Marlin L. Heckman, who has published numerous titles for Arcadia, has again revealed the beauty of a California town through his collection of vintage photo and picture postcards. For fellow collectors and West Coast visitors alike, this book is a wonderful compliment to the blue skies and balmy breezes of Santa Monica.
Santa Monica in Vintage Postcardsby Marlin L. Heckman
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Santa Monica was founded in 1875 and by 1887, the area was caught up in the real estate frenzy of the time with advertisements suggesting that it had "one of the grandest panoramic views the human eye has ever rested on . . . " In over 200 vintage postcards, here is Santa Monica in all its coastal splendor, including views of the bathing beaches, the Roosevelt Highway, and private citizens' beautiful Chinese Gardens.
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