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California Postcards, The Detroit Publishing CompanyCreated by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 2016
The Detroit Publishing Company was one of the largest American publishers of postcards and photographic views during the early decades of the 20th century.
The Detroit Photographic Company originated in 1898 to promote a new color printing process in the United States and to capitalize on the public's interest in sending inexpensive pictorial greetings. In 1905 the firm became the Detroit Publishing Company, continuing to use the trade name "Phostint" for its patented color reproduction process. Western landscape photographer William Henry Jackson was long associated with the firm, bringing his and other photographers' negatives to the image stock published by the company. Photographers' names are not associated with individual postcard images, although art reproductions and illustration series are credited. Diminishing sales and rising competition from rival firms sent the Detroit Publishing Company into receivership in 1924, and its assets were finally liquidated in 1932.
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Old Custom House, Montrey, Calif.

Old Custom House, Montrey, Calif.

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Ramona's Marriage Place, San Diego, Calif.

Ramona's Marriage Place, San Diego, Calif.

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Mission San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

Mission San Juan Capistrano, Calif.

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Big Tree Station, Santa Cruz, Calif.

Big Tree Station, Santa Cruz, Calif.

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Surf at Natural Bridge, Santa Cruz, Calif.

Surf at Natural Bridge, Santa Cruz, Calif.

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Gold of Ophir Roses, California

Gold of Ophir Roses, California

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Seals, San Francisco, Calif. - Detroit Publishing Company Postcard

Seals, San Francisco, Calif. - Detroit Publishing Company Postcard

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Tent City, Santa Catalina, Calif.

Tent City, Santa Catalina, Calif.

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City from Mount on Great Loop, Mt. Lowe Ry., Pasadena, Calif.

City from Mount on Great Loop, Mt. Lowe Ry., Pasadena, Calif.

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Natural Bridge (Pacific Grove), Monterey, Calif.

Natural Bridge (Pacific Grove), Monterey, Calif.

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City Hall, Glimpse through the trees, San Francisco, Calif.

City Hall, Glimpse through the trees, San Francisco, Calif.

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St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, Calif.

St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, Calif.

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Fishing at Avalon, Santa Catalina, Calif.

Fishing at Avalon, Santa Catalina, Calif.

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Lake Chabot, Oakland,Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co.

Lake Chabot, Oakland,Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co...

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First House Build of Lumber in California, Monterey, Calif.

First House Build of Lumber in California, Monterey, Calif.

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Yosemite Valley from the Artist's Point, Yosemite Valley, Calif.

Yosemite Valley from the Artist's Point, Yosemite Valley, Calif.

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Five Ton Catch of Albacore, Avalon, Santa Catalina, Calif.

Five Ton Catch of Albacore, Avalon, Santa Catalina, Calif.

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Palm Knoll, Canyon Crest Park, Redlands, Calif.

Palm Knoll, Canyon Crest Park, Redlands, Calif.

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Glenwood Mission Inn, Corridors, Riverside, Calif.

Glenwood Mission Inn, Corridors, Riverside, Calif.

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Sweetwater Dam, San Diego, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co.

Sweetwater Dam, San Diego, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publish...

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Corridors, West Building, Hotel Green, Pasadena, Calif.

Corridors, West Building, Hotel Green, Pasadena, Calif.

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Serra Cross, Rubidoux Mountain, Riverside, Calif.

Serra Cross, Rubidoux Mountain, Riverside, Calif.

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Main Axis of Garden from Casino, Montecito, Calif.

Main Axis of Garden from Casino, Montecito, Calif.

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Residence of John D. Spreckles, Coronado Beach, Calif.

Residence of John D. Spreckles, Coronado Beach, Calif.

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Mission Santa Barbara, California, Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co.

Mission Santa Barbara, California, Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publish...

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The Cloister, Glenwood Mission Inn, Riverside, Calif.

The Cloister, Glenwood Mission Inn, Riverside, Calif.

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Pepper Tree Blossoms and Berries, Carifornia

Pepper Tree Blossoms and Berries, Carifornia

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Carmel Tower, Glenwood Misssion Inn, Riverside, Calif.

Carmel Tower, Glenwood Misssion Inn, Riverside, Calif.

