This is a rare original two page 1905 color print ad for the Hotel Arcadia of Santa Monica, California. The ad writes, "For many years Santa Monica has been the most popular of California seaside resorts. All this is easily understood, for to go swimming in this pleasant surf, to fish from the fine pleasure wharf, to dream upon the moonlit beach with the air moving gently to the music of the surf, to drive among the wooded canyons on the mountains, must be to a dweller inland a frolic among Elysian fields." Please see additional images and note that the two pages are printed on one page-- front and back.
This 106+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No tears. Light water stain - top left corner.
Product Type: Original Print Ad; Color
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 9.75 inches; 15 x 25 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Keywords specific to this image: Vintage Advertising, Initial Cap, A. D. Wright, Accommodations, Traveling, Tour