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If you’re old enough to remember the 1960s and 1970s, you might know of a band called Led Zeppelin. They had an album called Presence which had a very stylised cover and it was that sort of style (minus obelisk!) that I tried to create with this colouring – which, as you can tell – is very different from my usual!
The back of the postcard says “American Relations Emergrated” (sic) and the photo was taken at Portland Studio, 286 Washington Street, Portland, Oregon.
I had a look to see if the building is still there and can’t really tell as now there seem to be two 286’s in Washington Street. However, one is in a crummy part of the street and one isn’t, so here’s Google Streetview of the uncrummy location and I’ll leave you to find the other! It gives a different number above the image but this is the location that Google search gave me for 286. I presume it’s one of the corner buildings. If you’re American or know American cities, you’ll probably have more of a clue than I do!
These are not my own family, by the way. I’ve no idea who they are, or the date – though I’d guess Edwardian or a bit later, but I saw this card on Etsy and fell in love with this guy and his sweet little family.