In a recent post about how it is increasingly traditional for readers to spontaneously send me awesome loot in the mail -- although you are of course under no legal obligation to do so -- I mentioned that frequent commenter Elizabeth* had sent something worth its own post.
It dates from 1915, putting it at the very early edge of this kind of postcard packet. With more than a dozen vintage hometown images, it's a real treasure.
Did Mount Hood ever glow like that on the horizon, before the city was fully lighted? I can't imagine it reached anything like that intensity very often.
Still exists! Lots of images here.
Looks familiar. Is this one still around, Mrs.5000?
Still exists. Jeff High has both one of the troubled reputations and proudest heritages of the City of Roses' high schools.
Does not really capture the magic, somehow.
We're all about the roses, yo.
* It is perhaps only fair to mention that Elizabeth, in addition to her readership status, is a frequent participant in offline activities of The 5000s.