(5 1/2 x 3 1/2 In) This is an original vintage Zan Stark linen postcard from the 1940s. It shows a view of a car parked behind a tree in the Redwood Forest of California and the poem, "The Redwoods" by Author, Joseph B. Strauss, Builder of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Here sown by the Creator's hand.
In serried ranks, the Redwoods stand;
No other clime is honored so,
No other lands their glory know.
The greatest of earth's living forms.
Tall conquerors that laugh at storms;
Their challenge still unanswered rings,
Through fifty centuries of Kings.
The nations that with them were young,
Rich empires, with their forts far-flung
Lie buried now - their splendor gone;
But these proud monarchs still live on.
So shall they live, when ends our day,
When our crude citadels decay;
For brief the years allotted man,
But infinite perennials span.
This is their temple, vaulted high,
And here we pause with reverent eye
With silent tongue and awe-struck soul;
For here we sense life's proper goal.
To be like these, straight, true and fine,
To make our world, like theirs a shrine,
Sink down, oh, traveler on your knees,
God stands before you in these trees."
The postcard is unused and is in GOOD condition, wear at the edges, blunted corner tips, a few light stains on the back.
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