An picture of the Wawona Tunnel Tree (tunneled 1881, fell in storm 1969) is in the center of this card, surrounded by images of "historical events during its lifetime," according to the rest of the title. Eighteen small black and white line drawings run up both sides of the tree, all framed. The images read from left to right starting with "building pyramids" in 3000 B.C. and ending with the "first reading of the Emancipation Proclamation" in 1862. Atop the tree is an undated image of the "Pacific Mutual Building." On the back is the information that: "The 'WAWONA' BIG TREE is the trademark of The Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Company of California, which was founded by Leland Stanford and associates in 1868. The age, strength, freedom from disease and decay and the perennial youth of the Big Trees of California make the "Wawona" a fitting symbol of the strength and stability of the Pacific Mutual.