This vintage postcard, circa 1935 – 1940, shows Crater Lake in Oregon in brilliant colors with the mountains surrounding the lake that rise to sheer cliffs of two thousand feet. The lake is known for always having this blue color that is captured in the postcard.
Located in Southern Oregon, Crater Lake is in the Cascade Mountain range, one hundred miles east of the Pacific Ocean. At 1,943 feet deep, Crater Lake is the seventh deepest lake in the world and the deepest in the United States. It has two islands and is a place of pristine beauty that has been preserved by the National Park Service.
The postcard was originally produced by United Air Lines showing Crater Lake National Park, near Medford, Oregon as an advertisement to travel the airlines and visit Oregon. The back of this Crater Lake postcard says: “The United Mainliners fly from all the East, the Midwest, and California to fifteen Pacific Northwest cites, including Portland and Seattle-Tacoma.”
At the time of this old postcard, Crater Lake was a destination for many people out to see the wonders of Oregon and it still is today.