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Walt & Norma Robbins

Home Walt & Norma Robbins Loose Postcards   Sources
Pages:  1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9-12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18 - 19 - 20 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 24 - 25 - 26 - 27 - 28 - 29 - 30 - 31 - 32 - 33 - 34 - 35 - 36

Postcard  Index  (Numbers indicate Pages)
1927 E. 17th St., Muncie, Indiana - 27-29, 32, 35, 36,
1942 - 29,
1943 - 28, 29, 35,
1944 - 32, 36,
2220 S. Gharkey St., Muncie, Indiana - 36,
Belgium - 3-6, 7?, 8,
California - 32-36,
Camp Adair - 29, 35,
Cave of the Winds - 15, 20, 21, 28,
Colorado - 13-28,
   - August Haas to Norma - 27,
   - Gretchen Sumwalt to Norma - 36,
   - Olive Haas to Norma - 36,
   - Walt, Sr. to Norma - 27-29, 32, 35, 36,

Corvalis, Oregon - 28, 29,
Eiffel Tower - 1, 2,
France - 1, 2, 7?,
Garden of the Gods - 14, 17-21, 23-25,
Haas, August - 27,
Haas, Norma - 27-29, 32, 35, 36,
Haas, Olive - 36,
Mexico - 35,
Minnesota - 28,
Missouri - 29, 30, 31,
Navy - 36,
Oregon, 28, 29, 35,
Paris, France - 1, 2, 19,
Pennsylvania - 27,
Pikes Peak - 13-16, 21, 22, 25, 26, 28,
Robbins, Walt Sr. - 28, 29, 32, 35,
San Francisco, California - 8-D,
St. Louis, Missouri - 29, 30, 31,
Sumwalt, Gretchen - 36,
Texas - 35,
Washington, Pennsylvania - 27,
Will Rogers Shrine - 13, 18, 19, 22,


This album was created in the 1940s by Norma Haas Robbins.  It contains postcards from Walt's time in Europe, and the various Army bases he was stationed while in the States.
-  Page 27A is a card from August Haas to his daughter Norma, 24 June 1943 - from Washington, Pennsylvania
-  Most of the postcards are unsent
The album as received
-  Acc002794
-  Images of Album Pages:  Ph10158.jpg (34 images, 36 pages) (See Below) (These are just point and shoot images to show position of the cards)
-  Page Files:  Doc1750-001-036.pdf (See Below)
-  After photographing the pages as I received them, I removed and marked each card with a number, i.e. 1-A, 1-B, etc
-  After scanning each card, most front and back, I placed the cards from each page in an acid-free enclosure marked with the page number
-  All the packages of cards were then placed in another, larger acid-free enclosure and stored
-  I saved and stored the album front cover

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1.  Click thumbnails for larger image of original pages - Image will open in a new tab
2.  Click the Doc links for detailed images of the cards, front and back
3.  The Descriptions below include English translations (Bold) of the Foreign cards (Google Translate)
Page Description Images
1 A: Paris - Les Fontaines du Trocadero (Paris - Trocadero Fountains)    (Size:  3.5 x 5.5 inches)

B: Paris - En Flanant/ Basillique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre (Paris - Strolling / Basillique Sacred Heart of Montmartre)
   -  (Size:  4 x 6 inches)

C: Paris - Et Ses Merveilles/ 803 La tour Eiffel/ vue de l'avenue de Tokio (Paris - And Its Wonders / 803 The Eiffel Tower / View Avenue de Tokio)    (Size:  4 x 6 inches)

D: Paris - En Flanant/ La Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre et l'escaller monumental  (Paris - Strolling / The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Montmartre and the monumental escaller)    (Size:  4 x 6 inches)

2 A:  Paris Et Ses Merveilles   823 Cathédrale Notre-Dame  (1163-1260)   (Paris And Its Wonders 823 Notre Dame (1163-1260)  )
   -  (Size:  4 x 6 inches)

B:  979 Paris  Les lontaines du Palais de Chaillot  et la Tour Eiffel  (979 The Paris lontaines the Palais de Chaillot and the Eiffel Tower)
   -  (Size:  4 x 6 inches)

