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Caption

Alcatraz Island, Federal Prison. Standing close to the entrance of San Francisco Bay is Alcatraz Island, recently established as a Federal Prison by the Government. The island is about 20 acres in extent and completely isolated by water. It is surmounted by one of the most powerful lights on the Pacific Coast standing 214 feet above mean high water and acts as a guide for ships entering the Golden Gate.

Physical Description

One linen postcard with divided back published by Stanley A. Piltz, Company, San Francisco, California, “Pictorial Wonderland” Art Tones Series and printed in the United States by "C.T. Art Colortone" made only by Curt Teich and Company Inc., Chicago, Illinois.

Condition

Unused

Language of Postcard

English

Location

United States–California–San Francisco County

Publisher

Stanley A. Piltz, Co. “Pictorial Wonderland” Art Tones Series

Printer

Curt Teich & Co.

Printing Process

Chromolithography

Technique

Artist rendering

Date Issued

1930-1955

Object Type

Postcard

Object Size

14 X 09 cm

Original Collection

San Diego College for Women Postcard Collection

Publisher Series

106

Postcard Collection Number

San Francisco County-16

Digital Collection

San Diego College for Women Linen Postcard Collection

Digital Publisher

Copley Library, University of San Diego

Date Digitized

2013

Image File Size

302 KB

Image Format

Image/Jpeg

Repository

Special Collections. Copley Library, University of San Diego

Image File Location

Cop-Darc\Postcards\Linen Postcards\US CA San Francisco\SF-16A

Copyright

This postcard may be protected by copyright law. It is being made available for non-commercial, personal, educational, and research use only. It is the responsibility of the user to locate and obtain permission from the copyright owner(s) or heirs for any other use.

Keywords

Alcatraz Island (California), San Francisco Bay (California), Bays (Bodies of Water), Prisons

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