Image: 1939 Cedar Lake postcard.
Cedar Lake is in the San Bernardino mountains in the vicinity of Big Bear Lake. Learn more at http://www.campcedarlake.com/about-us.html . It was the location site of many movies, including several shot in 1938 and 1940 but apparently none in 1939 — see the link for details.
Image: Art by Roy Lawhorne. Published/sponsored by local Seaside Oil Company (aka Seaside Gasoline), later acquired and then dissolved by Phillips Petroleum.
Old Spanish Days was a celebration of the early history of Santa Barbara.
Image: 1939 photo from unknown source and location.
See a color photo of a 1939 Sunbrite Cleanser wagon in a museum at https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr38/4877978335/ .
Venice Beach south of Ocean Park pier.
“Dick” Whittington photo from USC Digital Archives.
Read about being a lifeguard in 1939 at Venice Beach here: http://countyrecurrent.blogspot.com/2010/06/lifeguarding-and-way-it-was-by-cal.html .
“The All States Picnic is an Ontario tradition that began in 1939. The picnic is meant to recognize the diversity of Ontario residents and the states they had originally came from. Picnic tables were lined up along the Euclid Avenue median from Hawthorne to E Street with signs for each of the country’s 48 states (Hawaii and Alaska did not become states until 1959). The picnic boasted the “World’s Longest Picnic Table” according to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! The picnic was suspended briefly during World War II and again in 1981 when the number of native Californians began to outnumber those who came from out of state. The picnic was resumed again in 1991 for Ontario’s Centennial Anniversary and continues to be held on the 4th of July every year.
Source: Robert E. Ellingwood Model Colony History Room Collection Photo # 38″
Excerpt from http://www.ontariotownsquare.org/mural/1930s.html .
The National Orange Show was something like a county fair except that it was solely for citrus fruit. The guest pass, probably typical for the times, has a blank for the guest’s name followed by “and lady.”
To see images of the show through the years, go to: http://www.sakoguchi.info/national-orange-show .