C:  Eiffel Tower (Paris - L Tour Eiffel)  (Size:  3.5 x 5.5 inches)

D:  Bruxelles.  Tombeau du Soldat Inconnu  (Brussels.  The grave of an unknown belgian soldier)    (Size:  3.5 x 5.5 inches)

E:  Bruxelles.  Théatre Royal de la Monnaiie  (Brussels.  Theatre of the Monnaie)    (Size:  3.5 x 5.5 inches)


3 A:  Bruxelles.  Mont des Arts  (Brussels.  Mountain of Arts)

B:  Bruxelles.  Place Royale  (Brussels.  Kings Place

C:  Bruxelles.  Palais du Centenaire  (Brussels.  Centenary Hall)

D:  Bruxelles Manneken-Pis  (Brussels.  Manneken-Pis)



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4 A:  Bruxelles - Panomara (Brussels - Panorama)

B:  Bruxelles.  Maison du Roi  (Brussels. King's house)

C:  Bruxelles.  Palais de Justice  (Brussels.  Palace of Justice)

D:  Bruxelles.  Hotel de ville  (Brussels.  Town Hall)

  (Size:  3.5 x 5.5 inches)


5 A:  Verviers.  Rue de la Concorde (Verviers, Belgium.  Concord Street)

B:  Verviers.  Place Verte  (Verviers, Belgium.  Green-Place)

C:  Verviers.  Le Grand Theatre  (Verviers, Belgium.  The Opera-House)

D:  Verviers  L'Escalier de la Paix  (Verviers, Belgium.  Peace-steps)

The backs of these cards are blank except for lines for the address (see last page of .pdf file)    (Size:  3.5 x 5.5 inches)


6 A:  Verviers.  Place du Martyr  (Verviers, Belgium.  Martyr Place)

B:  Verviers.  Panorama Pris de L;Escalier de la Paix  (Verviers, Belgium.  Panorama taken from the Peace-steps)

C:  Verviers.  Rue Pont aux Lions  (Verviers, Belgium.  Lions-Bridge Street)

D:  Verviers.  La Poste  (Verviers, Belgium.  General Post Office)

The backs of these cards are blank except for lines for the address (see last page of .pdf file) -   (Size:  3.5 x 5.5 inches)


7 Each of these photos are approximately 2.75 x 4 inches and on postcard stock with no identifying information front or back.  I have to assume these are in France or Belgium. 








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8 A:  Verviers.  Gare Centrale  (Verviers, Belgium - Central Station)  (Size:  3.5 x 5.5 inches)

B:  Verviers.  Hotel de Ville  (Verviers, Belgium - Town-Hall)  (Size:  3.5 x 5.5 inches)

C:  No identifying information  (Size:  3 x 4 inches)

D:  Pepsi-Cola Center for Service Men and Women/ Mason and Market Streets, San Francisco, California    (Size:  3.5 x 5.5 inches)
   -  Back:  Pepsi-Cola Center for Service Men and Women built and maintained by the Pepsi-Cola Company for Members of the Armed Forces of the United Nations.


9-12 Blank Pages  
13 A:  Missing

B:  Streamline Car Replacing Old Cog Train on the Cog Railroad, (Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway)  To the Summit of Pikes Peak, Alt. 14,110 ft., Pikes Peak Region, Colo.

C:  Pikes Peak Showing Auto Highway Starting from Cascade

D:  Summit House of the Cog Road, top of Pikes Peak, Altitude 14,109 feet

E:  Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, on Cheyenne Mountain, Broadmoor-Cheyene Highway

F:  The Switchbacks - Pikes Peak Auto Highway

G:  In the Heart of Phantom Canon

H:  Seven Falls - South Cheyenne Canon

I:  Helen Hunt Falls, North Cheyenne Canon

(Size:  2.25 x 3.5 Inches)


