Three Post Card Views of Southern California's Cawston Ostrich Ranch - M. Rieder Postcard Publisher


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Nice set of three antique post cards from M. Rieder, postcard publisher in Los Angeles who specialized in views of the West. In this case the famous tourist attraction and ostrich farm that was Cawston Ostrich Farm. Billed as the first ostrich farm in the U.S. it provided ostrich feathers for women's fashion, as well as being a popular destination where you could be photographed on an ostrich, feed the birds oranges (amusing because of the way they swallowed them whole and then the orange traveled down their long necks). The farm closed in 1935.

These cards are numbered: 4258, 26638, and 64872. One picture shows a man riding an ostrich, another they are harvesting ostrich feathers, and the third one shows "Eward the VII", one of their ostriches.

CONDITION: Very good condition. Just a little wear to the corners.

SIZE: 5 inches by 3 1/2 inches.

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