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Boiling Mud Pots, Salton Sea, California

BOILING MUD POTS at the south end of Salton Sea erupt steam and gases accompanied by mud. Upon approaching them the rush of steam and sound of boiling mud can be heard. For several years the "mud volcanoes" were covered by the Sea, but as it receded the

American
1950
Publisher Union Oil Co. (founded in 1890)


Dimensions

Horizontal: 8.9 x 14 cm (3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2015.11360

Medium or Technique

Photochrome on card stock.

Not On View

Classifications

Postcards

Back: divided. Mint. TOUR THE WEST THIS YEAR WITH 76 UNION GASOLINE
UNION OIL COMPANY’S Natural Color Scenes of the West.
MADE IN U.S.A.

Provenance

Between 1950 and 2015, acquired by Leonard A. Lauder, New York, from various postcard dealers in Europe and the United States; 2015, gift of Leonard A. Lauder to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 24, 2015)

Credit Line

Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder