Yosemite Valley, High Sierra and Big Trees postcards. V.p., v.d. 137 postcards with photographs of Yosemite Valley and the surrounding region, the latter mostly pictures of the central High Sierra (including the San Joaquin High Sierra -- near Huntington Lake -- and Kings Canyon), plus three photographs of subjects elsewhere on the Pacific Coast. The earliest postcard is copyright 1898 by the Detroit Photographic Co. The earliest postcard postmark is 1907; about half of the used postcards are postmarked between 1907 and 1910; the others date mainly from the teens and twenties. There are a few from the forties and early fifties. Some are real photo postcards. There is an early embossed card as well as a later glow in the dark novelty card of the fire fall. Early (pre-1920) named photographers, photographic studios and publishers include: Detroit Photographic Co. (later Detroit Publishing Co.); The Denison News Co.; Charles Weidner, Photographer, San Francisco, California; M. Rieder Publ., Los Angeles, California; Edw. H. Mitchell, San Francisco, California; The Thayer Publishing Co., Denver, Colorado; Geo. C. Salch Co., San Francisco, California; Boysen Studio, Yosemite, California; and Pillsbury Picture Company (later Pillsbury's Pictures, Inc.). Others include Camp Curry Studio, Yosemite, California; Cardinell-Vincent Co., San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, California; Pacific Novelty Co., San Francisco, California; and Western Publishing & Novelty Co., Los Angeles, California. Also present is a snapshot of Christopher Jorgensen, a Yosemite artist, and two others, on horseback, circa 1910. Jorgensen opened a studio in Yosemite Valley in 1898. Condition is very good to mostly fine or nearly so. (#164481).