14 A:  The Garden of the Gods

B:  Pikes Peak thru the Gateway of the Garden of the Gods

C:  Pillars of Hercules, South Cheyenne Canon

D:  Manitou Springs, Colorado and Pikes Peak

E:  Cathedral Rocks - Garden of the Gods

F:  Entrance of the Cave of the Winds

G:  Broadmoor Hotel mirrored in the Lake

H:  Above the Clouds on the Pikes Peak Cog Road

I:  The Narrows - William Canon

J:  Photo by Geo. L. Beam - Suspension Bridge over the Royal Gorge, Colo. on the D.&R.G.W.R.R, Highest Bridge in the World (#10 as of 6 July 2013) S1,

K:  St. Peter's Dome, Gold Camp Road

(Size:  2.25 x 3.5 Inches)


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15 A:  Bridal Chamber - Cave of the Winds

B:  Loop District, Manitou Springs, Colo.

C:  Entering the Narrows - Williams Canon - Manitou Springs, Colo.

D:  Panorama of Cave of the Winds - Williams Canon

E:  U.S. Post Office - Manitou Springs, Colo.

F:  Town Clock and Lower Business District - Manitou Springs, Colo.

G:  Pikes Peak and Rampart Range Road

H:  Manitou Springs & Pikes Peak (Written on Back)

(Size:  2.25 x 3.5 Inches)


16 A:  Missing

B:  Pikes Peak (Alt. 14,109 ft) From Ute Pass Highway, Near Woodland Park, Colo.

C:  Dutch Wedding Rocks (Written on back)

D:  Seven Falls, So. Cheyenne Canon, Colo. Springs, Colo.

(Size:  3.5 x 5.5 inches)


17 A:  Balanced and Steamboat Rocks - Garden of the Gods, Colo.

B:  At Entrance of Cave of the Winds, Manitou Springs, Colo.

C:  Ice Palace at Broadmoor -Colo. Springs, Colo.

D:   Streamline Cog Train at the Summit of Pikes Peak 14,110 ft. above the Sea

(Size:  3.5 x 5.5 inches)


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18 A:  Garden of the Gods (Written on Back)

B:  Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun and Broadmoor - Cheyenne Mt. Hwy.

C:  Missing

D:  Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun - Broadmoor - Cheyenne Mt. Highway

(Size:  3.5 x 5.5 inches)


19 A:  Pikes Peak from Main Street in Colo. Springs

B:  Pikes Peak from Garden of the Gods

C:  Cathedral Rocks Garden of the Gods

D:  Garden of the Gods "The Scotchman"

E:  Cathedral Rocks Garden of the Gods

F:  Cathedral Rocks Garden of the Gods

G:  The Narrows - Williams Canon - Road to "Cave of the Winds"

H:  Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun

(Size:  3 x 4.5 inches)


20 A:  Garden of the Gods

B:  Balanced & Steamboat Rocks - Garden of the Gods

C:  Manitou, from Ute Pass

D:  Helen Hunt Falls - North Cheyenne Canon

E:  Kissing Camels - Garden of the Gods

F:  Pikes Peak

G:  Entrance to Cave of the Winds & Road up to it

H:  Seven Falls, Cheyenne Canon, Colo.

(Size:  3 x 4.5 inches)


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21 A:  The Switchbacks - Pikes Peak Auto Highway

B:  Pikes Peak & Rampart Range Road

C:  Garden of the Gods

D:  Cog Train to Pikes Peak - (Stream Lined)

E:  Garden of the Gods "Siamese Twins"

F:  Cave of the Winds - Bridal Chamber

G:  Seal & Bear - Garden of the Gods

H:  Garden of the Gods

(Size:  3 x 4.5 inches)


22 A:  Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun of Cheyenne Mountain, Broadmoor-Cheyenne Highway

B:  Pikes Peak, Alt. 14,110 Ft. - From Platte Ave., Colorado Springs, Colo.

