Around 1900, the first photo postcards began to appear, usually printed on film stock paper.
In 1906, Eastman Kodak introduced an affordable folding pocket camera that made it possible for anyone to take black-and-white photographs and have them printed onto the back of a postcard.
This card, postmarked Dec. 29, 1914 is captioned "Sunrise Hill - December 26, 1914." It was mailed to Miss Blanch Partington, 236 Ashbury Street, San Francisco, inscribed "A Happy New Year to You" from "The Mickelsons."
John Mickelson was a farmer, born in Norway in 1856. He and his wife, Bertha, had 10 children and lived in Oregon and Idaho before settling in Los Gatos.
In the 1920 Census, Mr. Mickelson was a widower living at 340 College Ave.