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Glenwood Mission Inn, Riverside, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co.

Glenwood Mission Inn, Riverside, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit P...

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The Old Grape Vine, San Gabriel, Calif.

The Old Grape Vine, San Gabriel, Calif.

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On the Golf Links Hotel Del Monte, Del Monte, Calif.

On the Golf Links Hotel Del Monte, Del Monte, Calif.

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East Wing, Science & Education Bldg. Pan-Calif. Expos, SD

East Wing, Science & Education Bldg. Pan-Calif. Expos, SD

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The Prado, Looking West, Pan-Calif. Expos, SD

The Prado, Looking West, Pan-Calif. Expos, SD

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Hollenbeck Park, Los Angeles, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co.

Hollenbeck Park, Los Angeles, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publ...

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Hotel Del Portal, El Portal, California

Hotel Del Portal, El Portal, California

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Eagle's Nest Station, Santa Catalina Island, Calif.

Eagle's Nest Station, Santa Catalina Island, Calif.

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Sutro Baths, San Francisco, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co.

Sutro Baths, San Francisco, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publis...

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West Lake Park, Los Angeles, Calif.

West Lake Park, Los Angeles, Calif.

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Haverford, Big Trees, Mariposa, Calif.

Haverford, Big Trees, Mariposa, Calif.

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Surf on 17 Mile Drive, Monterey, Calif.

Surf on 17 Mile Drive, Monterey, Calif.

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Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite Valley, Calif.

Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite Valley, Calif.

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Chamber of Commerce, Fresno, Calif.

Chamber of Commerce, Fresno, Calif.

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Oil Wells, Fresno, Calif. - Detroit Publishing Company Postcard

Oil Wells, Fresno, Calif. - Detroit Publishing Company Postcard

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St. Catherine's Well, New Glenwood, Riverside, Calif.

St. Catherine's Well, New Glenwood, Riverside, Calif.

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Mission Dolores, San Francisco, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co.

Mission Dolores, San Francisco, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Pu...

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Huntington Falls, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Calif.

Huntington Falls, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Calif.

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Lake Merritt, Oakland,Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co.

Lake Merritt, Oakland,Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing C...

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Main Entrance, Leland Stanford Univ., Palo Alto, Calif.

Main Entrance, Leland Stanford Univ., Palo Alto, Calif.

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Memorial  Court and Arch, Leland Stanford Univ., Palo Alto, Calif.

Memorial Court and Arch, Leland Stanford Univ., Palo Alto, Calif.

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Memorial Church, Leland Stanford Univ., Palo Alto, Calif.

Memorial Church, Leland Stanford Univ., Palo Alto, Calif.

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An Uncultivated Nook, California, Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co.

An Uncultivated Nook, California, Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishi...

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Glass Bottom Boat "Cleopatra", Avalon, Santa Catalina, Calif.

Glass Bottom Boat "Cleopatra", Avalon, Santa Catalina, Calif.

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A Happy Family, Cawston Ostrich Farm, So. Pasadena, Calif.

A Happy Family, Cawston Ostrich Farm, So. Pasadena, Calif.

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Charge of the Light Bridge, Cawston Ostrich Farm, So. Pasadena, Calif.

Charge of the Light Bridge, Cawston Ostrich Farm, So. Pasadena, Calif.

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Mission Interior, San Gabriel, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co.

Mission Interior, San Gabriel, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Pub...

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Tropical winter scene, California

Tropical winter scene, California

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Entrance to Hotel Potter, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Entrance to Hotel Potter, Santa Barbara, Calif.

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Almond Trees in Blossom, Riverside, Calif.

Almond Trees in Blossom, Riverside, Calif.

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Residence of Paul De Longpre, Hollywood, Calif.

Residence of Paul De Longpre, Hollywood, Calif.

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Reflections, Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Reflections, Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, Calif.

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Mission Corridor, Santa Barbara, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co.

Mission Corridor, Santa Barbara, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit P...

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Summit, Rubidoux Mountain, Riverside Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co.

Summit, Rubidoux Mountain, Riverside Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detro...

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Patio, Ramona's Marriage Place, San Diego, Calif.

Patio, Ramona's Marriage Place, San Diego, Calif.