C:  Panorama of Pikes Peak and the Pikes Peak Region, Colorado

D:  Civic Center, Denver, Colorado, Showing New Court House and City Hall

(Size:  3.5 x 5.5 inches)


23 A:  Seal and Bear, Garden of the Gods, Colorado

B:  (Missing)

C:  (Missing)

D:  (Missing)

(Size:  3.5 x 5.5 inches)


24 A:  The Broadmoor Hotel

B:  Gateway to the Garden of the Gods

C:  (Missing)

D:  The World's Highest Bridge over the Royal Gorge, Colorado (#10 as of 6 July 2013) S1,

(Size:  3.5 x 5.5 inches)


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25 A:  Pikes Peak from Monument Valley Park

B:  (Missing)

C:  Manitou Springs, Colo. at the Foot of Pikes Peak

D:  Tower of Babel from the Road through the North End of the Garden of the Gods

(Size:  3.5 x 5.5 inches)


26 A:  The Switchbacks, Pikes Peak Auto Highway

B:  Snow Scene in Summer Time on the Summit of Pikes Peak

C:  (Missing)

D:  Seven Falls, Cheyenne Canon, Colorado

(Size:  3.5 x 5.5 inches)


27 A:  (Missing)

B:  Washington County Court House, Washington, PA. (From August Haas to Norma Haas)
-  Postmark:  Washington, PA./ 24 Jun 1943
-  To:  Norma Haas/ 1927 E. 17th St./ Muncie, Ind
-  Hello how are you/ still working hard/ I am getting along/ allright but it is/ getting to hot/ when it cools off a little I am going up on the roof and take a sun bath  You can see all over the city from there
by from Daddy

C:  (Missing)

D:  Mount of the Holy Cross, Colorado/ Altitude, 14,176 Feet

(Size:  3.5 x 5.5 inches)


28 A:  (Folding Cards - 18) - St. Paul, Minnesota (May 24, ???? PDF, page 3)

B:  (Folding Cards - 19) - "Keep 'EM Flying"  (.pdf, page 15)
-  U.S. Army - Postmark:  Corvallis, OR - Mar 2, 19?? (43) - Addressed to:  Miss Norma Haas [1927 E 17]th St/ Muncie, Indiana (.pdf, page16)

C:  The Bridal Chamber, Cave of the Winds (.pdf, page 25)

D:  Sunrise from Pikes Peak - Altitude, 14,110 Feet  (.pdf, page 28)

(Size:  3.5 x 5.5 inches)


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29 A:  Folding Card, rest of cards missing - "Scenic Oregon" - (.pdf, page 3)
-  From:  Pvt. Walter Robbins/ Co. B, 413 Inf/Camp Adair/ ????/ Oregon
-  Postmark:  Corvalis Oreg./ Dec 31/ 1942 - Free Postage
-  To:  Miss Norma Haas/ [1927] E. 17th St./ Muncie, Indiana

B:  Folding Card (19 cards) - "The Beauties of the Desert"  (.pdf, page 4) - (Not Mailed)

C:  Folding Card (21 cards) - "The Scenic West" (.pdf, page 13) -
-  From:  Pvt Walter C. Robbins/ Co. B. - 413 Inf/ A.P.O. - 104 Div/ Camp ? ????/ U.S. Army
-  Postmark:  Corvallis/ OREG./ Jan 16/ 1943    
-  1-cent U.S. Stamp/ Industry-Agriculture/ For Defense
-  To:  Miss Norma Haas/ [1927] E. 17th St./ Muncie/ Indiana

D:  (.pdf, page 24) - Penguins on parade.  Forest Park Zoo.  St. Louis, Mo. (Not Mailed)

(Size:  3.5 x 5.5 inches)


30 A:  (Missing)

B:  U.S. Post Office, St. Louis, Missouri

C:  St. Louis Zoo - Bird Cage, St. Louis, Missouri

D:  Art Museum, Forest Part, St. Louis, Mo.

(Size:  3.5 x 5.5 inches)


31 A:  Union Station and Skyline, Kansas City, Missouri

B:  The Pioneer Mother, Kansas City, Mo.

C:  The Arena, St. Louis, Mo.

