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Santa Barbara Picture Postcards, ca. 1900s-1950s (SBHC Mss 36)


100+ black and white and colored postcards of various Santa Barbara area scenes, acquired over the years from various sources. Includes Santa Barbara and Montecito residences and gardens, harbor and beaches, foothills, bird's eye views, Santa Barbara Mission, and former Riviera campus of Santa Barbara College (now UC Santa Barbara).

Sample items from the collection

Live-Oak Tree's [sic]

Eucalyptus Trees, 5034

No. 16. Poinsettia (euphorbia pulcherrima). These gay blooms associated with Christmas decorations make a blaze of color in the winter season in Southern California.

"El Fureidis," A Montecito Residence, Santa Barbara, California

Polo Field and Santa Ynez Range from Hope Ranch Park, Santa Barbara, California.