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Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado Beach, Calif.

Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado Beach, Calif.

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In the Cemetery, Mission Santa Barbara, California

In the Cemetery, Mission Santa Barbara, California

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Amusement Park, Tent City, Coronado, Calif.

Amusement Park, Tent City, Coronado, Calif.

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Fallen Monarch, Mariposa, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co.

Fallen Monarch, Mariposa, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishi...

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Mission San Buenaventura, California, Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co.

Mission San Buenaventura, California, Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publ...

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Rubidoux Mountain, Riverside, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co.

Rubidoux Mountain, Riverside, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publ...

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Ascending Tehachapi Mountains near Tehachapi Pass, California

Ascending Tehachapi Mountains near Tehachapi Pass, California

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Mission San Luis Rey, San Gabriel, Calif.

Mission San Luis Rey, San Gabriel, Calif.

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Mission San Fernando, California

Mission San Fernando, California

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Glacier Point and South Dome, Yosemite Valley, Calif.

Glacier Point and South Dome, Yosemite Valley, Calif.

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Elysian Park, Los Angeles, Calif.

Elysian Park, Los Angeles, Calif.

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Surf Bathing, Long Beach, Calif.

Surf Bathing, Long Beach, Calif.

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Stemming raisins, California - Detroit Publishing Company Postcard

Stemming raisins, California - Detroit Publishing Company Postcard

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Snow and Oranges, California Anomaly, California

Snow and Oranges, California Anomaly, California

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Rose Tree, Baldwins Ranch, Pasadena, Calif.

Rose Tree, Baldwins Ranch, Pasadena, Calif.

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The Gateway, Baldwins Ranch, Pasadena, Calif.

The Gateway, Baldwins Ranch, Pasadena, Calif.

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Call Building, San Francisco, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co.

Call Building, San Francisco, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publ...

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Cliff House from Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Calif.

Cliff House from Sutro Heights, San Francisco, Calif.

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Diving for Coins, Santa Catalina, Calif.

Diving for Coins, Santa Catalina, Calif.

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Waiting for Breakfast (gulls), California., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co.

Waiting for Breakfast (gulls), California., Vintage Postcard by Detroi...

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Coronado Hotel, Coronado Beach, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co.

Coronado Hotel, Coronado Beach, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Pu...

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Magnolia Tree, Riverside, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co.

Magnolia Tree, Riverside, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishi...

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El Graces, New Santa Fe Hotel, Needles, Calif.

El Graces, New Santa Fe Hotel, Needles, Calif.

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Orange Street, Riverside, Calif.

Orange Street, Riverside, Calif.

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Westlake Park, Los Angeles, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co.

Westlake Park, Los Angeles, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publis...

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Driveway in Montecito, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Driveway in Montecito, Santa Barbara, Calif.

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Snow and Oranges, A California Anomaly, California

Snow and Oranges, A California Anomaly, California

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Japanese House, Coronado, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co.

Japanese House, Coronado, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishi...

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Irrigating a Lemon Orchard, California, Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co.

Irrigating a Lemon Orchard, California, Vintage Postcard by Detroit Pu...

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A Residence Street, San Bernardino, Calif.

A Residence Street, San Bernardino, Calif.

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Stage at Arch Rock, Yosemite Valley, Calif.

Stage at Arch Rock, Yosemite Valley, Calif.

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Pergola, Hotel Maryland, Pasadena, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co.

Pergola, Hotel Maryland, Pasadena, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit...

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Palmetto Walk, Hotel Potter, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Palmetto Walk, Hotel Potter, Santa Barbara, Calif.

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Mirror Lake, Yosemite, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co.

Mirror Lake, Yosemite, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing ...

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Yosemite Falls, Yosemite Valley, California, Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co.

Yosemite Falls, Yosemite Valley, California, Vintage Postcard by Detro...

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Union Square, San Francisco, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publishing Co.

Union Square, San Francisco, Calif., Vintage Postcard by Detroit Publi...

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Varied Industries Bldg. from Laguna De Las Flores, Pan-Calif. Expos, SD

Varied Industries Bldg. from Laguna De Las Flores, Pan-Calif. Expos, S...

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