measure approximately 2 ½ x 1 ½.
Page 4 marked enroute to Washington D.C. Here is the booklet from the Pennsylvania Railroad-The Standard Railroad of the World. There are advertisements here from Buick-When better automobiles are built, Buick will build them. A General Motors Value. An ad is here from Marshall Field & Company. And one was advertising Shredded Wheat-A product of the National Biscuit Company Uneeda Bakers who became Nabisco. There are clipped onto a page two dinner passes: STEAK DINNER $2.00 Hearts of Celery Soup --as selected Olives __________________ Broiled Sirloin Steak Hash Browned Potatoes Assorted Bread __________________ Lettuce and Tomato Salad ___________________ Dessert --as selected Coffee As well as the regular printed a la carte & regular full menu and prices of the time in the booklet! The booklet measures approximately 10 x 7. It has a signature of what looks like L S Frillmean on the menu page. And its print date is June 33.
Page 5 begins the Washington D.C./Virginia sets of mini pictures, also approximate measure of 2 ½? x 1 ½?. From left to right: The Capitol Building, Franklin D Roosevelt (32nd President of the United States), Library of Congress, State War & Navy Building, Union Depot, Bureau of Printing & Engraving, DAR Hall Memorial Continental Hall, Pennsylvania Avenue, Main Entrance Memorial Amphitheatre (Arlington National Cemetery), Airplane View of Capital & Library, White House, Grave of Unknown Soldier, Lincoln Memorial, Memorial Amphitheatre, Lee Mansion (Arlington, VA), Tomb of Washington (Mt Vernon), Pan American Bldg-DAR Hall-State War & Navy Bldg, Temple of Fame (Arlington, VA), and Washingtons Home (Mt Vernon, VA)
Page 6 mini pictures (approximate size of 2 ½ x 1 ½) and post card approximate size of 6 x 3 ½. Clockwise from the top: Washington Monument, South Portico of White House, Monument & Cherry Tree Curve, Capitol at Night, Interior of Congressional Library, Christ Church (Alexandria, VA) and in the middle the Washington Monument surrounded by cherry trees in bloom post card. All of these black & white mini pictures, postcards and train program are in great condition. What an interesting look at what was going on in the United States right after the Great Depression. To see what doesnt exist today, as it was then.