D:  Greetings from the St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis, Missouri

(Size:  3.5 x 5.5 inches)


32 A:  The Best Friends Must Part (Not Mailed)

B:  Prospecting Donkey (.pdf, page 2)
-  From:  Pfc. Walter C. Robbins-35569476/ Co. B. - 413th Inf - A.P.O. - 104/ Los Angeles, Calif./ U.S. Army
-  To:  Mrs. Walter C. Robbins/ 1927 E. 17th St./ Muncie/ Indiana
-  Postmark:  Los Angeles/ Calif./ Mar 15 1944/ 130AM  
-  Postage:  Free

C:  Indian Pottery Maker, Ole Southwest (Not Mailed)

D:  Out Where the West Begins (Not Mailed)

E:  (Missing)

(Size:  3.5 x 5.5 inches)


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33 A:  Beautiful Homes in the Hollywood Hills, Hollywood, California (Blank on back)

B:  Poinsettia Field, Hollywood, Calif. (Blank on back) 

C:  A Gay Night Spot of Hollywood, California (Blank on back)

D:  A World Premiere Night in Hollywood California (Blank on back)

E:  Radio City, Hollywood, Calif. / New Studios of CBS and NBC  (Blank on back)

F:  Hollywood Boulevard  (Blank on back)

G:  One of California's Famous Oil Fields at Night (.pdf page 7)

H:  On the Ridge Route Cut-off, Los Angeles to Bakersfield, California (.pdf page 9)

(Size: A-F:  2 x 3.5   G, H:  3.5 x 5.5  )


34 A:  Greetings from Hollywood California

B:  Premiere Night, Carthay Circle Theater, Beverly Hills, Calif.

C:  Planetarium, Hollywood, Calif.

D:  Planetarium and view of Hollywood, Calif.

E:  Wm. Mulholland Memorial Fountain, Griffith Park, Hollywood, California

F:  Hollywood Bowl Entrance and Cahuenga Pass Freeway, Hollywood, California

G:  Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, Calif.

H:  Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood, California

I:  (Missing)

(Size: 2 x 3.5 inches )  All Blank on Back


35 A:  Ancient Old Mission Built in 1652.  Juarez, Mexico

B:  New Juarez Market, Juarez, Mexico

C:  Wall Street - Bend, Ore. (.pdf page 5
-  From:  Pfc. Walter C. Robbins 35569476/ Co. B. - 413 Inf/ A.P.O. - 104 Div./ Camp Adair Oregon/ U.S. Army
-  To:  Mrs. Walter C. Robbins/ 1927 E. 17th St./ Muncie/ Indiana
-  Postmark:  Bend/ Oreg./ Sept 4/ 1943/ 11AM    Postage:  Free
-  Message:  Hello Dear,/ Here's a card from/ Bend Oreg  With Love,/ Walter

D:  Hotel Paso Del Norte, El Paso, Texas (.pdf page 7)

(Size:  3.5 x 5.5 inches)


36 A:  The Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California (.pdf page 1
-  Postmark:  Santa Monica/ Calif./ Nov 2/ 1945/ 530PM   Postage:  1-cent Green Washington
-  To:  Mrs. Norma Robbins/ 2020 So. Gharkey St./ Muncie, Indiana
-  From:  Gretchen Sumwalt
-  Message:  Dear Norma,  Gee have I been having the time of my life.  My cousin & her friends have really been showing me around.  Our stay won't be so long.  You just can't find a place to rent not even a room & we can't stay on Aunt Hazel.  Will see you soon.  I won't get to Frisco, there's too much here.  Love, Gretchen

B:  (Missing)

C:  South Patio, Union Depot, Los Angeles, California (.pdf page 3)
-  From:  Olive J. Haas 2/c (u)/ NAS Waves Barracks/ Moffett Field, Calif.
-  To:  Mrs. Walter Robbins/ 1927 E. 17th St/ Muncie, Ind.
-  Postmark:  U.S. Navy/ Mar 8 1944    Postage:  Free
-  Message:  Dear Norma/ Well here I am again back out at Moffett.  I am really glad to be back.  Although I do miss Marj, but we can see each other quite often/ Love/ Olive

D:  Picking Oranges, California (Not Sent)

(Size:  3.5 x 5.5 inches)


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