Last July, not too long after I had started my blog, I did a post on Tent City at the Hotel del Coronado in California. I wrote a bit on the history of the place that was "the" vacation spot in the early 1900s for those who could not afford to stay at The Del, but still yearned for time at the shore.
The post included vintage postcards and advertisements of a place that I found fascinating. Well, to make a long story short, the email I received was from the blogger at Forgotten Old Photos. This blog is dedicated to posting old photos in the hopes that they can be reunited with families. Last Sunday she posted a photo and thanks to one of her readers the photo was identified as being taken at Tent City. He made this discovery after finding one of the postcards on my post. Great job Intense Guy! (Btw, I love your blog header, so funny.)
The postcard from my blog
The photo from Forgotten Old Photos
Another photo postcard I found
Very cool, don't you think? Thanks to this generous blogger, I now have another photo to add to my collection and my yearning to return to the past and spend the summer at Tent City is in full bloom. The weather has been brutal here on the Atlantic Coast and I long for the cool breezes of the Pacific.
I also wanted to share a recent find of mine, this next postcard is from Tent City on Catalina Island in 1908. Gosh, I love these tents!
I could while away the day in one of these rockers and the lanterns are wonderful!
Now I really must run, I have so much to do today. Tomorrow is a BIG day and a time for celebration with Mrs. Magpie. Sheila's birthday is Saturday and mine is on Sunday! Tomorrow I am headed for Saint Augustine Beach for a luncheon with one of my favorite bloggers and her friends. I'm hoping to get in a little beach time after lunch and see a bit of this coastal town.
@ Sheila — I am SO excited!