This book offers a chance to see San Francisco as it saw itself through postcards in 1945, the last year of World War II. It also shows a young father's caring for the five-year-old twin daughters he left behind in Portland, Oregon, while preparing to relocate his family to the San Francisco Bay area. The postcards became lifelong treasures for both of those little girls.
After a thirty-plus year career creating paintings and works of art, Norma Jean Anderson (known professionally as Norma Auer Adams) has turned to writing. The subjects covered by this versatile artist have included stories about her paintings, memories of a beloved pet, and postcards from her father, saved from childhood that reveal how San Francisco in 1945 saw itself through its penny postcards.