Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Many Indian Women Selling Baskets

Yucca - Flower of the Desert

Postmarked 6 March 1947
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Postcard Caption:
The YUCCA, a plant peculiar to the deserts of the Southwest, is variously called Spanish Bayonet, Lamparas de Dios (Lamps of the Lord) and "Soapweed". It is found in New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, and California. The roots are used by the Indians as soap, while the leaves are used for basket making. It has been adopted as the state flower of New Mexico.
We have just stopped here at Albuquerque. Saw daffodils in blossom growing in the gardens. This country is filled with interesting sights and many Indian women selling baskets, pottery, etc. Well arrive in L.A. tomorrow / Love Alice


Christine H. said...

I have this postcard too, but without a fun message on the back. I have also become a big fan of Yucca plants (not this particular variety. though.) They withstand scorching heat, lack of water, and freezing temperatures and look consistently great.

Mark S. said...

I like postcards whose written message references the subject (or location) pictured on the card. Nice!

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